Motorcycle training in Ipswich
4.9 Star reviews, See Reviews | Closed, Opens at 8:00am
Inspire Suffolk, Lindbergh Rd, Ipswich IP3 9QX
Why train at Ipswich?
We provide motorcycle training for the Ipswich area. This includes Compulsory Basic Training CBT, Direct Access courses, Standard licence, Advanced and all aspects of learning to ride a motorcycle or moped.
Our premises, located at Inspire Ipswich are ideally set up for new riders with classroom, garaging, workshop and all high-quality rest facilities you would expect from an educational establishment. In addition, we have an exceptionally large fully enclosed training pad immediately adjacent to our classrooms. This makes an ideal site to undertake CBT or Module 1 practice and is a huge asset to learning to ride safely and easily.
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: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Sunday: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Book your Course today:
Camrider Ipswich is ideally located at Inspire Ipswich on Lindbergh Road (The former Ipswich Academy) just a few minutes from the DVSA test centre and all the local routes that you will meet on your tests.
Whether you are small in stature or fuller frame, Camrider has provided motorcycles and gear for you to use. We ensure everyone can learn to ride and have fun at the same time. Male or Female, Short or Tall, Young or Old – Everyone is welcome and is catered for.
Camrider Ipswich are fully DVSA approved and have experienced qualified instructors to help you get your CBT, full Licence or even advanced qualifications when you need it. Everything is taken care for you so all you need to do is turn up with your provisional licence and pass.
- 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 enclosed training area for CBT and Mod 1 practice
- Classrooms, bathroom, rest areas and training pad all on one site
- Close to DVSA test centre so you will learn on the roads you will be examined on
Our Instructors & Staff
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.
Jan is know as one of the most dedicated and friendly instructors inside of Camrider. She has a real passion for teaching and will always go the extra mile to help a customer get through a CBT or practical test. Her calm and patient manner will put you at ease and with over 15 years experience as a DVSA Qualified Instructor backed by 26 years of riding experience, you can’t go wrong with having her assist you through your training
Alan is co director director of the Norwich Franchise. He has a vast amount of riding experience, is very personable, and highly efficient in his management of the site. Alan also co-owns the Diss and Ipswich Franchises, and takes care of the day-to-day smooth running of all these branches with the help of the his fabulous team of instructors.
Jim is co-director of the Norwich, Ipswich and Diss Franchises. He is a very patient and skilled instructor. His attention to detail makes him very good at ironing out any little niggles customers have with their riding, to help make them safer on the road. With decades of experience Jim is perfectly placed to help you through your test – he gets an endless stream of positive reviews and letters of thanks, that makes us know he is very much on top of his game
John is a patient, friendly and welcoming lead CBT instructor at our Ipswich site. With over ten years of experience, John’s capable instruction will ease you through your training. Everyone at Camrider looks forward to working with John – his passion for the job is infectious and we know you will enjoy his expert instruction.
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.
We use Yamaha MT07 and XJ600 motorcycles for Direct Access courses that are compliant with the European Third directive and also have manufactured rider protection bars.
We also use new fuel injected Yamaha YBR125cc motorcycles and our mopeds are from Lexmoto. We are proud that we utilise high-quality 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.
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.
The Yamaha MT-07 is the ultimate bike to start your motorcycle experience. Because of this and Yamaha’s durability it is also the ultimate bike for riding lessons. For this application Yamaha have developed a dedicated riding school kit for the MT-07. Easy to ride and perfect for the DVSA tests.
Peugeot Kisbee 50cc
The practical details of this 50cc scooter have been designed for the pleasure of the rider. It makes a great training bike as well as a very competent commuter.
The comfortable seat will allow riders of any height to fit comfortably and the handling is perfect for CBT exercises.
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
01473 530 030
Call us for free advice, diary dates and general info on motorcycle training in Ipswich
I completed my CBT training with John. Really good instructor, made me feel welcome and at ease as this was the first time of riding a motorbike. John’s teaching ability, his vast experience and knowledge gave me a lot of confidence in understanding my strengths and weaknesses.
Safety was right up there on the day both off and on the road.
Even as car driver 85% of the time, this course has made me appreciate the presence of motorbikes on the road.
Well worth attending and I would definitely recommend CAM Rider.
6 months ago • BB 666
Jon was the instructor and an absolute star. He’s very patient and knowledgeable and has a great way of delivering the course with a great sense of humour and a really lovely way of imparting his experience and knowledge. Really put the two of us completing the course at ease and without pressure to get everything correct.
I cannot thank him enough and he is a real credit to cam rider. He’s someone with a true conviction/vocation to helping people/riders. A real biker and someone who goes the extra mile.
Well done Jon, you will be getting people from my/our circle of friends hopefully taking up training with you moving forward.
5 months ago • Steve Wogan
Highly recommend CAM rider Ipswich. I completed my CBT with John and it was a real pleasure. The day is progressive and you won’t be asked to do anything until you are comfortable with the previous steps. In the space of a few hours you can go from never having set foot on a bike, to someone who is confident — and safe enough — to ride on the road. John is a brilliant instructor capable of putting your nerves at ease with his sense of humour and professional instruction.
2 months ago • Padraig McGrellis
Yesterday i passed my CBT it was great I was the only trainee as the other person didn’t turn up. I couldn’t of asked for a person to train me than John he went through everything I needed to know and had the patience of a saint. There’s so much to learn and the course is intense at times but we’ll worth it.
Thanks John for helping me with my confidence to be a great biker chick.
5 months ago • Gemma Carden
CAM Rider in Ipswich were excellent today. Our instructor John was very good at explaining and demonstrating everything clearly and concisely with much appreciated humour and patience. The new Yamaha bike I used for my test was comfortable, manageable and easy to handle. To confirm CAM Rider’s high reputation, one of the other riders being tested had travelled from the West country.
8 months ago • James Goodwin