Motorcycle Courses, Full Test DAS Courses

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Your motorcycle licence with 2 Counties Rider Training

Learn to ride safely on the roads - motorcycle courses with 2 Counties Rider Training. Based in Long Eaton, we provide a range of motorcycle courses to suit everyone, from beginners through to experienced and returning riders. If you're looking to upgrade your motorcycle licence, we can help you prepare for your test.

We offer motorcycle courses for Category A1 and Category A2 licences. We also provide Category A or Direct Access Scheme (DAS Courses) for riders over 24 who wish to ride unrestricted motorcycle classes. Whatever your ability and riding preference, we help you develop the skills you'll need.


Learning to ride
Motorcycle Training Courses

• Category A1 training (125cc) 17 years old +
• Category A2 training (47Bhp) 19 years old +
• Category A (DAS) training 24 years old +
• Bike hire where required and used of safety equipment included.
• Module 1 Training at test centre (if available).


What passing your bike test will involve

To take the full motorcycle test you will need to have;
• A Valid CBT certificate. If you have not yet taken the Compulsory Basic Training and book it with us, we can give you an idea of how much training you will need to pass the full test.
• Passed the Motorcycle theory test.

The practical Motorcycle Tests are the same for the A1, A2 and A categories - it's just the the size of bike that it is taken on. The first part, Module 1 will take on average 15 – 20 minutes and is conducted on a purpose built site. You will ride either the left or right circuit, which will be chosen for you on the day of your test. The examiner will assess your control of the bike including;

1. Pushing the bike
2. Slalom
3. Figure of eight
4. Slow riding
5. U-Turn
6. Cornering
7. Controlled Stop
8. Cornering
9. Emergency Stop
10. Cornering
11. Avoidance Manoeuvre

Motorcycle Courses - DAS Courses

The second part of the test, Module 2 will take about 45 minutes and will consist of at least 30 minutes on the road covering a variety of road and traffic conditions and will also include normal stops, hill and angle starts. You will also be asked two motorcycle safety check questions, one ‘show me’ and one ‘tell me’. We feel that we have structured our motorcycle training courses to give you the best opportunity to pass your test first time and in the most cost effective manner. Whenever possible we will try to incorporate part of your module 1 training at the actual test centre where you will be taking your test – this is subject to availability and at no extra cost. Our aim is to get you up to test standard and beyond during your motorbike training.

‘A1’ Licence

The A1 (125cc) course is for those 17 years old or over, the training and test will be conducted on a 125cc bike. Once you have passed the tests you can ride a 125cc bike (maximum 11Kw) without L plates, you can ride on the motorway and take pillion passengers.

‘A2’ Licence

A2 motorcycle course is for those 19 years old or over, the training and test will be conducted on a 46.6bhp bike (500cc). Once you have passed the tests You can now ride any motorcycle not exceeding 35kW without L plates, you can ride on the motorway and take pillion passengers.

‘A’ Licence

The DAS course (Direct Access Scheme) is for those 24 years old or over or for those who have had an A2 licence for a minimum of 2 years, the training and test will be conducted on a 650cc bike. Once you have passed the test you can ride any size bike without any power restrictions.


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