New Rider Training Course

Compulsory Basic Training

Motorcycle Training Courses in Sussex

Choosing the right motorcycle training depends on what you want to achieve, your age and riding experience.

If you have only just started thinking about riding a motorcycle we offer a   New Rider Training Course, where you can safely try motorcycle riding before making a big commitment.

We also offer Free Motorcycle Training Assessments, where we can give you an accurate idea of the amount of training needed to achieve the level of riding right for you. Our prices are simple to understand too, so nothing to catch you out!

Guides to Motorcycle Licences and Tests

Find out more about which motorcycle licence/course to choose, the requirements and the format of the motorcycle tests…remember there's an art to riding the right way; it's not the destination it's the journey that counts, and it should be one you look back upon with a smile! Use the Motorcycle Training drop down menu at the top of the page, the menu to the right or the menu toward the bottom if you are on a mobile device.

Experience The MTS Difference

All rider training schools want you to pass your bike test, but there’s much more to it than just that!

Whilst it is important for you to pass your bike test, at MTS Sussex, we put your safety first and foremost. It’s our aim not only that you have fun during your training, but that you become a safe and competent motorcycle rider by the time you pass your test

We personalise your training to suit your individual needs - if we think you need an extra day then we’ll be honest, after all we don’t want to sit biting our nails and praying for miracles while you’re on test, any more than we want to break out the Kleenex when you get back! We like to be confident that when you go to test ‘you can pass’.

This also means we have reached a safe level of riding with you, which is what it’s all about.

On the other hand, if you come to us with experience, or you’re just a ‘natural’, we won’t talk you into having more training than is necessary “just to be on the safe side”; we will be honest with you right from day one. After all we want you to be so happy with MTS Sussex that you tell your friends all about us!

We guarantee a maximum of 2 students to one instructor throughout your motorcycle training, and test day. This means you receive the individual time & training you need without exception.  We also have a maximum of 2-1 on CBT road rides, and endeavour to do the same throughout the CBT day.

We can also split your Module 1 & 2 tests (at no extra expense), this means the pressure is off and if you're not successful with mod1 you don't forfeit mod2!  Remember to ask at the time of booking if you would like us to do this for you otherwise both tests will automatically be booked on the same day.

For more information see our Motorcycle Training Frequently Asked Questions.

Please note: For your safety you must be able to communicate in English & have a basic knowledge of the highway code to complete any training with MTS. You must also hold a UK drivers licence (or UK counterpart) and wear appropriate clothing and footwear and without this you will be sent away and forfeit your training and fees. The list is non exhaustive but includes a minimum of jeans without holes, rips, tears, not shorts, skirts or track suits, and you must have boots (non steel toe cap) for all training beyond CBT, and sturdy footwear (ideally boots non steel toe cap)not sandals, Crocs, deck shoes or similar for CBT.


COVID19: These are requirements set out by the government so sadly if you fail to comply/arrive without the necessary items, we are NOT LEGALLY ALLOWED to continue your training, and you will forfeit your training. We ARE NOT AUTHORISED TO SUPPLY masks/inner gloves/sanitiser for your use so please do not put us in the awkward position of turning you away and cause yourself disappointment by arriving without them: 
Please bring a mask and hand sanitiser to use throughout the day, and if using our gloves, you need to bring thin liner gloves (must fit under bike gloves so not rubber or latex or material that sticks) these items are COMPULSORY.
We supply ear pieces (not ear bud style) for the road ride which hang on the ear, they do not sit in the ear, however we advise if you have a set of headphones/earpiece with a standard jack fitting such as to your mobile phone, that you bring it with you on the day.
We strongly recommend you arrive with your own jacket, gloves and helmet - suitable for motorcycle riding, if this is not possible we can provide these items but respectfully ask you to wash your hands before and after using any equipment provided. Finally, due to the continuing need for social distancing, please maintain a reasonable distance from one another.


Need Advice or Want to Book Your Training?

If you need advice in choosing a a course or would like to book your training with MTS Sussex, call us on 01444 246714, 01293 850802 or 01342 890006, email us at [email protected] or use the on-line contact form.