Shireoak Motorcycle Training

Shireoak Motorcycle Training, Compound 6, Gatehouse Trading Estate, Lichfield Road, Brownhills, WS8 6JZ

About Shireoak Motorcycle Training

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Founded in 1998, Shireoak Motorcycle Training has been the go-to motorcycle training school for anyone looking for motorcycle lessons in Brownhills for many years. As an authorised DSA training Body and MCIAC accredited, the team take motorcycle training very seriously and aim to have you leave a safe and capable rider. This attitude towards training has proved extremely successful, with Shireoak boasting an impressive 98% CBT achievement rate and an incredible 90% DAS (Direct Access) pass rate.

All the instructors at Shireoak are IAM Qualified and have a fantastic reputation with years of experience under their belt. They will happily adapt and tailor your training for your individual needs making this a great place to learn to ride in Brownhills. When booking your CBT, if you are nervous, you can also book in for a free pre-cbt taster session where one of their instructors will assess your riding ability or special requests before the day of your CBT training in Brownhills.

Offering a fleet of 125cc and 650cc Kawasaki motorcycles, you know you will be sitting on a well maintained machine that will be perfect for the role of teaching you how to ride. Also included in every training session is the use of their protective motorcycle gear. This will include helmets, gloves and waterproofing where needed. Please make sure you wear a strong pair of riding trousers and suitable boots.

Located on the Gatehouse Trading Estate, public transport is limited to the nearby Brownhills highstreet on the A452. Bus stops from here are a 15 minute walk from the training site. For those arriving by car, there is onsite parking. No need to bring along a lunch as the local Sabrinaโ€™s Kitchen is conveniently located next door to Shireoak. So what are you waiting for? If youโ€™ve been looking for the perfect place to take your CBT test in Brownhills - youโ€™ve found it!

If you can't see any dates available in the calendar, view our full CBT Course availability in Birmingham here.


Bike Hire: True

Helmet Hire: True

Gloves and jackets Included: True

On site Cafe: False

On Site cafe: False

Indoor Classroom: True


Shireoak Motorcycle Training, Compound 6, Gatehouse Trading Estate, Lichfield Road, Brownhills, WS8 6JZ


Chloe Rebecca
Mark is a lovely chap, really helpful and overall a great host for a fun day of learning and riding. Gives good, focused constructive criticism and helps you to feel confident out on the road. Definitely recommend and will be using again! Thank you Mark ๐Ÿ™
Will H-S
Did my CBT training today. Can't recommend Mark enough. Clear communication and very knowledgeable. He also helped me map out my next steps in obtaining my full motorcycle licence. Many thanks, Will
Pablos D
Having had a truly horrendous experience elsewhere I was recommended Shire Oak from a whole bunch of people I should've asked in the first place. The day was the direct opposite of my previous farce. Mark was friendly, patient and knowledgeable and happy to answer any questions throughout the day... Even questions that weren't directly related to the CBT but about bikes in general. I was put at ease early, things were explained in a very clear and understandable way and he very quickly picked up on the best tempo of progress to suit my learning. All in all he turned a test (I know it's not a "test" ๐Ÿ˜‰) day in to an actually enjoyable day and Shire Oak will be my first phone call when I'm ready for something bigger. Thank you.
Having completed a CBT in the past, at another school, the experience at Shire Oak was night and day... incredibly thorough. Mark had a level of knowledge and experience that meant every section of the training covered the requirements but was equally tailored to me as an individual, by adding extra knowledge on top, to make me a safer and more knowledgeable rider whilst giving me tips for my MOD1 and MOD2 as that was my next steps. Mark is a people's person, patient and incredibly easy to get on with... making the day that much more comfortable, with an environment that is easy to ask questions and learn in. Would recommend this school 110%, you aren't taught to just pass, you're taught to ride safely and confidently beyond what's expected in the CBT.
adam billington
Great time doing my CBT today looking forward to doing my direct access. Thank you Mark for your help and advice great mentor. Highly recommend anyone looking to gain any motorbike experience to use Shireoak.
Kayleigh Pinhal
I can't recommend Mark from Shireoak highly enough. As three sisters we found Mark to be very attentive to our individual needs. We really felt at ease and comfortable with his style of teaching. It's been an enjoyable experience! Thanks Mark from Lowballer, Speedy & Miss Daisy ๐Ÿ˜‚
adrian foster
Never even sat on a scooter or motorbike in my life. Had a brilliant day obtaining my CBT certificate. Totally professional.setup and approach.. looking forward to furthering my 2 wheel cycle progression in the future... thank you so much. Means alot to me what was accomplished.
Liam Palmer
Absolutely over the moon with this company. Mark was great all round and really made the day worth it. Thanks to his experience really made me feel like a valued customer. Communication was always there and great booking with him. Thanks Mark, top bloke.
Conal Neary
Brilliant service and Brilliant training from start to finish. Would recommend this place to anyone who is looking to do any or there bike lessons and there bike tests. Alan is very patient and goes out of his way to make sure you pass your test. Will Definitely be coming back here to do my next bike test.
Connor Kennedy
Brilliant service from start to finish. I first rode a motorbike mid October which Mark helped me get to grips with then I went onto my CBT which was a very enjoyable experience. I then decided I wanted to progress onto my full licence where I started my lessons with Alan another top instructor with patience and he is very knowledgeable. Would highly recommend anyone wanted to learn to ride to give shire oak a call! Thank you once again!
Andrew Malpass
Taking motorcycle lessons as part of my midlife crisis. For me how training should be, helpful, mature and practical. Fingers crossed booking forward to more advance training
james willetts
Great motorcycle training and great team . Hats off to Alan for his instruction ๐Ÿ‘Œ
Neil Martin
I live in Coventry so it's a bit of trek but it is well worth it in order to receive excellent training and advice. My good friend recommended Shire Oak. He is highly experienced and Shire Oak trained his lovely partner. He knows the team well. I remember my first conversation with Alan which was on the phone. I was tempted to do a crash course because I have driven for 30+ years and felt confident. However, with my friend and Alan's advice I made the right decision and learned over a longer period. Shireoak have guided me through CBT, MOD1 and MOD2. Everyone at Shire Oak is friendly. I've spent a fair bit of time with Graham on the phone who has helped squeeze things in, make them work and has also given me support. For me I am so glad to have invested wisely as it's not just about us - we need to think of our family. Love Alan's direct style which is exactly what I like along with some much appreciated banter. i wholeheartedly recommend Shire Oak :)
Habz Ray
Just passed cbt training with Mark, really nice guy and very knowledgeable , look. Forward to further training
Andy Matthews
Very friendly staff I passed my bike tests much faster than I thought I would ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
W.H. Jafery
I was looking to do DAS for Full A license and spoke to almost every local training school. Decided to choose Sheiroak Motorcycle Training School. During the CBT (April 2021), Instructor Mark was very very helpful and professionally guided me through in a very friendly environment. I decided to continue my DAS with them. Paul was my instructor throughout the DAS, very nice and professional chap, focused not only passing through test but to make me a better confident rider. With his help and support I managed to Pass my MOD 1 (in April 2021) and MOD 2 (10th May 2021) in first attempt. I was totally lost when shopping around but read very good reviews for them and found them totally worthy. I would definitely recommend these guys at any stage of training if you looking to be a good confident rider. Yeah, the administrative communication had some lacks and it was bit hard to get in contact with them but if you get on it and chase them through its not a problem.
Caroline Hawkes
Paul and the team have been fabulous in helping my achieve my MOD 2 pass. Theyโ€™re all very approachable and knowledgeable and having started as a non rider, have made the whole process a very fun journey ! I would highly recommend them if youโ€™re considering learning to ride. Many thanks again ๐Ÿ˜Š
Robert Evans
I went from complete novice to passing my CBT confidently in 4 days. They offer an additional 2 hour lesson before you take your test to teach the basic fundamentals of riding and this really helped me to develop my skills for test day. On the day of my CBT I had great on the road instruction, the guys pride themselves on developing safe riders. They I can't wait to go back to start learning on the bigger bikes. If you want to pass and feel safe whilst learning this is the place to go!
Vicki Leishman
Would recommend Paul and the team to anyone wanting to do their bike training (and I have). They made me feel welcome and helped me all the way through. Thank you for helping me!
Passed my MOD 1 10 days ago and my MOD2 today. Paul and his team really know their stuff and identify and explain the key areas that you need to work on to be successful. Great bunch of people and top notch training.
Fred Mcgrath
Great place to learn, enthusiastic instructor who has a good laugh whilst getting the job done. Would recommend to anyone
Emily Steventon
I passed my Mod 2 test earlier today, and I cannot thank ShireOak Motorcycle training enough. All of the staff here are very friendly and one big crazy family. They have always made me feel welcome and have supported me through all my lessons and tests. Paul is a very patient instructor who works hard to ensure that you get the most out of your training. He is a natural teacher and provides you with the skills and knowledge to become a safe, confident rider. Having lessons with him has inspired me to further develop my riding and road craft. I have enjoyed every second. Thanks again to Shire Oak! Top marks from me
Maria Evans
I had my second CBT done recently. They were absolutely brilliant. Very friendly, professional people. They really care and train you to be safe on the roads. I will be booking my full bike licence soon. Mark was brilliant ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜Š
Miles Stait
Passed my CBT with them yesterday on the 29th of august. Very helpful and patient.
Kelly Benson
I can't recommend these guys enough.. I started my lessons in May of last year in preparation for my CBT. Due to the level of thorough training I received I was totally prepared for my CBT. Now a year later they are continuing to support me in preparation for my Mod 1. I can't fault the service I have received.,but to the staff it's not just a service they provide. It's the constant support you receive to enable you to be the safest, confident and competent rider you can possibly be. I have had positive experiences with everyone. Neil has helped me enormously recently and I find the way he delivers the lessons is just perfect. The right balance of humour and encouragement, and still managing to get the job done. Thank you guys...
Nath h
My first ever time on a motorbike, just done my CBT with them. Really friendly staff and look after you from the beginning. They help with any level of experience and have a wealth of knowledge and experience. Thank you to everyone. I'll soon be back for my full bike test.
Daniel Bailey
A little late in posting... I passed in November 2019! I found Shireoak Motorcycling Training to be excellent. I was trained mostly by Paul, but I found all the instructors to be excellent. Took my CBT and my full licence with Shireoak with a year between them to build up my confidence. Paul is very patient and genuinely wants you to pass as quick as possible, but at the same time wants to see you do it safely. Getting the money off you was never the main objective, the objective was seeing you pass and pass safely! I rode a KTM Duke 125 for a year after passing my CBT. Now I am riding a Kawasaki Z900RS, so a big step up! Tea and biscuits were good, with a slight stray to the cafe next door for a full breakfast! Thanks to you all! Regards Dan
Andy Farmer
Just completed my DAS with Shireoak Motorcycle Training and can highly recommend them. Excellent friendly Instructors with safety and the Trainee s best interests always top priority. Thanks to Paul, Alan and Neil for their patience and expert tuition.
Adam Webster
Just passed my DAS with these guys. Great instructors, friendly and efficient. Highly recommended
Amanda Ball
Being older in years I struggled with my CBT but Paul with his expert tuition and experience helped me through it step by step. If you want to learn to ride a motorcycle, go no where else. The guys at Shireoak MT are professional and experienced to deal with any situation but, also make you feel welcome and comfortable. I cannot recommend them highly enough. I will be back for further training.
Paul Bruffin
What an experience from start to finish. I started by taking my CBT, passed first time, Theory, passed 1st time, 3 lessons later on a Kawasaki 650 as I was taking direct access , ready for mod 1 , passed 1st time, 3 lessons later and ready for mod 2, again passed 1st time. The staff at Shire oak are spot on and will always advise the best way to go, they even put 2 lessons in 1 as I was capable on a 650 saving me around ยฃ65.00. They also worked round a knee operation I had but still kept me on track. The instructors are clearly very experienced and very patient and understanding and always go the extra mile to explain clearly where you are going wrong. I couldn't help notice that these guys have received a 1 star review which surprised me and after reading what was mentioned I could easily relate to what the car driver was saying. During all lessons I had, I never once felt I was not in safe hands, even when Paul moved across me to block car drivers that were trying to squeeze into a gap which would have caused me to have to break hard and reduce my breaking distance and also come between myself and an instructor that I pretty much needed to be close to in order to follow instruction. In my view and the fact that I was actually on that ride the instructor did absolutely nothing wrong , in simple terms Paul could see a potential danger and put himself into a position in order to protect his students and as already mentioned I always felt safe and protected. Some might think that I would write this review just because I am happy to have passed, however as I am a senior operations manager as a profession I know quality within the work place when I see it and believe me if I felt threatened at any time within my learning journey I would definitely say. If you are thinking of taking your bike test I would highly recommend these guys. Spend time wit the office team to work out your plan and then go for it, you will no regret it. Great job Shire oak and thank you.
Richard Gudgeon
I remember Shireoak Motorcycles being on the Annex years ago, came here almost 10 years later to find the same great staff running the business. The instructors are very informative and helpful and the lessons are reasonably priced. They are extremely accommodating for those who work shifts which was a real bonus. They also offer additional help when you pass, Bikesense and Advanced if that's you're ticket. Would definitely recommend for anyone wanting to get out on two wheels! I went from never being on a bike (as the rider...) to full direct access licence in just over 3 months!
Majestic Narcissist
Paul and the other instructors are very down to earth genuine people, passed my Mod 1 and mod 2 booked. Would recommend for any skill level, really good instructors
Jambourine H
You couldn't find better training than at Shireoak. These guys are brilliant instructors and don't just teach the basics to get you through the test, they actually teach you how to be a good and safe rider after you have passed. Highly recommended.
Tom Vlogs
So far Yvonne and the trainers at Shireoak have been amazing. Very patient and undsrstanding on every level. Three weeks ago I'd never set foot on a motorcycle, now I am confidently riding round on my 125 having passed my CBT with them and I'm now well into the training for my Mod 1, booked for mid May. I can't recomend these guys highly enough, top of their field with fantastic and very competitive pricing!
Ashley Shelton
Did my CBT as a first time rider on Saturday with great instructors. All staff that I met were friendly and welcoming. They take time to watch your skills and give you advice on how to improve. Will be using for Full licence training Thanks again, especially to Mark and Nigel for getting me through the test.
Kyle Fisher
I 100% would recommend Shiroak motorcycle training to anyone who is looking to get their bike license. The whole team are brilliant, friendly & really helpful.
Myles Whitehead
Shireoak were fantastic from start to finish and really glad I found them. Having already completed my CBT and theory I was taken out with Paul for a handful of lessons, he has a great approach to teaching, giving constant reminders and information. Having bike experience before Paul had me in for my test after 3 or so lessons and I passed my mod 2 with 0 minors so he really knows how to teach! A pleasure to deal with (and ride!) And Yvonne in the office is super helpful. Hugely recommended!! Thanks Shireoak ๐Ÿ‘
Andy Smith
Highly recommend Shire Oak training, Yvonne keeps you up to date with appointments for training and test times, good for me as Iโ€™m useless at remembering stuff! Paul is also honest with his training. If he thinks your ready for test(s) he will say no more training is needed. I like this non โ€œBusinessโ€ approach to things only having 2 lessons to get me through my Mod 2. If you are thinking of direct access Shire oak is ideal as they actually take you to practice your Mod 1 at the test centre in Burton. Overall top people to learn with cheers guys.
tomek tt
Best place to get your motorcycle licence. I had lessons with all of their instructors and they all are fantastic. Passed my tests first time. They focus on getting you licence not on ripping all your hard earned money. Thanks guys one more time.

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