New Rider Training Course
Compulsory Basic Training
Full Motorcycle Licence FAQ's
Do I need to do a theory test
Before your practical (Mod1 & 2) tests you will need to have a valid CBT & theory certificate. You are also required to have at least a basic knowledge of the highway code before completing any motorbike training.
Can I do a new rider training course on a big bike before booking DAS?
Yes you can so long as you have a current CBT
Do I have to take both Module 1 & 2 tests on the same day
No. In fact we advise you take the pressure off by doing them on separate days. If you book them on the same day and are not successful with Mod1 you cannot complete Mod2 and it is classed as a late cancellation, the DVSA will not refund or change the test date.
Do you charge more for doing the 2 tests on separate days?
No, we always have a Mod2 provisionally booked for you with enough time between the tests to change the date with the DVSA without you forfeiting the cost.
Can you split the training to accommodate my work schedule
Yes, we often break training down over 2 or 3 blocks to allow for family/work commitments
Are the tests different between A2 & DAS?
Tests for A1, A2 & DAS are the same.
Will I have the same motorcycle instructor throughout?
We endeavor to keep you with the same instructor and bike for continuity throughout all your motorcycle training
If I need an extra day between tests can I book one and what will it cost?
Any additional training day will cost £120. If you take the option of booking the Modules on separate days this allows for extra time should you want it.
Does the day finish early so the instructor can get back for the CBT road ride
Absolutely not. Your instructor is dedicated to one course per day, so if you need a little extra time one day, there is no rushing back and missing out. Our new rider training and CBT courses are kept separate for this reason.
How long does Mod1 last?
Mod1 takes on the expiration of the theory test.
After this time what do I need to do?
If you do not pass Mod2 before your theory expires then you will have to re sit the theory and re do the Mod1 before doing the Mod2.
How long will it take to pass?
We recommend you either complete a CBT, during which time we will assess you and advise how long you need to reach test standard. You can then book the training and we will adjust the cost to reflect the package price. Or if you have a current CBT, we offer a free assessment to make sure you book the correct amount of time. Many people complete the training in 4 days depending on experience, ability and confidence.
Where are you based for DAS/A2?
We start daily courses from our Burgess Hill site there is a map on the training location tab.
If I pass A2 is it an automatic upgrade to DAS?
Currently no, you will have to retake both modules on a bigger bike to upgrade.
If I pass my A2 at 19 can I do DAS at 21
Yes if you have 2 years on an A2 licence you can step up to DAS before you are 24.
Do you train at weekends
Yes we teach Saturday – Thursday and there is no extra charge for the weekends.
What if I mess up the Mod1?
Providing you have opted to take the tests on separate days we will book you in for a retest and reschedule the Mod2 without forfeiting any time or money.
Will I have to pay for another day to retest
No only a take to test fee and the cost of the test unless you choose to book another complete day.
How long does the Mod2 test last
Approx 45 minutes. The actual road ride is a minimum 37 minutes.
Can I ride on dual carriageways / motorways?
Once you have passed yes you can use both, until you pass you can only ride on dual carriageways
What if it gets cold or rains?
Our full licence bikes are equipped with heated grips and we provide motorcycle jackets, gloves and over trousers to keep you warm and dry.
What bike will I be riding?
We have a brand new fleet of Yamaha MT-07's which are suitable for both DAS and A2 as they're fitted with switches to alter the power between the two categories, we also have Suzuki GS500's solely for A2 and for DAS we have Bandit 600’s and Honda Hornet 600's, lowered ones too for the 'vertically challenged' umongst us! So there is definitely a bike to suit you. Our A2 & DAS bikes have heated grips for all weather riding.
I am short and have been told I cannot do DAS because if my height?
We have a lowered GS500, Bandit 600 & Honda Hornet 600, so anyone with a shorter inside leg, why not pop along and try one for size before deciding which course you book.
Is it a good idea to watch YouTube before doing the Mod1
Although YouTube may show the manouevers, be aware the Mod1 has changed several times since it originated and what you watch may not be up to date or accurate.
How do I get my new licence once I have passed?
Either the examiner can keep your licence and you will be issued with a new one including the bike category or you can apply for the new one yourself using a form from the post office. The latter must be done within 2 years of passing your test.