Meet the Team behind B.I.K.E.R.S Training:
Rodge Byrne – a keen biker all my life, with a BMW R1200 RT(P) Carabinieri (Italian Police) for all things FBoS-ERS suuport, a 2002 Honda VTR SP1 for sports riding and 2007 Honda Deauville NT700. Healthcare professional with Nurse registration in Ireland – UK. Experienced in hospital and pre-hospital emergency care environments, and the addition of Military Field Hospitals providing – Acute Resuscitation & Trauma Skills (ARTS). Irish developments have progressed to Acute Life Threatening Emergency Recognition & Treatment (ALERT), and 2018 qualified (EFR). Nick, Berni and I are Sole licensees of this programme across Ireland and Northern Ireland.
Nick Coward – originally from England, I trained and qualified as a registered psychiatric and general nurse. Over the years I worked in Psychiatry, Theatres, Anaesthetics, A&E and also Care of the Elderly. Throughout my career I always enjoyed teaching students and co-workers, particularly in Standards of Care, First Aid and CPR. Another keen interest is Management of Health & Safety and I completed my diploma in the UK. While working in the Middle East I provided courses such as Fire Defence and Medical Emergency Response Training, Manual Handling, HUET, Sea / Desert Survival as well as Risk Assessments and Safety Audits to numerous clients. Since moving to Ireland I trained as a paramedic through the National Ambulance Service and completed the ‘Train the Trainer’ Course. Being a keen biker I’m still in love with a ’72 Bonneville but am the proud owner of a BMW f650gs!
Berni Weidling – the only female, a non-biker and another registered general nurse! Though this one is from Germany. My background is in Intensive Care nursing and the GP out-of-hours Service, as well as having a special interest in Child & Adolescent Mental Health. As the joke goes – Nick’s PC Illiterate and Rodge can’t spell, so I am doing the admin for the lads!
Rodge’s and Nick’s photos courtesy of Steve Cullen – many thanks!