Our Courses

At Valley Bike School, we pride ourselves on tailoring your training to suit you. There are certain elements that you must go through but we will try and fit in with your availability wherever possible. Simply click on the relevant link below to see what we have to offer. From novice to advanced, including Direct Access bike training, we have it all.

Taster logo
Taster Session
Never ridden before? This hour is probably for you[...]
Restricted logo
A1 Driving Licence
For riders 17 years old and over. You will be restricted to a 125cc[...]
DAS logo
A2 Driving Licence
For riders 19 years old and over. You will restricted to an A2 Bike[...]
Compulsory Basic Training
CBT is not a "test", it's a training course with a certificate at the end[...]
Advanced Training
From Novice to Ninja, CBT to CBR. It is all here, including our Special Spring Offer[...]
Refresher Logo
Refresher Training
Not ridden for a while? Need a confidence boost? [...]


Published in Our Courses

About Us

Valley Bike School was set up in 1999 by Stuart Nelson following his retirement from the police. Whilst still training, Stuart has taken more of a "back-seat" role and will be concentrating more on Advanced Courses which will be based in Mid Wales.

Joe Vaiders 007

  Joe Vaiders - Chief Instructor

Like Stuart, Joe is a retired police officer. He is totally committed to safer riding. He is trained to Police "Advanced" standard and is a member of the Institute of Advanced Motorists. Joe has a life-long passion for riding motorbikes and has had a whole array of them over the years - usually BMW's. When not training is usually out riding his Honda Pan European. His philosophy - "Growing old is compulsory... Growing up is optional."
Like most men, his toys have just got bigger as he grows older.
Other hobbies:  When not riding or training, Joe is a keen photographer and follows football. When on holiday he can usually be found sea fishing, but, as he does not possess "sea legs", he stays firmly on the shore .
Joe Cobia
Joe with a Cobia off the coast of Dubai


Published in Quick Links
Wednesday, 26 February 2014 10:29

Motorcycle Training | Rossendale | Lancashire

Text to 07740-195921 is the best way to reach us

Direct Access or A2 Licence

Courses from £500 for 3 days

Never ridden before?

Ask about our Taster Sessions


There's still time to pass your motorcycle test with the best, if you get your act together... NOW!

Not done your Motorcycle Theory Test? Book it NOW! Here's the link... Theory Test Booking

Our pricing structure is very simple

3 days £500

4 days £600

5 days £700

6 days £800

7 days £900


CBT £140

Taster Session £35

We supply everything that you need. Don't go splashing out on expensive kit, until you've passed.


You don't have to do a Course. We have a "pay-as-you-go" option which may suit you better.

Our Courses include the Module 1 and Module 2 test fees. Day 1 of any Course is CBT, if required.

When trying to contact us, please be patient. We are are usually out riding our bikes. We may take some time to answer the phone. Text is good to 07740-195921.

From CBT (Compulsory Basic Training) through to Advanced motorcycling, we provide it all. Direct Access and Test Preparation form the mainstay of what we offer and whether you do your motorcycle training intensively, or on a lesson by lesson basis, we will not compromise on safety. We will not rush you, or berate you if you make a mistake. We will treat you as you want to be treated, whether you are spending one hour with us or several days. We will tailor your training to meet your needs. Only available at weekends? Then do your training at weekends. Unfortunately, the Driving Standards Agency do not currently offer practical tests at weekends.

We offer motorcycle tuition from advanced trained instructors with a personal touch that makes learning to ride a positive pleasure. Unlike some alleged training schools, we do exist and we provide training from where we say (Brookside Business Park, Burnley Road, Rawtenstall, Rossendale, Lancashire). Confused by this? Check out some other sites that purport to have Motorcycle trainers in your area. Some don't even exist! Others exist, but somewhere else! 

Rossendale and the surrounding areas, have some of the most beautiful scenery and roads in the North West of England. When you learn to ride a motorbike with Valley Bike School, you will be travelling these roads on a daily basis.

Whether you want to save money by using the two-wheeled option, or whether you want to ride around the World, the long way around, riding a motorbike puts a smile on your face. Time to get your test passed... NOW! 

Who says that we are the best? Our former students do. See The Review Centre. Like any other learning process, you have to prepare yourself properly. Give yourself the best possible chance of passing first time, book today with Valley Bike School.


Our Courses
From Novice to Ninja, CBT to CBR. It is all here, including our Special Winter Offer [...]
product pic2
Contact us
By telephone, text, e-mail or carrier pigeon. All the information is here [...]
Read what our former students have said about us [...]
Useful Links
From Insurance to Guest Houses. All recommended by us
About us
Started in 1999, we are now one of the best Motorcycle Training Schools around. Who says so? Our students.[...]
The Practical Test
Re-modelled in 2009 and more changes to driving licence regulations from January 2013. Read all about it here.[...]
Our Roads
Just some of the roads on which we train
Our Students
View some of our past students here
product pic9
Advanced Motorcycling
You should not stop learning once you have passed your test [...]
product pic10
Residential Training
Don't live just around the corner? Make a Mini Break out of learning to ride. [...]
Compulsory Basic Training
CBT is not a "test", it's a training course with a certificate at the end[...]
Refresher Logo
Refresher Training
Not ridden for a while? Need a confidence boost? [...]
Published in Home page