Is Essex The Perfect County For Motorcycling?

Essex is a great county for riding motorbikes. We have good roads and relatively good weather. Many country lanes provide very scenic rides and the beautiful Essex coast is just a short ride away.  All over the county bike clubs do ride outs at the weekend, you really don’t have to go far to find like-minded people to ride and socialise with. So let’s look at how you can get into riding in Essex. Pictured above is the cafe in Burnham-on-Crouch, a popular stop for motorcyclists in Essex.

Where To Learn To Ride

Many places offer intensive training courses where you can learn to ride a motorbike in a week. Before you can ride any bike on the road you must pass your CBT (compulsory basic training) test, which is carried out on a 125cc machine. This course and test is usually done in one day. Once passed, you can learn to ride on a 500cc on the roads.

1 Stop Instruction – www.1stopinstruction.com
Powerleague, Fairlop Oak
Hainault
Ilford, Essex
IG6 3HJ
 Tel: 0800 848 8418

ART Rider Training Ltd – www.artridertraining.co.uk
Unit L Wrexham Road
Laindon
Basildon
Essex
SS15 6PX
C-View Motorcycle Training – www.cviewtraining.co.uk
Bromfords School
Grange Avenue
Wickford
Essex
SS12 0LZ
Perfect Control Advanced Motorcycle Training – www.perfectcontrol.co.uk
Chelmsford
Essex
Ticket to Ride – ticket2ridemotorcycletraining.com
Based at T.K. Cope Moto, Yamaha Dealership
1 Grange Farm Road
Colchester
CO2 8JW
There are many more motorcycle training centres in Essex, so do also check local search engines for training centres.

Stay Safe on the Road

A word of caution to all would-be bikers – it is very important that your bike is always in excellent condition. Motorbikes are far less forgiving than cars – if you suffer a mechanical failure while riding you might find yourself involved in an accident, so it is essential to get your bike checked and serviced regularly, as well as reading up on the latest motorcycle maintenance tips. If you are concerned about your bike’s performance or suffer a breakdown, then make sure you are familiar with all the motorcycle repairs Essex has to offer.

Happy riding! If you book some training today, you could be out riding your brand new motorbike in just a few weeks time!

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