BMW has opened two new Rider Training centres in Darlington, County Durham and Edinburgh, Scotland – to bring the Bavarian brand’s top-quality road skills training to even more British motorcyclists.

The new schools join established sites in Royston, Hertfordshire and Stoke-on-Trent in Staffordshire – and will offer the same comprehensive suite of training for those learning to ride, right through to the RoSPA Advanced Rider standard.


Scott Grimsdall, BMW Motorrad UK Marketing and PR Manager, said: “The addition of BMW Rider Training centres in Darlington and Edinburgh will enable thousands more new and experienced motorcyclists to experience the best bikes with the best instructors, while benefitting from the highest standards of tuition and safety. We are immensely proud that since opening our first BMW Motorrad training centre in 2006, we have helped more than 10,000 people to learn to ride and grow their skills.”

The new BMW Rider Training North East site in Darlington is headed-up by lead-instructor Iain Corser and is situated next to the Durham Tees Valley Airport, just off the A66 / A67 junction. While, the BMW Rider Training Scotland (led by Marcin Kopacz) is in Bonnyrigg, just five minutes from the local Eskbank train station and BMW centre in Dalkeith.


Both schools offer riders a broad selection of BMW bikes upon which to learn and enhance their skills – from the A2 licence BMW G310R roadster to its renowned R 1200 GS adventure bike.

Plus, if you’re new to two wheels – each BMW Rider Training centre offers BMW’s industry-leading ‘Rookie to Rider’ scheme, which equips those new to motorcycling with a new BMW machine and a full-set of safety gear, alongside a seven-day Direct Access rider training course. For just £650 contribution and as little as £109 a month, new riders can access the expert tuition at any BMW Rider Training site, before riding away in BMW safety clothing on a brand-new BMW motorbike.


To find out more about BMW Rider Training or to book a course, call the World of BMW team on 08000 131 282, or visit:

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