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 have over 20 years combined experience in the Motorbike Training business.
The company is managed by Alex Walker and Alex Romano who have been passionate about motorbikes 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.
RoadRider teaches students all year round 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 give students experience and confidence 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.
Completed CBT and restricted licence with Roadrider. Had never been on a bike before and was put at ease by Alex's patience and excellent tuition. He was able to see what area's I needed to improve and give specific advice after struggling with parts of the mod 1 test.
Alex seemed to want to teach you to be a safe rider for the rest of your time on a bike and not just whilst doing your test.
Fantastic riding school ran by great people. - Read More
23 Feb 2014
I had never ridden a bike before especially with gears and was a little worried, riding a bike was something I had always wanted to do but for reasons never got around to it. I looked around and was told about Roadrider. I must say this company is just simply brilliant!! All of the instructors are very professional and know exactly what they are talking about. I passed all my tests first time and now on a Honda VFR 800 which I never thought was possible! I would recommend Roadrider to anyone!! - Read More
20 Feb 2014
I've been training for these guys for years, I've completed 2 CBTS (2 years each) and module one currently, and in a week module 2, the training they give is exceptional, they make you feel very comfortable when riding and don't pressure you or make you feel small. Even if I found a cheaper riding school id still go to these guys. They are that good. Highly recommended, they also are very honest with the training that you need, as in they won't book you in and charge you for extra lessons that you don't need. Thanks for reading. - Read More
20 Feb 2014
Excellent reviews proven results so I gave em a quick email, within a week I was enrolled for my DAS a bit nervous but both Alex's put me at ease. These guys worked magic and I got my licence 1st time with little previous experience, could not recommend these guys enough. 2 different training styles which work really well, riding within a fun environment, as a bonus training here has made me safer more aware car driver! You won't be disappointed. - Read More
23 Nov 2013
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. - Read More
Company response : Haha cheers John! Great review thanks mate. You owe me that anyway since giving me epilepsy!!
17 Aug 2012
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!
17 Aug 2012
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.
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. THANKS... Mikemax.
Company response : Thanks very much Mike. Make sure you drop some cards off for your training.
23 Jun 2012
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. Nick. - Read More
26 Apr 2012
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. - Read More
25 Mar 2012
Nay birchall - did my cbt there twice will be back again to do my restriced acsess in june , top lads.
1 Dec 2011
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) - Read More
9 Nov 2011
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 - Read More
30 Sep 2011
Both bosses called Alex - thought they were joking and one of them initially "scared me". However, if you want to train with a couple of people who seem to eat, breath and think motorcycles BUT with care, concern and aptitude to teach novice and "rusty returnees", think you will love these 2 gents.Have no reservation in recommending the school. Tip - listen to them and you will not only learn a lot but also enjoy it and have fun. - Read More