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
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
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
Govt. consultations on motorcycling matters are routinely
sent to Channel Rider Training.
Our credits, as acknowledged
experts to represent the Motorcycle Training Industry
MRTA (Motorcycle Rider
Training Association) Committee and elected Chairman.
The MRTA subsequently joined with: -
Industry Trainers Association)
Founding member, Committee and selected Chairman.
RMIF (Retail Motor
Industry Federation Ltd)
Elected to Main Board Directorship.
DfT (Department for
Member, "National Motorcycle Council, Training-Testing
and Licensing Sub Group".
DfT Member Motorcycle
Stakeholder Advisory Group.
DSA (Driving Standards
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
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?)
Guidance Manual " The New Test, Changes and the
Motorcycle Manoeuvring Area" (Teaching the new
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.