MC Academy Ltd: ______________________________________________

Professional Rider Development, Response & Road Risk

MC Academy began life many years ago as 'The Motorcycle Academy' with our training director Mike Addison. A former police motorcyclist, Mike worked with Local Authority Road Safety agencies and for those old enough to remember the now obsolete 'BMF star rider' scheme'


At that time motorcycle instructors were volunteers with no professional qualifications until the then Driving Standards Agency (DSA), following a European directive, introduced qualifications to deliver Compulsory Basic Training through registered Authorised Training Bodies (ATB's) which led in 1997 to Direct Access training for older candidates on bigger machines.


Mike became involved with 'post-test' training after qualifying with RoSPA The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents. It wasn't long before he was recruited as an examiner and soon after invited onto their 'National Diploma'  team where he is still pro-active delivering and/or assessing courses throughout the year in the UK and EU.


Over the years Mike has trained riders and instructors at all levels from complete novice through to advanced level.  He has run several successful motorcycle training schools within motorcycle main dealerships.  

Mike with Alan & Chaz Davies. 'Back to School'


Comments on YouTube regarding... 

'Never too good to be a better rider' 


will confirm just that. Watch as Mike and his colleagues take them 'Back to School'


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Join Mike with Ducati's British Supersport World Champion Chaz Davies and QI's comedian Alan Davies with the DfT's - "Never too good to be a better rider"

Mike now works with a networked team of instructors who posess a broad spectrum of experience and qualifications unequalled in the UK and Europe to ensure you achieve your objectives safely and effectively. He personally delivers training throughout the UK and Europe and works closely with some of the many professional organisations in the UK.


The location of your course depends on the particular course being delivered. Where possible we will bring the training course to you so,  whether you are a private individual wanting training at any level, company director seeking assistance or risk assessment, professional body in need of assistance with two wheel training or club member tasked with putting together a programme. We have the expertise to help.



About us



Our Director Mike Addison is a pro-active member of the Association of Industrial Road Safety Officers with experience and qualifications for training riders and instructors from complete beginner to advanced instructor and more. qualifications.

Our services

We can and do provide the most comprehensive selection of training solutions for motorcycles and riders in the country. If you don't see what you are looking for or simply want some advice, please contact us.  We can create a bespoke package to suit your requirements.

What's Going On? See below..

Courses and training designed for you to achieve maximum effect.


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Advanced Motorcycle Training Isle of Man - May (Nearly Full) & September (filling fast)

What's new?

Accredited Trainer for Instructors wishing to join the Register Register of Post Test Motorcycle Trainers

New initiative for the Department for Transport.



"Never too good to be a better rider"

Mike training with Chaz & Alan Davies
No yellow here on tour with Alpine TT

New Course Available from RoSPA

RoSPA have recently announced a one-day rider development course based around three candidates. 










"Why am I telling everone about this"? "Simple", "Its 'brilliant' and I'm one of their team who deliver it".  Read more...

Motorcycle Instructor Insurance

Governments new directives for new riders and instructors

2013 will see the introduction of the new directives for motorcycle riders and instructors.

Corporate Manslaughter Act

Corporate liability for companies using drivers and riders. Click to find where you stand as an employer.