London Motorcycle Training provide Full Motorbike Training from our Central London locations.
Instead of selling you a training course that includes everything from CBT to Mod 2 and charging you up to £800 in advance for a bike licence, we do things in a different way. A fast track course will suit some people if everything goes without a hitch. It does not however, allow for failing any of the tests, or something coming up in your life. We have found a lot of people 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 exactly 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 & gloves hire.
Book in for a Compulsory Basic Training (CBT) course as soon as possible. It will cost you between £90 and £130. We have good availability. It will take you all day. You need to either hold a UK driving license (provisional is fine) or a EU driving license that has been registered with DVLA(Form D9). If you have an old style paper driving license you would need a photo ID with it.
You need to be able to ride a bicycle and have a basic understanding of the Highway Code before you start.
Many people without prior motorcycle experience find it easier to do their CBT training on an automatic scooter. If your intention is to get a licence on a geared bike, we offer free of charge Gear Conversion Lessons for those who have completed their CBT training. Taking a CBT on an automatic 50cc still allows you to ride a geared 125cc if you are 17 or older.
Book yourself a Motorcycle Theory test at your closest DVSA centre at www.gov.uk/book-theory-test. 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.
Book Practical Training. Once you have your CBT and Theory tests completed, book in initially for 2 days training. This will cost £175 per day and includes Bike hire, Insurance, Petrol and Helmet & Gloves if required. You have 3 choices depending on the type of bike you prefer:- 'A1' Light Motorcycle Licence. Unless you plan to continue towards a Full Motorcycle License in the future, we recommend you do the training and the Practical tests 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. A1 License will allow you, after holding it for 2 years, to take the A2 License at 19 by passing the Practical tests only.
At the end of the 2 days training you will have become familiar and probably friendly with your instructor. You will discuss with him if you are ready for your Practical test and whether you need more training. This is the point where you book your Module 1 test.
Practical tests - Module 1 and Module 2. We can arrange and book those with DVSA for you.
Taking Module 1 test - the DVSA test charge is £15. This is the "off road" element of the test that has the swerve 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 and will cost £125. 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.
Taking Module 2 test - the DVSA test charge is £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 £125 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 Ross or Mick on 020 7241 6363, or e-mail us on Office@LondonMotorcyleTraining.co.uk and we would be happy to answer any questions you might have and make the bookings for you.