Whether you are taking a course of Compulsory Basic Training (CBT) or Direct Access (DAS) you will need to ensure that you come adequately prepared.
You MUST bring the following and wear the right clothing otherwise you will not be able to take your training course and will not be offered a refund.
Sorry to sound harsh, but we must check your licence and eyesight and we take your safety very seriously, so if you turn up in shorts and a t-shirt you will be sent home!
Your Photocard, which must be valid (they expire after 10 years!) If you have the old paper-only style driving licence, then please bring photo proof of ID, such as a passport – we need to verify you are who you claim to be!
We must perform a basic eyesight test to check you can read a normal number plate (i.e. one of the form XXNN XXX) from 20 metres.
Skipping lunch or failing to drink enough during the day can increase fatigue and cause a loss of concentration – not good when you’re trying to learn something new!
There is an excellent bakery close to our Training Centre, but this is not open on Sundays, so if attending on Sundays please bring a packed lunch!
Unless you are a member of the Sikh religion and wear a turban If you do not have your own helmet, we can supply one for you to use.
If you do not have your own jacket, we can supply one for you to use.
For hygiene reasons we don’t lend gloves to trainees. We do carry a small stock of good-quality, cheap motorcycle gloves, please enquire when booking Ski gloves, woollen gloves and leather fashion gloves are all unsuitable as they will not offer you sufficient protection
Training shoes, sandals, canvas shoes, etc. are all unsuitable for riding motorcycles or scooters
Jogging bottoms, leggings, tracksuit bottoms, etc. are all unsuitable for riding motorcycles or scooters
If you don’t have your own gear, we will supply you with the following to use during your course:
Riding a motorcycle or scooter exposes you to a wind-speed of 30mph and above. It can get cold, even on a nice day!
We need to check that your motorcycle is in road-worthy condition prior to the start of any training. If there are any defects that render your motorcycle / scooter unsuitable for training we will be forced to cancel your training with no refund. If you are in doubt, please bring your motorcycle / scooter to us for inspection at least 48 hours prior to your course (so you have time to rectify any faults or hire a bike from us)