If you are aged 24 or over or hold an A2 licence for two years you can get an unrestricted motorcycle licence by taking a Direct Access (DAS) course and test. A full bike licence entitling you to ride any size of machine is gained through this course. After completing your CBT your training continues and once you are proficient enough, you progress onto a 600cc motorcycle (Yamaha XJ6 ABS) on which you will take your tests.
At Mungo’s Motorcycle School we offer a free assessment of your riding skills. After the assessment we will put together the best package for you to meet the required skill level to take your test and ride safely.
Please note that we expect the riders to have done at least 500 miles (or a booster day with an instructor) before starting the full licence course. This applies to all DAS courses including the 5 day course.
CBT and theory test
You will need to have a valid theory test certificate and if you do not already hold a valid CBT certificate you will need to complete a CBT first. The theory can be arranged by calling the DVSA on 0300 200 1122 or by visiting this link. Your upgrade to a 600cc motorcycle will depend on your experience.
The standard 4 Day course is designed for new riders with a few months of experience on 125cc bikes in the UK or larger bikes in other countries.
Day 1. Training
Roadcraft theory and in depth breakdown of both tests/modules one and two. Followed by 125cc riding and a transition onto the 600 and 685cc motorbikes when appropriate.
- To improve
- Slow riding technique
- Gear changing and selection
- Braking technique and confidence
- Counter steering
- Overall observation
- Road positioning.
Vision: to know and understand the system that will help every new rider stay safe on the public roads, improve bike control and pass both tests.
Day 2. Training
Demonstrating the tips and tricks for the first off road test, Module One. Riding to the test centre with a walk through talk through on the actual test site. Giving ample time for each rider to practice each element of the test, and develop their skills. Mock testing to a confident passing level. Experiencing a variety of road types and traffic situations on the larger motorbike.
- To boost confidence riding the full sized motorbike through consistency of control in slow and faster riding situations.
- To know how to perform every part of the Module One test and understand the required observations to pass successfully.
Day 3. Training, Warm up and Passing Module One.
Begins with a verbal discussion of the game plan for Module One. Warm up for Module One as well as on road mock testing for the final test, Module Two. Then actual test (all documents must be present for a test to go ahead) followed by training on the show me tell me questions for Module Two and finally a simulated road ride test back to base.
To warm-up and save energy for passing the Module One. Then fine tune skills before Module Two on the next day. A gap is left of roughly a week in case a rider needs to resist Module One and therefore not lose the booking fee for Module Two. There is a government enforced 3 working day gap for any Module One resit.
Day 4. Warm up and Passing Module Two.
At least a 90 min warmup before the road ride test with refinement and encouragement before the 40 minute road ride of Module Two. Followed by a development ride back to base.
To pass the final test and understand any particular skills to improve on and challenges to watch out for in the future. Our aim is not just to create good riders, but set the foundations for great riders having the most fun with the maximum safety.
For the 5 day course which is aimed at less experienced first time riders and non car drivers, there is another day of full training before the Module 2 or Day 4.
This involves mock testing on actual test routes as well as extended experience of country roads, dual carriageways and filtering in urban environments.
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