About Us

Mike Suggitt – Chairman

   “I am very pleased to be able to welcome you to our website. I am privileged to be Chairman of our management committee, a position which I have held since 2014.

I have been a RoSPA member since 2001 and a member of West Yorkshire group since 2009. I first joined West Yorkshire Group, after looking at a list of groups in the North which showed results of test passes during the previous few years. In terms of quality and quantity WYG stood out from the remainder and the rest, as they say, is history.

As you will see we are a ‘mixed’ group having both Car and Motorcycle sections, one of few in the country to do so. As performance results will show, we take training very seriously but I like to think that we are a very friendly and sociable group. 2020 and 2021 have been a real challenge and we have been unable to hold our regular group meetings and events as in previous years. As the COVID restrictions lift however we are hopeful of getting back on track with our usual programme of training and events.

I hope that you will find this website useful and informative. If you are interested in joining a sociable group and enjoy driving and or riding, please join us. You will be given a warm welcome!”

chair@wyg-roadar.org.uk

The Group was founded in 1987 as the West Yorkshire Group of the RoSPA Advanced Drivers’ Association and became a registered charity in 1990 (no. 702531). It is run by the committee, which consists of up to fourteen members who are elected annually at the Annual General Meeting (AGM). The committee meets each month except January. The motorcycle section began in mid-2009 and still remains a thriving and integral part of the Group.

Here’s what some of our members had to say.

“My qualification as a RoSPA Advanced Motorcyclist, has allowed me to become a rider for the charity Whiteknights Blood Bikes. I now collect and deliver urgent supplies in the area thereby helping to save lives”  Andy

“The advanced driving sessions made me a safer and better driver and I also feel more confident. My tutor was very patient. It is our duty to continually improve our driving standard and make the roads safer”  Juliet

“I drive around the country frequently for work, and I see this as an extension of my professional skillset. I’m not a professional driver, but I aspire to professional driving standards. RoSPA took me on a deep dive into the mechanics of developing Roadcraft in a friendly, approachable and down to earth way.”  James

“It’s been over 30 years since my last driving lesson and I had picked up a lot of bad habits. I decided to try and improve my driving so RoSPA was the natural choice. I am well prepared with my free Roadcraft and Highway Code.”  Glenn

“Since joining RoSPA, I have improved my driving in leaps and bounds. From basic improvements in awareness and anticipation to the system of car control, I feel more in control when on the road.” Suhail

“I recently decided to join RoSPA to engage with the principles of advance driving. I am looking forward to taking part in the training sessions and learning new skills.”  Matthew