• Totally Great Experience, Great People…… 5 STAR…

    by Tony Patrick
  • Following my recent successful completion of Mod 2, I wanted to say a huge thank you for all your support during my training. You were flexible with my training dates and time, and patient and encouraging during my sessions

    by Darin
  • Thank you for all your help! For making time for me, for being so patient, so warm and so understanding. Thank you for bringing me all the way from the level of 3 serious faults + 5 minors (with another training school) to passing easily and cheerfully with just one tiny minor! (!!!) And thank you for all the support, for giving me the confidence and the calm friendly atmosphere in which to learn. Thanks for being TRULY EXCEPTIONAL instructors!

    by Alex
  • I’ve taken my Mod 1 and Mod 2 tests with Top Notch. Richard has been brilliant throughout

    And I feel I am a safe and confident rider. I’d recommend them to friends – April ’16

    by Amanda
  • Fantastic all round! Cannot fault my instructor (Richard), Alison and the rest of the team.

    Definitely deserves to be recognised. Mar ’16

    by Ashley
  • I would like to say a big thank you to both Alison and Steve for your patience with me and your support through my C.B.T

     

    All your help and generosity was very much appreciated and meant alot.

    Passed Trainee Andrew.

    by Andrew
  • Had really good fun, learning to ride with Top Notch. Feb ’16

    by Catherine
  • Top Notch Training is very good.  Doing my lessons around a busy life, Richard the instructor was very helpful and friendly.  I look forward to coming back in two years to do my A licence – Mar ’16

    by Sam
  • Highly  recommend Richard. 5 star service all round – May ’16

    by Fraser
  • Excellent tuition by Matt and Richard, would recommend – Mar ’16

    by
  • Incredible service. Cannot praise Richard my instructor enough, for his patience and help through my test.

    Would recommend Top Notch Training 100% – Jan ’16

    by Andrew
  • Really friendly informative staff.  Would highly recommend. May ’16

    by Mitchell
  • To all at Top Notch, just to say thank you all for the help in the past few weeks to passing my test.  Thank you once again.

    by Bethany
  • Fantastic Training and instructions to get me through the tests.

    by Tony Sims
  • Fantastic instrucotr – very helpful, friendly and approachable.

    Giving just the right amount of encouragement and feedback.

    by Kindra Jones
  • Great Experience!!

    by Shaun Bamment
  • To all at Top Notch, You guys are the best, have a drink or 3!

    by Steve
  • To all at Top Notch, thanks for all the help getting me through my test.  Especially Mel and Jason for sticking with me.

    by Lee
  • To all at Top Notch, just to say thank you all for the help in the past few weeks to passing my test.  Thank you once again.

    by Adam
  • Good service and Nice people.

    by David Palmer
  • To all at Top Notch Training,
    Thank you so much for putting up with mw, your training school is superb and such a happy friendly place to be with a warm welcome.
    Thank you

    by James Wilshaw
  • Everyone i had was super friendly, relaxed, no stress or problems.
    Thanks everyone at Top Notch.

    by James Wilshaw
  • Very helpful, supportive and understanding. Will be recommended to all.

    by Noel Cunningham
  • The staff are all friendly and nice to talk to. Great fast service. Overall great service.

    by Shane Norton
  • Passed so no complaints.

    Fair and patient instructions.

    by Theo Clouter
  • I have used Tinklers to buy my first bike 125cc. Then used Tinklers – Top Notch Training to do my A licence lessons and completed my Mod 1 and Mod 2. They are extremely helpful and very friendly.

    by Tim Russell
  • Very Helpful!!

    Top Lads!! Thanks for the training!!

    by Chris Simpson
  • 5 star training!!!

    by Christopher Rogers
  • Have highly recommended Topnotch to a few people now, my experience was amazing and they made it so enjoyable! couldnt fault the staff and my instuctor was ace!

    by alisdair j
  • I supplied my own gear. Nothing to complain about, good relaxed instuctors that know what they are doing. I went from A2 – A licence. Good experience and i would recommend them to anyone in the area.!

    by Charlie B
  • A very good course with knowledgeable instructors. at no point did i feel unsafe or not looked after. My individual needs where focused on to ensure progression. Very hard to fault – the excellent personallity or the trainers ensure the valuable and constructive feedback given is delivered in a friendly and warm way. Relaxed atmosphere throughout. they want to see you succeed. Getting on a motorcycle for the first time was daunting i have to admit. However the training staff have been encouraging and thorough with their instruction which enabled me to build confidence extremely quickly. I am very pleased tpo have learnt with this organisation and would higly recommend them to anyone wanting to learn to ride.

    by Craig H
  • I didnt have the confidence before my cbt but now i love my bike and use it constantly. I had had my bike for a year before plucking up the confidence to take my cbt but now i ride everywhere and i love it!!! excellent instructors and instruction. weather was atrocious but no-one could help that. good instructuion and very thorough. gives you the confidence to just get out there and ride!!!

    by Gary C
  • Top Notch is an excellent training school, very experienced instructors and staff, excellent availablility with training available 7 days a week. The training motorcycles are some of the best in the area. The yamaha MT-07 is a great bike to learn on and is an awesome bike in general, just read the bike reviews! It was even on MCN bike of the year! I did my Mod 1 and Mod 2 DAS with Top Notch who luckily managed to fit me in as i booke dlast minute during the peak season.

    Top Notch operate 1:1 instruction for DAS &A2, Mod 1 & Mod 2 which is far better and more personal than other training schools in the area who do 2:1 lessons or even 3:1 during Mod 1 (off road) practise…..Top Notch also book in practise slots on the test centre MMA so you get to practise the real thing a few days before your Mod 1… Highly recommended!!!!! Do your training with Top Notch, you wont be dissapointed!!!

    by James W
  • Excellent.

    Really enjoyed it.

    Staff were brilliant!

    Would highly recommend!!

    by Jay B
  • Excellent raining with friendly instructors, very patient and understanding when negotiating new skills.

    by Kevin H
  • Very good training. clear to the point. would 100% recommend to anyone!

    by Matthew C
  • I foudn the staff at Top Notch Training and Tinklers, very professional and helpful. The instructors are very thorough in ensuring there studentspass the courses safely.

    by Noel C
  • The training was well explained and arranged for a time that was suitable with my shift work.

    I have had a CBT licence for 2 years and wanted to get my full licence to up the cc of my bike. i chose to go with Top Notch as i have used them for my CBT and used Tinklers for my servicing. They were extremely friendly and fitted my training in with my shifts. i was not pressured to take more training than was required so did not feel that i was throwing money away. the bikes used were YAMAHA MT-07, they were new bikes and were well kept and well maintained.

    Thank You

    by Tim R
  • The instructors were very knowledgable and taught me in a way that was easy to follow. The direct access course is set up perfectly, the right amount of pre test instructionns and riding to pass the Mod 1 and Mod 2.

    by Tony s
  • Excellent and personalised experience. From zero to hero an feel i am a confident and safe rider.

    Many Thanks!!

    by Craig Hambright
  • Very happy with training received.

    Good bike and equipment available.

    Very happy customer!

    by Alex Blake
  • Brilliant training would highly recommend.

    by simon macwillson
  • Many thanks, would definitely recommend

    by carl robinson
  • Very helpful, helped me pass nicely.

    by tom hale
  • it was exciting but thorough.

    by James
  • Overall my experience was very posotive!

    The training i received gave me the skilss to pass both mod 1 and mod 2 first time!!

    by neil barford
  • Had a great day at top notch for my cbt, was good fun with steve and again during the ride with steve.

    by daniel bridge
  • I returned to top notch training to do the direct access course close to 2 years after doing a cbt with them (no pressure!).

    I found the instructors patient and knowledgeable and the information provided got me through mod 1 and mod 2 first time. They helped me get comfortable on a bike and corrected errors i made in a friendly way. Simply and genuine helpful bunch. I recommend Top Notch to anyone whi is considering motorcycle training.

    by Theo Clouter
  • I was very nervous about retaking my test as i had not used my scooter for over a year and had lost confidence. I spoke with them prior to booking and was offered a course with a maximum of 2 students including myself which was not offered with my original cbt centre.

    i was repeating my cbt as already have a twist and go scooter so i asked for the same bike on my re-cbt.

    i completed my course and was confident enough to ride my scooter again.

    by lynne copland
  • very good and quite fun.

    by nathan downey
  • Overall experience was  excellent. ive now been riding for 2 weeks with confidence instilled to me by Top Notch professionals.

    by Craig Hambright
  • Very good training and learnt alot. Cant wait to do my direct access next year!

    by david hugill
  • They covered all routes possible. If you listen you will pass!! Excellent trainer Richard couldnt of asked for better.

    Overall experience was good any mistake i made got picked up on and worded politely to you. I would recommend richard as a trainer he got me through my tests first time. Brilliant experience.

    by aaron robson
  • Great instructor very patient and knowledgeable. gave me confidence to get out onto the roads safely.

    by steve tizzard
  • The cbt i took was thorough and provided in depth off road training, before time was spent on the road.

    My training experience was rewarding, as i received my cbt certificate after the course. Before riding took place on the roads, the instructors made sure that riders were fully competant, knowledgeable and safe to ride. An enjoyable experience, one i would highly encourage others to take.

    by darren wallard
  • Comprehensive training, professionally delivered.

    Very well run.

     

    by jessica woodhouse
  • Excellent tuition

    by Adrian Sexton
  • Couldnt fault anything. Instructor was friendly supportive and encouraging.Has made what could have been a daunting experience a thoroughly pleasurable one. Will deff be recommending.

    All staff at base thoroughly lovely, and fantastic communication, advice etc from Alison.

    A Topnotch team at Topnotch Training.

    Thanks guys and gals!

    by Simone Gore
  • Alison was very friendly and enthusiastic. Richard was an encouraging instructor very kind, patient, professional but genuine.

    I am very grateful to Tinklers including Adam who i first met.

    Highly recommend training.

    All the team complimented each other.

    by Matt Richards
  • Brilliant, great instructors. Covered everything needed to pass my Mod 1&2.

    Thank you Richard, Matt and Alison.

     

    by Neil Davies
  • The course was great, individually tailored to my needs. I was never made to do anything out of my reach. They boosted my confidence immensely. I now cant wait for my adventure to begin.

     

    by Allyson Cornish
  • Very patient with me.

     

    by Duc Huy Hoang
  • The whole school was extremely professional and i felt welcome and well looked after. The training was great and 1 on 1 throughout.

     

    by Edwin Fitzroy
  • Fantastic instructors great learning skills and teaching ability gave me great confidence and fulfilled my needs.

     

    by Gary Forbes-Stewart
  • Very helpful and a great trainer. Great day and alot of fun!

     

    by Matthew Leman
  • Its lots of information to take in in one day, but the instructors are very patient, and i must admit i actually enjoyed my day and looking forward to doing my full bike test.

    Very good, professional, very patient, non judgemental, awesome day!! The instructors need a pay rise and a bottle of wine!!

     

    by Nattel Hall
  • Im very happy with the way the training was done i feel confident and safe!

    My overall experience was very good, the instructor was very clear and he made me feel very confident to do the safety procedures on the road and keep me safe. After the course i continue to feel i have had really good training to keep safe on the road, will be using this school for my full bike licence.

     

    by Raul Fable
  • I really enjoyed it and i feel really confident now. Great instructor!

     

    by Sinan Kaya
  • Would recommend to anyone.

     

    by Dan C
  • Big thanks to all! Thank you to alison for keeping me in the loop with lesson bookings/changes and especially richard for his patience and perserverance – it paid off!!

    Thanks also to matt for his constructive criticism – i do remember the little things!!

    Would definitely recommend!

     

    by sue p
  • Thanks to the whole Top Notch and Tinklers team. I felt extremely well looked after and welcome. Great 1 on 1 rider training. Highly recommend using this dealer/school!

     

    by Edwin F
  • Friendly, professional and very helpful with any issues i had while riding.

     

    by Joe C
  • Everyone really friendly especially matt and richard.

     

    by Lee J
  • I couldn’t have done it without you!! Thank you

     

    by Jake O
  • Very happy and would recommend to everyone.

     

    by Daniel R
  • Fantastic instructors, very firendly and experienced.

     

    by Finn B
  • Good all round training.

    Passed first time, thanks to Top Notch.

     

    by Andrew C
  • 5 star training

     

    by Roy R
  • I liked the amount of communication telling me loads of additional information on the ride. ie what to avoid.

     

    by Tapiwa
  • Very patient and helpful trainers!!

     

    by dan s
  • had a great time and learnt lots while training for my A2 test.

     

    by Sam B
  • The training and quality of the bike i trained on were second to none.

     

    by Anita L
  • 5star Training

     

    by Alastair W
  • I like the way the dates are booked. Worked well with me by having them grouped together.

     

    by Luke D
  • Excellent friendly service throughout – would recommend to anyone to train here.

    Thanks, Richard!

     

    by Ben S
  • Really great service, great bikes to learn on and loads of gear to borrow.

    Really constructive patient instructing.

     

    by Elliot S
  • Very friendly, helpful and profesional. Great instructors.
    Very easy from start to finish, booking to actual training day.

    by Craig L
  • Would recommend to everyone

    by Dan
  • I am an older female who has never ridden before. My instructor was very patient, overall a great help.

    by Karen S
  • If you want to stay safe, and learn how to ride properly and have a very enjoyable day then book your course with this company.
    You cant put a price on your life, a truly fantastic and satisfying day.

    by Tony S
  • I am 67 years old and took my car test 48 years ago. I was quite nervous when arriving at the test centre thinking other participants would be alot younger than me. I soon found there was absolutely nothing to be nervous about. My instructor whilst being professional made me feel at ease straight away and was very thorough in making sure we all understood exactly everything that was said and done from start to finish.
    The whole course was made to be enjoyable and i felt part of that course and not just a student taking his cbt.

    by Mike
  • Excellent friendly service.

    Tuition from richard and tim from top notch was first class.

    Highly recommend.

    by Sarah F
  • Really enjoyed the training.

    Richard is an asset.

    See you on the road.

    by Gary
  • fab great time, great blokes.

    Thank you very much

    Ricky Cooper.

    by Ricky C
  • The staff were very good.

    by Oliver S
  • course was fantastic, instructor was excellent and made me feel relaxed at all times. They know exactly what they are doing and i felt very confident going into my test. Which helped me no end!!

    Good job Richard – Thanks mate.

    by Ben P
  • Cheers for the help!!

    Rich and Matt

    by Conor R
  • Richard is FAB!!

    by Kirsty W
  • Great taster session, Took my fears away by being so relaxed & not judgemental.

    by Julia J
  • Enjoyed all the lessons. Thanks.

    by Mark P
  • Very friendly team, highly professional. Many thanks to Richard.

    by Roman S
  • world class tuition!! Massive thanks to Richard, Matt and Steve.

    Patient-reassuring and encouraging throughout.

    Massive thank you to all-will recommend.

    by John R
  • Had 3 different trainers throughout the das training and all 3 were very helpfull and informative.

    by Simon B
  • Great team to have been instructed by, very firendly and very efficient at fitting me straight in. Will definitely recommend to friends and family. Thank you very much

    by Jake H
  • Couldnt be any happier with the training i was given. Am looking forward to coming back for full test in 2 years.

    by Brian E
  • 5*

    by Charles S
  • Top notch service from great people.

    Would highly recommend to anyone.

    Thank you

    by Adam L
  • All great, Very helpful.

    Richard kept calling me Gary?!?!?!

    by Chris R
  • Every instructor i had was great and made me feel at ease.

    by Rebecca W
  • Very good teacher, Patient!!

    by Shane T
  • 5*

    by Andrew H
  • Steve C was excellent and patient.

    He understood my additional needs and worked with me, made me feel very comfortable and helped me understand the bike and i managed to do what i wanted to achieve.

    by Jonathan Z
  • Good fair training, hard on errors, easy to talk to and ask questions.

    Excellent knowledge and good patience.

    by Konnor W
  • Richard and Steve (blonde) where brilliant. Highly recommended.

    Thankyou

    by Tim C
  • Steve C is 5 star!!!

    by Josh
  • Brilliant trainers, 1st time pass!!!!

    Thanks 🙂

    by Matt C
  • Richard has been brilliant the best instructor i have had. Thankyou very much

    by Christopher P
  • Very good organisation for lessons and test. Staff all friendly excellent

    thanks

    by Andrew D
  • thank you very much for all your effort in teaching me!!!

    by M Vasiljevs
  • Would highly recommend Top Notch, very happy with the training.

    by Carl B
  • A wonderful team of instructors. Very patient and very thorough to enable you to ride as safely as possible. Thank you Top Notch for everything. Ive really enjoyed my training with you.

    by Donna T
  • Excellent course, very well delivered. All motorised 2 wheel vehicles should attend the course, even those riding 50cc mopeds. Highly increases awareness and safety to all scenarios.

    Informative throughout, comprehensive training that has provided me the knowledge and experience to ride more confidently and safely on the road.

    by Bridgit S
  • The headsets were very poor, difficult to hear instructions, no ability to communicate with instructor, no plan on what to do if split from group. No emergency phone number issued by instructor.

    by Harvey Law
  • Very friendly and nice people will be back for my a1 next year.

    didnt feel bored or nervous at any point anything i didnt understand they told me until i did will definitely be coming back.

    by Jake M
  • instructors were patient, reassuring and encouraging through to the Mod 2 pass.

    I feel completely capable and safe having had –  what can be described as expert tuition and guidance from a very experienced and capable team.

    I now have the knowledge and skill to ride safe and stay safe on the road thanks to this dedicated team.

    I will be taking R.O.S.P.A or advanced training course with Top Notch in the future and will hopefully get another opportunity to give feedback on this great team.

    by John R
  • My instructor steve, the way he taught me makes me feel like doing my direct access.Having done the CBT when i was young and having a car licence, he was by far the best instructor i have ever had.

    by Kurtis R
  • Gave me the confidence to go on to the direct access.

    Enjoyable and very informative.

    Worked  schedule around my shift pattern which is something others could not provide. Im very grateful for that. it is professionally run and the instructors are excellent.

    Would recommend Top Notch to anyone wanting to learn to ride.

    by Mark P
  • It was nicely timed and provided with very high customer satisfaction.

    Great experience. Really enjoyed it and look forward to more practise in the future.

     

    by Salman R
  •  

    I had Matt, Richard and Steve for my training.

    They were all brilliant and helped me a lot with passing both my tests 🙂

    100% would recommend to anyone.

    by Chloe Colman
  •  

    5*

    by Xenios
  •  

    Excellent team A*****

    by SallY J
  • Knowledgable friendly staff

    5*

    by
  • Everything was first class, Would definitely recomend

    by
  • Very professional and helpful.

    Thankyou for everything.

    by
  • Incredibly patient trainers! Really appreciate how flexable alison was with sending dates for lessons atc – was the difference between me being able to train or not.

    Very excited to get onto a big BIKE!!!

     

    by Matt M
  • 5*

    by Freya Fairwing
  • Richard was a good instructor very happy with the training.

    Thankyou Top Notch

    by Shane Tuttle
  • I am so glad Richard was my trainer.

    I couldnt have asked for a better instructor.

    Thank you.

    by Rhiannon Mason
  • Very Pleased with the time here.

    Managed to pass both modules first time with the help and patience for Richard and Matt.

    by Chris Forder
  • Excellent experiance from start to finish, only had short space of time available but Alison fitted me in. Richard, Matt and Steve were all excellent.

    Thanks

     

    by Andy Wightman
  • 5*

     

    by David Spackman

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Introductory CBT Course

£99
The CBT is your gateway to riding a motorcycle. Whether you want to trundle around town on ‘L’ plates, or go for your full licence, it all starts with a CBT. We offer a price match guarantee, and if you have your own bike, the course price is reduced to £89. CBT's are available on a Geared 125, Auto 125 and mopeds.Length of Course6-8 Hours
  • PRICE MATCH guarantee.
  • 6-8 hours training.
  • GATEWAY to riding a motorcycle.
  • £89 with your own bike.
  • £99 with hired bike.
 

Category A1 Licence

£250.50
Price shown includes training on your own 125, one Mod 1 and one Mod 2. The Mod 1 test fee is £15.50, the Mod 2 test fee is £75.00. The course price including bike hire is £290.50. Helmets, Jackets and gloves are available to borrow FOC during your training.Length of Course10 hours
  • 17+: Entry age of 17 and over
  • Ride any machine up to 125cc
  • No L plates
  • Passengers allowed
  • Allowed on motorways
 

Category A2 Licence

£503.00
Training and accompany to Mod 1 and Mod 2. Test fees are also included. Mod 1 test fee is £15.50, Mod 2 test fee is £75.00. Course includes the use of our motorcycle, and fuel and insurance. Helmets, Jackets and gloves are available to borrow FOC during your training.Length of Course16.5 hours
  • 19+: Entry age of 19 plus
  • Latest Bikes: Yamaha XJ6
  • Ride machines up to 35kW
  • No L plates
  • Passengers allowed
  • Allowed on motorways
 

A2 Progressive Access

£303.00
Training and accompany to Mod 1 and Mod 2. Test fees are included. Mod 1 test fee is £15.50, Mod 2 test fee is 75.00. Course includes 2 hours of training before both your Mod 1 and Mod 2. Course includes the use of our motorcycle, fuel and insurance. Helmets, Jackets and gloves are available to borrow FOC during your training. Length of Course8.5 hours
  • 21+: Entry age of 21 and over
  • Can Be Taken: 2 years after A2 licence completed, or when you turn 24
  • Latest Bikes: Yamaha MT-07 and Yamaha XJ6
  • Ride any machine

Direct Access (DAS)

£503.00
Training and accompany to Mod 1 and Mod 2. Test fees are included. Mod 1 test fee is £15.50, Mod 2 test fee is £75.00. Course includes the use of our motorcycle, fuel and insurance. Helmets, Jackets and gloves are available to borrow FOC during your training.Length of Course16.5 hours
  • 24+: Entry age of 24 or 21 if you've held an A2 Licence 2 years+
  • Latest Bikes: Yamaha XJ6 or Yamaha MT-07
  • Ride any machine
  • No L plates
  • Passengers allowed
  • Allowed on motorways

Become a Top Notch Rider

Motorcycling is both a cheap mode of transport and an enjoyable leisure activity. Our goal is to help you become the most complete and safe rider you can be. We tailor training packages to each individual.

  • Training is predominantly done on a 1 to 1 basis
  • We have very experienced instructors
  • We offer out of hours training
  • CBTs
  • Motorcycles & safety equipment supplied
  • Advanced courses available on request

On 19th January 2013 the law regarding motorcycle licences changed. The entry age remains at 16 years old for mopeds and 17 years old for 125cc bikes. For bigger bikes however, it has been split into two categories where you progress to unlimited power after a period of probation and an additional test. You can start with bikes limited to 35kW (46.6bhp) at 19 years old, after 2 years probation and an additional test, you can achieve Full Category A entitlement.

If you are 24 and older the new rules don’t affect you – Direct Access entry age is now 24.

This website contains all the information you may need about the changes in the law. If you do find you have questions however, we have training experts available at the end of a phone.


We're MCIAC Accredited

We're MCIAC Accredited

We are very proud to be the only MCIAC Accredited Motorcycle Training Centre in Norfolk. The MCIAC are committed to “Promoting, Protecting and Expanding the Motorcycle Industry”.

The Latest Yamahas

The Latest Yamahas

At Top Notch you use the very latest Yamaha machinery, no matter what course you are taking. Bikes are supplied by our sister company, Tinklers Motorcycles.

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Experienced Instructors

Experienced Instructors

Our instructors all have years of experience, and will mainly teach you on a 1-to-1 basis. This means you learn at your pace, suiting riders of all experience levels - from beginner, to those looking for a refresher.

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