News and Events
PLEASE READ THIS.......IT'S IMPORTANT EVEN IF YOU DON'T BOOK WITH US!
Where ever you choose to do your motorcycle training it is important that you know what to expect for your money,
remember cheaper is not always a good thing especially when you are learning a skill that can potentially be very
dangerous if you get it wrong. Therefore you should be asking how many other students
will be training with you, how much time you will be getting actually riding the bike before you take your test and will the
motorcycle school be booking the tests on your behalf so they can arrange your training fit in with the test dates. A CBT
should take a seven hours, if your CBT is shorter than this you are not getting value for money. Also, if they ask you to
book your own tests you have no way of knowing if there will be an instructor free on that date to escort you to the test
centre. We always book all tests on behalf of our students, there is no extra charge for this but we can make sure you are
completely prepared before your tests and escort you to and from the test centre whilst doing on the road training at the
same time. Please feel free to ring and ask us about our training, we will be more than happy to answer all your questions
with no obligation.
|Changes to category
A vehicle requirements|
From 31 December 2018,
the requirements for category A test vehicles will change.
will need to have:
- a minimum
engine power requirement of 50kW
- a minimum kerb weight of 180kg
You can check the motorcycle minimum test vehicle list on GOV.UK.
Vehicles on the list affected by the changes
are identified on the list as A*, and won't be accepted from 1 January 2019.
identified as A on the list still meet the new requirements and will continue to be acceptable for test after 1 January 2019.
The changes will only affect full Category A. Categories AM, A1 and A2 are unchanged.
Another new addition to our fleet........
aimed at our taller customers who want to take their A2 licence or Re-CBT (over 19's only)
2016 BMW G650GS with 2 seat heights, 820mm and 835mm and ABS.
Great for people who are over 6 ft.
Charges for damage to Training Bikes......
It has come to our attention that some schools offer an insurance waiver at a daily rate to cover any damage caused to a training bike by a student to
reduce their insurance excess. For example, if you drop a training bike and damage it but you have paid the insurance waiver
of say £35, the excess you will have to pay goes down from £1000 to £500. We believe this is unfair to their
customers. Our take on damage to training bikes is that in the unlikely event that you do damage one of our bikes you will
only be asked to pay for the cost of repairing the damage caused for which you will receive an invoice for parts and any labour.
|Learner drivers on motorways from 4 June 2018|
From Monday 4 June
2018, learner drivers will be able to take driving lessons on motorways in England, Scotland and Wales.
This will help
to make sure more drivers know how to use motorways safely.
How the change will work
drivers will need to be:
- accompanied by an approved driving instructor
- driving a car fitted with dual controls
motorways lessons will be voluntary
It will be up to the driving instructor to decide when the learner driver is competent
enough for them.
Until the law changes, it’s still illegal for a learner driver to drive on a motorway.
|BMW F700 GS Ideal for the taller student
Introducing our newest addition - BMW F700 GS
Perfect for our taller students with 2 seat height, 820mm
and 835mm, great if you are over 6ft tall.
a new edition to our fleet of training bikes......
MT07 models with ABS for A2 and Direct Access courses, lighter and slightly smaller than our Yamaha XJ6 this bike is
easier to handle for students who find the bigger bike a bit too heavy.
DVSA updates and information for reference, latest updates for 2017