Christchurch Instructors & Training
Christchurch and Rangiora is where it all started for 2 Drive Safe! The Garden City certainly has been our friend.
Christchurch is the second largest city in the South Island of New Zealand and is the gateway to the South Island. It is situated on the edge of the Canterbury Plains (which stretch to the Southern Alps), and is bordered by hills as well as the Pacific Ocean. Within two hours of the international airport you can ski at a selection of alpine resorts, play golf, bungy jump, go rafting, mountain biking, hot-air ballooning, wind surfing, whale watching and visit world class wineries and gardens.
2 Drive Safe instructors in Christchurch offer motorcycle training (including One on One Training, Basic Handling Skills Test, Competency Based Training & Assessment, and Ride Forever Courses) and driver training (including theDefensive Driving Course, Driving Lessons, and Driving Test Preparation).
Duncan was born in 1967 and comes all the way from Lancashire in England. When learning to drive in the 80′s he was inspired by his own driving instructor to enjoy driving, be safe and keep learning new things. He learned to ride in the 90′s, on a Kawasaki ER5, and absolutely loved it! This later inspired him to undergo the gruelling task of becoming an approved driving instructor in the UK – which he passed with flying colours in 2001.
After moving to New Zealand in 2006, Duncan qualified as an NZTA driving instructor and approved course provider. Along the way he gained myriads of experience including: commercial training & licensing, becoming an ITO approved assessor and writer of NZQA unit standards, becoming an IAM member and examiner (for cars & bikes), and recently served as the National Vice President for New Zealand Institute of Driver Educators. So basically, he’s pretty clued up!
Duncan is an expert of explaining the ‘why do’ and showing the ‘how to’ of driving and riding. Training with him is always a fun and rewarding experience, and will build your understanding and skills so you are able to get the best from your bike or car, and New Zealand’s awesome roads.
Car & Motorcycle Instructor
Having ridden just over 900,000 km’s on four continents, experienced all elements of motorcycling (from drag racing and track days, to hard enduro and road riding), combined with 4 years working as a mechanic and tour guide for an NZ motorcycle hire company, Sam is able to inspire and advise all riders on their journey to getting the most out of their riding.
Sam is a former president of Patriots and Widows Son’s riding groups in New Zealand. He currently rides a beasty BMW 1150GSA which is pretty unmistakable! Sam is often a Scrutineer and Marshall at many local enduro rides, a member of IAM Roadsmart and was a former Observer both in the UK and NZ.