We thought we would answer some of the commonly asked questions here to aid our clients!
Question: I have done my CBT elsewhere and want to continue onto my licence do I need to redo my CBT with you?
Response: No, not at all. Once you have completed your CBT and received your DL196 then that certificate is valid for two years regardless of where you go to continue your training.
Question : Am I required to have my Motorcycle Theory Certificate before attending for my CBT ?
Response : No, you are not required to have completed your Motorcycle Theory however, you will need knowledge and understanding on the Highway Code and how we use the road.
Question : I have never ridden a motorcycle before does this mean I will be put on a moped as I wish to ride a geared bike?
Response : It is not this schools ethos to put people on bikes that they do not wish to ride. We never put people onto moped's as a matter of course. We fully beleive that it is our job to ensure you gain the skills to ride the type of bike that you wish. Very rarely we do advice clients to move over to a moped to complete their CBT but, this does not generally happen until lunch time or later and only if we feel the client is struggling and would benefit from a change. In the rare event that this does occur we will invite you back for a free hour at a later date to revisit gears.
Question : Can I train on my own motorcycle?
Response : This is perfectly acceptable as long as your bike is insured, taxed and where requried, MOT'd. You will need to either transport your bike to us for training or, depending upon your location we may be able to organise for your lesson to start and end at your home address to enable you to use your own bike. On occasion we can store your bike for you during the period of your training.
Question: When will I be moved onto a bigger bike for my DAS?
Response : As soon as we consider you safe and able to control a bike we will move you over the relevent bike for your DAS training. We do not insist on a day on a 125cc bike or similar as once you can sufficiently and competantly control a 125cc the best place for you to be is on the bike you will use for test. After all, if you have completed a well delivered CBT meeting all requirements you should already be well on your way to transferring those skills onto something bigger! We often, when the situation permits get our clients onto big bikes at the end of their CBT if that is their aim going forward.
Question: How long does a CBT take?
Response: The CBT (Compulsory Basic Training) is regulated by the DSA and consists of a standardised syllabus which must be completed as per the DSA requirements. The course lasts a full day on average, not everyone completes their CBT in one day and this should be taken into consideration.
Question: I want to take my test on an electric bike can you help me?
Response: While we do not have any electric bike c