• CBT Training

    Compulsory Basic Training with ATB

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  • DAS Training

    Direct Access Training giving you a full license to ride the bike of your choice.

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  • ERS Certification

    Enhanced Rider Scheme, set-up by DVSA gives you advance skills and much more.

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  • Refresher Course

    For those who have not ridden for a while and need that little bit of help getting back in the seat

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ATB Rider Training is a wholly family owned motorcycle training school with good old fashioned family values.

Three generations of the Bickerstaff family, along with a fantastic team of experienced, knowledgeable and enthusiastic instructors ensure that our training school can cater for anyone.  We welcome all ages, genders and motorcyclists with any level of experience to our friendly, relaxed environment. We pride ourselves on not only teaching pupils to achieve the Driving and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) National Standard for motorcycling, but to a level far beyond that.  Exceeding the normal levels of training and service you would expect from a motorcycle training school.

Whether you are looking to ride for pleasure or to commute we can offer a course to suit your needs, from Compulsory Basic Training (CBT), to a full license through the Direct Access Scheme (DAS).  We have bikes and scooters that cover the full range of training needs including 50cc scooters, 125 cc motorcycles up to 650cc machines, all maintained to the highest standards.  

For more experienced riders we offer courses that include the highly regarded Enhanced Rider Scheme (ERS) in conjunction with the Derbyshire Road Safety Team and Advanced Training, as well as Back to Biking for those who have taken a bit of time out of the saddle.  

We can build a course to suit your specific requirements, so whether you are in Sheffield, Rotherham, Chesterfield, Barnsley or coming back to the area on leave from the Force’s we will deliver a tailored service with quality second to none – and we can prove it!   Have a look on the Motorcycle Industry Accreditation Centre website. www.mciac.co.uk   



Over the years we have created an extended family of ex-pupils who constantly drop in for tea, coffee and a chat, we organise charity events and ride outs – to which everyone is welcome!

We are the most recommended training school in South Yorkshire, our post course evaluation proves that 100% of our customers would recommend us to friends or family, and we firmly believe that we have have built a reputation as Training School to Get Results – we do not pick and choose pupils; we believe that as professionals we can teach anybody to ride all you have to remember is:

Every goal that has ever been reached began with just one step – and the belief that it could be attained. When the road becomes hard to travel and it feels as if you’ll never reach the end. Look deep inside your heart and you will find the strength you never knew you had.

Believe in yourself and remember all at ATB Rider Training do too!


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What they said about us...

Why not pop in and read all our reviews.


Thankyou for all your patience, it's been brill! I've loved every minute of it and you are all fab!

Matt D

Big thankyou to everyone at ATB. Great teaching and has been a pleasure to learn to ride here. Will definitely recommend to others in the future. Cheers!


Well what can I say? Thanks for all your help, it's not been easy for both parts, mine and yours! First class teaching, thanks Richard, Jon, Nigel and Paul - you will be recommended!

James H

Thankyou very much to all at ATB, a great bunch of lads. You came highly recommended and I will ensure anyone interested is sent your way.

Dave N

Great team at ATB, made me more confident as well as drilling out old habits! Had great fun, and will stay in contact. Will definitely recommend you. 5 Star team!

Richard D

This is a No:1 outfit in our region with far more experienced instructors. The attention to detail, the feedback and the friendliness of the of the whole team is a winning combination. Every step you take as a student is progressive but within your capabilities and they have the knack of building self- confidence in anyone. My time with ATB has been a great experience and they shared in my joy at getting my full licence with genuine delight. This is a group of guys i will stay in touch with and will always be grateful for the achievement they played such a massive part in. Well done Nigel and co.

Our Team

We have fantastic team of instructors, including  ex-police traffic officer (Bike wing). We a combined experience of over 50 years bike training, we know we have the right instructor for you and your specific needs.

Meet The Full Team