Mark Glasswell

Mark Glasswell is a fully qualified DAS and CBT instructor and a member of the IAM (Institute of Advanced Motorcycling). He completed his Advanced Riding test and is also a member of the BMF (British Motorcyclists Federation). Mark has been riding for 35 years and teaching for over 15 years.

Unlike most other training schools, Mark has a professional Teaching (Pttls L3 and Cttls L4) and Assessment qualifications (City and Guilds), having been a college lecturer in a previous life! He also has a Level 2 certificate in Emergency First Aid at Work which was also adapted to include Motorcycling First Aid procedures.

Mark loves to see people riding bikes and he says that being an instructor is the most satisfying job (it’s not really a job) he has ever had!

Mark’s favourite Bike is his current one! (why would he have it otherwise!) which is a BMW R1200 GS (yes it’s tall and yes he has little legs!). He has ridden and owned countless bikes over the years but past favourites have been a ZZR 1400(09), Z1000 (03) and a GPz 750 Turbo (A reg 1984), he also had one of the first ZXR 750 in the country!

Favourite sayings:

Slow is smooth, Smooth is Fast. It’s all about SPACE and TIME!

- Mark

Peter Stringer

Peter worked in London for 7 years as a design Draughtsman working on MOD projects. He passed his bike test when he moved to London on a trusty Honda CG 125. Peter left London and moved to Sunny Yorkshire to attend University and qualified as a solicitor and latterly worked as a partner in a niche practice in Leeds.

Peter has been riding bikes for 30 years (mainly road but some off road) and racing them for 10 years (and still do scratch the itch on occasion) being the E/S EMRA 750 Champion in 2011 and 2013. Peter’s various ‘pots’ are in the deep dark recesses (where he fears to tread) of his boys bedrooms – both of whom he’s taught to ride. They started out on a PW50 and currently they ride a PW80. He has also instructed on track days (see our trackday instruction section) and takes great pleasure in passing on his knowledge and experience both to those that are new to bikes, or want some advance road tuition and / or those that want to experience the thrill of the track. Above all else, 3D place quality of instruction at the top of their list. The fact that they have the largest training area in Yorkshire also allows them to provide that extra dimension.

Sean

Sean was taught to ride by Mark. He has a very mature head on his shoulders and is proving to be an excellent Instructor. Sean is a fantastic asset to the 3D Team.

Sean is a completely natural rider and his instructor qualification has been assessed by the DVSA.

His favourite bike is a bright orange Z1000.

David Burton

David has been in the privileged position of being trained to a very high level as a Class one advanced police motorcyclist. This role progressed very quickly to that of an advanced car and motorcycle instructor for the police, which only made his career in the service more enjoyable and satisfying.

This position afforded David the responsibility of being involved in VIP visits which included escorting members of the Royal family who visited the region and world leaders including President George Bush.

The photograph was on my last VIP role escorting the Queen when Royal Ascot was held at York.

The skills David obtained is a transferable one and which he uses personally, riding his own machine and when involved in Bikesafe for the Police and for a time as a senior observer for the IAM.

David has always felt that he was very lucky to obtain this skill and as a result used it to pass onto other people, outside of the Police service, giving him the satisfaction that they developed their own riding qualities, ultimately keeping them safer on the roads when out on their own machines. In addition to this Dave has significant experiencing Touring on two wheels.

Colin Clark

A motorcyclist since 1968 with a few periods without a bike in the garage, a midlife crisis took Colin back onto large motorcycles in the late 90’s and a desire to tour into Europe encouraged him to do refresher courses followed by Advanced Motorcycle Training.

Now a ROSPA Gold standard rider also with IAM 1First and IAM Masters Distinction passes under his belt, Colin went on to further develop his personal skills by becoming a ROSPA group tutor before taking and passing the ROSPA Advanced Tutor test.

Colin continues to seek different challenges and training programs to further improve his own skills, all which will help him to be safer on todays roads. Keep Skills High!

I just wanted to say a big thank you to Mark and 3D for successfully steering me through CBT, MOD1 and 2 to full bike licence ! 3D was one of several training providers I contacted on my visits here from South Korea, and stood out from the rest for several reasons. Being a teacher myself, I recognise effective instruction when I see it: subject knowledge and experience, thorough attention to detail, patience, sense of humour, and enthusiasm all present and correct. In addition, the down-to-earth, and personable manner in which the lessons were conducted, made the learning a pleasure (even when braving bad British weather on more than one occasion ! ). Now looking forward to buying a bike, so cheers again to 3D and Mark ‘The International Bike Instructor’ Glasswell.

- Steve Conroy

Mark Glasswell

Mark Glasswell is a fully qualified DAS and CBT instructor and a member of the IAM (Institute of Advanced Motorcycling). He completed his Advanced Riding test and is also a member of the BMF (British Motorcyclists Federation). Mark has been riding for 35 years and teaching for over 15 years.

Unlike most other training schools, Mark has a professional Teaching (Pttls L3 and Cttls L4) and Assessment qualifications (City and Guilds), having been a college lecturer in a previous life! He also has a Level 2 certificate in Emergency First Aid at Work which was also adapted to include Motorcycling First Aid procedures.

Mark loves to see people riding bikes and he says that being an instructor is the most satisfying job (it’s not really a job) he has ever had!

Mark’s favourite Bike is his current one! (why would he have it otherwise!) which is a BMW R1200 GS (yes it’s tall and yes he has little legs!). He has ridden and owned countless bikes over the years but past favourites have been a ZZR 1400(09), Z1000 (03) and a GPz 750 Turbo (A reg 1984), he also had one of the first ZXR 750 in the country!

Favourite sayings:

Slow is smooth, Smooth is Fast. It’s all about SPACE and TIME!

- Mark

Peter Stringer

Peter worked in London for 7 years as a design Draughtsman working on MOD projects. He passed his bike test when he moved to London on a trusty Honda CG 125. Peter left London and moved to Sunny Yorkshire to attend University and qualified as a solicitor and latterly worked as a partner in a niche practice in Leeds.

Peter has been riding bikes for 30 years (mainly road but some off road) and racing them for 10 years (and still do scratch the itch on occasion) being the E/S EMRA 750 Champion in 2011 and 2013. Peter’s various ‘pots’ are in the deep dark recesses (where he fears to tread) of his boys bedrooms – both of whom he’s taught to ride. They started out on a PW50 and currently they ride a PW80. He has also instructed on track days (see our trackday instruction section) and takes great pleasure in passing on his knowledge and experience both to those that are new to bikes, or want some advance road tuition and / or those that want to experience the thrill of the track. Above all else, 3D place quality of instruction at the top of their list. The fact that they have the largest training area in Yorkshire also allows them to provide that extra dimension.

Sean

Sean is a young 23 year old rider taught by Mark and has a very mature head on his shoulders.

A natural rider and instructor and has been assessed by the DVSA.

His favourite bike is a bright orange Z1000.

David Burton

David has been in the privileged position of being trained to a very high level as a Class one advanced police motorcyclist. This role progressed very quickly to that of an advanced car and motorcycle instructor for the police, which only made his career in the service more enjoyable and satisfying.

This position afforded David the responsibility of being involved in VIP visits which included escorting members of the Royal family who visited the region and world leaders including President George Bush.

The photograph was on my last VIP role escorting the Queen when Royal Ascot was held at York.

The skills David obtained is a transferable one and which he uses personally, riding his own machine and when involved in Bikesafe for the Police and for a time as a senior observer for the IAM.

David has always felt that he was very lucky to obtain this skill and as a result used it to pass onto other people, outside of the Police service, giving him the satisfaction that they developed their own riding qualities, ultimately keeping them safer on the roads when out on their own machines. In addition to this Dave has significant experiencing Touring on two wheels.

Colin Clark

A motorcyclist since 1968 with a few periods without a bike in the garage, a midlife crisis took Colin back onto large motorcycles in the late 90’s and a desire to tour into Europe encouraged him to do refresher courses followed by Advanced Motorcycle Training.

Now a ROSPA Gold standard rider also with IAM 1First and IAM Masters Distinction passes under his belt, Colin went on to further develop his personal skills by becoming a ROSPA group tutor before taking and passing the ROSPA Advanced Tutor test.

Colin continues to seek different challenges and training programs to further improve his own skills, all which will help him to be safer on todays roads. Keep Skills High!

I just wanted to say a big thank you to Mark and 3D for successfully steering me through CBT, MOD1 and 2 to full bike licence ! 3D was one of several training providers I contacted on my visits here from South Korea, and stood out from the rest for several reasons. Being a teacher myself, I recognise effective instruction when I see it: subject knowledge and experience, thorough attention to detail, patience, sense of humour, and enthusiasm all present and correct. In addition, the down-to-earth, and personable manner in which the lessons were conducted, made the learning a pleasure (even when braving bad British weather on more than one occasion ! ). Now looking forward to buying a bike, so cheers again to 3D and Mark ‘The International Bike Instructor’ Glasswell.

- Steve Conroy