CBT – Compulsory Basic Training – £165
This is the starting point for all trainee motorcyclists and is normally a 1 day training course. This has to be completed by all riders regardless of age or experience. The first part of the CBT is conducted on an off road manoeuvring area where you will ride the machine until competent. This part of the training incorporates all of the basic riding skills, i.e. use of the controls, moving away and stopping, slow riding, changing gear, turning left and right etc. You will then ride the machine on the road for at least two hours. During the road ride your instructor, who will be in radio contact, will accompany you, giving you both directions and tuition. The training will end when you are able to ride on the road, on your own, safely. After completing the CBT you will then be allowed to ride on your own, on the road with ‘L’ plates for up to two years. After this period you will then either re take your CBT or have passed your full motorcycle test in order to continue riding.
NB: At 16yrs you can ride up to a 50cc. At 17yrs and over you can ride up to 125cc. Prior to booking your CBT you must be in possession of your driving licence. See ‘applying for your first licence’ Click here to Book your CBT now.
Theory Test – £23
If you are intending to progress to your full licence then you’ll have to have passed a Theory and Hazard Perception test. This is taken at one of a number of theory test centres. This test can be booked directly by going to the DVSA Web Site. The website contains further information and some mock tests for practice. When booking you will need to be in possession of both your driving licence and a credit or debit card. The cost of the Theory Test is £23. Click here to Book your theory test now.
After passing both your CBT and theory test you will then undertake further training to bring you up to a standard in order for you to pass your full licence.
Module 1 Training & Test
8hrs of Training & Testing £420
Module 1 is an off road test incorporating a number of manoeuvres to include;
Manual handling, slalom, figure of eight, slow riding, U’ turn, cornering, controlled stop, hazard avoidance and emergency stop . In order to successfully prepare for this test we normally recommend our package which includes 8 hrs of training and testing, Mod 1 test fee and all of the equipment necessary, i.e. motorcycle, safety helmet, gloves, jacket and wet weather clothing.
After passing Module 1 you will then undertake further training to bring you up to a standard in order for you to pass:
Module 2 Training & Test
8hrs of Training & Testing £475
Module 2 is an on road test and incorporates an eyesight test, road safety questions and at least 40 minutes of road riding. The road ride will cover a variety of road and traffic conditions and will also include normal stops, hill and angle starts, roundabouts, junctions and pedestrian crossings etc. In order to successfully prepare for this test we normally recommend our package which includes 8 hrs of training and testing, Mod 2 test fee and all of the equipment necessary, i.e. motorcycle, safety helmet, gloves, jacket and wet weather clothing.
Complete Training Package – £1055
This package includes; CBT, Module 1 & 2 training and test fees and free use all of the equipment necessary, i.e., motorcycle, safety helmet, gloves, jacket and wet weather clothing.
A2-A upgrade Package
Package Course Cost – £425
This package includes, 8hrs of training and testing, Module 1 & 2 training and test fees and free use all of the equipment necessary, i.e., motorcycle, safety helmet, gloves, jacket and wet weather clothing.
NB: If after passing your A2 licence and have either held this for at least 2yrs or become 24yrs of age (which ever is the sooner) then you would be able to re take both your Mod 1&2 tests again to have your restriction lifted in order to gain the full Cat A licence. However, if you have held your A2 licence for less that 2yrs then you will require a current theory test certificate. This is not required if you have held the A2 for at least 2yrs.
At 17 years of age you can take the practical test on a 125cc machine. You will then still only be allowed to ride up to a 125cc, however you can now ride without ‘L’ plates, carry a pillion passenger and ride on the motorway.
At 19 years of age you can take the practical test on a machine restricted to 35kw (46.6bhp), approximately 400cc. You will then be entitled to ride up to that power. After 2 years, you will then be able to retake the practical bike test on a machine of 600cc to be able to ride any size or power machine.
Category A2-A Accelerated Access
If after passing your A2 category and you become 24yrs of age with less than 2 years then you would be able to re take both Mod 1&2 test again to have your restriction lifted early. You will then be able to ride any size and power machine straight away. However, in order to do this you will still need to be in possession of a current motorcycle theory test certificate.
Category A – Direct Access Scheme
At 24 years of age you can train and take the practical test on a machine of at least 600cc and 40kw. You will then be able to ride any size and power machine straight away.