We’re passionate about motorbikes and want you to enjoy what motorcycling can bring you, whether it’s cheap commuting, getting to college without relying on public transport or filtering through the holiday traffic. Whatever your reason, we can help you achieve it.
If it’s your first step into motorcycling and you want to take your CBT (Compulsory Basic Training) there is no better place in Cornwall to start, so why not contact us.
Have you been out of motorcycling for a few years and looking to get back on the road, why not drop us a message?
Perhaps you want a bigger bike and need to build up your confidence? We can help you, just like many others around Cornwall, including bikers from Bodmin, St Austell, Truro, Liskeard, Newquay and elsewhere. We have 2 training sites, one with a full size Mod 1 training area.
This course is completed on a machine of at least 395cc and leads to an A2 Standard Motorcycle Licence. After passing your A2 licence you can ride a machine that produces no more than 35Kw or 47bhp.
This (DAS) course is completed on a bike with a minimum capacity of 595cc. You must be 24 years old or above to complete this course, (unless you have held your A2 licence for a minimum of 2 years using your Progressive Access option). On successfully completing your Direct Access practical test with the DVSA you will obtain a full motorcycle licence.
The progressive route allows you to advance through the bike licences, gaining experience along the way. If you begin riding at 16, you can work your way through the categories to attain a full A motorcycle licence at 21, rather than 24.
Providing you adhere to the required years of experience and your theory test certificate is valid, this route entitles you to:
AM licence (allowing you to ride a 50cc bike) if you are 16+
A1 licence (allowing you to ride a 125cc bike) if you are 17+
A2 licence (limiting you to a maximum bhp of 47) if you are 19+
A licence (allowing you to ride any bike of any sized engine) if you are 21, having held your A2 licence for two years or more
As a further benefit; following the progressive route by advancing through the licencing system, while gaining the required years of experience with each licence, you will not need to retake your motorcycle theory test.
The CBT (Compulsory Basic Training) consists of 5 elements that need to be completed to gain your DL196 completion certificate.
First, we will check your driving Licence, followed by your eyesight. You will need to be able to read a number plate from 20.5 metres, so don’t forget to bring your glasses if you need them.
Introduction to the CBT
Making the right choices on safety helmets and clothing to ride a moped or motorcycle, including the legal requirements.
In this part we learn all about the motorcycle, including the controls and what they do.
How to carry out basic motorcycle safety and maintenance checks.
We will also get you putting the motorcycle on and off the stand safely.
You will then get to wheel the motorcycle around, learning how to control it and apply the brakes to bring the motorcycle to a controlled stop.
We will get you riding the motorcycle at this point, but don’t worry. We will go at a pace you are comfortable with.
Learn to start the motorcycle
Pull away and stop safely in a straight line
Slow riding skills
Ride a figure of eight
Do a U turn
Left and Right turns
How to be Visible to other road users
The importance of the Highway Code
Weather Conditions and how they affect you as a motorcyclist
How different road surfaces affect you as a motorcyclist
The law regarding Alcohol and drugs
How to deal with roundabouts and junctions
Safe road positioning
Safe distances for riding
Vulnerability as motorcyclist
This is the final element of the CBT course. You will ride out on the road with a certified instructor for at least two hours, as this is a legal requirement.
You will be in radio contact with the instructor at all times.
You will have to prove that you can safely deal with a variety of road and traffic conditions.
We use the radios to let you know which direction to go, and tell you when you are doing well or if you need a little assistance with putting your training into practice.
While you are out on the road ride you will be asked to perform a U turn and an emergency stop.
On the second half of the ride, you need to show the instructor that you are safe at all times and you are putting your training into practice without being reminded.