1st Motorcycle Training

1st Motorcycle Training, Birmingham and Solihull Rugby Club, Forshaw Heath Ln, Portway, Solihull, B94 5LH

About 1st Motorcycle Training

1st Motorcycle Training has been providing top-quality CBT courses in the Birmingham area for over 20 years. With their years of experience and dedication to providing a safe and relaxed environment for riders, they have earned a reputation as one of the best training schools in the area. Their excellent pass rates are a testament to the quality of their training programs and their commitment to helping riders learn the basics of motorcycle riding in a hands-on and practical way.

All of the instructors at 1st Motorcycle Training are DSA approved and highly experienced, with a wealth of knowledge and expertise to share with their students. They are passionate about helping new riders get on the road safely and confidently and are always happy to answer any questions or provide guidance throughout the training process.

1st Motorcycle Training is conveniently located just off of Billesley Common and provides a large on-site training pad for riders to gain experience and practice their skills. For riders who prefer to travel by public transport, the school is situated only half an hour's walk from Yardley Wood Train Station, via Trittiford Road. If you're driving, the school is located on the A4040, making it easily accessible by car.

The training site is close to amenities where you can get some food and drink if you've not brought any with you. We'd recommend bringing refreshments with you, or picking some up on the day, to keep you fuelled up for your day of learning and training!

You will need to bring your own gear on the day, including motorcycle gloves, a thick jacket, thick trousers such as jeans and sturdy boots that support the ankle. However, the school provides a helmet and bike for you to use during your training.

With their experienced instructors, high-quality training programs, and convenient location, 1st Motorcycle Training offer everything you need to get on to two wheels with confidence.


Bike Hire: True

Helmet Hire: True

Gloves and jackets Included: True

On site Cafe: False

On Site cafe: True

Indoor Classroom: True


1st Motorcycle Training, Birmingham and Solihull Rugby Club, Forshaw Heath Ln, Portway, Solihull, B94 5LH


Bonnie Rees
Done CBT and refreshers with these guys. Just spent a week with Simon doing the intense course towards my full licence. Very patient. If I didn't understand or get something he always had a way to explain it. I wouldn't go anywhere else.
John Wilkinson
Excellent ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป CBT refresher provided by Ian today, I have done a few CBTโ€™s before and I would say I learnt the most from this one than any other I had done before. Ian riding knowledge and road knowledge is amazing and he delivers the training in a relaxed ๐Ÿ˜Ž manner, if you make a mistake he advises how you can correct it so you learn from it. I will definitely be using 1st again ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ›ต๐Ÿ๏ธ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป
E-R Joanette
Passed my cbt (moped) back in late April and the instructors Ian and Gary were great. Made sure i felt confident before leading the drive around west heath. Thoroughly enjoyed the day altogether. Thanks!
Did my CBT here a few days ago. And let me just say it was the best place I could have went to. The instructor Ian went through everything thoroughly and helped me as someone whoโ€™s never been on the road before, have a great understanding of the road rules and what to do and what not to do. He made the training feel easy and I just want to say a massive thank you to Ian!
Karthik Srinivas
Really enjoyed the motorcycle training program. As someone who with limited experience with motorcycles, I was a bit nervous when I signed up for the course, but Simon quickly put me at ease. I had the chance to attend the 3 days program and we covered both MOD 1 and MOD 2. Simon's training for MOD 1 was very thorough and focused on the essential skills needed to pass the test. He helped us practice each manoeuvre required for the test. RE: MOD 2 - He provided us with detailed guidance on how to navigate different road conditions and traffic situations, and helped us practice essential skills like observation, signalling, and positioning. Simon's patient and supportive approach helped me feel confident and relaxed during the test, and I passed with flying colours thanks to his excellent training. Overall, the entire program including initial assessment was outstanding. His emphasis on safety, attention to detail, proper technique and personalized feedback helped me become a confident and competent motorcycle rider. I highly recommend his training services to anyone looking to pass their motorcycle test and become a skilled/safe rider.
Hassan Idrees
Just passed my module 2 today!! Excited is an understatement. Can't praise Simon enough for his superb training. Everything from start to finish was top tier. Thanks to the training and key details taught, I got through my mod1 and mod2 first time round. Definitely highly recommend 1st motorcycle training for what they do best๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿผ.
Chris Chambers
Brilliant instructor school to train for CBT and full bike licence. Simon and Ian are both great instructors, very patient and very professional. I enjoyed my experience with 1st motorcycle training and can't recommend them enough. Thanks again to Ian and Simon ๐Ÿ‘Œ
Matt Mcguirk
CBT course instructed by Ian. What a thorough instructor! Kept me learning and opening new skills on the road. Looking forward to completing my direct access with this school! Highly recommend Edit: Completed my DAS with Simon. Passed 1st time mod 1 and 2. 1 minor on each!. What a great instructor! Helped us immensely and made us fantastic riders. Cannot rate this school high enough!
Adam Joseph
Great lads. They can't do enough to help you learn and master bike riding. Even when that 1 person in the group can't do a U-Turn, they work closely with them to ensure they get it eventually. Highly recommended.
Owen Brown
Did my CBT with Simon, great day of training on a manual bike. Very patient trainer, loads of experience, well maintained bike. It is a long day, so be prepared with some drinks and food for yourself for the day. Will forever be thinking about my "Lifesaver" now and will never wear trainers on a bike!!
Kieran Hughes
I booked a CBT with these guys a week ago. Ian, the instructor, was fantastic with clear and concise instructions, and also friendly. It was a lot of fun and they even have weekend bookings. After looking around at other companies, I have to say these guys are the best and won't be beaten on price either. I will be returning when I'm ready for my next step.
Kawther Ahmad
I had my CBT training here two days ago and I'm still happy about it today! Even before I booked my Training with them I got friendly and kind response over WhatsApp on what I need to have and apply for. The training itself was very informative and beneficial without being boring or too much. Our instructor Ian was very kind, empathetic and professional. I felt safe during all the training and looked after very well. So happy to have my certificate now ๐Ÿ˜Š I would definitely recommend anyone else that place. Already told my friend who is looking into doing a motorcycle license about it and forwarded their website.
Muhammad Qasim
My first day training was great and I am happy to say that I passed. I am very pleased to say that the training ran really smoothly and everything was explained clearly step by step. My instructor Ian was very supportive and provided me with clear and useful information during the training. Thank you for the time and effort that was put in to this training to make it effective. Your all doing a great job.
Jose angel Cicilia
Today was an amazing day. Today I took my CBT test and everything went Perfect, Definitely the best place to take the CTB and any course, incredible instructor Ian, an excellent person, Cheerful, patient in teaching in detail, everything that Instructor Ian taught us today was extraordinary, the training in and on the street was perfect, many many thanks I had a lot of fun, it was very easy and everything was smooth, excellent communication and instruction in every detail. A highly recommended place, I'm so glad for that's incredible day with Ian, Thanks so much, God bless you. 1st Motorcycle Training
k. k
Ian was an amazing instructor, helped me every step of the way to make me feel comfortable and relaxed on a bike. Pointed out areas in which I needed to improve, and provided the perfect advice in order to do so. Excellent day. Would highly recommend.
Aman Singh
Passed full Category A Licence perfectly today. Simon and his team really do train you more than to pass your licence. Would highly recommend him for CBT or full licence courses. He knows his stuff really well. Thank you very much Simon :)
Umar Sheikh
What can I say, Simon is an amazing instructor, very helpful and patient. He helped me with my CBT and I now feel a lot more confident riding a motorcycle. Would definitely get my direct access training with him. Highly recommend.
James Jeffrey
Just passed my MOD 1 & MOD 2 test with simon (first time may I add. so did my younger brother back in august) Great instructor, very well experienced and all round great guy! Couldn't recommend him enough if your looking at venturing onto 2 wheels.
Iron Squad
Si is a great instructor, very patient and thorough is his approach. Passed my MOD1 and 2 with him first time and I couldn't have asked for any other instructor. Thanks again Oli
Gail Newood
Great instructor, very knowledgeable and patient. Would recommend to anyone thinking of learning to ride a motorbike
Nomaan Nawaz
Words cannot even describe how I feel right now, if your interested in learning to ride a bike whether it's your CBT or working towards a full bike licence, then Simon Williams from 1st Motorcycle training is the guy I would recommend without a shadow of a doubt, I wouldn't look anywhere else. If I was to be offered a better deal in price from another training centre then I would turn it down within a heartbeat. Professionalism and friendliness from start to finish, whilst receiving the training my confidence wasnt the best to start with, but with Simon's help he made me overcome myself and I passed both my Mod 1 and Mod 2 bike tests. Simon your an absolute legend and thank you for your time and making my training soo enjoyable.
M Centi
Having no previous experience of riding motorcycles, only my trusty bicycle, it was not without initial trepidation and nerves that I did my CBT yesterday. Needless to say, our instructor, Ian was brilliant, very experienced, patient and confidence inspiring. On the road we were joined by Simon, the other instructor, who was equally patient but also keenly observant of the basic mistakes I made. Youโ€™ll learn a hell of a lot from these guys and they will inspire you to be a safe and confident rider. Thoroughly recommended!
Had a great experience with the team at 1st Motorcycle Training. Very knowledgeable and experienced, they know the bikes and roads inside out. Felt safe from the start, and as a complete beginner I was nervous, but left the course feeling confident and most importantly safe. Lots of kit, equipment and bikes. Can't recommend the place highly enough - Fantastic!
Christopher Donoghue
Passed with simon last week and did cbt with him years prior๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ great guy also trainer, deffo reccomended riding school if you wanna learn to ride ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ
James Reeley
Simon was excellent. I had a three day training course and the two tests on DAS. one for MOD 1 and one for MOD 2. I passed both first time, I enjoyed the training and thought Si did a good job of meeting the needs of the both of us on the course.
Jamie Cecil
Simon has to be one of the best in the UK. With the time, skill and experience to put into every student he has. He got me from never riding to pass a DAS in a month and a half. He won't rush you or shame you he will get you where you need to be safely and happily to pass every test. Can't thank him enough really. Fair prices and great bikes to learn on. 10/10 A***
James Heath
Simon is absolutely brilliant, 30 years of experience, extremely patient and caring instructor who wants to teach you to ride safely as well as pass the test. I did my CBT then 4 day DAS with Simon and passed the mod 1 & mod 2 tests first time. I went from having never ridden a motorbike to fully licensed in less than 1 month. Couldn't recommend highly enough.
Sean Gilligan
Very experienced and knowledgeable. Had a great time. Highly recommended! Thanks Si
Robert Muir
Completed my CBT then my direct access course with Simon. Passed first time on both tests. Very good lessons would definitely reccomend. Now have a full license and enjoying my own bike! Thanks very much
Squeaky Solihull
I had the 3 day direct access training, I had little to no experience on a bike other than a passing the CBT a year prior... Given that Simons at 1st Motorcycle training got me thorough MOD 1 & 2 Simons teaching style really suited me. There was zero fluff, well practiced and articulated instructions to help a person with nearly zero motorbike experience. Not just that he's an interesting guy, definitely important if your going to spend the next 3 days learning and tweaking your motorcycle skills. By the end of the direct access training you'll be more than compitant for your exam - trained to a higher standard than the exam requires for sure I highly recommend 1st Motorcycle Training
I Mad
I passed my CBT last week. Simon is an excellent instructor who gives you all the support and encouragement you need.
Leon Tab
Completed my Direct Access course recently Simon has the patience of a saint and made it very clear what was needed to be done. I had not been on a bike since 1987 and that was a push bike so if like me you're a beginner I cant recommend 1st motorcycle training enough.
Hamza Ali
just completed my A2 upgrade with Simon and I have nothing bad to say at all. I was quite worried about some aspects of the mod 1 but Simon gave clear instruction and helped me get through it with 0 rider faults. I genuinely believe I have come out a much better rider. 10/10 would recommend anyone to use 1st Motorcycle!
Danyal Ahmed
Had fantastic day with Simon training for CBT. Highly recommended
Simon Hendry
Thank you Simon for your time, patience and training today. Would highly recommend you. Simon knows his stuff, his a very experienced rider/instructor. I went today and did my CBT, was very nervous this morning as it was my first time on a road bike, Simon has a very relaxed way of teaching, within half hour I was actually enjoying the training, and found his tutoring, advise, tips and nice down to earth nature made me settle in on the bike straight away. Feel more confident in myself on a bike now. I have arranged for my friend to do his CBT to with Simon to, thatโ€™s how confident Iโ€™am with this riding school, if you want the best, your already on the right page, get booking,
Rakib Rahman
Simon has the patience of a monk on morphine! Honest guy who doesnโ€™t just want to take your money. Cheers for getting me through the CBT mate. Looking forward to the DAS in a couple of months.
John Simpson
First and foremost I wanted to ride safely, the help and instruction received was first rate, highly recommended and at age 65 I passed, take your test here and be safe. 28/04/18.
Gavin Hackley
Completed my CBT training with Simon for the first time. I had fantastic instruction throughout the day and really enjoyed the course. I would highly recommend Simon to anyone interested in riding motorcycles safely on the roads! ๐Ÿ‘
Stephen Cooke
Exceptional training. I hadn't owned a motorcycle since 1991 but with Simon's direction I achieved my CBT on day one. I then did the three day direct access and passed both elements at the first time of trying. With 1st Motorcycle Training you're not only taught how to ride in order to achieve the standard required to "pass" you're taught how to be a safe rider. Under their patient tuition and as long as you listen to everything you will exceed the expectations required of the examiners. I believe that no other motorcycle training centre will arm you with the skills required to be an accomplished rider.
Wayne Hodgson
Done my CBT with Simon today, great instructor, learnt loads and really enjoyed the day. Cant wait to continue with my full motorbike licence. Would recommend for anyone to use! Update - just completed my full license mods 1 & 2, great instruction and preparedness give by Simon, flew pass the tests with no faults. Thanks again Simon, spot on. Would recommend to all!
Mod 1 & 2 (today!) both passed first time ๐Ÿค˜ It's been a real pleasure to meet Simon - he has a fantastic approach to advising and guiding you to ride a bike properly - around busy town roads, dual carriageways to the most fun on country lanes. A few great laughs along the way. His advice will remain with me and keep me safe on the roads. Thanks mate for everything. Cheers Gaz.
Josh Hodgson
Just had my CBT with Simon. He's a very good teacher and a genuine nice guy. Couldn't recommend him enough!

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