Richmond has multiple CBT training sites nearby, the closest and cheapest being Heathrow Motorcycle Training School. It is an extremely popular training site with a large training area and an indoor classroom.
Another option would be Off the Kerb based in Shepherds Bush, conveniently only a short walk from White City, Wood Lane and Latimer Road underground stations. The CBT training school is based at the White City Territorial Army Centre and has an enclosed, private, off road training pad with an indoor classroom.
You might find another site in London suits you better, we also have partner schools in Feltham, Wembley and Wimbledon however the best thing to do is put your postcode into the search box at the top of this page and browse through all of the local CBT training sites in and around Richmond.
Richmond is positioned on the outskirts of London making it the perfect location for commuting into central London to avoid public transport that can be pretty unreliable, not to mention expensive!
The A316 will easily get you out of Richmond and will lead you either over Chiswick Bridge or Putney Bridge, depending on where you need to get to in central London.
Staying safe while commuting is key, we have a helpful guide featuring our Top 10 Tips for New Riders Commuting by Motorcycle or Scooter. We highly advise reading through the guide before you start commuting to make sure you are prepared for all weather and have the right security in place to keep your motorbike/scooter safe.
Unless you’ve had your heart set on a specific 125cc motorbike, a 50cc scooter is a perfect starting point for getting you on the road commuting. They are generally cheaper so it’s less of an investment which might mean you can start riding sooner!
If you plan to only ride for commuting purposes a 50cc has plenty enough power and speed for City/Town riding, getting you safely from A to B.
If you’re overwhelmed by searching online for the perfect scooter then head to our guide where we list our Top 8 Scooters for Commuting, featuring a mixture of 50cc and 125cc scooters for you to compare.