Phil served a little over 30 years with Essex Police retiring from the Police service in late 2006 having, the bulk of his service, 20 years, was as a Traffic Patrol Officer serving at various Traffic Units within the EPD, Phil has advanced qualifications on both cars and motorcycles and was an active member of the forces commitment to Bike Safe (formally Responsible Rider) between 2000 & 2006.
A Blue Knight since the mid 90's, Phil became a member at large in 2007. During 2010 at a secret location in the Yorkshire Dales, Phil, Simon (our immediate past President) and a few like-minded individuals proposed the starting of a new BK Chapter over a glass or two of Malt Whisky, England VII was reborn in late 2011. Phil was elected President when Simon stood down in 2013.
Phil has been riding motorcycles since he was 16 and claims to have owned and ridden at least one motorcycle continually ever since then, he currently enjoys a small stable of motorcycles which include a Triumph Street Twin and a number of classics.
Other interests include Malt Whisky, photography and scuba diving (handy for riding in Yorkshire or North of the border).