The DVSA regularly check the teaching standards of instructors and the compliance of Approved Training Bodies. Pass Bike has received the highest grade at our last compliance check. Graded as DVSA Green means that every aspect of the training, facilites, equipment and processes have been inspected. Pass Bike has received the following comments from the inspectors: Instructor training records are well presented with good comments on development. All Instructors were graded A at their last standards check. All training motorcycles are rated as excellent and well maintained. ATB holds training records for CBT, DAS and ERS students in an excellent system. A random inspection of loan equipment found the helmets, jackets and gloves to be clean with no visable damage. The ATB is commended on the cleanliness of the whole site, all facilities were well presented including the ablutions. A very well presented ATB with a good compliance audit.
We want to give our students the chance to experience modern riding techniques and innovations like usd/bpf forks, efi, digital engine management, modern brakes and handling. Our training motorcycles are expertly maintained by qualified staff in our own in house on site workshop. All of our motorcycles are under three years old. We have a brand new fleet for 2020 for every course right from moped to full category A licence. The bikes can be lowered to suit shorter riders, our lowest setting gives us a class leading height of 730mm. Click Here to Meet the Bikes.
Research from educational establishments and our own data shows the ideal practical lesson length is two hours, our four hour sessions comprise of two sessions of two hours with a short break in the middle. Six hour days with a lunch break and rest breaks only add up to four hours of learning, why pay for what your not using? Other courses such as CBT are 6-8 hour courses but are split into 2 hour sections with short breaks and are usually completed within a day.
Pass Bike has its own training centre, we own it, built to our specification in Rochford. We do not share our centre with any other training school, no leaving the site to let another school use the facilities or part time booking of a playground or car park, everything you need to learn and relax is here on site with us, private changing room, toilet, even tea, coffee or hot chocolate is available.
Instructors who work at Pass Bike have all been assessed by the DVSA (Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency) they all have been rated at the highest level. We are proud of their ratings and list them on our website. Our instructors are qualified tutors and many have professional teaching qualifications to back up their DVSA accreditation. As riders all of the instructors are advanced motorcyclists, some are emergency services blue light trained. Our instructors are all first aiders or higher. Our head instructor is only one of a very small number of riders to hold the special test accreditation from the DVSA. We have both male and female instructors who are passionate about motorcycles and teaching. Click here to meet the team!
Pass Bike is known for innovation, our director was awarded an MBE for inventing the worlds most popular motorcycle medical alert. It's in our DNA. We have the widest range of courses available anywhere, from our own "First Ride" an entry level introduction to riding through the DVSA accredited CBT and full licence courses. Advanced Status with the nationally recognised ERS qualification and with a link up with British Motorcycle Racing Club motorcycle racing as well.
Pass Bike has been training students since 2013, we have steadily grown each year to provide the best level of service possible. We are not new to motorcycles, if fact the directors family have been in the motor trade since 1946, opening the one of the first driving and riding schools in the early 50s and been advanced drivers and riders since that time. Our local motorcycle training heritage goes back over 35 years.
Prices - Pass Bike offers a great course, at a great price. There are no hidden extras, no waivers, no hidden bills. Fully insured, our terms and conditions are always available on our website. We are proud to say what we do, and even more proud to do what we say.
We are open 7 days a week at our Rochford HQ, we have social rides with many successful students joining us during the year for events, we sponsor local clubs and are proud to Sponsor the Westcliff Rugby Clubs Ladies team and Southend Rugby Club. Motorcycles are our passion and we are delighted once again to sponsor Charlie Crawt Racing in the mini twins championship. We have open days and give demonstration rides on behalf of manufacturers. Approved to supply training to many clubs, companies and councils why not come and see us to find out how we can help you get onto two wheels. Or take a look at our facebook page to see some of our reviews and people who have #passedwithpassbike
"I attended the one day maintenance course today and have come away with more knowledge than I felt possible in a day. The instructors are patient, thorough and encouraging. Nothing is too much trouble. I’d give 6 stars if I could. Thank you so much Pass Bike!"
Ann Haughton, Google review
"Excellent training. Scott and Ian made everything very clear and easy. Lauretta in the office could not have been more helpful. Whole team very friendly and made the full license training and tests enjoyable and stress free. Would highly recommend.!"
Coner Anderson, Google review
"As someone who’s just getting into motorbikes it’s a warm welcome and they’d definitely get my business again, can’t recommend them enough. Also shoutout to Scott for being patient and kind during my training it went a long way."
Robert Dempsey, Google review
"I had an excellent experience doing my DAS here. Both the instructors I had were patient, friendly and helped get me through both parts first time. The bikes they use are comfortable and beginner-friendly. I would highly recommend here for your bike training."
Mike Salter, Google review