Welcome to Celtic Rider Motorcylcle Training... your one stop shop for all your motorcycle training needs in Cardiff, Newport, Methry Tydfil and the rest of South Wales. With over twenty year's experience, you are in safe and competent hands. We specialise in novice riders and have by far the best approach to getting your full licence first time. Your first step is to book your free one hour lesson.

Experienced riders are recommended to do a FREE assessment and if we confident with your riding ability, we will book you in for a CBT on one of our 600cc Honda Hornet CB6 F7

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Get started...  We work 7 days a week.  Weekends are booked up quickly, so make sure you call more than 2 weeks in advance to make sure you can get a weekend slot.  We do offer intensive courses or you can spread the training over a few weeks. Course start at 8am, at either Maindy (Cardiff) or Taffs Well sites.

You must bring both parts of your driving licence for all courses.

Contact me to book your first session

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Why pick Celtic Rider Training?... I have been a dedicated motorcycle instructor for the last 20 years.  Over that period I have developed my exemplary skills and have significant knowledge of how to keep you safe whilst riding. I will support you to develop   the skills you need to be a confident rider in any situation and to pass your test.

I can offer you a service that I believe is second to none in South Wales.

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Join the community... Motorcycling is a way of life and being a motorcyclist is to be part of a large, supportive community.  Keep in touch with Simon and find out about the latest events and ride-outs.  You can join him on Twitter, Facebook and sign up for e-mail notifications

Motorcyle training in Cardiff, Pontypridd, Cearphilly and the rest of South Wales

Biking Basics

  • CBT (Compulsory Basic Training)

9am start to 4pm/5pm finish, course introduction and explanation of what to expect from the CBT course followed by on site training including moving off, use of gears, slow control, controlled stops, simulated left and right turns once this is completed it will be followed by a road brief and practical on road riding session .

This course is tailored to each rider and their level of experience.

  • Theory test

Practical test of the high way code and hazard perception video's.

You must have this to enable you to sit any practical test.

  • Mod 1

Practical off road test at a DSA test centre.

This test takes about 15 minutes and includes slow control to emergency stop and hazard avoidance manoeuvre.

  • Mod 2

Practical on road test covering all aspects of on road riding.

This test takes 30 - 45 minutes.

All tests can be booked through the following link:-


Simons Blog

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09 Feb 15
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 Upcoming Events

Motorcycle events with Celtic Rider Training

Looking to get out on your bike?  Here’s some upcoming events you can can meet like minded people at.  Have a great time and Ride safe!