Operating from Aldwinians Rugby Club, Audenshaw (Manchester), RoadRider School of Motorcycling provides motorcycle training (CBT, DAS, Restricted, Advanced) to students throughout Manchester. Established in 2007, the instructors each have 8 years of experience in the Motorbike Training business.
The company is managed by Alex Walker and Alex Romano who have been involved in the Motorbike Training industry for many years. The guys are more than capable of taking good care of students, having established their own company after previously working for another large motorcycle training company in Manchester.
Teaching students to ride a motorcycle or scooter throughout the year, the company teaches students on new bikes and scooters (insurance is included). With use of the rugby club car park for initial training/slow manoeuvres with training by fully qualified instructors, the training is designed to teach students to feel comfortable on a bike, to be aware of hazards and most of all to be safe on the road.
The company teach basic to advanced training, featuring compulsory basic training (CBT), restricted access, direct access (DAS), 'Back to Biking' and advanced training. As everyone learns at a different pace depending on confidence and skills, the estimated days of training required for each student can be advised following CBT or initial evaluation. Training is available Monday to Friday.
With 2 enthusiastic instructors, RoadRider School of Motorcycling has a professional team, qualified to teach to direct access and advanced levels.
Recent customer reviewsView all 50 Reviews
|After 33 years I wanted to ride again and take my test so I did my CBT in January 2012 with RoadRider. Despite my ineptitude both Alex's were patient and I got my certificate. Alex Walker gave me an honest assessment and advised that I ride a 125 for a few months to gain experience before taking the DAS. That's what I did before coming back (after a knee ligament injury had interrupted my plans) to do my Mod 1 and 2 in April 2013, doing most of my road work with Alex Romano. |
As others have said, the difference with these guys is that they teach you to ride and ride safely, not just to pass a test. Both are friendly, but professional and impart information to you so that it sticks in your mind. There are still times when I'm out that I hear a voice in my ear telling me what I should do.
Passing my test has completely changed my life and my outlook. It wouldn't have been possible without the Alex's. You may find instructors that do cheaper tuition but you won't find any that do it as well or as enjoyably as these do.
|What's brilliant about Roadrider, is that they don't just teach you the basics of riding, take your money and send you on your way. They actually care about your safety in your riding future. They do this by teaching you in a way you will remember the lesson they were trying to teach. |
It's been a couple of years now since I took my restricted test with them, but I also took my CBT with them, and even now, I still occasionally hear Alex's voice in my head saying "It's not a disco, turn your indicator off". A simple funny comment, but lesson learned, I always make sure if I'm not turning, or have just turned, I'm not confusing other road users by having a rave with a flashing orange light.
|John Doyle - Ashton-under-lyne|
Company response : Haha cheers John!
Great review thanks mate. You owe me that anyway since giving me epilepsy!!
|I did a CBT and DAS course with them. Brilliant instructors,excellent riding school. They showed great patience at all times and made learning to ride an enjoyable experience. I could not have asked for better instructors. Many thanks!|
|Top Riding School ! The instructors Alex and Alex are awsome, very friendly and extremely patient. Lessons were very professional. They are calm and explained everything very well which made my riding lessons simple and enjoyable Got me through module 1&2 tests which I passed first time. Couldn't recommend a better riding school. Thank uuu.|
|Barbara Dabrowska - Rochdale|
Company response : Hi Barbara. Thanks for the review. Great teaching you! Thanks to Marek too
|As a driving instructor for cars and hgv I feel i'm a good judge of of service, value for money , & quality instruction. |
This for me was roadrider, ticked all the boxes in all the fields, a MUST for anyone wanting to learn to ride.
Company response : Thanks very much Mike. Make sure you drop some cards off for your training.
|Great instructors and great school. Both alex's are exceptional instructors that not only teach you the correct way to ride but give you the essential skills you need to set out on your own after your test. Most other schools just teach you how to pass your test but at roadrider you learn a lot more. They are very friendly and have a good laugh with you to keep you calm. They are very encouraging and I could not recommend them enough. If anyone round the manchester and surrounding areas is looking at passing there bike test or even doing there cbt, roadrider should be there first port of call. |
A big thankyou to both alex's.
|I used Road Rider after ringing around a few well known riding schools and getting blunt, short, or ignorant answers to questions that we're important to me. I began with my CBT on the lousiest, wettest day of august 2011 and the level of teaching was second to none, not only was I made to feel comfortable on the bike before going out on the road, the knowledge that Alex was right behind watching everything settled the nerves too. After the CBT I did my DAS course with them, and even with a few hiccups (practising my mod 1 twice :) ) and my schedule of being in and out of hospital, both Alex's got me through and I have picked up their enthusiasm and love of two wheels and always look forward to getting on my bike. Thankyou.|
|Nay birchall - did my cbt there twice will be back again to do my restriced acsess in june , top lads.|
|Recently passed my Mod 2 with RoadRiders. Very friendly, laidback service but every minute with the two Alex's was money well spent. Constant advice and tips. Very patient. They made the lessons something to look forward to. I watched them with the youngsters too who came for the CBT's. They made them feel at home and brought an element of fun to an otherwise stressfull course. I was waiting for the usual instructor Bull...t but it never came. The two Alex's and Sean have a great way about them. Don't let the porta-cabins and piercings put you off. They know thier business and their bikes and if you listen to them you will learn a lot, feel safe and pass. Alex Walker taught me on most lessons and would recommend him to anyone. I was lucky to find them. Cheers lads. (Vinny.F)|
|I went to Roadrider as a 53year old total novice to motorbikes and never before this time had I had an interest in them! I decided to take the CBT to “see how it went”. My initial reaction to my instructors (Alex and Alex) were that they knew their stuff but delivered it in a very casual, yet professional and re assuring way. Add to that a sense of humour and the whole thing started to get very enjoyable and dare I say it somewhat additive .This continued throughout my tuition and even extended to the actual taking of the test as their relationship with the examiners, yet again professional ,was such that it didn’t seem as daunting as it may have been …..Or is that just my age!|
I have now past my direct access course and am the proud owner of a Suzuki Bandit.
Thanks very much guys, really enjoyed it and have recommended two mates to come and give you a try. Rob