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About Motorcycle Training School Sussex
… where it’s so much more than just passing your test!
How to get a moped licence? How to pass the motorcycle test? I want to book a CBT test or advanced motobike training, at MTS we're here for you from the very first thought of 2 wheels. With us you’ll find every kind of moped, scooter & motorbike lessons that you need. From your CBT (Compulsory Basic Training) to A1 (125cc Restricted Licence) to the A2 (now on a restricted MT-07 or GS500!) , to DAS (category 'A' AKA direct access.) We run CBT's renewals renewals, ‘Back To Biking’, Free Assessments, and much more. There is an art to riding the right way, remember it's not the destination but the journey!
As everyone is different, life, work, families all play a big part in our day to day availability, so at MTS Sussex we try to be as flexible as possible with training dates so you don't miss out on your training.
Now before we baffle you with motorbike training information, why not find out who MTS Sussex actually are, why we do what we do, and what it means to us. Then you can decide what you want from your motorbike training.
What Areas Do We Cover?
MTS Sussex is conveniently based both in East Grinstead and Burgess Hill, just outside Haywards Heath, so we cover all of Surrey, East Sussex, West Sussex & Mid Sussex, including the ‘test route’ areas around Burgess Hill, Haywards Heath, Hassocks, Keymer & Hurstpierpoint, we cover Crawley, Crowborough, Uckfield, Reigate, Horsham and even touch the outskirts of Kent!
So from Surrey to Sussex, Crawley to Cowfold, Haywards Heath to Horsham, Brighton to Burgess Hill, Uckfield to ‘U’ name it, we can get you through your motorbike training, with the emphasis on safety & fun!
Who are MTS Sussex?
MTS Sussex is a family run school with a passion, (otherwise known as 'a business') owned by Matt & Nikki, both fully DVSA approved, Cardington qualified instructors. We take pride in bringing our passion into other peoples lives and hope to put the fun back into riding but with an emphasis on safety. At MTS we teach people how to ride bikes because that’s what we love doing, so it’s important to us not only that you’re safe and successful, but that you enjoy it too. As motorbike tuition is our business, the quality of our instructors is very important to us, therefore every one of our instructors is personally chosen for their professional skills and talent.
Birchie - Matthew (DVSA Cardington Qualified for CBT & Full Licence Training)
Rumour has it Matt (Birchie) was hatched under a Ducati, although he does insist his obsession with the Italians began later in life. He started riding as soon as he was legally old enough, soon becoming a dreaded despatch rider, but many years later decided life was too short, (or he was too old we’re not really sure) anyway, the choice was motorcycle paramedic (definitely too old) or motorcycle instructor. In 2011, after 29 years of bike riding and having instructed at other schools for a good few years, Matthew decided to open his own school, and here we have MTS Sussex!
Frog -Nikki (DVSA Cardington Qualified for CBT & Full Licence Training)
Having had many ‘moments’ on motorbikes in her youth, Nikki (Frog) decided to take it seriously in 1996 and actually get a full licence. Since then she has enjoyed the hobby, and was inspired to become an instructor when her daughter completed a CBT in 2005 and "frightened the life out of her" as they rode home together! Time to change careers and do her bit towards teaching other people how to ride bikes safely without scaring their parents! Nikki also instructed at other schools before starting MTS Sussex with Matt, and, she says "for her sins", she is also titled 'Admin'!!!
Munch - Max (DVSA Cardington Qualified for CBT & Full Licence Training)
Boasting the title of being the youngest of us all, and the youngest to become a fully qualified DAS instructor in Sussex in 2014, Max (Munch) is also well known for his photo bombing along with his attention to detail and patience of a saint! Max previously described as a 'wheelie pulling hoon', decided to put those days behind him and join us 'oldies' in the family business where he could concentrate on building a biking empire!
Having taught as a CBT instructor for a couple of years, Munch took the plunge in 2014 when he trained and passed the DVSA Cardington assessment and qualified to also teach Direct Access (DAS), he has since had a very impressive pass rate; nothing like a bit of healthy family competition!
SatNav - Ric (DVSA Cardington qualified CBT & Full Licence Instructor)
Ric (AKA SatNav!) is also a fully qualified Cardington CBT and DAS instructor. Nic named SatNav for reasons only he can really explain, but be prepared for a good ride round, and maybe keep a map to hand!!! Possibly the worse instructor photo on the planet, but SatNav has mastered the art of avoiding the camera and we are yet to get a good snapshot of him! Although talking of being in the spotlight - remember to also ask him about his second job when you meet him!
SatNav rides a 'big black bike' nicnamed 'The enterprise', he loves it to the bank and back - 'often' as the running costs are criminal, so do point out the economy of the MT-07's on a regular basis if you fancy some student payback for Ric being a task master during your training!
MrT - Ian Thompson (DVSA Cardington qualified CBT & Full Licence Instructor)
Ian, a very popular CBT instructor with us, has also passed his DVSA CBT and DAS assessment at Cardington and loves the job, he was very sad to have to take a break in 2017 due to a 'miss understanding' with a chainsaw and a log! You can ask him about that yourself - sore subject, don't call the handy man!!!
Ian had a lot of influence with BigMax's training and it shows, they are one of the best double acts around!
ITV - Big Max (DVSA Cardington Qualified CBT Instructor)
Big Max (aka ITV - you'll have to ask him about this!) Max became part of the team in 2017, soon achieved his training card for CBT's, now fully DVSA qualified for CBT's, and no doubt will not be far behind with DAS. Another valued member, with the patience of a saint plus some- often needed! Max has been referred to as 'unique' and who am I to argue?
Paired up with MrT, these two are known within the office as 'The A-Team' and for very good reason!
'Just Jason' (yeah) (CBT Instructor)
Here we have our latest 'team player' Jason, looking very thoughtful whilst making the most of a moment by himself - then he joined MTS and life has never been the same! Jason loves to dabble with mechanics in his spare time and more often than not has a 'project on the go', so never far from tinkering or teaching, Jason is always doing something with bikes!
Holland (you may remember his uncle 'Roland rat!') (DVSA Cardington Qualified CBT Instructor)
Not Dutch (nor Rolands nephew really!) Holland is an ex London pizza delivery biker who bravely survived two years on a step through kick start. He now strives to get his dream machine, a Triumph Rocket! Being self diagnosed as alergic to public transport, he made a bold choice of first bike when he bought an XJR1300 straight after passing his test - mmm maybe part of the reason he then decided to ride from Spain to London to gain experience, and now wants to help others make 'wiser' choices!!! Holland joined the MTS team in 2018 as a CBT instructor, and boasts being the worse mechanic of all times!
What Instruction Do We Provide?
Whatever stage you are at we have options tailored to your individual needs.
From our New Rider Course for those that want to try riding a motorbike before committing, to our exclusive No 'L's Days are great for riders that have recently passed their test, while our Back to Biking Refreshers are for those with a full licence returning to motorcycle riding after a few 'non riding' years. Not forgetting our CBT's, renewals and Full Licence Training.
Want to Know More?
Check out our Motorbike Training Information and Frequently Asked Questions to find out more about the type of licence you can apply for, the format of the tests, and what to expect from your lessons with MTS.
Get in Touch
For more information on any of our courses, including A1, A2, DAS (Category A) or CBT training, call us today: Crawley: 01293 850802 Burgess Hill: 01444 246714 / East Grinstead: 01342 890006, or visit our Contact page for details.