FULL MOTORCYCLE A LICENCE/DIRECT ACCESS
The Final Hurdle, to be totally unrestricted!!
The Full Motorcycle A Licence/Direct Access, must be taken on a bike of at least 600cc and at least 40kW, candidates must be at least 24 years old, or have held an A2 Licence for 2 years if they take the progressive route.
Honda CBF600N or Suzuki Gladius SV650 for the A Licence/Direct Access.
We choose the best bike to fit you and
raise or lower seats and suspensions to get you as comfortable as possible.
To book an intensive A Licence/Direct Access, consider the options, before going to the contact page to book.
It depends on your experience how many sessions you will need. If you want to take the A Licence test and you have never ridden before you will need all 6 sessions. If you have ridden before and feel confident on a geared bike it will be 4 or 5 sessions, so you can skip the second session. If you already have a valid CBT and very confident on a 125, it will be 3 or 4 sessions, so start from the third or fourth session. See text**.
A typical course schedule
First session: – if you book an A intensive course the first session is your CBT. It depends on your previous experience whether you do the CBT as a novice or as an experienced rider. Look at the CBT pages to decide.
Second session: – If you have started the course as a novice your second session would be spent gaining confidence. Increasing the skill level on a 125 that you have been taught on the CBT. It would develop slow riding skills, getting up to speed, cornering techniques, and lots of junction work.
By the end of this session you should be confident on a 125 and ready to move onto a 400/600. If you are not, we might have to do another lesson on a 125 before moving to the next session.
** The Third session is useful for a pupil who has ridden before but maybe not for a while and during a CBT they look as though they would struggle moving straight onto a 600. I sometimes use a 400 to start this lesson if a pupil feels intimidated by the bigger bikes. Or for a pupil who already has a CBT but never ridden anything bigger than a 125 and feel that they would like to do a lesson on a 400/600 to prepare them for the final 3 sessions.
Third session: – so long as you are making good progress, we start on a 400/600 on the track to get used to the feel of a bigger bike. We start on the track to cover all the basic skills before moving onto the slow manoeuvres, which are part of the mod 1 test. We need to get close to a test standard at this stage, so you feel confident about starting the next session. If we have time we will finish by doing a brief road ride.
Fourth session: – we go back to the track and train for all the mod 1 test, to reach a good passable standard in the morning. I will put you through a mock test before having a break. Following the break, we ride to Kings Lynn and train for the mod 2 test around typical test routes where an examiner will take you.
If following this lesson a pupil is struggling with any part of the mod 1 test we would need to arrange an extra lesson before test day.
Fifth session: – we do the final training for the mod 1 test at the track, before travelling to Lynn to take the test. We normally do some mod 2 training either side of the test before returning home.
Sixth session: – we ride to Lynn on the mod 2 test day and do the final training around the town before taking the mod 2 test.
After passing the Full Motorcycle Licence A Tests you can now ride with no restrictions on your licence. Happy days 😊
It’s always lovely to see what pupils buy after passing their test
and lots of them call in to say hello and show me their bikes.
Passed my bike test today with Andy, what a brilliant experience it’s all been, I’ve had so much fun doing this, set it as a challenge and didn’t think I’d pick it up so quickly. Thank you so much for your patience and support, you’re truly an incredible instructor and I recommend you to anyone. Passing with no faults is a credit to your teaching methods. Thank you again.