About Aidan

RiderCoach was set up by me, Aidan Sheehan, in March 2006. I was originally involved in the hospitality industry, and felt it was time for a change.

One of my many hobbies was motorcycling, and I felt I had a great knowledge, passion and respect for this pastime. I once read and believed that the best job to have is one of your hobbies and the ultimate job is to get paid while doing it! And so Ridercoach was born…

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So Aidan, Where are you from originally?
I’m from Dublin originally.
Married? Kids? Etc?
I’m happily married, with one son, Aidan Jnr of course!
What did you do before being a rider instructor?
I was in the hospitality industry for over 20 years and decided it was time for a change. I once read that if you can turn your hobbie into your job, then you’ll never work another day in your life – so Ridercoach was born!
Where are you based?
I’m based in Dunboyne, Co Meath but I cover training around all test centres, Finglas, Tallaght, Navan, etc. I also offer IBT courses from the County Club(N3), Dunshaughlin, Co Meath.
What’s your current bike?
I’m currently riding a BMW GS1200 – it’s amazing.
Past bikes?
Hmmm….Honda Pan European, 600F, Fireblade, SP1, SP2, GTR….phw…and a ton I’ve forgot!
Favourite place to ride?
To date, it has to be the Alps – it’s an amazing place and incredibly challenging.
Most unusual bike related story?
Worth a mention is Norway; It’s great, the tunnels were over 2 miles long, when you entered the sun was shining, on exiting it was snowing with drifts either side of the road – mad!!
Years as an instructor?
I’ve been coaching for over 12 years now…and enjoyed every session, met some great people and I particularity love seeing people reach their potential.
So what type/level of riders do you teach?
I coach all levels. I offer IBT training courses. pre-test preparations, AON motorcycle trainingQuinn Motorcycle Insurance Assessments, advanced riding and ROSPA preparation.
I also do track training days in Mondello with Bike2Bike, Darren Smith.
Finally, I offer a “Become a Rider Instructor” course for those looking to up-skill or start a new career.
I don’t have a bike. Can I rent a bike from you?
Yea, sure I have a 125, 250 and 600 cc bikes that I can rent to people on full and provisional licenses.
How much € generally?
Feel free to contact me for a quotation based on your individual needs.

Call Aidan Now on (086) 2425073

Get in touch to arrange your training.

  • I went back on a bike after 10 years off them and Aidan got me from L plates to a rospa silver in 14 months, you get very clear and positive feedback of your riding skills(or lack of!)in a relaxed and enjoyable format, if your serious about biking this is a must.
    Bren1303, May 2011
  • Top coach - back on bikes after a long time off them and met Aidan through a Star rider course. A true professional when it comes to instruction and coaching - within 11 months I passed my driving test, the Garda Bikesafe and Silver RoSPA. His approach to teaching is calm and relaxed and he involves the student by discussion and demonstration, first class tutor highly recommend him to anyone thinking of starting or getting back on motorcycle.
    Pat57D, August 2011
  • I wanted to get back up on a 'Big Bike' after a six year gap, Did I still 'have it'? I soon found out. Aidan -boy is he straight. I was put through my paces. He is tough but fair - hugely expert in style, pace and 'know how'. I was exhausted - but deeply satisfied and sufficienly confident to achieve the Grade 2 standard. Aidan's sucess is down to a number of attributes but if one thing stands out - it's his passion for what he's doing. It's infectious. Thanks.
    Paddy Mc Namara, June 2012
  • Just spent a most enjoyable afternoon being coached by Aidan riding around Co Meath! This is a must for all u out there that want to become a much better rider and to get the most out of yourself! The guy is excellent, makes you so much more aware of what's going on when your riding! Can't recommend him highly enough, makes it so much fun!!
    Geoff Clarke, August 2012
  • I did my IBT with Aidan - having not ridden a bike before I was totally green! Aidan is a straight talker which suited me perfectly. I can highly recommend Ridercoach.ie to anyone looking to get started on bikes or looking to update their skills! Thanks again Aidan - see you around Dunsaughlin!!!
    Mike from YouTube, June 2012
  • Aidan brought me out on track and instantly took the fear out of the whole experience. His experience re-assured me that my trackday would go smoothly and by the end of the day my confidence was back. 'Go slower to go faster' never a trier word! - thanks again Aidan.
    Sam Moorhead, Aug 2012
  • Aidan prepared me for my motorcycle test in 2012. The help he gave me went way beyond test preparation. He has a genuine and casual way of teaching that made the whole experience really enjoyable - highly recommended!
    Keith Clarke, June 2012
  • Within 30 minutes Aidan had improved my road cornering technique more than I had 'self' learned in 10 years. I'd highly recommend him as I know I'll be using his service again.
    Derek Traynor