Spotlight Neil Loxton

Hi everyone I came into biking late, I was 48 when I passed my test for a full bike licence, which was only 4 years ago. I joined BAM immediately after that and duly passed my test after many hours of fun and great instruction from Julian Grubb. I was certified as an advanced rider by Charlie Perry and never looked back since. I currently have 3 bikes in my collection 1 of which is an ongoing project. I ride a 1999 Triumph Sprint ST 955i which has helped me improve my riding since my accident last year. I have an Aprilia Futura RST 1000 which I love and is being rebuilt at the moment.
As I am a much improved rider since the last time I rode it I can’t wait for it to be finished as there are only 60 of these machines left in the country. My ongoing project is a Suzuki 750 GSXF, which was my first big bike and I intend to pass it on to my sons. I am a father of 5 children 1 girl and 4 boys. I have been fortunate to have been in some privileged situations including working at Aston Villa for 6 years, being involved with 2 Cocacola cup finals and Euro 96, I am a qualified FA level 2 football coach and a former
member of the football coaches association. I have coached at Reading, Tottenham, West Brom and Hendesford. At the age of 14 years old It was suggested by my parents to
find a way to look after myself as I was being bulled at school. I attended Wha Duc Lung Gung Fu (not Kung Fu, Cantonese not mandarin). I was hooked and I have training ever since. While practising Wha Duc Lung I represented the UK in full contact Karate tournaments and many semi contact tournaments, along with training with British and Commonwealth boxing champion Tony Sibson. I gained my black sash in 1988 and became an instructor. I changed discipline and started to learn Karate with
Go Kan Ru. Because of my previous training I quickly gained my grades and became an instructor and a black belt within 4 years. I have trained in the disciplines of Tai Chi and Jujitsu, along with the empty hand arts I am proficient in weapons such as Lun-Gi-Gwan (2 parted staff ), Sam-Gi-Gwam (3 parted staff ), Staff, Spear, Broad sword, Double broad sword, Tai chi sword, Tiger fork and steel whip. I was a member of a team that toured the country delivering demonstrations breaking house bricks, concrete and showing of
the art in other ways. I am about to embark on training in the art of Wing Chun I am excited by the challenge and learning the history and the uses of the art. I have rescued animals for over 30 years and have trained dogs for about the same amount of time. I train dogs in obedience up to championship ‘C’ standard I also teach agility and fly ball. My main
discipline in the dog world is behaviour. I rehabilitate dogs and train owners with dogs that have behaviour issues such as pulling on the lead, barking, aggression and general poor behaviour.
As a committee member for BAM I enjoy the challenge of increasing membership and retaining existing members. I am constantly working on how to promote the great club we have and the excellent training we receive. I take my position very seriously and understand that I have been put in the position on trust. I intend to continue working hard with the committee to keep moving the club forward. I intend to keep improving as a rider and my motorcycle knowledge to pass on to others. My goals for the future are short term, improve my riding and become a local observer. Mid-term become a national observer and hit my target for BAM membership. Long-term become chairman of BAM and pass on as much knowledge to others as possible.

Kevin Songhurst

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