How do the 3DLD rules affect you?
Motoden do bike training differently.
Instead of selling you a training course to take your CBT on a Monday, and do your module 2 on a Friday, charging you up to £800 for a bike licence,
we do things a different way. A fast track course will suit some people if everything goes without a hitch. It does not however, allow for failing module one, or something coming up in your life. We have found a lot of people
have had problems getting money back from training schools when things have changed in any way.
We work on a pay as you go basis which means that a student always knows where they are. Our pricing is very straightforward and transparent.
This is how we do our training. All prices quoted are inclusive of VAT, bike hire, insurance, petrol, and helmet & glove hire.
- Book in for a Compulsory Basic Training (CBT) course as soon as possible. It will cost you £130 on a weekday or £140 on a weekend. We have good availability. It will take you all day. You need both parts of a UK driving licence (provisional is ok). That means a paper counterpart and with the photo card that came with it, or your passport if it is an older style licence.
You need to be able to ride a bicycle and have a basic understanding of the Highway Code before you start.
Do your CBT on a geared bike if your
intention is to get a licence on a geared bike. Taking a CBT on an automatic 50 still allows you to ride a geared 125 if you are 17 or older.
- Book yourself a motorcycle theory test at your closest dsa centre at www.dsa.gov.uk. Search on Google for motorcycle theory practice. There are several sites offering free practice. This is plenty to get you through. The closest centre to central London is near London Bridge.
Once you have your CBT and theory book in for 2 days training. This will cost £300. You have 3 choices.
-A1 Licence Do the test on an automatic 125cc scooter. You will be restricted to a 125cc scooter but will be able to
carry passengers, use motorways and remove your L plates. There is a minimum age of 17.
-Staged Access - Do the test on a 125cc geared bike. If you are 17 and you pass this test you will be able to take the
400cc test at 19 years of age. This will allow you to take the 600cc test at 21.
-Direct Access - If you are 24 or over you can do the test on a 600cc geared motorcycle. Having passed this you will be
licenced to ride any motorcycle straight away. You will need to do both modules on this bike. At the end of the 2 days training you will have become familiar and probably friendly with your instructor, you will talk to him
about where you are up to. This is the point where you book your module 1 test.
- Module 1. Test charge is £15. This is the off road element of the test that has the swerve test and emergency stop. On the small bikes you can take yourself to the test centre. If you need to hire a bike for this, that can be arranged. If you are going on a large bike you will need to be taken by an instructor. This can take half a day, ie £100. After passing module 1 you will need to decide if you are going to book your module 2 test or book a day’s training before doing the module 2. Again, this is something you will want to discuss with your instructor.
- Module 2. Test charge £75. This is the old fashioned bike test- out on the road with an examiner following you for around forty minutes, telling you where to go via an intercom. As with our module 1, you can go to the test centre yourself on a small bike, but if you are doing the test on a big bike you will need an instructor to take you. Again this will be £100 for half a day.
We have tried very hard to simplify the road to getting a bike licence here, if there is anything that is unclear please call George, Mick or Tim on 020 7241 1111 (or use our online contact form), and they will be happy to clarify everything and make the bookings for you.
020 7241 1111