Welcome to Buds Motorcycle Academy – Motorcycle Training in Durham, Darlington,Newton Aycliffe, Barnard Castle, Crook. Leading Company for motorbike training, one to one and refresher courses.



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Quality not quantity by our DVSA approved friendly professional instructors to help you obtain your CBT, Compulsory Basic Training and full Motorcycle Test (A1,A2 and A) with confidence. We are also accredited by the Motorcycle Industry Training Association (MCIAC)

Buds Motorcycle Academy was formed by Ian O’Connor, both DVSA/IAM qualified, in 2012 after seventeen years of experience. We welcome all generations to come and share the motorcycle experiences to be had on the road with Motorcycle Training, one to one tuition and refresher courses available.  Based in Bishop Auckland and ideal for people located in areas such as Barnard Castle, Weardale, Crook, Ferryhill, Durham, Newton Aycliffe and Darlington to give you a broad spectrum of riding conditions and situations that will enable to cope with both town and countryside depending on your location. We have a range of motorcycles including Fazer 600ccs, CBF 600cc,  Gladius 650 ccs with lowered suspension, for the your full A Licence. Suzuki 500ccs for A2 Licence and Yamaha YBR 125ccs for your A1 Licence/ CBTs – also Scooters. All our bikes are serviced by a main dealer to ensure your quality experience.

 We also provide helmets, jackets, gloves and wet weather trousers. We have both male and female toilets and a large classroom. We call it the comfy room with couch and free tea/coffee making facilities to start day off right.

Please do not hesitate to contact us or view the rest of our site to find out more.


Our specialist training services include:

  • Compulsory Basic Training (CBT)
  • Direct Access (DAS)Single Lessons
  • Refresher Courses
  • One to One Tuition

Nice people, I enjoyed learning with them
Tim, 25, Darlington

I needed a refresher course and they were brilliant
James, 42, Newton Aycliffe


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