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.
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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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!
- 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 & Staff
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
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”
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.
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 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 brings a wealth of biking knowledge and a calm friendly approach to help you through your CBT and full test.
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
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
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
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.
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 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
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.
a) UK provisional licence photocard
b) Minimum age: 16
What is included
- CBT certificate (DL196)
- Loan 50cc Moped or 125cc Motorcycle
- Petrol and insurance
- Loan helmet, gloves, jackets and waterproofs
- Expert instruction from DVSA qualified instructors
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.
a) UK provisional licence photocard
b) Minimum ages:
24 years for “A” licence = Any cc any power
19 years for “A2” licence = Any cc max 47bhp power
c) A motorcycle theory test pass. You can start the course without this but will need a pass at least 10 days before your final tests
What is included
- CBT & certificate (DL196)
- DVSA Test Fees – we pre-book hundreds in advance
- Loan 125cc / 600cc bikes
- Petrol and insurance
- Helmet, gloves, jackets and waterproofs
- Our online and App theory and hazard perception training tools
01279 550 069
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These guys are kind, professional, and friendly. If I had one minor gripe it’s that I wish they had a little larger off-road space to practice swerves and emergency stops, but there’s nothing the instructors can do about that! All in all a lovely place to learn to ride.
2 months ago • Oliver Rose
Superb lesson and team at CamRider – the guys are excellent, patient and truly improve you each session.
Peter and Simon are great motorbike teachers.
Top quality and condition 650 bike I learnt on too!
2 years ago • Jon Lawton
I have done my full licence with those guys in Harlow.
Pete and Jason – absolutely great people!
They had lots of patience with me and explain everything clearly.
It is my fifth season on road and I still remember basic and all usefull tips they tought me!
Ride yours own ride and learn to ride with those guys!
a year ago • Pawel Ochap
Absolutely excellent service from CAMrider Harlow, they managed to accommodate me for Mod 1 training and accompany me to my Mod 1 test at very short notice. I was lucky to get to spend time with both Pete and Duncan who I have to say are extremely passionate and competent instructors who clearly love what they do. Everything from booking, to training to my Mod 1 was smooth, great customer service from Joanna on the phone, what more could you want? You are very unlikely to find the level of customer service and professionalism that you will from CAMrider elsewhere. Highly highly recommend.
a year ago • Greg Langford
Seriously good training! If you’re looking to ride a motorcycle, and in or near to Harlow Essex, then look no further, this IS the best in the area bar none 🙂👍
4 months ago • Chris Simpson