Ian “Gruff” Graley
Current Machines : Suzuki Hyabusa, Suzuki Bandit 1200, Yamaha Diversion (’93), KR 1 (x2 – ’89), MZ250 (x2 – even older)
Some say he is as old as the TT competition and his internal organs are the shape of ‘Kates Cottage’. He has left his mark in many places all around the country (particularly Mallory Race Track). Known for his ‘font of all knowledge’ – (if you really want to know the size of any tyre ever fitted to any motorcycle pre 1990). Frequently seen disappearing into ‘Gruff’s World’ (the workshop), muttering “tig welder, tig welder, tig welder …..”We (lovingly?) call him ….. Gruff.
Lorraine “Raine” Graley
Senior Instructor / All Admin. / Chief Organiser
Current Machines : Harley Street Bob (Purple and Sparkly),Yamaha Diversion 600, Suzuki Bandit 600 (x 2), Warrior Despatch 125 (can’t part with my first bike)
Some say she does everything Gruff tells her to (however everybody knows it’s the other way round). Despite being the oldest instructor, she is the ‘youngest at heart’ and definitely the fittest. Known for her ability to magic ‘something’ from ‘nothing’ and to organise anything – including the ‘opening of a paper bag’. Often followed with the immortal words – “Raine, please don’t go outside……. it’ll rain”
We (lovingly?) call her ……. ‘Head Office’