Welcome to Buds Motorcycle Academy

Buds Motorcycle Academy -leading Company for all aspects of motorcycle training in Bishop Auckland, Durham, Crook, Ferryhill, Newton Aycliffe, Darlington , Barnard Castle and Weardale beginning with CBT (Compulsory Basic Training) to obtaining your full motorcycle licence , one to one and refresher courses also available.

Quality not quantity in all aspects of Motorcycle training is our aim. Our DVSA approved friendly professional instructors  help you to obtain both your CBT, Compulsory Basic Training and full Motorcycle Test (A1,A2 and A) with confidence. 

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.   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 600ccs,  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.

We 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.

All our bikes are serviced by a main dealer to ensure your quality experience.

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 Now accredited by the Motorcycle Industry Training Association



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Our specialist training services include:

  • Compulsory Basic Training (CBT)
  • Direct Access (DAS) Single Lessons
  • Refresher Courses
  • One to One Tuition
  DVSA approved motorcycle training body (ATB)

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