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Business owner and Managing Director, Melvyn Bird (known as Dickie) has extensive instructor and coaching experience. Gaining Motorbike Instructor certification in 1982 within the British Army, Dickie has never looked back.


In addition to being a Cardington approved CBT/DAS Motorbike Instructor, Dickie is also a BMF Advanced Instructor and Assessor. Dickie ensures his skills are up to date to guarantee the very best learning experience.


Dickie is passionate in providing a female and mature student friendly environment to encourage more ladies and older students to take up riding. You are never too old to learn something new!


"We believe in offering you an excellent service without costing the earth. No hidden extras or hard sell, Bird's Bike Academy treats everybody as an individual. We positively welcome and encourage everybody from complete beginners to seasoned riders." "I can assure you a very friendly welcome and advice & support long after you pass the test. Please do not hesitate to ring or email even if it is just for a general chat. I am always here to help."


Dickie Bird



  • HIGHLY RECOMMEND ...Melvyn Bird at Birds Bike Academy. Today i took my CBT and passed due to the very professional instructor Melvyn, he went though the CBT explaining to me in detail any of my questions, The road work we did was fantastic nothing was a problem to him ....i'm so happy i will doing my DAS with him.               

      Mark Caudwell

  • Thank u Melvin for a great time i definately would recommend you to anyone who wants to do the CBT.

      Adam Alci Crossland

  • I completed my CBT with Melvin recently. He was very patient, with evident experience and knowledge of the roads, techniques, and laws. I would certainly recommend him for motorbike training, for complete beginners to those wanting to extend their ability. Thanks!

      Ben Whitehead

  • Really friendly service and extremely patient when you fail an attempt. Worked tirelessly through the day to ensure I got to the standard. Definitely recommended.

       Liam Naz

  • At a mature(ing) age I had added ‘learn to ride a motorcycle’ to my bucket list.  Unsure if this was a wise move, or not, I was keen to source an instructor that would have the patience to help with this goal whilst ensuring the exercise was done as safely as is possible.  I hit the jackpot first time.  Right from my initial contact through to passing the CBT and training towards DAS, Melvyn (Dickie) has showed complete professionalism and dedication.Throughout my training thus far, Dickie has demonstrated absolute patience and enthusiasm whilst pushing safety first attitudes to achieve personal goals.
    I would have no hesitation to recommend Dickie to anyone wishing to get on a motorcycle.