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We are a small, friendly motorcycle & scooter training school with a big reputation, making your training fun whilst maintaining a high standard of tuition. Our first priority is always your safety. Feel free to check out our Google Reviews completed by satisfied students over the past few years.

Saferide motorcycle & scooter training is run by Tony Iles in partnership with a dedicated and experienced team of instructors. You can find out more here.

First and foremost, SAFERIDE Motorcycle and Scooter Training is the ONLY school you require for all of your training needs, with a CBT (Compulsory Basic Training) training site in the Brighton & Hove district. We cover every aspect of your training, from your first baby steps as a complete novice on a New Rider course or CBT, right through to getting your full motorcycle licence. You can find all the information you need on the training pages, and a full list of our courses which  run 7 days a week.

We are based in Southwick, which is just 4 miles from Brighton city centre, with easy access by car and FREE parking. If you’re travelling by public transport, the Fishersgate train station is just a 10 minute walk and Brighton buses serve the area regularly as well.

Why book with SAFERIDE?

Other than our reputation which is second to none, there’s always cost. Our course fees are highly competitive and you’ll be training in small groups, where the instructor will be able to focus on your needs. Our course fees are fully inclusive of all costs, including not only the training fees but also the bike hire, fully comprehensive insurance, safety riding equipment and test fees.

If you’re looking for motorcycle instructors with a friendly disposition and a good sense of humour, who are calm and relaxed with a willingness to listen to all your needs, then SAFERIDE Motorcycle and Scooter Training School is the first and last place to call.


Our most popular courses run on a regular basis. Check out available dates and make your booking online.

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Our Most Popular Training Courses

New Rider Course

If you’re completely new to riding and feel nervous about doing the CBT (Compulsory Basic Training) then you can try our New Rider Course, a 2 hour session without any pressure.

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This is your first step to riding either a moped or motorbike. CBT (Compulsory Basic Training) is scheduled as a one day course designed to teach you the basic skills required to ride on the road.

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CBT Renewals

If your CBT certificate is still valid and is just about to run out, then you can book onto one of our Fast Track CBT renewal courses. We will only have other people on your course who are in a similar position.

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Full Licence Training

We offer training for your full licence, whether it is for A1, A2 or the DAS (Direct Access Scheme) test as consecutive 4, 5, 6 or 7 days training programs.

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  • Attended my CBT today, both instructors were patient, understanding and constantly cracking jokes, making you feel at ease when talking to them about any concerns you may have, it was a very chilled day, I had little experience on the road, and didn't necessarily ace everything that I was taught either, however they don't expect perfection. I enjoyed every minute of today. And it was a pleasure to be taught by these guys. I will be back for the full licence soon, thanks again.

    ThatNorthernLad . Avatar ThatNorthernLad .
    2nd February 2020
  • Great training, nice bikes and Steve is a great if strict instructor. Passed first time 🙂

    Caroline Hawes Avatar Caroline Hawes
    10th January 2023
  • What a riding school! I have done both my CBT previously and just done my A2, and have nothing but praise for the team. The experience is smooth, all the way from booking your course to the training and testing itself. I was lucky enough to have Steve U as my A2 instructor, he was so well presented and mannered throughout the whole course. He always focused on making me feel as safe and as educated on any mishaps as possible, whilst still being forward enough for me to really understand and learn going forward. I never felt as if I couldn’t speak up and ask questions, even if they seemed a little silly. The whole team and Steve U especially are so personable, welcoming and friendly. I recommend this school to anyone looking to get on the road! Will be back for my A license in 2 years 🙂

    Devran Duran Avatar Devran Duran
    14th May 2023
  • Did my new rider lesson with Tony and CBT a few weeks later at Saferide, Ian was the instructor on the day of my CBT and was amazing throughout. He was very clear with his instructions, made sure you understood what the instructions were and was very patient. Can't rate Saferide enough, all very friendly staff. Will definitely be coming back for my full license!

    Sadie Gregory Avatar Sadie Gregory
    26th August 2023
  • I did my CBT with Saferide on the 19th May after multiple issues trying to sort one out. Straight away when I arrived John and Tony were there, very clear on what we needed to do for social distancing and how the day would be set out to keep them and us safe. The day as a whole was brilliant, John was very professional and knowledgable and made the whole experience a very good one. Tony was awesome, the best sense of humour going 🙂 I will definitely be returning to complete my full license! I would highly recommend them to anyone wishing to have any training

    Holly-may Penny Avatar Holly-may Penny
    5th June 2020

As well as New Rider, CBT, CBT Renewals and Full Licence training and tests, we offer much more including: Rider Buddy, Back-2-Biking, Instructor Training and Motorcycle Maintenance courses.

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