Lightning Motorcycle Training has been based in Reading (Berkshire) and Oxford (Oxfordshire) for the past 15 years. At both sites the size of the training areas are very large allowing students to be properly prepared for the road and for them to be able to practice all the Module 1 Test manoeuvres at full speed. The sites are open seven days a week, all year round and have ample parking facilities, shops and toilets. This allows us to offer very flexible courses to suit nearly everyone’s needs; this can be from individual hourly lessons on a one-to-one basis through to a full package course with Theory and Practical Tests pre-booked.
We grade our students carefully at the booking stage to ensure that they are placed on the right course. We have an innovative online booking system that allows customers to pick and book their dates for all the course that we offer. Our motorcycles have been chosen carefully to ensure that all comers will be comfortable and are suitable for all licence types (except automatic A and A2). This includes Restricted and Direct Access Scheme motorcycles that have been specially lowered for those students with a shorter inside leg. As well as a wealth of information on our website, that includes significant quantities of learning material, our phone lines are open Monday to Saturday from 8:30am – 5:30pm which means speaking to a human is easy, whether it be to book, simply enquire or ask for advice. Likewise we aim to answer most email enquiries inside a couple of hours; so no long waits wondering if a reply will be sent.
We are fortunate in being local to several Test Centres; Oxford, Farnborough, Greenham, Banbury and Aylesbury, and in addition we can easily reach two test centres that offer Module 1 Tests on a Sunday. We have a great interactive Facebook page where our many customers post pictures of their new bikes; much of their satisfaction comes from not only a high pass rate (75% Module 1 and 81% Module 2 – 2014 figures) but also from the empathy and professionalism of our fully qualified instructors. In short we do our very best to ensure that we have made things as simple as possible to book, that we provide everything the student needs and that the courses and training are tailored to the students abilities, pocket and availability. All our students need to provide are both parts of their licence, glasses or contact lenses if they wear them, jeans, warm jacket and sturdy footwear. We take care of the rest. Train with Lightning and we’ll get on the road in no time!
CBT to Light (A1), Restricted (A2) and Direct Access Scheme (A) Licence, plus Back to Biking and Enhanced Rider Scheme (ERS)
|Onsite toilet facilities||Yes|
|Personal Protective Equipment (ie helmet/gloves etc) available||Yes|
|Onsite classroom facilities||Yes|
|Training fleet less than 5 years old||Partial|
|Instructors working towards MCIAC award||No|