121 Bike Training School

121 Bike Training School, Unit 1a, Swan lane, , Newmarket, CB8 7FN

About 121 Bike Training School

121 Motorbike Training School offers both CBT and DAS training. They guarantee high standards of training with the instructors teaching the best techniques, with a high value for money and plenty of glowing customer reviews.

Located in Exning near Newmarket, with 121, you can learn to ride on a range of new manual and automatic motorcycles and learn all the theory elements of your training in their indoor classroom. There is also a cafe available on site, perfect for if you've forgotten your packed lunch on the day! There is a good mixture of town and country roads for you to learn on and of course, being based in the Fens, all the roads will be nice and flat!

121 provides bike hire, jacket and gloves hire and helmet hire on the day, so all you'll need to provide are sturdy boots that support your ankle, and thick unripped jeans or motorcycle trousers.

Owners Ian and Rachel pride themselves in achieving the highest standards in everything they set out to do. With over 30 years riding experience between them, they are friendly, patient and very knowledgeable, and will go the extra mile to make your learning to ride experience the best possible!

When travelling by car, the school is based just off the A14 and is easily accessible. When travelling by train, 121 can arrange for you to be picked up from Newmarket Railway station. This needs to be requested in advance, so ensure to contact the school once you're booked in if you'd like to take this offer up! If you'd prefer to get there yourself, it'll be a 10 minute taxi ride, or you can catch the 11 bus from outside Waitrose in Newmarket town centre. If you fancy a bit of a walk, it's a brisk 1 hour walk from the train station to reach the training site.


Bike Hire: True

Helmet Hire: True

Gloves and jackets Included: True

On site Cafe: True

On Site cafe: False

Indoor Classroom: True


121 Bike Training School, Unit 1a, Swan lane, , Newmarket, CB8 7FN


andre goncalves
Couldn’t have chosen a better place to learn how to ride a motorcycle. Ian is a great coach. Friendly. Professional. Most importantly, Straight to the point. There is also a shop where you can buy your own gear at a great price.
Ev Kozma
Just did my CBT with Ian, Rachel and Daniel. As a novice who had never been on a motorbike previously, the team made me feel super comfortable and gave me lots of confidence. A great team, they’re all super experienced and fun. Loved the day! Highly recommend.
Greg McSorley
A fantastic experience with a great team of people. Over the course of 5 days I got my CBT, mod 1 and mod 2 tests prepared and passed first time. The teaching is very well structured and Ian and Mark are both great instructors adapting the sessions to your needs. Couldn't recommend them more!
Iulian Mihailov
I got my CBT and A2 license with them. They are very professional, good and helping people which helped me to pass recently my A2 license. Ian is the best instructor you can have to get on a motorcycle, as he teaches you how to ride safely and effectively. Rachel is the most professional manager which helps to make your timetable work for you. The most important, reminds you to take all your documents and the time to be at the unit for the next lesson. All the other team members are friendly and nice. Prices are acceptable as well and overall experience is amazing. Thank you.
Dan Parker
My girlfriend and I recently passed our mod 1 and mod 2 tests and also did our cbt with these excellent people, extremely knowledgeable, confidence giving, absolutely brilliant fun, all members of the team helping you any way they can, loved the experience. Mark was our teacher and couldn’t have illustrated absolute safety whilst making it enjoyable more clearly, will recommend to anyone!
Gary Stephenson
I have just spent the day with the 121 team completing my CBT. I would thoroughly recommend them. There training is excellent , explanations are clear and they spend time with each of you for that 1 to 1 training. I felt like I was in safe hands at all times. If your looking for a training school give these guys a call.
I began my motorcycle journey back in February 2022, starting with my CBT. Rachel, Ian, Mark and the rest of the team where really great and gave me the confidence to get through the CBT first time - having never rode a motorbike in my life! After that positive experience, I decided to stick with them, and after completing my theory and hazard perception, went on to take and pass both my Mod1 and Mod2 tests, giving me my full license. During the CBT training everyone had been very relaxed and friendly, so I was a little daunted when during my first ride out on the larger bike things moved away from the previous friendly approach. However, what soon became clear was that this was being done in my own interests. Don't misunderstand - both Mark and Ian were always as friendly off-road but whilst on the bike, it was their job to help keep me safe and alive - not just during the lesson but long after I had left them to take to the road alone. As soon as I understood that approach - all was great! As other reviews have stated, both Mark and Ian have a wicked sense of humour and put this to good use in order to make you feel relaxed during the lesson. They were always happy to take time to answer my questions no matter how daft nor how many times they will have been asked the very same question by other pupils. 121 also has a good range of clothing and accessories in stock, and if there is something not quite your size or not available, Rachel does a sterling job of quickly getting the items ordered for you. I kitted myself out pretty much exclusively from their range of clothes and was very happy with the prices paid. I will use them again to buy anything else I need as their premises are very conveniently located near to where I live - and its good to see what you're purchasing at first hand, rather than just seeing a picture of something on a remote website. If you are looking to take your first step into the world of motorcycling or just need to brush up on your existing skills, I would not hesitate to recommend 121 Motorbike Training in Exning - they're a great bunch, and you won't regret your choice of training school 👍
Charlotte Bright
I cannot recommend Ian, Mark & Rachel enough, great bunch, Patient and informative, fricken fantastic sense of humour which makes the learning experience easier, Ian says it exactly how it is, no beating round the bush and that’s how I’d expect treated if I done anything deemed unsafe, on the road I felt safe with these guys. I had no bike experience before learning and now have my full license first time pass on both modules. Hope to you see you all again soon 😊 x
RichO Dappa
Completed my CBT with 121 today and Can't speak Highly enough! Completely take any stress away from the day, very encouraging and all incredible teachers. Did my on-road with Russell and he was an absolute legend, full of amazing information and advice, the whole day was just so fun and feel I have been given the tools to be safe on the road. Thank you so much guys!
Nicholas Walker
Myself and my Wife completed our CBT. I can recommend highly 121, they're a great team- fun and friendly. Also the shop in Exning has a great range of safety gear to get you started. On towards our A2 next- Thanks 121!
Paul Wernicke
I did both my CBT and A2 here. Great experience both times. I can only recommend them.
Liam Williams
Had a wonderful day learning to ride a bike with 121. Super friendly, patient people. Would highly recommend, I myself will visit again for more lessons simply because they're that good 👍
Ricky Saltwell
Just completed my full bike licence with 121 and what can i say other than brilliant group and fantastic instructors. I done cbt with them to my full bike licence made me feel comfortable and just such a good laugh. Would recommend 100% ..... thanks all of you truly amazing and very grateful see you all soon
Stuart Miller
Great people who care about motorbikes and motorcyclists. No pop in and pass here but expert tuition. Would highly recommend. Also a decent range of clothes and accessories.
Gareth Doherty
I booked in with 121 to do my CBT with no previous knowledge of the company and no extensive research. It was my first time riding a 125 and was extremely nervous, I didn’t need to be. From start to finish I was put at ease. I was even late as the dog ran off with my driving license (true story) and they were very understanding. All of the staff were exceedingly knowledgeable, friendly and gave me the time I needed to be able to safely take to the road. I can’t recommend this amazing bunch highly enough. They also have a brilliant selection of bikes and equipment including clothing at great prices. If you’re in two minds about booking with them, just do it, you won’t be disappointed.
Claire Geoghegan
Ian, Rachel and team are great! They take the time and tailor the instruction needed to the right level and pace for each person and offer lots of encouragement. My husband and I have both gone through from never having ridden before to doing our CBT and full test. Highly recomended.
Logan Cullum
Amazing group of staff, perfect motorcycle training. Wouldn't change anything. I completed both my CBT and full licence at 121 Motorbike training and I couldn't recommend them more. If you need any motorcycle training, get in contact with 121 Motorbike training.
Abbie Chetwynd
Thank you 121 you are all amazing and brilliant! 12 months ago I had a terrible experience at a Cambridge based school which nearly put me off learning. I contacted Rachel at 121 and she was brilliant from the onset. The whole team are skilled, patient, and very knowledgeable. I was nervous, but almost instantly I was made to feel welcome and most importantly, like I was in really safe hands. I passed my CBT with 121, and will be using 121 for my full license. Thank you everyone at 121.
Viv Klopper
The trainers are so patient and encouraging. I started the day with absolutely no knowledge of riding a motorbike to being able to ride safely down a busy high street and doing 60mph on a long straight by the end of the day. I'm in my sixties, so I feel that I have really accomplished something I've been thinking about for years. Definitely recommend this training school for even a real beginner like myself.
Mitchell Human
Highly recommended these guy for any motorcycle training. Helped me from my A2 licence to my full A with only minamual lessons, and never left without have a laugh thought out the day. 👍
Terry Wells
121 motorcycle training have been friendly, professional and excellent value for money. I believe if I had gone with a large corporation for my training I wouldn't have passed everything first time around. The experience and professionalism of the team at 121 training have given me the confidence to progress much faster than I thought possible. I would recommend 121 training to anyone that's wanting to do motorcycle training and I don't believe there's another motorcycle training school in my area of the same caliber and good reputation. Thank you 121 motorcycle training, I've had an awesome experience and come away with my licence a happy man 👍👍
Ian Hawkins
A dream of mine has come true today... I passed my full motorbike test!! 😊😊. In just over a month the team at 121 have taken me from a complete novice to full licence! The knowledge and experience in the team is fantastic. Special thanks to Rachel & Ian for being so flexible in arranging sessions to fit in around work! Such a great team! Thanks again all!!! Cannot recommend more highly!!
tim cutter
I have just passed my mod2 after 1st try and to say I am happy is an understatement. I'm 63 and am definitely a late starter as a motorcyclist and am wishing I'd have started this journey years ago. Absolutely love it! , Thank you so much to the team for all their help and patience especially Rachel and Ian who took me under his wing and got me my full licence. Thanks guys See you on the road soon. 🏍️
BAM BAM The wolf
I did my CBT with 121 a few weeks ago, Rachel was very helpful and patient explaining everything I needed to do for my full licence. On the day the whole team was very helpful and welcoming putting me at ease straight away! Joe was very helpful throughout the day 😉and Russell had plenty of feedback 😁. I will definitely be going on to complete my full licence as soon as i have passed my theory test. I'd most definitely recommend 121 to my friends and family in the future.
Adrian Iles
I passed my Category A licences this week with 1-2-1. Ian and Rachel and the team made the whole experience a real joy, their passion and dedication to their craft really shows through in abundance. Making the experience lots of fun, very memorable whilst still maintain that high level of skill and focus on training and safety…brilliant. My son is going to be siting his category A licence next spring and I have no hesitation in putting him into the care of Ian and Rachel. Thank you, guys. Warmest Wishes Adrian
Toby Bingham
Great bunch of people, really enthusiastic. Got me through my full license whilst having fun on a bike! Would highly recommend!
Sandra Barney
Completed my CBT with 121 and had a very enjoyable day. The team were amazing, so professional and very friendly. I would highly recommend 121 to anyone looking to do bike training.
Mike Hashim
Don't go anywhere else! Absolutely amazing group of people, they made the day fun and safe. Great laugh and if you're not a k**b you might get a free ice lolly if it's hot. Seriously great group of people and wouldn't go anywhere else, they also have a well priced ship with decent gear. Can't recommend enough!
Vicki Richer
I would highly recommend 121. Having never riden a scooter before I was anxious, wondering what I was letting myself in for. Before the course they answered all of my questions and during the course they did everything to boost my confidence, whilst giving feedback that allowed me to progress and build on what I was learning.
Tom Crick
If you are looking to do your CBT, 121 give you or your children a serious but calm environment and they also like to have a joke during the day Which is nice! They actually seem like they care, and even tho you’re there for a Quite a few hours it’s highly enjoyable, also whilst mastering The 2-wheels. Top staff, very helpful! Highly recommend! They also have a lovely little store inside that has helmets, jackets, gloves everything you would need if you Didn’t already! Super handy
Chris P
Rachel and Ian provided exceptional training and customer service. they took me through to passing my full licence. Even with a last minute cancellation of my mod 2 test (not by them), they managed to get me re booked and passed within a week. i couldn't be happier and would recommend them to anyone. Thank you guys
Neno Atanasov
You are the best guys! Ian, thank you for your patience with me during the course:) Rachel, well done for organising everything. I'll definitely come back there but already as bike rider. Thank you!
Gary Hogger
121 are absolutely brilliant. These guys got me my full bike licence within 2 weeks. They really went out of there way to help me out for a biking trip I had planned. I'd advise any one who's thinking about getting there bike licence to go with these guys. Very professional and a great laugh to. Don't go any where else 121 all the way. Cheers guys 👌
Chris Gill
Great day spent with the guys at 121 Motorbike Training. Training was professional and made interesting by instructors who clearly have a big passion for biking. CBT complete and i will be using 121 for the next two modules. I Highly recommend 121 motorbike training school. Many thanks to all involved today. Chris
jacqui spall
My 17 year old daughter has just passed her CBT with 121 bike training in Newmarket and said the instructors were knowledgeable, friendly and made her feel safe. Would highly recommend to anyone wanting to learn. Fantastic experience.
Sebastian Studart
Excellent day at my cbt on Saturday. All instructors were friendly and helpful. Lots of banter as well which was great. Be back soon to get on the big bike 😁 ( vettel )
PJ Vespa
I did the CBT course yesterday. Everyone was very friendly and helpful, and the course was very well run. I’d definitely recommend them to others.
Sam Millbanks
These guys are amazing, very friendly and professional, the team can’t do enough to help and steer you in the right direction. Thank you for an awesome day.
Krystian Grudzinski
I've just passed my full licence with 121. Ian, Rachel and rest of crew are the best!! The most important thing about way they teach you is that, they show you way of thinking about certain situations not just how to pass your exam. Great team! Cheers and see you soon guys! Brilliant training school!! Instructors knows theirs jobs and are professionals. In the same time relaxing atmosphere and full of jokes, what makes all course nice and easy. No stress. Highly recommend!!
Patryk Wojtowicz
I was recommended by a friend and it's an absolutely amazing place and has great people! Extremely friendly instructors and I received quality training and more feedback than I originally thought they would give me. If you're looking for honesty and for a great time whilst training to get on the motorcycle then look no further. 10/10 to the staff there, you feel at home with these guys.
Amy Paffey
Great bunch of people. Made me feel really comfortable and answered all my questions. I passed on a automatic and im definitely coming back to do a manual :)
Matthew Thickett
Great bunch of people to learn to ride with, all very knowledgable and made me feel very relaxed and gave me the confidence and knowledge I needed to to get out on the road, I am looking forward to getting my full license with them. I would highly recommend using 121 motorbike training if you are wanting to learn to ride or just want a refresher.
Leon Smith
Great bunch of guys all very knowledgeable and great relaxed atmosphere to learn in with nice bikes to learn on. I would highly recommend to anyone wanting to ride for the first time or brush up on their riding
Sam Lee
Great bunch to learn to ride with. Either if it's your first time on a bike or brushing up for a full licence. Relaxed atmosphere covering all the essentials needed to take to the road safely. Nice selection of bikes and gear to suit all!

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