Established In 2005

Established in 2005, the organisation is owned and operated by the past chief examiner for the Institute of Advanced Motorists who ensures that the standard of the courses remains high and the skills passed on to our students remain relevant.

Qualified Trainers

When considering a training course, one of the main issues is finding a qualified trainer. Are they going to dictate the riding style or tailor the training around you and your personal needs and style? Have they been tested to the highest level possible?

Experienced Rider

In new zealand it is possible to get a motorcycle instructors endorsement without having to demonstrate any riding skills. Unbelievable? - It is actually true!

So when choosing your trainer always check their background. You may well be receiving your motorcycling skills from someone who rode around the block for a policeman 20 years ago and hasn't upskilled or ridden since.


All Riderskills instructors are accredited with having passed the advanced motorcycle test!

First and foremost, we are biking enthusiasts, fluent in roadcraft and we love the freedom of two wheels and use any excuse to get out for a ride. The experience we have gained through many years of riding in all conditions, extensive touring, training and track days allows us to really understand the issues you will come across at various stages of your riding career.

Philip McDaid

Chief Instructor - Riderskills

Examiner - Institute of Advanced Motorists (NZ)

In addition to having achieved the high standards of the UK and New Zealand advanced riding tests, Philip is qualified as an IAM Examiner and LTNZ Class 6/Class 1 instructor.

This has enabled him to successfully coach many riders and instructors to test standard and far beyond. If you want expert road skills you need to choose an expert trainer.

Above all, we are professional, approachable and patient.

But don't take our word for it - ask someone who has used us before.

We look forward to riding with you,


  • James Wood

Highly, highly recommend! It was my first time ever on a bike but Phillip was a great and put me completely at ease. I passed the BHS and will definitely be coming back for more advanced training. Thank you Phillip.

  • Fiona Docherty Wright

I used Riderskills for my Basic Handling and Skills test and will be using them for the rest of my graduated licensing steps. Phillip was knowledgeable and helpful overcoming the little bits that make riding easier and safer.

  • Erika Soeterik

I booked a CBTA course because I was looking at moving to a manual bike after many years of riding automatic scooters and I ended up with a perfect lesson. Highly recommended as not only did I learn that I can ride a manual bike.

Our Professional Team

Philip McDaid

Chief Instructor

Morne DeLange

Senior Instructor