CBT: This is the beginning of your motorcycling career, the course is all about the basics of learning to ride, equipment and basic maintenance, controls of the machine and how to ride on the road. If you wish to either pass your “Motorcycle test” or ride up to a 125cc bike on plates (for 2 years or you have to renew CBT). Then you have to complete and obtain a CBT certificate (DL196). The CBT course itself is based on a day’s tuition, however if we feel you need longer to reach a safe standard then there is no further charges it’s all included in the price as is bike and equipment hire.
MODULE 1 Test: This is the first test and is completed in an off road environment and takes approx 15 minutes. This covers a series slow riding exercises and 2 speed (50KPH) exercises. Upon successful completion you can move on to Module 2.
MODULE 2 Test: This is an on road test of approx 50 minutes duration including all types of road scenarios, upon completion you can remove “L” plates and will hold a full motorcycle licence of the category you have been tested for see individual course for info.
For information about the individual courses on offer just scroll through our different courses.
We operate 7 days subject to availability.
We ask for a £40 deposit to secure a date and all we require on the day is a UK driver licence (provisional or full car) and the check code from the following web site: www.gov.uk/view-driving-licence
You will also require a theory test this can be booked at https://www.gov.uk/book-theory-test
This is the beginning of your motorcycling career; the course is all about the basics of learning to ride, equipment and basic maintenance, controls of the machine and how to ride on the road. If you wish to either pass your “Motorcycle test”, or ride up to a 125cc bike on plates, for 2 years or you have to renew CBT. Then you have to complete and obtain a CBT certificate (DL196). The CBT course itself is based on a day’s tuition, however if we feel you need longer to reach a safe standard then there is no further charges it’s all included in the price as is bike and equipment hire.
All equipment can be supplied, as well as HIRE BIKES. The CBT certificate will allow you to ride up to 125cc on "L" plates for 2 years. You need a current CBT if you wish to pass a motorcycle test.
CBT is usually a 1 day course consisting of off road and on road exercises and once completed we will issue a certificate which will validate your licence for 2 years and allow you to ride up to 125cc on L plates for 2 years.
Once completed both we can move on to the 2 part riding test training, this may take up to a further 5 sessions depending on experience levels currently, you will be riding a large capacity machine ultimately (though you may need to start on a 125cc)
Compulsary Basic Training (DL196)
125cc rider training: learning to ride (or ride your own motorcycle) of this size of motorcycle is legal with a current CBT, pass a test on this size motorcycle you are allowed to ride without “L” plates and carry pillions, ride on motorways etc (though not recommended!) this will also allow the taking of further category tests on motorcycles subject to age/ experience without renewing CBT/ theory test.
We will organise tests for the Module 1&2 for you and take you to and from.
125cc L Test
(age19+) all training to ride on the road or to pass a rider test and remove those L Plates. This allows you to ride on the road on larger capacity machines. This is a category A2 machine.
List of machines suitable are available from .gov websites and motorcycle manufacturers. A2 machines are mostly over 395cc with a max power of 95BHP (70kw) restricted to 45 BHP (35KW) with a certain power to weight ratio as well hence see web sites for current info.
Enhanced Rider Scheme
Have you recently passed your test?
Returned to biking after a break?
Looking for a health check on your riding?
Perhaps enjoy your riding a little more, but don’t want long intensive days of training?
We can offer you a riding assessment to find out what you are good at. You will get a 'DSA certificate of competence' if you don't need any help from your trainer. We can offer small session(s) of tailored training to help you be amongst the best and get more out of your riding. It will give you a chance to show your skills - and qualify for an insurance discount as a result. Please do call or email for further info.
Direct Access: (24 years and over, sorry unless held an A2 licence for minimum 2 years) this involves riding a large capacity machine we currently use 600cc or 650cc motorcycles, upon completing your test you will be able to ride any cc capacity machine without restriction upon passing your test.
600cc Direct Access L Test
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RoSPA advanced riding: passed your test and gained some riding experience, improve further and gain a RoSPA certificate. We can help you to reach a standard ready for a test with courses on an individual basis by the hour, day what ever suits you.
ROSPA Advanced Assessment/Training
This now appears to be quite a complex subject to get “your head round” but is actually reasonably straightforward and I hope to make it as simple as possible. It is all based around age limits and CC/BHP/KW limits. The manufacturers tend to use CC/KW limits, in the training field we tend to use CC/BHP much easier to understand (any manufacturers tech specs will include BHP/KW).
So here we go: Licence groups, this is what you can ride yourself on the road with (bear with me on this one!)
AM/P/Q: basically these are all 50cc mopeds: can all be ridden from 16 years upwards.
AM: speed min 25kph to 45kph
P: speed min 45kph to 50kph
Q: speed max 25kph
Euro legislation hence all the KPH!
Compulsory Basic Training (CBT) certificate required: YES
Full car licence prior to 1st February 2001 (no CBT required if you have full moped licence, full car licence post 2001 CBT required)
A1: 125cc, max 15BHP (11KW) can be ridden from 17years upwards.
CBT certificate required: YES (by all riding regardless of car licence history)
That covers what you can ride on without an instructor and on provisional licence or full car licence.
Simply: 16 on AM, P, Q (CBT see above)
17 on A1 (CBT required)
TEST REQUIREMENTS: this section covers what you can ride for a test and after you have passed a test.
Test requirements for all regardless of age and car licence.
CBT (valid), Theory test required, 2 part riding test Module 1 & 2.
16 years up: AM, P, Q: CBT cert, Theory test cert: Mod 1&2 tests completed: this is all you can ride.
17 years up: A1: CBT cert, theory test cert: Mod 1 & 2 tests completed: this is all you can ride.
19 years up: A2: CBT cert, theory test cert: Mod1 & 2 tests completed: you can ride any cc motorcycle max output.
47BHP (max power 95BHP restricted to 47BHP).
24 years up: A: CBT cert, theory test cert: Mod1 & 2 tests completed: you can ride any cc/BHP motorcycle without restrictions.*
*21 years+: held a cat A2 licence 2 years can then upgrade to DAS (cat A) upon completion Mod 1&2 on Cat A motorcycle.
A GUIDE TO THE MOTORCYCLE LICENCE
Refresher/ Motorway/ Night Riding: Come back to the fold after a long absence from Biking? Nervous about riding on a motorway, unaccompanied for the first time? Never ridden at night, we can offer support and limited time/fees 1 hour onwards.
All our training will be tailored to what you would like to do.