We offer bike/motorcycle training for new and experienced riders, in Colchester, Clacton, Harwich, Sudbury, North Essex and South Suffolk. We are based just off the A12 & A134 at North Colchester.
This is a family run motorcycle training business, run by Steve and Louise Cook, the biking tradition carries on in the family, with both children holding full motorcycle licenses (taught by Steve). We wont give you the hard sell for bikes, clothing and helmets or push motorcycle mechanic services on you, we just deliver high quality training tailored to your needs with a smile.
Steve has been riding since he was 16 years old, with his first two wheels, a Honda SS 50, progressing to a GT 185 which was the love of his life. The biking passion has continued, whether on the road or off road. He’s been a instructor since 2009, deciding from day one that this was the job he loved doing. He’s also a member of several vintage trials bike clubs and can often be seen going ploughing up muddy fields in the interests of sport!
He has a lot of experience at both CBT and DAS level, has a fantastic pass rate, with 50% of the training taking place in Ipswich close to the test center, enabling students to feel familiar and confident with potential test routes.
Our direct access/A2 bikes are new with ABS, and one has been lowered/modified to make it suitable for ladies, shorter people and those who feel confident when they can place both feet on the floor. They are light, maneuverable and easy to control for both Mod 1 & 2 training.
Our aim is to support and train you to our highest standards, come and train with us, you will enjoy learning new skills to help you on the road. We want you to discover your inner biker, and we promise to put the fun into your biking.
Call us, book it, do it.
Post COVID-19 and student safety
The COVID 19 pandemic has made us re-evaluate ongoing safety and protection for our students and instructors longer term. We are living with COVID, norovirus, flu/colds and many other easy transmissible viruses/bacteria.
Due to the difficulty keeping motorcycle helmets, jackets and gloves sanitised to an adequate standard we are no longer lending them, students are required to bring their own. We still provide radios and high visibility vests.
The student ratio will continue as one instructor for every two students to keep a safe distance and reduce personal contact for us all post pandemic. We have all got used to the additional space away from others over the last few years.
For students attending their MOD 1 & 2 tests face coverings in the test center are optional. These can be a neck tube pulled up over the nose and mouth. Please also note the examiner offices are now back in the test centre.
Highway code updates 2022 – Mobile phones
From 25 March, rules in The Highway Code are coming into force to make any hand-held use of a mobile phone while driving illegal, except in limited circumstances. The changes were supported by 80% of respondents in a public consultation in 2021.
This means you must not use a device in your hand for any reason, whether online or offline. The law applies to you if you’re:
- supervising a learner driver
- stopped at traffic lights
- queuing in traffic
- driving a car that turns the engine off when you stop moving
- holding and using a device that’s offline or in flight mode
There are exceptions, such as if you need to call 999 or 112 in an emergency or making a contactless payment in a vehicle that is not moving.
These changes to The Highway Code come into effect from 29 January 2022.
There are changes in 8 important areas:
- introducing a new hierarchy of road users
- crossing the road at junctions
- walking, cycling or riding in shared spaces
- positioning in the road when cycling
- overtaking when driving or cycling
- cycling at junctions
- people cycling, riding horses and driving horse-drawn vehicles on roundabouts
- parking, charging and leaving vehicles
You can find the full rules on these changes at https://www.gov.uk/government/news/the-highway-code-8-changes-you-need-to-know-from-29-january-2022?utm_source=dvsa&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=dvsa-direct&utm_content=rules-have-changed