About Us


Begin-motorcycling has been helping new and beginner riders get out on two wheels since 2001.

The motorcycle industry can seem confusing and intimidating to new riders (we’ve been there!) that’s why this site was born.

From getting your first provisional licence, to finding a training school and all the way to a full motorbike licence we’ve got you covered.

Safety is our number one concern and we maintain the Uk’s most accurate and up to date directory of Motorcycle Training Schools.

All our listed schools are DVSA approved and accredited.


Our Writers and Contributors

We are grateful for the contributions of many highly skilled DVSA approved instructors who provided their expertise, particularly in the licencing and CBT sections of the site.

Special mentions to Survival Skills Rider Training and Dexterity Motorcycle Training for their help.


Rich Jenkins

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Rich is a journalist and copywriter with a passion for bikes, with a Yamaha Fazer FZS600s and a Moto Guzzi V7 in the current stable.

He’s a daily commuter and weekend warrior, and most Sundays can be found somewhere in the South West posting heavily filtered pictures of his bike to his Instagram account, @richminich


John Kean

Motorcycle rider in Egypt

John is a writer, biker and scuba diver, sometimes managing all three simultaneously… almost!

He has a motorcycle for every day of the week but it’s the same one, a KTM 990 Adventure.

Author of three Amazon best sellers his books includes an epic around Egypt long distance motorcycle tour during the height of the People’s Revolution of 2011.

His author and blog site is www.johnkean.net


Tom Reas

Tom Reas

When not battling the London commute, Tom loves to hit the road and head to the countryside on his beloved CBF1000.

Tom has chronicled his journey from CBT to Full licence. Some great tips in here about exactly what to expect on your test days.

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Paul Simpson

Paul Simpson

Editor, researcher, writer, tech support, brew maker and general dogsbody. Paul coordinates the writers and runs the training school directory.

He has many years of experience in research, writing and website tech in general.

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