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Simply Better Biking

Established over 30 years ago in 1990, Shires Motorcycle Training has grown into the largest and longest established motorcycle training scheme in Leicester.

Offering affordable, professional motorcycle tuition with first class DVSA qualified instructors we provide the highest possible standards in motorcycle rider training.


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Open 7 days a week, We aim to provide you with the best possible experience as you learn to ride a motorbike or moped - all at your own pace. We can tailor make courses to your specifications or you can make use of our ready made course packages.



Compulsory basic training (CBT) is a course you must take before you ride a moped or motorcycle on the road.


The training makes sure you can ride safely on your own whilst you continue to gain skills and experience. 

The course will start at 9:00am and will normally take around 6 hours. We will teach you everything that you need to know all at your own pace. 

The CBT course is a continual assessment not a test.


If you would like to know more information about the CBT course and what it involves then please follow this link to the DVSA Website. 

    Course Price: 

1 Hour One to One pre CBT


CBT Course

£140 Using your own motorcycle

£180 Using one of our Hire motorcycles

£30.00 Peace of Mind Cover-Further Details

available when you book online.

Age Requirements 

16 - Restricted to 50cc Not exceeding 28mph

17 onwards - 125cc Maximum

CBT Rider Renewal

This CBT Course is designed for riders who need to renew their valid CBT certificate. This course will still cover all the elements that the DVSA require but due to your experience these elements can be achieved at a quicker pace.


     To be eligble for this course:

  • You must have a valid current CBT Certficate (DL196).

  • You must be a competent regular rider.

  • Please note that if you do not meet these requirements then you may lose your fee.

  • If your CBT has already expired please call our office as you may still be eligble. 0116 2518999


       Course Price:

          £110 if using your own Motorcycle 

     £130 if you hire one of our motorcycles



Anyone wishing to pass their full motorcycle test will now need to complete the Mod 1 and Mod 2 tests along with their CBT and Theory Tests. 


This course is designed to teach you safe and correct riding techniques to pass the DVSA's practical motorcycle tests, and will help you to be a better rider for life.


If you would like to see what the two part test involves then please follow these links to the DVSA Guides.


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The Works Package



This Includes CBT, Training for Mod 1 and Mod 2, Bike Hire and test fees.

DAS Package


This includes Hire bike, training for Mod 1 and Mod 2 and Test Fees.

A2 Licence Upgrade


This includes 3hr lesson, Mod 1 test and Mod 2 test

You MUST have a FULL A2 licence to access this course 

Age Requirements:

19-24 = A2 Licence - You would be restricted to 46.6bhp 35kw

24 onwards = A Licence No restriction




This is a 6hr course which is sponsored by Leicestershire County Council and will only cost you £90.

The Enhanced Rider Scheme is training designed for fully licensed motorcyclists who would like to improve certain areas of their riding skills.


This six hour one-to-one course is designed to introduce you to advanced motorcycling, whether you are upgrading your motorcycle, returning to motorcycling after an absence, or just want to improve on your riding ability.


The training is tailored to your needs, with a focus on key areas such as slow riding, bend negotiation, overtaking, filtering, positioning and junctions.

If your Insurance Company supports the ERS,

you could also earn discounts on your insurance as a result.

If you would like to know more information then follow the link below to the offical DVSA Website. 






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     For riders who have a friend or family member who have a smiliar riding ability we are able to offer this course to both riders for £90 (£45 each)

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CBT Rider Renewal

£110 if using your own motorcycle

£130 if using a hire motorcycle


CBT Course

£180 Including Hire bike 
£140 If using your own motorcycle

£20.00 Peace of Mind Cover-Further Details

available when you book online.


Direct Access - Full Licence training

The Works Package

Includes CBT + DAS MOD 1 & 2 + BIKE HIRE + TEST FEES = £1240

DAS Course

Includes MOD 1 + MOD 2 + TEST FEES = £1160

A2 Upgrade Course - £390

No Online Booking available at this time, Please Call us to book a place on this course.

0116 2518999


Enhanced Rider Scheme


Buy One Get One Free

Call the office to book a place on this course

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We have indoor classrooms fitted with interactive whiteboards to enhance your training


We use the latest 125 and 650 models from Kawasaki





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1 The Lions, Beaumont Sports Complex, Beaumont Leys, Leicester

0116 251 8999

Opening Hours

Mon - Weds & Fri - Sun 9am-5pm

Closed Thursday

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When attending a motorcycle or scooter training course with Shires Motorcycle Training please note the following:


Should you wish to cancel or change the date of your appointment we require the following notice:

CBT: 7 days' notice.

All other training courses: 14 working days' notice.


Prior to the commencement of training you will be required to pass an eye sight test. If you wear glasses or contact lenses, please remember to have them with you. You must be able to read a car number plate at 67' or 20.5 metres.

Language and Communication

You must have a good understanding of the English language and be able to communicate to a satisfactory standard with the instructor.


You must produce the following for all CBT courses; a valid UK full or provisional licence

For DAS Courses you will need your CBT Certificate, Theory Pass Certificate and UK Driving Licence


Shires Motorcycle Training will endeavour to make your training as safe and enjoyable as possible. However, there is always a small element of risk in connection with the use of any motor vehicle, which cannot be totally eliminated. Unlike a car, your instructor can have no direct control over your vehicle and ultimately it is your responsibility to ride safely. With this in mind you must comply with the following:

-Ensure that you are, and remain, fit to train. Only you know your physical and mental condition.

-You must not be over tired, injured, or suffering from any ailment, which could affect your riding.

-You must not have taken any drugs that are illegal or affect your abilities to operate a vehicle this includes any alcohol.

-You must inform your instructor if there are any problems in this respect or if any occur during the day You must also ensure that you have adequate breaks, drinks and food and that you are properly clothed.

-Only you will know if you are fit to continue.

Health & Safety

Shires Motorcycle Training provide the safest possible environment for you, all training complies with the Health & Safety at Work Act. A copy of which is available on request.


Should you require any further advice or help please do not hesitate to contact us on either?

Tel: 0116 2518999


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