Rapid Training Tours

With 3 tours now completed for 2017 and more planned for 2018 – it’s time to sit back and take stock - how about some feedback first -

“Had a great trip with Graham and David in Scotland, already organising Germany trip for 2018”.
Steve, BMW K1600GT.

“Invaluable feedback, much appreciated”.
David, Tracer 900.

“Regarding the Scotland trip, the good bits were the guidance and feedback were to the high Rapid standards and I came away with things to think about”.
John – Aprilia V4 Tuono

“Thanks for your riding advice and encouragement, the whole experience was one of fun with likeminded people and receipt of valuable riding training. A great way to spend a few days, we both greatly enjoyed the trip”.
Martin - BMW GS and Anne - BMW R1200.

“The weekend was I felt top level advanced riding, developing skills that would not necessarily be available observer level, Rapid simply raises the bar”.
Andrew – BMW K1300S

“Just wanted to say thank you again for a fantastic long weekend. A real eye opener and your level of training has altered the way I ride my motorcycle, I can only suggest that everyone who rides a motorcycle should attend one of your rides as it really ups the game and improves safety no end".
Graham - BMW S100XR.

“High points for me were advice on cornering and not exposing oneself unnecessarily…. Now a lot more confident in the wet… Overall an excellent weekend and I certainly propose to undertake more Rapid training/tours - so please keep me on the mailing list”.
Stan - BMW GS Explorer

“Brilliant - thanks for that. I’ll ponder on the points you’ve raised. I do recognise pretty much everything you’ve noted, so I hope I’ll be much improved by the time the next Rapid trip comes around - I have every intention of signing up for another one!”
Graham - BMW K1300s.

“I was on Team Dave and cannot express how much I gained from the experience.... Dave has a very relaxed manner and was very inspiring. I really dislike riding in the rain, and it pissed down all weekend, but with Dave's guidance my wet riding improved beyond belief! The whole format for the weekend was perfect, from the size of the group to the socialising, both Graham and Dave made the whole experience fun, informative and I have to say I think I benefited as much from this weekend as I have in my 4 years with ROSPASMART I would definitely want to join them again next year.”
Ian – Ducati Multistrada


What's involved?

Meet up with a small group of like-minded riders and head off to some of the best roads we can find you. Choose between our Scotland, Wales or Germany tours. Run by our Northern Powerhouse of Graham Allen and Dave Burton these guys will not only take you through some stunning scenery, put you up in some great hotels, but also coach your riding standard to new levels. No worries about where you're going or staying just enjoy the riding and the company with the added Rapid value.

All training tours are based on 2 trainers and 8 clients. (1:4 ratio). All UK tours are based on a twin room Bed and Breakfast basis - Single rooms can be catered for at extra costs.

2019 Schedule of Tours:


Tour de Yorkshire (4 days) 30th April to 3 May 19

Based from hotel in Richmond. Taking in all the classic moors roads and sights such as Ribblehead viaduct, Hawes, Devils bridge etc, planned midweek to avoid the crowds! - £550

Rapid Scotland (4 days) 31 May to 3 June 19

Touring west coast, Stunning roads and scenery - no midges and very little traffic - £550


Tour de Yorkshire (4 days) 6 August to 9 Aug 19

Based from hotel in Richmond. Taking in all the classic moors roads and sights such as Ribblehead viaduct, Hawes, Devils bridge etc, planned midweek to avoid the crowds - £550

Rapid Germany (6 days) 15 Aug to 20 Aug 19

Based around the Nurburgring area - fantastic roads for Petrol heads. Includes 5 days accommodation and return Chunnel. 3 days accommodation at Roetgen in Germany in single rooms at Spa Hotel - *.£750

Rapido Spain (9 days) 24 Sept to 2 October 19

Spanish Picos de Europa" tour. 9 days including ferry time from Portsmouth. A fantastic way to end the biking season on some of the best twisties to be found anywhere. Includes 6 days accommodation in Spain and return ferry/cabin from Portsmouth. -£1100


So How does it work?


Meet up with like-minded riders and set off for some of the best roads we can find you. Chose between Yorkshire, Scotland, Germany or the Spanish Picos mountains. We will tailor the riding/ coaching to your development - "bends and overtaking" - no problem! We will be riding through stunning scenery, stay in great hotels but also coach you to the next level in your riding! All tours are based upon a ratio of 2 trainers and 8 clients (1:4 ratio) to give ample coaching without pressure, allowing you to relax and enjoy yourself.

NB: All tours will be based on shared accommodation on shared twin Bed and breakfast basis, exception being Germany – see above *.


• Full routes, hotels etc TBC

• Petrol, lunch and evening meal costs not included – just don’t forget the debrief bar time !!


For more information and to book place please contact Graham on grezallen@btinternet.com or 07776 306271 or
David at thedburtons@gmail.com or 07939 027798

Rapid Training Wales Tour 2019.


Do you want a relaxing motorcycle tour of Wales with nothing to worry about, no routes to plan, no tea/coffee lunch stops to find and hotels booked for you? Then take part in a Rapid Training Tour of Wales.

What’s involved.

The Rapid Training Welsh motorcycle tours will be run by Sean Westlake who has lived and worked in Wales all his life.

He spent thirty years as a police officer in Mid Wales and has a unique knowledge of all the roads tea/coffee and cake and lunch stops in the area.

The Rapid Training tours will run between March and October will be based in Mid Wales and will either be staged over a two night or three night stay.

Each tour will have four clients being led by Sean.

Two of the tours will be women only.

The tours will be based on the following format.

Everyone will meet up at lunchtime on the first day at a location to be decided near the Welsh border. This will allow the participants to make their way to the meeting point that morning.

This location will be decided when we know where the clients are coming from.

As clients you will then be escorted for about five hours, with breaks though the stunning scenery of Wales with as much or as little instruction or feedback on your riding as you wish.

You will be taken to your hotel for your overnight stay.

You will then have either one or two full days, riding the highways and byways of Wales and get taken to places you probably would never go yourself, again with as much feedback or training as required.

The last morning will continue as previous days but ending at a location on the Welsh border for lunch and then everyone will make their onward journey home.


Below you will find the dates of the tours for 2019.

Should you wish to have tours or training days on any other date please get in touch and we will try our best to accommodate requests.

These dates are based over weekends but weekday tours are available if requested and the demand is there.


March Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd Two night stay.

April    Friday 12th Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th Three night stay.

May    Friday 17th and Saturday 18th Two night stay.

June   Friday 7th Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th Three night stay women only tour.

July    Friday 26th Saturday 27th Two night stay.

Aug.   Friday 16th Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th Three night stay.

Sept.  Friday 13th and Saturday 14th Two night stay.

Oct.    Friday 4th Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th Three night stay.


The cost of the tours which includes bed and breakfast with two people sharing a twin room (single rooms can be arranged at extra cost) are,

£360 for the two night tour and

£500 for the three night tour.

If you are interested or wish to book or just chat with Sean for more information please contact him on the following number

07946640709 or contact by e mail sean.westlake@me.com