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About Us:

Channel Rider Training has been family owned and run by motorcycle enthusiasts since 1984 - yes 30 years of industry leading experience.

We have grown to be the largest and acknowledged best in Kent. Ask around, we have the "top notch" reputation; friendly yet totally professional.

Our training centre is in the town you test in, with easy access from motorway, mainline rail station and bus routes. Fully self contained, it combines a comfortable indoor classroom with a unique tarmac'd off-road training area; with road markings and junctions. Our offices, garages and workshop are also on-site.

We give quality and value for your time and money. With top quality kit, quality modern Bikes and the best, fully qualified expert Instructors you can see why :-

Kent Motorcycle Dealers Recommend "Channel" To Their Customers.

Experts ? well yes, we are highly regarded throughout the Industry.
We regularly advise other Training Schools and are even asked to sit as Government Advisors, part of their panel of experts.
Govt. consultations on motorcycling matters are routinely sent to Channel Rider Training.

Our credits, as acknowledged experts to represent the Motorcycle Training Industry have included:-

MRTA (Motorcycle Rider Training Association) Committee and elected Chairman. The MRTA subsequently joined with: -

MCITA (Motorcycle Industry Trainers Association)
Founding member, Committee and selected Chairman.

RMIF (Retail Motor Industry Federation Ltd)
Elected to Main Board Directorship.

DfT (Department for Transport)
Member, "National Motorcycle Council, Training-Testing and Licensing Sub Group".

DfT Member Motorcycle Stakeholder Advisory Group.

DSA (Driving Standards Agency)
Founding member of the DSA's "Safer Motorcycling Group" which advises on DSA's motorcycle policy, primarily on training and testing matters.

For example, reviewing / advising on:-
Implementing new EC motorcycle test law into UK legislation. (The latest - 2013 - changes are included on this website.)
Motorcycle Instructor qualifications and registration.
The CBT course (under review).
Test training and in particular Direct Access training (under review).
Post test training (the RPMT), now in force.

The Motorcycle Industry submissions to the Parliamentary Transport Select Committee on the "New 2-Part Test".

The Motorcycle Industry design for an EC compliant but on-road 1-Part Test.
(These two publications led to the Select Committee severely criticizing the DSA and now the current test is being completely reviewed - victory at last?)

May 2008:-Instructor Guidance Manual " The New Test, Changes and the Motorcycle Manoeuvring Area" (Teaching the new test.)

May 2009:- Instructor Guidance Manual "Cornering / Swerving - Counter-steer & Hazard Avoidance" (Teaching "Countersteer" and cornering techniques.)

May 2011:- The new Instructor Guidance Manual "Revised Module 1 Test " (Teaching the new test variations). Once again, we're at the front !

Various and ongoing, commentaries on consultative bodies, Planning Authorities (for the new test centres) etc.

Our safe, off road training area.


Fully qualified instructors will train you in the classroom and on the road.


Channel's Chief Instructor, Nigel Introduced as Guest Speaker at the DSA's Motorcycle Training, National Conference .

We have a broad selection of motorcycles and scooters to suit the different training courses and students of all abilities.

Channel Rider Training
Ross Way
CT20 3UJ

Tel. 01303 22 0800

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