Motorcycle training in Harlow

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Fairways Sports and Social Club, Parsloe Road, Harlow, Essex CM19 4RT

Why train at Harlow?

We provide motorcycle training for the Harlow area. This includes Compulsory Basic Training CBT, Direct Access courses, Standard licence, Advanced and all aspects of learning to ride a motorcycle or moped.

Camrider Harlow is one of our best equipped and successful sites. We have fantastic facilities with a new fleet of loan motorbikes and mopeds.

Camrider has over 40 years of experience and a reputation as the leaders in customer service and quality instruction. Our staff are fully DVSA qualified with decades of experience.  Most importantly, Camrider has a very rigorous staff selection, training and continuous professional development program. For us it’s not enough to be a qualified instructor, our trainers are selected and assessed in kindness, good humour, interpersonal skills and the importance of being a mentor to new riders who need to feel safe, happy, and valued. 

Just call for a chat to get some advice on what is best for you.

Opening times

Monday: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Sunday: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM

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About Camrider Harlow

Located at Fairways Sports and Social Club, Parsloe Rd, we have a large secure training area along with classrooms, rest facilities and all the services you would hope for with a professionally run training company. There is plenty of free secure parking and bus routes run outside.

We try to make the CBT a really enjoyable experience and you will find we have a large range of bikes for you to learn on. Additionally, we provide loan helmets, gloves, jackets and waterproofs. Our office staff will book you to tests we have reserved in advance and make sure you have details of exactly what’s needed. If you need any information or have any questions we are just a phone call away.

The Harlow training site is ideally located so you can learn on the roads of Harlow but are still very close to the DVSA test centre (just 20 mins away) so you will have plenty of practice ready for your final tests!

Key elements

  • Loan motorcycles: 50cc, 125cc and 600cc
  • Loan helmets, jackets, gloves and waterproofs
  • DVSA tests are booked in advance – we have 100’s of available tests reserved.
  • Specifically designed safety equipment and bikes with lowered or raised seat heights and suspension available to help riders of all heights and sizes.
  • We specialise in helping the nervous, new or very inexperienced get up to speed, not just with caring instruction but with equipment and systems to aid the process. We believe anyone can ride with the right attitude and patience to learn.
  • Large private training area for CBT and Mod 1 practice
  • Classrooms, bathroom, rest areas and training pad all on one site
Our instructors and staff

Our Instructors & Staff

Bern from camrider

Bern Adams

Bern is the Managing Director of the Camrider group and is based at the head office. Bern has over 30 years experience as an instructor and has been riding since he was 16 years of age. For 10 years Bern was Chairman of the Motorcycle Rider Training Association where he and other colleagues worked tirelessly to improve rider standards, enhance instructor qualifications and to ensure learners were taught in small class sizes across the UK. Bern currently sits on several local and national government bodies and has been an advisor to the Minister of State for Transport in regards of best practice for motorcycle training. Bern rides a Triumph Rocket 3, a Sprint ST, a Classic Triumph Bonneville and lots of other motorcycles because as well as his day job he also finds time to organise the Bury St Edmunds Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride and sits on the Management Committee for the East Anglian Copdock Bike Show – the UK’s largest one day motorcycle show

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Lexi Gilbert

Lexi is Camrider’s Senior Administrator. Calm, competent and people focused Lexi works tirelessly to schedule courses, increase availability of lessons and also liaising with the DVSA. Lexi passed her test with Camrider ten years ago and now rides a Kawasaki ZX6R all year round. In particular she loves her annual 1000 mile trip to Edinburgh via the Lake District, Peak District and Yorkshire Dales. Lexi is known in the industry as one of the most professional and experienced professionals in rider training. She has been asked by the DVSA to sit on several committees to advise them on how best to improve service, and combined with this Lexi has huge experience is administration and customer care. In her words. “It’s all about the customer experience – focus on getting that right and the rest will fit much more easily into place”

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Jo Galczynska

Jo is the Office Manager and another one of our friendly booking staff. Jo started off learning to ride by taking a CBT with Camrider, and a couple of years later she jumped at a chance to come and join the Camrider office team. Jo is a very efficient administrator who never lets a test date slip by. You will be very impressed by how she takes care of all the test details and makes sure the DSA are informed every step of the way. Jo has a great knowledge of motorcycle training. Combine this with her degree in public relations and we know you will find her a great friend when it comes to booking you in for a course.

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Dan Everitt

Dan has been with Camrider for over 14 years and knows the booking process inside out. We all look to Dan to resolve complex law issues and on how best to schedule courses so they work perfectly for our customers. A key skill you will find with Dan is his attention to detail in making sure every aspect of your training package flows smoothly and connects at the right time. Definitely a very safe pair of hands. Dan also manages all the administration for our London Branch.

As well as working with Camrider Dan has become quite skilled in the art of fencing and you can find him battling down an opponent at the end of a foil on the evenings.

duncan broadbent - Camrider CBT instructor

Duncan Broadbent

Duncan is our super competent lead DAS instructor. With decades of motorcycling experience and a police background, Duncan is a safe pair of hands to get you through CBT, module 1 and module 2. When Duncan is not patiently guiding learners through their tests he is very keen on personal fitness and competes in many local runs and cycle races!

mark ansty - Camrider CBT instructor

Mark Ansty

Mark brings a wealth of biking knowledge and a calm friendly approach to help you through your CBT and full test.

Motorcycles and equipment

We believe that learner motorcyclists deserve the best possible environment to train in and that high-quality machinery and equipment are not just an advantage, but are essential.

In particular, we are the only local company to use the New Kawasaki Z650 motorcycles that are compliant with the European Third directive and also have Kawasaki rider protection bars. We also use new fuel injected Yamaha YBR125cc motorcycles and our mopeds include new Hondas and Piaggios with a unique rider protection system.

We are proud that we are the only regional company to utilise new machinery that has specifically designed rider safety equipment to help you through your test.

Some of our Bikes

yamaha motorbike camrider

Yamaha XJ600cc

Amazingly competent high end 600cc motorcycle with our unique rider protection system.

These bikes are perfect for direct access having the controllable power and speed to make mincemeat of the module 1 exam. As these are high end new Japanese manufactured bikes they really are a cut above the rest.  As Camrider have a range of rider aids and protection systems, you can be confident that these bikes will ease you through any tests.

yamaha ybr 125cc

Yamaha YBR 125cc

First class learner 125cc bike from Yamaha. We believe the YBR is one of the very best bikes possible to take your CBT or standard training on.These motorcycles have fuel injection so there are no “choke” issues or warming up problems.

As the YBRs come from Yamaha you can rely on high end build quailty and relaiability that is not found in the “Cheaper” Chinese imports

kawasaki z650

Kawasaki Z650

Striking Sugomi styling, easy control and accessible power invoke the
Kawasaki Z spirit. LED lights and a TFT display deliver the
newest tech. The Z650 has full rider protection bars and a switchable power system.

honda cb125f

Honda CB125f

The CB125F is a full-sized feel, for a full-sized experience.   There’s wind protection from the angular nose fairing and fly screen. Perfect for learners with a low seat height and the legendary Honda reliability and performance.

yamaha delight 115cc

Yamaha Delight 125cc

The Yamaha Delight is a mid-range learner friendly scooter and is powered by an air cooled 114 cc single cylinder four stroke engine, producing 7.1 bhp at 7,000 rpm and maximum torque at 5,500 rpm.  Easy to handle and ideal for CBT.

honda vision 50cc

Honda Vision 50cc

Excellent Honda quality with a perfect seat height and the premium feel of this major brand. The Vision is powered by an air-cooled 49cc four-stroke engine coupled to an automatic transmission.

Motorcycle Training Classes & Courses

Camrider is an Approved Training Body licenced by the DVSA

Compulsory Basic Training (CBT)

CBT is a course of instruction and assessment for new riders wanting to ride a moped or geared motorcycle. It must be taken by any rider wanting to use a 50cc moped, or 125cc motorcycle before they get on the road using “L” plates.

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Full motorcycle test

Pass your full motorcycle test and ride a large cc motorcycle. Training is provided by our expert, DVSA qualified instructors and we provide a fully managed service including CBT, online theory practice, full DVSA training & the final practical tests.

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01279 550 069

0845 8383766

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Did my CBT test yesterday. The entire day was a lovely experience. Tim is a great instructor who explains things in great detail so you understand. It was my first time riding a geared motorcycle and by the end of the day, i myself was road worthy. 10/10 recommend anyone looking to get their CBT done to go through CamRider.

4 months ago • Jools.


Could not recommend Camrider Harlow enough! I’ve just passed my Mod 1 and Mod 2, both first time and I am so grateful to Camrider. From Joanna in the office that managed to accommodate my lessons on days that suited me, to Duncan, Pete and Tim who instructed my lessons. They all made it very enjoyable whilst passing on their experience, knowledge and passion! They explained everything in detail, all with patience, and teach you how to ride safely, not how to just pass the test. The bike I learnt on was also good quality and easy to handle. Highly recommend. It’s been great to learn with Camrider, thank you guys!

3 months ago • Poppy

Darrell Pullen

Can’t thank everyone I’ve spoken to and met at CAMRider for the help and training to get me through my mod 1 and mod 2 tests first time! From speaking to Jo over the phone who is very organised and knows exactly what’s going on and when to book sessions etc. To Duncan and mainly Pete who had me for most of my sessions, guiding and training me to get through first time! The experience and knowledge definitely shows! Every session was met with smiling faces and a will to teach! Hope to see you out on the road soon!

12 months ago • Darrell Pullen

Eddie Scott

Had a great morning and afternoon learning to ride a bike for the first time with Martin, very easy-going and friendly yet effective. Couldn’t recommend Camrider enough!! ☺️

in the last week • Eddie Scott

jay wood

Had my CBT today 20/03/24 the people who was teaching me was amazing (Tim) full of laughs and great very good at teaching me what to do with the motorcycle + passed my CBT Too During my day there it felt like I knew the guy he helped me with a load of stuff helping me on the weak points that I needed to work on Giving it a 5* because the vibe is there the area we do the training. I am very thankful for them helping me get my CBT 🙌

3 months ago • jay wood