How to find us in Wembley (Middlesex), Oxford (Oxfordshire), Reading (Berkshire), Abingdon (Culham) and Stourbridge (Birmingham)
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The Sattavis Patidar Centre has a large training area approved for eight students and can provide full Module 1 training. The building has toilets and wash facilities (plus a porta loo if needed), as well as customer parking. The entrance is through a locked gate on The Avenue where customers will need to press the buzzer to gain entrance (if you are early the outer gates will be locked – your instructor will unlock them shortly before your course start time). Shops, buses and tube station are within easy walking distance. We have two large containers which offer cover on rainy days, along with a kettle, fridge and microwave. The site covers the Wembley, Harrow, Central London, Alperton, Northwick Park, Greenford, Brent Cross, Kingsbury, Queensbury, Ruislip, Northolt, Middlesex and surrounds.
There is free car parking available at the centre and it is also very close (5 minutes’ walk) to Wembley Park tube station – Metropolitan and Jubilee, Travelcard Zone 4. Buses run regularly along both Forty Avenue and The Avenue. When you arrive, please go through the gates (if they are closed please press the buzzer) into the large car park to the rear of the building, then enter the building through the main reception doors and wait in the room to your right with the tables and chairs. The toilet facilities are in this building and next to the training site. If you arrive late, please go directly to the motorcycle container located to the right of the car park at the far end.
When you get there the gates will be closed; please wait by the gates until your instructor opens them (do not force them).
Sattavis Patidar Centre
Forty Avenue j/w The Avenue, Wembley Park
Middlesex HA9 9PE
Reading has two centres depending on what training you are taking. Typically CBTs, Roadriders, Back to Biking, Mod 2 Training and test sessions that go to Oxford will be done from Abbey Rugby Club, and Mod 1 Training and test sessions that go to Greenham and Farnborough will go to Mereoak Park & Ride. It is important that you check your booking letter/email carefully.
Abbey Rugby Club
This site has been purpose built by us to provide an excellent facility for novice riders. The tarmac is brand new and flat. The centre is well equipped, and is also used to access Oxford Test Centre.
Abbey Rugby Club is a turning on the left on the Peppard Road about half a mile after to drive north from Emmer Green. It is well sign posted from the road. After you turn left you have a drive way to the buildings; you will see the training centre on the right. If the barrier is down please wait for your instructor to unlock it. The site has free customer car parking, as well as toilets and wash facilities. If you use a bus (25 pink) from Forbury Road in Reading town centre then you can either stop at the last stop in Emmer Green and walk half a mile, or go on to Sonning Common and take the first stop and walk back half a mile – allow about 30 minutes for the whole journey. Please make sure you bring a pack lunch and drinks if you are on foot as the nearest shops are about one mile away and probably too far to walk during your breaks. The training site covers Reading, Emmer Green, Sonning, Tilehurst, Henley, Wallingford, Nettlebed, Watlington, Twyford. Pangbourne and Maidenhead.
Abbey Rugby Club
Peppard Road, Emmer Green
Berkshire RG4 8XA
Mereoak Park & Ride
We use this site for Mod 1 training as it has the required dimensions to provide realistic training for your Module 1 test. We also use it to access Greenham and Farnborough test centres as it significantly cuts down the journey time giving you more training in the area you will be taking your test. We do not do CBT’s from this site.
Mereoak Park & Ride is just off the A33 to the south of Reading. It is well sign posted. Enter the car park (there is a 2.3m height restriction) and turn to the right. You will see a large green container which is where the training site is located. Your instructor will advise you where to park. The centre is easy to reach from Reading
town centre using the bus (600 black) leaving at Station Road; this goes straight to
Mereoak Park & Ride and takes about 20 minutes. From Mereoak Park & Ride bus stop walk south to the end of the car park to find the centre. The training centre has toilets and is close to Costa Coffee, Greggs and a large BP service station. The training site covers Theale, Thatcham, Newbury, Farnborough, Basingstoke, Camberley, Earley, Tadley, Bracknell and Fleet.
Mereoak Park & Ride
Mereoak Lane, Three Mile Cross
Berkshire RG7 1JL
Our Oxford site is probably one of the largest motorcycle training areas in southern England. It is approved for twenty students. The site has three containers which offer cover on rainy days, with kettle, fridge and microwave. Being such a large site the Module 1 training area is permenantly set up. Our previous location across the road started motorcycle training in 1990. We have been at our present site since 2019. It covers Oxford City, as well as Kidlington, Bicester, Thame, Abingdon, Witney, Aylesbury and Faringdon.
Access to our main training site in Oxford is only via Blackbird Leys Road (it is small road bordered by hedges on both sides and easily missed). For Monday to Friday
there is free parking available at the Sandy Lane Sports Ground. On Saturday and Sunday please park your car at Knight’s Car Park (Cowley Centre), this is about 12 minutes’ walk or you can catch the City 5 bus service. When you arrive at Sandy Lane Sports Ground please walk along the path towards the pavilion and then through the gate into the training area. If you have come on your own motorcycle/scooter please do not ride up the path. Please note you can NOT enter the training area from Tesco’s supermarket. There are toilet facilities open every day of the week.
Sandy Lane Sports Ground
Blackbird Leys Road, Cowley
Oxfordshire OX4 3RD
There has been motorcycle training at the Rugby Club for nearly twenty years. Boasting a large site it can train ten students and can cope with the high speed manoeuvres for the Module 1 Test. Set in beautiful countryside it has an attractive setting. We have two containers that offer cover on rainy days, along with a kettle, fridge and microwave. The site covers Birmingham, Stourbridge, Hagley, Dudley, Kidderminster, Bromsgrove, Halesowen, Wolverhampton and West Bromwich.
Old Halesonian Rugby Club has generous secure and free parking and is most easily reached by motorcycle or car. There is a bus stop at the bottom of Hagley Causeway which is about three or four minutes’ walk to the centre. This can be reached from Hagley train station (about 10 minutes away). You will need to check route times carefully. The containers are to the rear of the main building (you can walk round either side). We have toilet facilities but shops are not easily walked to so we advise
bringing snacks or a pack lunch.
Old Halesonians Rugby Club
Wassell Grove Lane, Hagley
West Midlands DY9 9JP
Motorcycle training has taken place here since 2010. The site is approved for four students, but only provides CBT training. It has two containers which offer cover on rainy days with kettle, fridge and microwave. The site covers Abingdon, Oxford, Wallingford, Swindon, Faringdon, Didcot and Wantage.
Our occasional weekend training site is easily reached by car from the A34 or A4074, and we have plenty of parking available. Alternatively, we are a few minutes’ walk from Culham train station. Unfortunately, there are no regular bus routes serving Culham Science Centre so using the train is the best bet. Once you arrive at Culham Science Centre you will see a turning immediately on your right. If the gates are closed, please wait there for us to open them. Toilet facilities are on site, and there is a nearby garage serving coffee and snacks.
Culham Science Centre
Thame Lane, Culham
Oxfordshire OX14 3EB
Our Head Office is open to anyone who wants to make enquiries or just pop in and say Hi! We have coffee & tea, somewhere to sit and toilets. However, parking for cars is very limited (motorcycles/mopeds are fine) and it might be easier to park outside the cul de sac.
Suite A7, Kebbell House,
Hertfordshire WD19 5BE