Sunday, 25 April 2010

Total Control Advanced Riding Clinic Launches Superadvanced Motorcycle Training in the UK

Total Control Advanced Riding Clinic Logo
The High Performance Street Riding School, Total Control Advanced Riding Clinic, has just made Superadvanced motorcycle training - devised by Lee Parks - available in the UK

Stratford upon Avon, UK – The Total Control Advanced Riding Clinic (Total Control ARC) in Stratford upon Avon has officially opened this week. The American champion rider, Lee Parks, created his unique take on motorcycle training in 1994. It is now well established in the USA and, after some test events, it is now available in the UK.
Simultaneously with the launch of the Total Control ARC, is the launch of its website at

Superadvanced Motorcycle Training in progressSuperadvanced Motorcycle Training in progress

The term “Superadvanced” was specially coined to describe the type of training given at the clinic and to set it apart from what it is often confused with: “Advanced (or Enhanced) Riding”.

In the UK, Advanced Riding is where a policeman or a Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents instructor, or an Institute of Advanced Motorists instructor would take someone out onto the roads and show them how they can minimise hazards through using “The System”.

“This is not what we do,” explains Duncan Mackillop (Principal of Total Control in the UK) who delivers the Superadvanced motorcycle training itself. “What we teach here is fundamentally different to the methods taught in every other riding school in the country. They teach, essentially, about planning for and managing the hazards that you would encounter every day when out riding your bike.”

Although Total Control does cover how riders interact with the environment, especially the management of corners, it also covers, in much greater depth, how the rider and machine interact. It is very difficult to cover these elements in depth out on the road as the environment is ever changing and the feedback loop between rider and machine changes with the environment. Total Control provides a consistent environment in the form of its training ground, so that the feedback between rider and bike is more obvious. This feedback that results from the consistent environment, is at the heart of the practical element of Total Control.

Another major difference is that, with “The System”, riders have little opportunity to discover how their mental state has such a profound effect on their riding. The Total Control Clinics give a series of short lectures between the practical exercises, that show how mental states such as fear, can be detrimental to the safe conduct of their ride due to their effect upon certain factors such as throttle control, body position and traction. The lectures also give a rider a much better understanding of how the inputs they make to the bike affect their ability to remain in control.

“As we say at the beginning of the clinic, Total Control teaches you the “real stuff” that you just can’t learn in school. i.e. you learn a lot from normal Advanced Riding schools, but with Total Control, you begin to understand the really important things that simply cannot be learnt out on the road. If “The System” is represented by Advanced training, then Total Control is represented by Superadvanced training, as it expands upon what you have already learned from Advanced training,” adds Duncan.

Total Control ARC recommends that every rider get hold of a copy of Total Control: High-Performance Street Riding Techniques by Lee Parks, which is the second-biggest selling motorcycle-riding self-help book in the US, second only to the Motorcycle Safety Foundation’s Guide To Motorcycling Excellence, (the American version of the UK’s Roadcraft - The Police Riders Guide to Better motorcycling). The book can be ordered online through Total Control ARC’s website

About Total Control ARC
The Total Control ARC has a solution for those experienced riders who want to be able to further enhance their skills in a controlled environment with expert instruction. The Total Control System was devised by motorcycle championship-winner and Chief instructor, Lee Parks, who had been racing for 25 years. He then spent five years as the editor and chief test rider of Motorcycle Consumer News where he road tested every new street motorcycle available in the U.S. and became one of the top performance-testing journalists in the world. Lee's staff of personally-trained instructors make Total Control available all over the U.S. and Europe. In the UK, Total Control Superadvanced Riding Clinics are delivered by Duncan MacKillop and Penny Glover, both of whom have a wealth of experience in Superadvanced rider training.

For further information, please contact:
Duncan Mackillop
Total Control Advanced Riding Clinic
1 Hands Paddock
Newbold on Stour
Stratford upon Avon
CV37 8UD
01789 450828

Submitted by:
John Wood
+44 777 152 0001


Friday, 2 April 2010

Mýa brings down the house On the Mike with Mike Sherman

Mike Sherman with Mýa

All these stars on the show this week: Mary J Blige, John Legend, Mýa, Akon, Boyz II Men and Robin Thicke

Miami, FL - The prime-time, premier music and lifestyle celebrity-driven weekly TV show, “On the Mike with Mike Sherman” covers this year’s “Jazz in the Gardens” festival concert series in Miami Fl where Mary J Blige, Robin Thicke, Boyz II Men, and John Legend all performed to a sell-out crowd.

Mike Sherman with Michael "The Situation" Sorrentino

This year’s event was spectacular and On the Mike was there to capture all the performances from those musical icons. Also, international music sensation, Akon, comes to life at the Palm Beach Polo Country Club to perform right after the polo matches, in front of thousands of screaming fans. It was an amazing sight to see.

This week’s show also brings with it some beauty with the stunning pop diva and last season’s “Dancing With The Stars” runner up, Mýa, where she brings down the house at South Beach’s most popular hot spot, the Mynt Lounge in front of a packed house of more screaming fans, and she then goes one on one with Mike Sherman himself.

Mike also covers a special charity event for Ronald McDonald’s house called “Hearts & Stars” that gives back to children all over the world. This year’s celebrity performance came from the former member of one of the 90’s most successful groups, The Fugees. “Pras - he is truly amazing!” says Mike. “And he is still making great music!”

To wrap up the show, Mike gets to hang out with the leading man of one of TV’s most popular shows: Michael "The Situation" Sorrentino from the hit show “Jersey Shore” - from one Jersey boy to another. Mike and The Situation’s brother, Mark Sorrentino, talk about how fame has not changed their family values.

“What an amazing show! You definitely don’t want to miss this one,” says Mike. “It’s on at 12.30am Saturday night on MY33 – check your local listings.”

About WFOR/WBFS Miami, Florida:

WFOR-TV/CBS4 and WBFS/My 33 are part of CBS Television Stations, a division of CBS Corp. For local news, sports scores, weather updates, traffic reports, entertainment news and the best video experience available on the internet, twenty-four hours a day, visit Press contact: Lee Zimmerman (Director of Public Relations), WFOR-TV and WBFS on tel: (305) 639-4426 or e-mail:

About “On the Mike with Mike Sherman”:

“On the Mike with Mike Sherman” is produced by Mike Sherman Productions Inc. The show debuted on My 33, the CBS affiliate, in Miami in 2003 and is now syndicated all over the world. The show brings the South Florida market closer to exclusive interviews, VIP and red carpet events, concerts, and A-list celebs. The creator/producer is Mike Sherman. The executive producer is Matt Bodi Brenowitz.

For more information, please contact:

Mike Sherman
Mike Sherman Productions, Inc.
777 East Atlantic Avenue
Suite C2-239
Delray Beach
FL 33483

+1 561 243 0429

Submitted by:
John Wood
+44 777 152 0001
London, United Kingdom