About Cam Rider
CAM Rider is an award winning company; it has been in existence since 1977 and was originally part of a large County Council, Road Safety Department.
In 1992 it became a private operation under the direction of Bernard Adams, who is now the Managing Director of CAM Rider Cambridge and also Chief Executive Officer of the franchise company that administers all the different sites CAM rider trains from.
In the past 36 years CAM Rider has grown to be market leader in the field of motorcycle training. The company employs over 80 instructors and staff and provides CBT and full test training to over 8000 people per year.
Not for Profit ethics of excellence
CAM Rider is a community based company where each regional branch is run as "Not for profit" organisation. This means that all funds go directly to the provision of high quality training without shareholders requiring funds. Our ethic is to professionally provide the best possible level of rider safety training to motorcyclists across the UK.
CAM Rider is proud of it's private formation via the assistance of the PYBT (Prince's Youth Business Trust) in 1992. Now we have become keen supporters to the Prince's Trust Youth Charity and donates where possible to their causes. Our CEO has been a mentor, a regular guest speaker and also a regional committee member for the Trust.
Finalist in Evening News "Business of the year"
Camrider supports the advancement and mentoring of young people though practical training activities and positive influences. In 1994 Bernard became a founder member and Director of the Gauntlet Motorcycle Project. This project has helped thousands of young adults increase their life opportunities and dramatically increased their safety at the same time. Since 1999 the project has gone from strength to strength with a new self governing Directorship. Camrider continues to support the project where possible.
London branches are run by Andrew Hale the Managing Director of Cam Rider London. Andy has 18 years of experience of teaching and is a Rospa Gold certified rider. In addition to motorcycling, Andy is a fully qualified jet pilot and flying instructor. The Peterborough, Corby, Grantham and Kettering sites are run by Graham Steers and his wife Sarah. Graham is a highly experienced and qualified instructor with over 17 years in the training industry.
CAM Rider Training has gained a reputation within the industry for setting the highest possible standards. It has been consistently represented on the Executive Council of the Motorcycle Riders Training Association and is the only advisory body to the Government on the Advisory Group for Motorcycling, which was formed by Lord Whitty and David Jamieson MP - Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Roads. CAM Rider has been asked to speak at Driving Standards Agency conferences and to give key note speeches and presentations to the industry in whole.
At St James Palace receiving "Best Business Award" from HRH Prince Charles
CAM Rider’ s awards include the ‘Arthur Anderson – Best Commercial Business Award’, and was also a finalist in Cambridgeshire’s Business of the Year. The company regularly gives seminars on best business practice and Bernard has been asked to speak at many key note functions, including the Inland Revenue’s “Business Initiative” scheme.
Through his additional voluntary work as past Chairman of the MRTA, Bernard and CAM Rider work closely both with the DSA and the Government, maintaining direct communication with Mike Penning, Minister of State for Transport.
Government Learning To Ride Panel
More recently Bernard has been selected to sit on the "Government Learning To Ride Panel". This panel is creating the new structure and criteria for the development of rider training in the UK. It reports directly to Rosemary Thew, Chief Executive of the Driving Standard Agency and the Minister of State for Transport.
Meeting with the Rt Hon John Spellar
In recognition of CAM Rider’s high standards, various businesses including Pizza Hut and also the Pizza and Pasta Association have approached CAM Rider to procure provision of Vocational Training for their employees.
Arthur Andersen Best Commercial Business Award