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UNDERSTANDING YOUR COURSE OPTIONS

Davies Motorcycle Training Centre offers a CBT course, DAS course and Rusty Rider course. Below outlines the process of gaining your motorcycle license.

COMPULSORY BASIC TRAINING - CBT

A CBT (Compulsory Basic Training) is a motorbike course you have to pass before you ride a moped, scooter or motorcycle on the road. The course ensures you can ride a motorcycle safely on your own. 

You must have a provisional driving licence to take your CBT (Compulsory Basic Training). This will need to be shown on arrival at the motorcycle training centre. 

After passing a CBT (Compulsory Basic Training), if you're 16 or over you can ride a moped, scooter or motorbike with learner plates. If you’re 17 or over you can ride motorcycle up to 125cc and with a power output of up to 11kW, again with learner plates.  

There are some circumstances where you don't need to pass a CBT (Compulsory Basic Training): 

  • you want to ride a moped, scooter or motorcycle up to 50cc and you passed your car driving test before 1 February 2001

  • you want to ride a motorcycle and have a full moped licence from passing a moped test since 1 December 1990

  • you have a full motorcycle licence for one category and want to upgrade to another

  • you live and ride on some offshore islands

The CBT course usually lasts a full day, but it can take longer. Any additional hours required will be chargeable. 

There are 5 parts to the course:

  • introduction and eyesight check

  • on-site training

  • on-site riding

  • on-road training

  • on-road riding for at least 2 hours

Davies Motorbike Training Centre will provide you with your motorcycle, jacket, gloves and helmet.

Davies Motorbike Training Centre provide one-to-one training and will issue you with a certificate when you pass the motorbike course. This will allow you to ride a moped, scooter or motorcycle up to either 50cc or 125cc (depending on age).

You must pass your full moped, scooter or motorcycle test within 2 years, or you have to either take your CBT (Compulsory Basic Training) again or stop riding. If you are riding without a valid CBT (Compulsory Basic Training) certificate, a fine of £1000 and up to 6 penalty points will be issued.  

DIRECT ACCESS SCHEME - DAS

The DAS (Direct Access) course is designed for those who wish to take their full motorcycle test. To take the DAS (Direct Access) course you must have the following: 

  • passed a theory test and provide proof on arrival at the training centre 

  • CBT (Compulsory Basic Training) certificate will need to be produced on arrival at the training centre

  • be 24 years or older (if you are below 24 and want to take your A1 or A2 license please contact Andy who can advise you on this as) 

  • hold a provisional driving license and completed a CBT (Compulsory Basic Training) in the last 2 years 

 

The cost of your course includes 12 hours of training. After these hours there are 2 modules that need to be passed: 

Module 1 - an off-road training test

Module 2 - an on-road training test 

If over 12 hours are required this will be charged additionally. 

Module 1 

This is conducted on the training site and usually lasts approximately twenty minutes. Within this you will need to sucessfully complete the following: 

  • wheeling the motorcycle and using the stand

  • riding a slalom and figure of 8

  • a slow ride

  • a U-turn

  • cornering and a controlled stop

  • cornering and an emergency stop (travelling at a speed of 19mph for a moped or 31mph for a motorcycle when completing the emergency stop) 

  • cornering and hazard avoidance

To pass module 1 you must make no serious or dangerous major faults and no more than 10 minor faults. You will be then given a pass certificate and can move onto module 2. 

Module 2

Both modules are booked separately, but if you do not pass module 1 you must wait 3 working days before you can retake it.

This is conducted on the training site and on the road and usually lasts approximately forty minutes. Within this you will need to sucessfully complete the following: 

  • an eyesight check

  • ‘show me, tell me’ vehicle safety questions

  • road riding (not motorways) 

  • independent riding

During the road riding you will be asked to carry out normal stops, an angle start and a hill start where possible. 

To pass module 2 you must make no serious or dangerous major faults and no more than 10 minor faults. You will be then given a pass certificate and Davies Motorcycle Training Centre they will book your full motorcycle test for you. 

Davies Motorcycle Training Centre will provide you with your motorcycle, jacket, gloves and helmet. Please do not wear trainers. They will take you to the test centre and bring you back to the training centre after completion.

 

On passing your full motorcycle test the DVLA will issue you with your motorcycle license. In the meantime you can ride without L plates.