He commented: "After nearly a decade in the role I felt it was time to seek a fresh challenge which allowed me to use my experience and skills in a new area. Whilst something of a cliché I am also looking forward to having more weekend time with my young family who I have neglected at times, especially over the past few springs and summers.
"I am delighted that many VMCC members I have met over the years have become good friends and I am looking forward to remaining a VMCC member myself whilst taking part in VMCC runs and events as a 'civilian'!
"Against a backdrop of failing membership numbers within similar organisations we have seen huge growth in this area and events such as The VMCC Festival of 1000 Bikes have brought us to the attention of a new, younger audience. I am confident that the foundations laid in recent years can now be built upon to bring further success to this wonderful, unique organisation."