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Suffolk's Premier Motorcycle School

Ipswich Rider Training is the number one motorcycle school in the Ipswich area and we are well known for the quality of our courses and for giving a warm welcome to everyone who trains with us. We were amongst the very first few schools in the country to have been approved by the MCIAC and we always get to know our students so we can better meet their needs. Check back here often to find out more about what's happening and give us a ring on 01473 463123  if you have any further questions.



October 2017- a great day at Copdock bike show. The weather started poor but quickly improved.  We had a steady stream of visitors - many news faces an many familiar ones..  We also raced £122.91 for Macmillan cancer support.  Thanks to everyone who was involved.


Bitesize News

October 2017 -a further SV650 added to the bike fleet - we now have 5 x Class 'A' bikes

Sept 2017 -IRT supports freshers fairs as Easton & Otley, West Suffolk, Suffolk One and University of Suffolk


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Robbie Pascal, one of our instructors, at Donnington Park
(143mph! - don't try this at home! - click pic for video)

August 2017

More Bitesize News

July 2017 -Obtained DVSA approval for CBT site in Bury St Edmunds - Courses to start from end of July

April 2017 -our fleet enhanced by the addition of another new SV 650 matching the existing 3 and also 2 x brand new Kawasaki KLX 125s

April 2017 - following visit from Motorcycle Industry Assessor we retained our accreditation award with even better maarks

March 2017 - Shirley and Graham pass their DVSA Standards check inspection with flying colours.  The new standard in addition to the usual motorcycle teaching and  fault finding focusses on risk management and the latest customer centred learning techniques.

February 2017 - 3 great new team members joined - Mark R, Mark D and Luke strengthening our CBT delivery team. All are fast acquiring their own fan base!

November 2016
- Rob Jarman and Graham attend MotorcycleLive - the UK largest motorcycle show supporting Kawasaki with the launch of their new KRTS training scheme.

October 2016 - Mason Law the 2015 National SuperStock 600 Champion passes his MOD1 and MOD2 tests with us as part of the new Kawasaki Rider T|raining Service (KRTS)
 
October 2016 - Once again a fantastic Copdock Show -

September 2016 - Rob Jarman, Mike Agostinho and Graham Carey have completed the MCIAC Motorcycle Rider Training Instruction Programme. They are the 9th ,10th & 11th in country to achieve this award - Well Done guys!
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Copdock Bike Show 2016

Last year's opdock Bike Show was another brilliant day !

So many people visited our stand. Great weather brought in the crowds. We had a prime position right opposite the main dealers for Honda, Kawasaki, BMW, Triumph and Ducati. With our focus on customer satisfaction we had real positive customer interest from as far away as Towcester, Luton, Chelmsford, Clacton , Harwich and Norwich. Thank you also to all our past and current customers and friends who called by to say 'hello'; it is always a pleasure to see you.

National Motorcycle Conference 2016

Two of our directors, Ros and Claire, recently attended the National Motorcycle Conference at Hinckley, Leicestershire. This annual conference deals with the latest developments in road safety for motorcyclists and is attended by leaders in the industry. Our Team contributed fully to the discussions on possible legislative changes and also received a public endorsement by Mark Winn, the DVSA Head of Motorcycling, in relation to our CBT renewal concepts. We were also approached by an associated organisation to contribute an article to their publication. It was most encouraging to hear IRT mentioned publicly in such a positive way and demonstrates our continued commitment to remain ahead of the pack and above the standards bar for training, quality of service and customer excellence.

Mason Law

The 2015 British Superbike Superstock Champion comes to Ipswich Rider Training for his full bike training!

As the first ever participant of the new KRTS scheme Mason joined our team for the first week of October and went through this prestigious course. - Needless to stay

Kawasaki Rider Training Services 

Ipswich Rider Training have now been signed up by Kawasaki to deliver the new Kawasaki branded Rider Training Services.  

This is a great new scheme being launched by a major manufacturer whose aim is to improve the quality of the whole customer experience.

Orwell Motorcycle is an elite Kawasaki dealer an we are one of the first 3 dealer/training school partnerships in the UK to be signed up to the scheme. Here we are pictured with what will be the newest addition to our increasingly brilliant fleet of bikes - a brand new Kawasaki ER6. IRT is going green!!

Other News

Older News

June 2016 - We sign up for the Kawasaki dealer scheme - see details above

May 2016 - Three new Suzuki SV650s acquired for the fleet.

April 2016 - We gain another years accreditation with the MCIA with a range of excellent comments.

October 2015 - Paul Mostyn, one of the lead MCIAC trainers, was with us this week observing development progress of four of our instructors. Great News ! they are all on target and doing very well.

August 2015 - IRT supports Vintage and Modern Tractor Fair at Suffolk Food Hall.
August 2015 - Graham, one of our instructors returns from a weeks motor biking holiday in the Alps - for pictures, more information and a video please click here.
August 2015 - We have just acquired 2 new Honda Visions for CBT use. This brings our fleet of Visions to four.

July 2015 - This week our instructor team swapped their bikes for laptops and powerpoint in the classroom as they began their training towards Motorcycle Industry Instructor Accreditation. We were also honoured to play host to the MCI,s Director of Safety Karen Cole for 2 days.

May 2015 - Great article in EADT and Evening Star about our MCIA accreditation and how we work with local suppliers and associations Click here for link.
May 2015 - Supported Honda UK in their New Rider Event, at PKF Lings, Ipswich.
May 2015 - IRT Director Claire featured on TOWN 102 radio in connection with The Honest Truth message.
May 2015 - TWO brand new CB500 added to our Cat A fleet.

April 2015 - All IRT instructors attend Biker Down training run by Suffolk Fire Service/
April 2015 - IRT Attend Honest Truth seminar run by Suffolk Country Council/

March 2015 - IRT featured on BBC Radio Suffolk giving training perspective in advance of new season.


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