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Learn To Ride With BMW Rider Training.

Professional motorcycle training for experts and novices alike.

Ready to start your own adventure on two wheels?

Riding a motorcycle can be thrilling, convenient and less expensive than other motor vehicle options. With a motorcycle, it’s often free to park and exempt from emissions or toll charges, saving city commuters a lot of money every year. It’s also an ideal way to explore the world or niftily commute to work.

If you’d like the best start to your BMW Motorrad journey, BMW Rider Training delivers the highest level of road skills training for all standards of rider.

At our partner BMW Rider Training school in Darlington, expect highly-experienced, professional instructors to cover every aspect of tuition.

From Compulsory Basic Training (CBT) and Direct Access (DAS) for those learning to ride, to advanced post-test training for experienced motorcyclists, they’re ready to help you take to road and achieve what you set out to do.

Rider Training Courses

CBT Plus Course

Learning on a new BMW G 310 R, this acclaimed two-day CBT course dedicates more time than a basic CBT to equip you with a broad set of skills to get you started safely on two wheels.

Once you’ve mastered machine control, observation, and road positioning, the CBT permits you to ride a 125cc geared or automatic motorcycle with ‘L’ plates for up to two years. This course is the perfect base to step-up to a full motorcycle licence, plus the CBT can be combined with our Direct Access courses.

Direct Access Course

From complete-novice to a fully-qualified rider, this course is designed for everyone. The seven-day Direct Access course is the perfect way to pass the motorcycle test within a week, all whilst learning the essential skills to make you a safe and skilled rider.

Alternatively, choose the three-part DAS Elements course, which focuses on each individual test element before progressing to the next level. With options on courses from two to eight days, BMW Rider Training can cater for all riding experiences.

Direct Access: Unlimited Course

For a one-off fee, upgrade your seven-day or ‘Elements’ Direct Access course to an ‘Unlimited’ training programme, providing the reassurance of a guaranteed pass.

This course allows you to take as much premium training and as many attempts at both the Module One and Two tests as required to pass, without any additional costs.

Boost Safety, Enhance Skills

Whether you’re an experienced rider or just obtained your licence, our team of professional trainers can help you gain more confidence, enhance your technique and take your skills to the next level to become a better rider.

With three BMW Road Skills courses catering for every level of rider, these two- and three-day courses introduce advanced riding techniques – all taught by some of the UK’s most experienced instructors. All of our tutors are either RoSPA Advanced Motorcycle Instructors, RoSPA Examiners, or serving police riders.

One-To-One Tuition

One-to-one tuition is a bespoke course, tailored to your personal needs and can be conducted on your own motorcycle or on one from our latest BMW motorcycle fleet. Whether you want to improve slow speed confidence, cornering, filtering, introduce a pillion, or take an advanced test, this is the ideal course for you.

The training will help you to develop your skills towards a more efficient and observant riding style that is smoother and safer. By adjusting the training to address specific personal strengths and weaknesses, you will finish feeling like a new rider.

The Rookie To Rider Offer

There’s never been an easier or better road to getting your licence…

The BMW Rookie to Rider programme is a comprehensive all-in-one package that’s tailored to you.

Book your week of lessons whenever you want them, then choose from a wide selection of outstanding motorcycles and rider equipment.

Our friendly and professional team will be happy to help you find everything you need to start your new life on two wheels – all at monthly rentals and a customer contribution that works for you.

If you want to learn to ride, we here at Vertu Motorcycles know just where to start…

Expand your world by booking your place on one of the BMW Rider Training courses today.

BMW Rider Training North East

The Darlington Rider Training school is one of BMW’s newest sites. Headed-up by lead-instructor Iain Corser, it’s situated next to the Durham Tees Valley Airport, just off the A66 / A67 junction.


Unit 15, Building 201, MT Yard, Durham Tees Valley Airport, Darlington, DL2 1LU


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