Having reached the mature and responsible age of 24 plus, you can now live the dream of big bikes with direct access to a full, unlimited Cat A licence! And don’t worry, tattoos, a large beard and a leather jacket are not essential requirements! Male or female, getting onto big bikes really is a great adventure at any stage of life. Don’t put it off any longer!
Find out how to ride unlimited bikes at 24+ with these simple steps..
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You need a valid CBT.
If you’re not already riding, complete CBT. We can book you in!
You must pass a motorbike Theory Test (even if you’re a car driver). Theory is computer based in Barrow and consists of 50 multiple choice questions, followed by 14 hazard perception video clips. Ask us for top tips!
If you’re an experienced car driver you’ll need some tips for the hazard perception part because of the way it’s scored!
Module 1 training. If you’re fairly new to bikes you might like to do a 2 hour taster session: have a go on the big bike and see how it feels.
If you’ve been riding a geared bike for a while, then it’s just the weight and power to get used to, so probably just go straight to the training day. Normally we provide a full day of training before Mod 1. Time to work on some key skills to control the bike! After sorting the basics it’s the confusion of the cones - yes, it does feel like you’re going round in circles! That’s because you are! We’ll make sure you’re well prepared for the test.
Module 1 Test. A day or so after the training day, we meet early and travel to Carlisle or Blackburn - the nearest Mod 1 test centres! It’s a long way to go for a short test. We can take you and the bikes in a car and trailer.
On some occasions we actually ride through the Lakes to Carlisle. Mod 1 consists of slalom, figure 8s and other slow manoeuvres, plus a couple of faster ones.
Module 2 training for the on-road ‘driving test’ in Barrow or Kendal. Most people prefer Mod 2 to Mod 1. It is the same road system despite being on a bike.
Usually this is a full day’s training to iron out any bad habits and be fully familiar with the specific test requirements. Again, it can be altered to suit your experience.
The final part to gain a full licence is the Module 2 Test. This takes place in Barrow, and we sometimes use Kendal depending where you’re from and test availability. Your choice of town.
Some machine and balance questions, then 40 minutes riding around town. Shouldn’t be too tricky if you’re an experienced road user and have gotten to grips with the bike well. You are now a full licence holder, and can ride any of the wide range of bikes. Fun, adventure, gain experience, and develop your skills. Further development is also available, see our ‘Advanced’ page for options)
Let us know when you’re thinking about Tests! It can be tricky getting dates from the DVSA - we can’t just get a date when we want - if only! Send us an email expressing interest and we’ll get back to you, or give us a ring. We’ll explain the options and send you some info and links, and let you know when we have a Test date. We can book you in and arrange the training when convenient.
The cost of the usual DAS package is £620, including a full day’s training for Mod 1 and Mod 2, plus the two test ‘days’. Also includes bike hire, the DVSA test fees for Mod 1 and 2.
It doesn’t include CBT and Theory Test fees. You can spread the cost by paying via a credit card. Full booking and cancellation details will be sent when you book.
The ‘standard package’ can be tailored to suit your experience. Do a ‘taster’ on the big bike for a couple of hours, or do additional training before Mod 1 and Mod 2. An additional day’s training costs £185. An extra half-day costs £95. Big bike taster session: £75
Talk to us and we can advise and answer any queries. We’re real riders so we will understand your experience and can offer you a flexible DAS route to full Cat A. We really enjoy helping people succeed at their tests and accessing the wonderful world of biking. So many different styles, flavours and types of great bikes out there! Go for it!
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Still going well on my bike, racked up over 2000 miles in 2 months. Thanks for getting me through my test. Big thanks again to Martin. Patience of a saint
I just wanted to drop an email and say thanks. I completed my CBT on Saturday on a moped as you suggested, and the instructor was really helpful. As I’d said before I'd had my confidence knocked previously, it was great to not feel patronised!!
I really enjoyed the road element of the day and I’m now going to look to progress onto a 125 of my own. When I decide to make the move up to big bikes I’ll be sure to come back to you. Thanks again.