Saferide Motorcycle Training Southwick

Saferide Motorcycle Training Southwick, 12a Old Barn Way, , Brighton, BN42 4NT

About Saferide Motorcycle Training Southwick

Only a short 10 minute drive from the heart of Brighton, Saferide are your go to for motorcycle lessons in Southwick. A small and friendly motorcycle training school but they carry a big reputation, promising a high standard of tuition for their students. Safety is a priority for the team at Saferide (it’s in the name!) so you can be confident you are in the right hands if you are a little nervous going into your CBT training in Southwick.

Manning the ship is ride instructor Tony Iles alongside his team of qualified and accredited motorcycle instructors, all with the same goal in mind - to have you leaving their centre with a CBT certificate or motorcycle licence in hand. Saferide offers a wide variety of training, making them the one stop shop for those wanting to learn to ride in Southwick. They can take a complete novice on their CBT all the way through to their full motorcycle licence.

Travel to Saferide in Southwick is easy. If you are planning to go via car, there is complimentary onsite parking. For those needing to catch public transport, Fishergate train station is a short 10 minute walk away, as well as many central Brighton buses servicing the Southwick area reguarly.

With a flawless fleet of Yamaha motorcycles for all levels of rider, there’s no need to bring your own motorcycle for your training. Just hop on one of Saferides Yamaha YBR125 or YS125 and you are on your way to doing your CBT test in Southwick. Automatic scooters are also available for those 16 years of age who can only qualify for a 50cc moped.

Training is available seven days a week with the aim to have your training finished by 3pm, allowing for conditions and your progress on the day. Protective riding gear is included but make sure to bring along water and snacks to keep yourself fuelled during your session.


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Saferide Motorcycle Training Southwick, 12a Old Barn Way, , Brighton, BN42 4NT


paul womersley
I did my introduction to riding and CBT with Saferide earlier this year and have just completed my week long intensive full licence course. I am absolutely delighted with the quality of training I have received for all three courses. I was fortunate enough to do the week long intensive course with Tony, who is the owner of Saferide, and I would have to say that he is a brilliant instructor. He is very patient and positive, and will take you to a standard of riding higher than is actually required to obtain a licence. This course really puts the 'intense' in intensive, and for a novice like me, I was really feeling the pressure. This is where Tony comes into his own though, because his almost relentless stream of awful jokes and interesting stories about his fascinating backstory really helped to calm me down. He is a very kind and sensitive man and manages to coax a smile out of everyone he meets. It was an absolute pleasure spending this last week in his company, and in the space of 5 short days I went from nervy self doubt to confident rider, I can barely believe it! I actually feel like a proper biker now, and am looking forward to a new chapter in my life. And it's all thanks to Tony and the Saferide team. Seriously, check them out, you won't find better.
Sadie Gregory
Did my new rider lesson with Tony and CBT a few weeks later at Saferide, Ian was the instructor on the day of my CBT and was amazing throughout. He was very clear with his instructions, made sure you understood what the instructions were and was very patient. Can't rate Saferide enough, all very friendly staff. Will definitely be coming back for my full license!
tarnya pearce
Oh wow, what can I say. I had such a wonderful time today! I passed my CBT a couple of weeks back and Tony invited me to do a trial run on a 700. After doing some slow control work (figure of eights, U turns etc), we went out on the roads. Tony made sure I felt confident and he knew exactly how far to push me so that after the session I felt like I had achieved a great deal. The set up is not just very professional but it's super friendly, with a fun vibe which is exactly what's needed when approaching a new adventure like this. I can't quite believe that I experienced different kinds of roads, speeds and situations on a SEVEN HUNDRED today. I'm feeling chuffed to bits and I owe Tony a massive thank you! Cheers mate :-)
Hybrid Life
Completed my CBT today with little Stuart, excellent, experienced instructor, great team of people working there, very friendly and well-informed. Will be using SafeRide for my full DAS licence.
Elle Ruewell
Ian was a wonderful instructor & truly made me feel at ease with the process of learning a geared bike. The team were able to happily accommodate my ADHD & autism on both my new rider course and the day of my CBT. I am greatly excited to return & learn basic bike maintenance as well as pass my A test.
Matt Hornby
Steve’s firm but fair style and second-to-none knowledge got me through my CBT and full licence first time. Hard work but a lot of fun, a great experience with Saferide. The mid-morning fry-ups definitely helped too!!
Isabel Sutton
Thrilled. Completed my CBT on a 125cc this weekend 👍Thankyou, Des, Malcolm & Steve for the excellent tuition. As a complete motorbike novice at 52, I booked the 2 hour New Rider course on the Saturday pm for a confidence building intro, then my CBT on Sunday which worked well for me. A Very professional training centre, well organised, friendly & experienced trainers. Enjoyed it all.
Clair Jeffreys
What an amazing experience and all thanks to the fantastic team at Saferide. I went from practically no bike experience to a full A class licence in 2 weeks. I have to say a huge thank you to Tony (Tenere) for his truly outstanding 5 day DAS training instruction. Without his attention to detail and total support I doubt I would have passed. Thanks also to Steve and Malcom for the CBT training and of course to Sue and Tony (the boss) in helping pull this all together. If anyone wants proper bike training, this is absolutely the place to go. Thanks everyone... I'm now off to collect my Triumph Bobber!
Silicon “Sandy” B3ach
Had the best time doing my CBT with Ian. Started off the day in the class going over safety and equipment then out to walk round the bikes. The facilities are excellent! So much better than just doing figure 8s in a car park somewhere. The school has proper lines marked out, junctions, traffic lights, it really helps with controlling the bike before heading out. Would definitely recommend them and will be going back to do the rest do my trainings. Thanks to the whole team!
Daniel Purcell
I did the direct access course with Saferide and it was an amazing experience. I have to commend Steve our instructor for his bulletproof instruction and training. I always felt safe with him and had clear instruction on how to keep that way and where to improve on. Such a legend and really made me a safe rider. Really appreciate every day I spent riding with him and totally recommend the training school to anyone considering learning. I'll never forget it.
Samson Rattigan
I had an absolutely fantastic training day doing my CBT with Saferide Motorcycle & Scooter Training. Tony was cracking jokes from the get go which put myself and my peers at ease. The in-house training was phenomenal and it gave me the tools to ride on the road. Steve took me and another learner onto the road, he was super calm and wise which made me feel at ease on the road. It was incredibly fun riding on the road and has given me a real appetite to ride. I would Highly recommend this training school.
Poomrapi Mark-Radee
Amazing quality of teaching by Malcolm, cannot recommended Saferide enough. I felt welcomed and safe by Tony and his team. Thank you very much 😁
Hannah& Katie
Brilliant experience. Did the beginner rider course with Des who was absolutely brilliant, very reassuring and patient. Within the same week got through my CBT with Graham. Lovely helpful instructors, looking forward to coming back to complete full licence. Cheers guys
Kirstie Robinson
I have just completed my CBT with Saferide. I had a good and fun morning of instruction with Tony Ten, which made gave me confidence to get on the road in the afternoon with the lovely Little Steve. They all had a great attitude, and were patient and informative. I also highly recommend the new riders course, which I took prior to the CBT, having never risen a moped before. Delighted to have my certificate. Many thanks all.
Luke Jeffcoat
A few months ago I would have never thought I’d be holding a Category A licence in my hand. Today it became reality! I trained with Saferide under the instruction of Steve on the 5 day D.A.S and it was a great experience and I passed first time! Steve was extremely knowledgeable and patient throughout the course. He really takes the time to make sure you fully understand what it is he is teaching. The staff at Saferide are an amazing bunch with great humour and a lot of understanding. Everyone there goes above and beyond to make sure you pass and most importantly, learn to ride safely. Thanks to all of you at Saferide!! Luke
Paul Clayton
Fantastic experience, Little Steve and Des know exactly what they're doing, great instructors. Having taken a break from riding for three years, the CBT here was on point and reminded me why I love it. Will be back for the full license. Highly recommended.
Lee W
Had my CBT today and everyone was smiling all day. Training was clear and professional, with no pressure. Felt comfortable as soon as I arrived and had a great day. Malcolm was very knowledgeable, nice and laid back while Steve is like a strict dad; he shouts a lot so you want to please him to keep him quiet ;) Cheers guys!
marco Rummery
Great training again. My instructor this time was Dermot. He gave clear, no fuss instructions and explained things very well. As with all the instructors at Saferide, Dermot is very patient and obviously enjoys teaching. Will be booking my full license training very soon!!
Mansoor F
Tony, Desi and especially Malcolm are excellent professionals. Tony is excellent all round with fabulous humour & supporting professionalism. My instructor for the day was Malcolm who is wise, balanced and a true Gentleman.
Adrian Rainbow
Naturally, after 30 years, I was a bit nervous getting back on a bike, however, my fears were unfounded. Dermot was the most patient coach, and understood exactly where my weak spots were, taking me over them meticulously, and assuring I had control before moving on. On the ride out in the afternoon I still felt a little nervous, but I also felt that Tony was making sure that we were safe, and shielded us from traffic as we progressed from the backstreets, to the open road. The calming voice on the intercom was reassuring, although the jokes need work. In all, it was a wonderful day that left me feeling I might actually survive riding alone. Riding is such a liberating feeling, I'd recommend Safe Ride to anyone considering a bike, and I'd even say, just do it for the thrill of mastering ( well getting basic control of ) a bike, it's an uplifting experience all-round. Thanks Safe Ride, I'll be back for my full license soon.
Ben Cooper
New rider course and CBT completed in the last week. Saferide was great and would 100% recommend, Sue for the new rider course was awesome at getting the basics comfortable and made sure the whole time was on the bike and hands-on. The CBT was super informative and a very educational day, it felt like I was learning something every time we stopped and built skills up as we went. Big thank you to Graham and his expansive library of jokes 🙂 MOD 1 and MOD 2 booked and can't wait to get the full license. Again would 100% recommend and book with them in a heartbeat.
danny cartledge
Awesome bunch . Great training with bundles of knowledge and information . Highly recommended. I’ll b going back for some advanced training 💪🏼
Gerry Collins
Where to start with Saferide, the whole process from booking with Sue and then training with Steve was just perfect, Sue in the office is a star and Steve is probably one of the best motorcycling instructors out there who has a genuine passion for making sure you are the best and safest rider you can be, overall is just a really great place and I don't have a bad word to say about it, passed my mod 1 and then mod 2 with no minors so that really is a testament to Steve and how good he is. I'm based in Central London and travelled down to do the DAS course and I am so glad i stumbled across saferide. I have also recommended Saferide to my work colleagues and friends, I've just brought my first bike and I literally cannot wait to get some miles under the belt and then come back for Advanced Rider Training. Massive thanks to Sue, TTT and especially Steve Underwood for the whole thing really was amazing. Thanks guys and see you soon!
Kat Ferguson
SafeRide wasn't the closest centre for me but based on the excellent reviews and their availability, I decided it was worth travelling that extra distance. It exceeded my expectations, the instructors here are great. Patient, helpful and supportive. This is a training centre that really cares about it's students and would highly recommend it to anyone.
Aysha Bhimji
Great variety of highly experienced instructors - really friendly and welcoming environment. I'm a petite female and I never felt out of place. I've thoroughly enjoyed my journey with Safe Riders from the new rider courses to the CBT and feel really supported going forward! Highly recommend!
I've gone from never having ridden a motorcycle to getting my full licence in just over 4 months and it's down to the training I received at Saferide. Professional and experienced instructors will ensure you become a competent and safe rider well prepared for life on the open road! The DAS training was extremely thorough, meaning that I was well prepared for the Mod 1 and Mod 2 tests themselves. I highly recommend this training school whether you're a complete beginner, coming back to motorcycling after a break or if you just want to build on the experience you already have. A big thanks to Graham, Steve, Tony and Sue for their time and effort :)
lucy greenwood
I enjoyed every minute of learning to ride a motorbike with these guys. I had the pleasure of meeting Graham, Tony & Steve who all taught me at different stages.I did my full bike licence having never been on a bike before. I had so much fun and loved every minute of it. I felt completely safe the whole time and they built my confidence up so quickly. These guys don't just teach you how to pass they teach you how to become a great rider! Thanks so much to all of you, I have been out on my own bike today for the first time, I got a Yamaha Tracer 700 after the guys here advised it was a great first bike and I love it so much!
I've had the pleasure of spending time with Bernadette, Graham and Steve. The latter got me through my full bike license first time, that is having never sat on a big bike prior to 5 days before my test. These guys are the real deal..... they know what they're doing, they're all fantastic people and their bikes are awesome. I'd say they are under-priced if anything! p.s. it rained HARD for 2 of the days but they were still amazing fun.
Declan Newman
A great day for me to gain my CBT, having put it off for many years. Malcolm was super patient, keeping just the right balance between the enjoyment of the experience and the seriousness of staying safe on the road. I can't recommend highly enough. Thanks again, Malcolm and Tony. I really enjoyed it, and hope to return soon.
Big Jane
Tony and Tony where both extremely helpful, I had last ridden twist and gos 8 years ago while working abroad and went to do my manual CBT with them, the pad training was done with politeness and patience, all my questions where answered and I felt I could work at my own pace. I was asked to return for more training after my first day before my road ride but was in full agreement that this was the best option given my confidence and ability. On my return I went over some of the things i had struggled with initially on the pad and went out for my road ride, the communication on the road was excellent, I felt safe and comfortable for the whole journey. I've got myself a lovely little learner bike and will be returning to Saferide to do my full license as soon as I can. Thanks guys.
Tim Harford
I sat on a manual 750cc bike for the first time last week, having been riding a 125 twist and go for the past 12 months. In three days Saferide took me from complete novice to passing my mod 1 and mod 2 class A tests. It has been a truly amazing experience. Huge thanks to Tony and Tony Ten. You built my confidence and enabled me to exceed my expectations.
Kieron Lea
I've recently completed my CBT and also took their bike training course with these guys. I would definitely recommend them for anyone looking to get into riding a geared bike or scooter. On both sessions I was with Tony who I found to be knowledgeable, patient, easy to learn from and definitely a good laugh. His combination of humour and safety made it easy to learn from him and the whole experience good fun. Thank you for everything, I'll be back for my full license soon 😉
M J Rob
All Round Great Experience, i did my CBT test with tony. great guy very knowledgeable and helpful throughout. will recommend to anyone wanting to learn how to ride. big thanks to everyone especially sue in the office. i look forward to coming back and taking the full motorcycle course in a year or so.
josh leister
Big thanks to Sue for the easy bookings of my mod 2! and Tony for his practical knowledge and road sense. Would highly recommend you give these guy's a try! I would use them again but I now have a full licence!
John Vos
By far the best instructors I've ever came across, absolutely fantastic. Graham is professional, polite and just an all around great person. Having only ever been on a bike a couple times before doing my A2 with him at first I was quite nervous but he immediately made me feel at ease and comfortable. Couldn't be happier
Chris Josling
Really an amazing place to learn anything to do with Bikes. The trainers were professional yet approachable. Spent the whole day learning so much and having a blast doing it. Will definitely be coming back when it's time for my full test.
Elizabeth D'Arcy
Did the beginners course yesterday and have to say I really enjoyed it even though I was terrified at times. The tutor Alex was exceptional clearly he loves teaching and made me feel very comfortable and safe. I have now booked the CBT course with them. Definitely recommend.
Mathew Cunningham
This was a brilliant day. Very thorough. Graham is a great instructor and a skillful teacher. He slowed us down and had good techniques to make sure we understood everything. He is also generous in imparting knowledge and advice about all aspects of bikes, equipment and maintainance. A week later, when I bought a bike and took my first ride alone, 8 felt completely confident, as if I'd been riding for years. Big thank you to the whole team
Danny Hemblades
Passed my cbt last year and passed my mod 1&2 just over a week ago! Both with safe ride. Thanks Graham, Tony and all the staff at safe ride, completely bonkers but awesome instructors
Dominique Staussi
I had my first 'New Rider' lesson with Luke, it was the fist time I ever rode a 125 and I was so nervous. Luke was so patient and so reassuring. By the end of the two hour session I had already learnt more than I thought I would and was riding around the yard comfortably and confidently! Had my second lesson with Alex, and he was brilliant, didn't miss a detail and I was soon changing gears and moving through slow controls with ease. Completed by CBT with Little Steve and Tony, I was on a different bike and was so anxious but Steve took time over lunch to help me out so I was ready for the road. Was on the road with Tony and his hilarious jokes and reassurance kept me calm when I was panicking. Everyone at Saferide is AMAZING. Big thanks to Sue for all her help too!
Robbie Dipper
I completed the 5 day DAS with Steve as my instructor. I'm in my forties and have no riding experience, the course was intensive and harder than I expected but knowing I was in good hands, and learning how to manage the bike safely was more than I could have hoped. Great feeling when you're presented with the pass certificate, Thanks Steve! Great service from Sue during the booking and arranging phase too, really friendly people, highly recommend
Maria Bashtanova
Amazing experience at Saferide. I had my first CBT with Tony. Came there with zero knowledge of how to ride a bike and ended up the day with confidence. Tony was really helpful and training was a great fun with his jokes. Highly recommend!
Anna Prada Vicente
Great and fun experience at Saferide. Got my CBT from 0 knowledge of driving. These guys were really kind, patient, and fun. They made me feel sure and safe at all times. Never thought I got to learn and understand so quickly. Thank you so much for your support, your caring and the way you are. TTT and Tony. All the best.
Hamed Mashayekh
Passed my full license test today, very happy with all help and service received from Graham, highly recommended :D
Stuart King
What a great experience! From CBT to DAS I’ve had a great time, talented instructors that don’t just want you to pass your test, but actually care about making you the best rider you can be and all whilst have a fun time. Test aside, being out on the big bikes around Sussex is one of the best things I’ve done this year and is way better than driving experiences you purchase for fun. These guys love biking and want you to as well, but all wrapped-up with some seriousness needed to make you safe – it does what it says on the tin – Safe Rider. Passed both Mod 1 and Mod 2 with a clean sheet, no faults – that’s the standard they train you too. You are probably a bit over trained for the tests (which actually make them easy), but that’s a good thing as passing your test is only the beginning and these guys give you much more than you need just for the test – these are bike skills for life and you’ll actually miss not being there once you’ve passed. Big shout to Steve for the DAS training; great guy, huge experience and cares about what he’s doing, it’s not about the money, it’s getting more bikers on the road to a very high standard of riding. I would thoroughly recommend – if you’re thinking of taking the plunge, then give these guys a call and enjoy the journey!
Abby H
Supported and encouraged to ride in a safe and fun way - which is what it is all about for me. My main instructor took a 'tough love' approach which worked very well for me :) thanks chaps, to excited to have passed!
Robert Robbins
I was thinking about learning to ride for a long time and finally decided to do it. These guys helped me through every stage leading on to the pass. Great bunch of people who know what they are doing. They are not just instructors, they are bikers who enjoy riding.
Recently completed my DAS course with Big Steve, having also done my CBT with him just over a year ago. I was impressed then and continue to be now. Steve is seriously good at what he does and I knew I was in safe hands. Any concerns I had about getting on a big bike were nipped in the bud and I gained confidence quickly. I passed first time, with a clean sheet, and that's testament to Steve, his dedication and dogged teaching. He's a hard task master but gets excellent results and now I can't ride my new (big) bike without hearing his voice in my head reminding me to do life savers and look out for hazards! It wasn't just about passing the test, it was about becoming a safe rider. Huge thanks to Steve, Tony and the team. I'd definitely recommend Saferide to anyone wanting to get into riding, nowhere else comes close.
Laura O'Leary-Portlock
I signed up to the New Rider course. Luke's instructor experience was very apparent and great in quality. Luke was calm, clear and concise. As a new rider I felt very much at ease with the speed at which I was being taught and was very comfortable and not at all pressured. Great providers of training, I highly recommend them!
Daniel Hayes
great help from start to finish!! tony got me through both of my cbt's and my A2 licence in literally a few weeks could not of been easier. great advice and tips on riding! Very good training program would recommend for anyone looking to start riding or go for the next licence. would not go anywhere else
Liz Lanphier Evans
I owe the Saferide team a huge thank you for turning an obligatory course (CBT renewal) into a really fun day. All of the instructors I met were excellent- patient, fun, and incredibly knowledgeable. I mean REALLY knowledgeable- it's quite jaw dropping the amount of collective experience. I will definitely be there again when I decide to go full motorbike license and wouldn't go anywhere else. In fact, I wouldn't have considered a full motorbike license before- I would have been too nervous. But with the Saferide team, I know I'd get excellent, well explained, patient training and would be a competent and safe rider after their tuition. All that, and I'd enjoy the process. Pretty cool.
Bayley Wirtzfeld
Passed my mod 2 with Safe Ride today, after failing mod 2 with a previous school. I am over the moon, and so thankful to Tony who helped me achieve it. Lovely guy! Loved the MT07 I was using too. Great school will be recommending to everyone I know who wants to get a CBT or full license. Thank you so much guys!! 👍🏻Xx

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