First time pass rate 96%

Walsall

The Old Foundry Tantarra Street Walsall WS1 2HU

Tel: 01922 641053 / 07785 112297

Birmingham

Merlin Ind Park Wood Lane. Erdington B24 9QJ

Tel: 0121 296 4740 / 07785 112297

  Compulsory Basic Training
The course is made up of five elements which have to be completed in order and on successful completion you will be issued with your DL196 certificate which will validate the provisional part of your licence and allow you to ride on the road unaccompanied.
A minimum of two hours of riding on the road with a DSA approved CBT1 instructor.

1. Introduction

  • The plan for the day
  • Licence and eyesight checks
  • A session on the necessary equipment and clothing you will need when riding on the road

2. Practical on site training

  • Controls, how the gears and clutch works
  • Basic machine checks and the correct use of stands
  • Wheeling the machine around from left to right
  • Starting and stopping the engine

3. Practical on site riding

  • Riding in a straight line and bringing the machine to a controlled stop
  • Riding around a figure of eight
  • Riding slowly
  • Carrying out a U-turn correctly
  • Emergency stop
  • Controlled braking
  • Simulated junctions (OSLM – PSL)

4. Classroom session covering

  • Conspicuity
  • Legal requirements
  • Vulnerability
  • Use of speed
  • Highway code
  • Anticipation
  • Effective rear observation
  • Road positioning
  • Following distance
  • Weather conditions
  • Road surfaces
  • Drugs and alcohol
  • Attitude
  • Hazard perception

5. Practical on road riding

  • A minimum of two hours of riding on the road with a DSA approved CBT1 instructor
  A1-125CC Course
To take this course you must be between 17 – 19 years old and have previously completed a CBT.
Successful completion will give you a category A1 on your licence and allow you to take your L-plates off, carry a pillion passenger and use Motorways.
If you want to progress onto a larger machine you will have to take the category A2 test after holding your A1 licence for two years.


Bike used Yamaha YBR125 or similar
  A2 500cc restricted

To take this course you must be between 20 – 24 years old and have previously completed a CBT or held an A1 licence for two years.
Successful completion will give you a category A2 on your licence and allow you to carry a pillion passenger and use Motorways.
If you want to progress onto a larger machine you will have to take the category A test after holding your A2 licence for two years.


Bike used Kawasaki ER500 or similar (restriction kits fitted)

  AA 600cc unrestricted

To take this course you must be between 20 – 24 years old and have previously completed a CBT or held an A1 licence for two years.
Successful completion will give you a category A2 on your licence and allow you to carry a pillion passenger and use Motorways.
If you want to progress onto a larger machine you will have to take the category A test after holding your A2 licence for two years.


Bike used Kawasaki ER500 or similar (restriction kits fitted)

  rider clinic

Do you think you can ride? We can make you better! Either on your own or with your mates, let us ride along and assess your skills.

  group riding

This course is mainly aimed at Bike Clubs but it works just as well for riders who go out in big groups on a regular basis.

It covers staggered positioning, marshalling, use of speed and group communication.

  track clinic

Not for the faint hearted!
Come with us to a track day and really find your potential. Have your racing lines assessed by our very own racer and push yourself and your bike to the limit.

  Advance clinic

Learn how to read the road better, make effective use of forward planning and observation.

Learn how to ride through the winter, filter through traffic, making progress, overtaking and how to ‘keep the shiny side up‘ as much as possible.

  Veteran clinic

Thinking of dusting off your noble steed and recapturing your youth? A lot has changed since you were out last, the ownership of cars is at an all-time high, but unfortunately the ownership of driving skills is at an all-time low. Statistics show that the two main high risk groups in biking is young scooter/125 riders and people who are getting back into bikes after a long time off. So do yourself a favour and refresh your skills before you venture out into the madness alone! A session with us will get you up to speed in the following

  • Judgement/overtaking
  • Meeting/merging with traffic/filtering
  • Road positioning
  • Bends/cornering
  • Use of speed/making progress
  • Forward planning/anticipation
  • Urban area riding
  • Rural area riding