Neil started riding bikes in 1972 and finally went racing in 1980, in a long club career he won two Club Championships, in 1985 there was BRC 1300 production and in 1994 KRC Supermono. In 1995 along with
Alan Cathcart Neil persuaded SBK to run the European Supermono series. At the time this was the only race series to encourage Four-stroke prototypes. As Sigma Performance grew Neil entered a
Ducati Supermono in several World Superbike support races winning races at Daytona and Donington.
In addition to running Sigma, Neil is technical editor of Motocourse, the leading Motorcycle racing and GP annual, is considered an authority on MotoGP technical development and writes for many
motorcycle magazines worldwide on technical and racing subjects.