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About Spyder Club

Spyder Club is a motorcycle enthusiasts club. Whether you are a relative beginner or have vast experience, Spyder Club can provide you with unique experiences on two wheels helping you become a safer and more accomplished rider, within a club of likeminded individuals or riding on your own.

Spyder Club offers you the opportunity to ride a variety of motorcycles through membership, making you a more informed rider, able to make buying decisions based on your knowledge and experiences with Spyder Club.

Spyder Club was established to provide passionate bikers with quality riding time on a multitude of motorcycles. On New Year’s Day of 2006, we came up with the idea of adapting the fractional ownership model tried and tested by the supercar clubs and reduced it by two wheels, Spyder Club was born! Over the next two years we committed ourselves to making sure we launched a well-researched and funded business.

Launching Spyder Club in 2008 straight into a recession has proved challenging, however it has also taught us to justify every aspect and decision of our business to ensure continued growth in the most challenging of times. Yet we still have managed to create a unique club filled with passionate and loyal members.

As membership increased and our goal of creating a club of likeminded motorcycle enthusiasts began to take shape the obvious progression was to run European fly-ride tours and motorcycle events. In 2010 we took seven motorcycles to Andalucia and over a month, 21 guests came and enjoyed four days of fun filled riding.

Three years later our 2013 calendar saw over 70 places booked to destinations such as the Swiss Alps, Provence, IOM TT and still the favourite, Andalucia. Most trips run over a long weekend meaning time poor bikers need only book a return flight and come along and enjoy the riding.

Over the years members have led us to believe that, through riding our ever changing fleet and regularly experiencing some of Europe’s most spectacular roads with Spyder Club, they have become safer and more accomplished riders. This is now an essential part of any Spyder Club member’s philosophy and a pre-requisite for joining. It is also key to our growth and branding.

Spyder Club is owned and run by Mark and Lizzi. However our loyal members are the reason Spyder Club has continued to grow and attract new membership and trip guests who very simply, enjoy riding different motorcycles and socialising with others that feel the same!

Lizzi Smith-YoungName: Lizzi Smith-Young

Occupation: Spyder Club owner
Location: Silverstone
Number of years riding: Since 2006
Favourite bikes: Triumph Street Triple, Ducati Hyperstrada, MV F3 800
Favourite roads: A87, Invergarry to Kyle of Lochalsh, Scotland. A470, North Wales.
Motorcycles owned: besides the Spyder Club fleet! Ducati Monster 750, Suzuki SV650S, Bimota DB4 and a Triumph Street Triple
Cars owned: Audi A6 Estate

Mark Smith-YoungName: Mark Smith-Young

Occupation: Spyder Club owner
Location: Silverstone
Number of years riding: Since 2006
Favourite bikes: Triumph Street Triple R, Moto Guzzi Griso SE, Ducati 848 and 1098S, Aprilia Tuono V4R and KTM SMT
Favourite roads: A-397, San Pedro to Ronda, Spain. BV-4241, Berga heading east, Spain. D946, near Sisteron and on to Mont Ventoux, France. A87, Invergarry to Kyle of Lochalsh, Scotland.
Motorcycles owned: besides the Spyder Club fleet! Ducati Monster 750, Ducati 900SS, Honda VFR 750 and a Triumph Street Triple R
Cars owned: Audi A6 Avant, Mercedes Sprinter, white and fast when required!

David StillwellName: David Stillwell

Occupation: Spyder Club coach and tour guide
Location: Silverstone
Number of years riding: Since 1977
Favourite bikes: Aprilia RSV4, RD350LC and MV F4RR
Favourite roads: anything with a bend! Narrowing it down… Route Napoleon and A-397, San Pedro to Ronda, Spain.
Motorcycles owned: TS185, AP50, Yamaha RD125LC, RD250LC x 3, RD350LC x 4, RD350YDVS x 3, Suzuki GSX750, Yamaha XJ650, Honda VF500, Honda CBR600F, VFR750 x 2, VFR800, CBR1100XX x 2, Fireblade x 8 (!), Triumph 1050 Sprint x 2, 1050 Tiger, 675 Daytona; and currently a BMW GS and S1000RR,
Cars owned: Porsche Boxster S
History: having spent the last 30 years in the forces, I attained qualifications as a Class One Advanced Motorcyclist and Driver which has enabled me to ride and drive a diverse range of vehicles in all weathers. In my role as Spyder Club coach, I am able to communicate these skills through 1 to 1 coaching and on Spyder Club coaching tours and events, in order to promote safer and more progressive riding or driving in all conditions.

Member Profiles

Adam KerrisonName: Adam Kerrison
Occupation: Computer Programmer
Location: Taunton, Somerset
Number of years riding: Since 2002
Favourite bikes: MV Augusta F4, Ducati 1199 Panigale, Ducati Hyperstrada
Favourite roads: Ronda to Marbella, Malaga Mountain Road, B3324 across Exmoor
Motorcycles owned: BMW R1200GS Adventure, BMW K1200R, MV Agusta F4 R312
Cars owned: Audi Q7, Ferrari 550
Number of years with Spyder Club: Joined 2008
Why Spyder Club: Access to all the latest and greatest bikes without the need to buy, sell or maintain them, trips to ride them on brilliant roads, the other club members (ok, and the two that run it)

Rich EvansName: Rich Evans
Occupation: Airline Pilot
Location: Melton Mowbray
Number of years riding: Since 2001
Favourite bikes: any Italian Twin!
Favourite roads: A6047 Melton to Market Harborough
Motorcycles owned: Ducati Streetfighter S and BMW K1300R, 5 different Aprilias!
Kawasaki ZX6R, Ducati 1098s,BMW GS 1200
Cars owned: Volkswagon Scirocco
Number of years with Spyder Club: Joined 2010
Why Spyder Club: because of the opportunity to have access to a wide range of bikes and ride them on roads I wouldn't normally get a chance to do. Mark and Lizzi have made this opportunity even more appealing by the way they run the club and the general atmosphere that they promote is second to none!

Zef EisenbergName: Zef Eisenberg
Occupation: Property & Land Speed Racer
Location: Guernsey
Number of years riding: Since 1989
Favourite bikes: Turbine bike, ZX14, GXSR1100 Slab, Ducati Diavel & MultiStrada, KTM 990 SMT & 1190
Favourite roads: Most of the roads that Mark take us on are amazing - possibly world class!
Motorcycles owned: Turbine bike, ZX14, Ducati MultiStrada, plus a whole load of strange bikes from my youth, including a Russian MZ-125
Cars owned: Classic Daimlers and BMW’s
Number of years with Spyder Club: Joined 2011
Why Spyder Club: The best bunch of like minded guys who enjoy fast but sensible riding, along with having access to the latest and most exciting bikes to ride

JulianName: Julian
Occupation: Builders Merchant
Location: South West
Number of years riding: Since 2009
Favourite bikes: Anything with a V Twin and loud exhausts (Ducati). Club bikes, original Diavel and the Tuono
Favourite roads: Spain. Nice to see those EU billions being put to good use.
Motorcycles owned: A Suzuki GSR 600 and then 3 Ducati motorcycles
Cars owned: Seem to have picked up a habit of owning M5’s. First car was a Ford Capri however
Number of years with Spyder Club: Joined 2011
Why Spyder Club: In order of importance. 1. Mark and Lizzi who make the club. 2. A great fleet of Bikes. 3. Fantastic club members who own and ride all sorts of bikes. 4. Hassle free trips to some superb locations