Frequently asked Questions

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Direct Access Scheme (DAS)

Compulsorary Basic Training (CBT)

Test Preparation

Back to Biking

Advanced Days

Gearbox Training

Licence upgrade

Introduction to Biking

Machine Hire


Direct Access Scheme(DAS)

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Q What is Direct Access?
A Direct access enables over 18 year olds (19 years or older) to train and take their category A2 or A motorcycle licence on larger motorcycles. At 19 you can train and take your motorcycle test on a 400cc (395cc) or above motorcycle with between 33bhp (25kw) and 47bhp (35kw) which enables you to ride a machine of the same specifications. At 24years old (or older, or 2 years after taking your category A2 motorcycle test) you can take the motorcycle test on a larger machine e.g. 600cc or above (595cc) with at least 54 bhp (40kw). The would give you an unrestricted category A motorcycle licence
 
Q How much does a DAS course cost?
A See the Direct Access page of the web site, and select the appropriate on-line enquiry for the course you are interested in.
 
Q How long does a DAS course take?
A We do not book fixed courses. Your instructors will assess during the first day on a big bike how long it will take you to pass both modules of the new test. We can then fit the training around your own lifestyle at times to suit you. We find as everyone is an individual this is better than trying to produce a one size fits all product. It often works out cheaper as you do not pay for time you do not need!
 
Q What do I need to take a DAS course ?
A For both category A2 (400cc) or category A (unrestricted) training you will need a valid CBT (you can take a CBT as part of the DAS course) for your provisional entitlement. To take your test (both modules) you will also need to have passed your motorcycle theory test.
 
Q How do I book a practical / theory test ?
A You will need to book your theory and practical tests with the DVSA (Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency) For practical tests we recommend the following test centres Kettering, Silverstone, South Wigston (Leicester), Garretts Green (Birmingham) Click here to book your test on-line
 
Q I can ride, can I borrow a larger motorcycle to take my test on?
A If you have completed your first day DAS training with 90-ONE education we can arrange delivery of a "Big Bike" motorcycle to the DVSA test centre for you to take your module 1 test on. Additionally, if your instructor from your first days training believes you could competently ride a motorcycle to a sufficient standard to pass you module 2 test, we can also arrange delivery of a "Big Bike" motorcycle to the DVSA test centre for your module 2 test. see Motorbike Hire & Delivery for more information.
 
Q I can ride, can I use my big motorcycle to take my test on?
A Yes you can use your own bike for the test provided you have all the legal requirements in place (insurance, tax, MOT etc). However, as you won't have a motorcycle licence at this stage, you would be resonsible for getting the machine to and from the DVSA test centre. (without riding it on the public roads). To ride a "Big Bike"on the road without a full licence, and to be legal you must have a qualified instructors with you at all times. (If you use your "Big bike" motorcycle on the road without a qualified instructor, (and insurance etc.) you risk a large fine and a driving ban.)
Also see Motorcycle Licence guide for information on test machine requirements, and Motorcycle Test Clothing guide for information in clothing requirements.
 
Q Who conducts the DAS Courses?
A Here at 90-ONE Education we have a number fully qualified Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency instructors for the Direct Access Scheme. All have a minimum of 20 years motorcycling experience, including instruction at Advanced Level with amongst others the Police, Institute of Advanced Motorcyclists and ROSPA
 
Q Can I use my own motorbike for DAS training & test (Direct Access Scheme big bike)?
A Yes, although itís a little unusual. (And most motorbike training schools cannot support this). You would have to be 19 years old (or older) for the category A2 training. You need to be 24 years old or older for category A training. If you are wanting to upgard your licence from category A1 to A2 or category A. See the Licence upgrade refresher course page. Your motorcycle must be fully legal, taxed, insured, MOTíd and displaying full sized ďL-PlatesĒ front and rear. The motorcycle must comply with the licence category requirements (see Motorcycle Licence guide). If you don't have a current CBT certificate, you will need to complete a CBT course first. We advise using one of our machines for this as we have appropriate machines already situated at our training sites. For more information, have a look at the Direct Access Test (A and A2) page and use enquire on-line for pricing information using our bikes. To use your own bike, enter that in "Special Requirements" and we will adjust the costs accordingly.
 
Q Do I need to wear a hi-viz jacket or bib when I take my test?
A For a DAS Test you would probably be wearing a hi-viz bib anyway, as it's a training requirement (see above). So keep it on. You will need to wear suitable clothing, See below.
 
Q What other safety equipment do I need?
A You need to be wearing suitable clothing for more information click here. . .
 
Q What are these motorcycle licence restriction changes I've heard about?
A New licence restrictions came in on the 19th January 2013 which may affect you. Click here to find out more.
 
To ask a question, use the contacts page.
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Compulsory Basic Training (CBT)

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Q How much does a CBT cost ?
A Prices for CBT courses vary slightly, prices can be found on the course enquiry page. Select the CBT course you are interested in below to see the pricing structure
CBT 50cc Auto
CBT 125cc Auto
CBT 125cc Geared
Direct Access CBT (500cc)
 
Q What is a C.B.T?
A CBT stands for Compulsory Basic Training, for more information, see the CBT page
 
Q I've never ridden a scooter or motorbike before can I take a CBT ?
A Yes, be we advise you to take the Introduction to Biking course first, and ensure you have a look at the My CBT page so you know what is require for the CBT itself.
 
Q How long does the C.B.T. take ?
A Normally between 5 and 7 hours, but this can vary.
 
Q Can I fail a C.B.T?
A No. The C.B.T. is not a test, itís Compulsory Basic Training. However you will need to reach a statutory standard for the C.B.T. certificate (DL196) to be issued. In rare circumstanced this may involve additional training beyond a single day. (additional training is free with 90-ONE education). Completing a C.B.T. course to the required standard can not be guaranteed. (although some charge for extra training and may even guarantee a CBT)
 
Q What do I need to do a C.B.T?
A See the My CBT Page
 
Q Can I use my own machine for the C.B.T?
A Yes, it must be fully roadworthy, taxed, insured, L-Plates, with MOT (if required) etc., and delivered to our training centre via trailer or qualified and insured rider. Mechanical or documentation problems would remain your responsibility. If you are renewing a C.B.T., then using your own bike is a reasonable option, otherwise we advise hiring one of our machines.
 
Q When can I do my C.B.T?
A We run 7 days a week from a number of sites, so we can normally accommodate your requirement quickly. For more information, either call us, or use the On-Line enquiry form.
 
To ask a question, use the contacts page.
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Test Preparation

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Q Why do I need 125cc motorcycle test preparation ?
A The test is in 2 parts. The Module 1 manoeuvring test and the Module 2 road section. The test preparation ensures you know and can perform the manoeuvres for Module 1, using the required techniques. We also check and correct your road riding to ensure itís up to a satisfactory standard for Module 2. 90-one Education 125cc Motorcycle Test Preparation gives you the best chance of passing your motorcycle test.
 
Q How much does test preparation cost ?
A See the course enquiry form
 
Q How long does test preparation take ?
A This depends on your current riding standards, and the speed at which you learn.
 
Q Can I use my own bike for test preparation ?
A Yes, we would encourage you to use the bike you would be taking your test on, but there is no problem hiring a machine for both the test preparation and for taking the test itself.
 
Q Do I need to have done my Theory test first ?
A No, but itís strongly recommended that you have. You need your theory test certificate number to book your practical tests, and we are sure you would want to do that very quickly.
 
Q How much to the practical tests cost ?
A We suggest you look at the practical test booking page on the DVSA (Driving & Vehicle agency) web site for up to date pricing and test booking. In most cases 90-ONE Education are happy to book the practicle tests for you at the standard prices.
 
Q Where is the practical test performed ?
A Tests are conducted at the DVSA test centres. We regularly use Kettering, Leicester (South Wigston) and Birmingham (Garrentts Green). See the DVSA web site for more information.
 
Q What is the waiting time for a test ?
A The varies depending on the test centre and current availability. Check the DVSAís web site. If you canít book an early test, we advise you check again each day and try to book a cancelled test.
 
Q Do I need to wear a hi-viz jacket or bib when I take 125cc motorcycle test?
A It is recommended that you wear a hi-viz jacket, bib or tabbard for a 125cc Motorcycle Test. For Direct Access test (500cc or 600cc) you would be wearing one anyway (DVSA Training requirement) so leave it on.
However appropriate clothing and helmet must be worn, and being highly visible is common sense. Turning up for test not wearing suitable clothing and they will cancel your test without refund. See suitable clothing for more information
 
Q What are these motorcycle licence restriction changes I've heard about?
A New licence restrictions come in on the 19th January 2013 which may affect you. Click here to find out more.
 
To ask a question, use the contacts page.
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Back to Biking

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Q Iíve not ridden for 10 years but used to ride a motorbike a lot. Why do I need a back to biking course?
A Bikes have changed substantially in recent years in terms of power, performance, and handling. Additionally road have become more congested and other road users now drive and ride faster. Back to Biking builds on your existing knowledge, and with our own experience help you through the maze of options on clothing and rider equipment. We can help you to understand the bike you may have brought and how to get the best out of it or help on choosing you new model.
 
Q How much does a back to biking course cost ?
A See the course enquiry form.
 
Q Do I use my own bike ?
A You may use your own bike, or hire one of ours.
 
To ask a question, use the contacts page.
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Advanced Days

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Q What is an Advanced Day ?
A Designed for experienced restricted or full motorcycle licence holders our highly experienced advanced riding instructors will show you the techniques the professional road riders (like the police, military and special services )use. Allowing you to develop and enhance your riding safely with professional guidance.
 
Q Will you show me how to get my knee down, and pop wheelies?
A No, those are games to be played on private roads and race circuits, and are both dangerous and illegal on the public highway. Advanced days are for advanced riding, not games.
 
To ask a question, use the contacts page.
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Licence Upgrade

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Q How can I upgrade my restricted motorcycle licence from category A1 or A2?
A you will need to retake the practical parts of the motorcycle test. See the Licence upgrade refresher page
 
Q How much does licance upgarde training cost ?
A See the Licence upgrade refresher page, and select enquire on line.
 
Q What bikes do 90-ONE rider education use to upgrade my motorcycle licence ?
A To upgrade to category A2 (47bhp 400cc+ machine) we normally we use Kawasaki ER5ís (restricted to 47bhp). To upgrade to a full unrestricted category A motorcycle licence we normally use Ducati Monsters
 
Q Can I use my own bigger big bike to train for my motorcycle licence upgrade ?
A Yes provided itís fully road worthy, complies with the requirements for the test (See Motorcycle Licence guide) With both L-Plates and all documentation including insurance (Third party only as a minimum). However you would be responsible for getting the bike legally to and from our training sites. (e.g. a friend with Insurance and a full licence could ride it to the test centre, possible with you as a pillion!).
Mechanical or documentation problems would remain your responsibility. It should be noted if you are taking the category A2 motorcycle test the machine must be 395cc (400cc+) or above with between 25kw (33bhp) and 35kw (47bhp). If you are using your own restricted machine, you will be required to supply the official documentation (restriction certificate) supplied by the dealer or authorised motorcycle restricting company.
 
Q Can I take my category A2 or A test on my own bike ?
A Yes but the above conditions still apply.
 
Q Do I need to wear a hi-viz jacket or bib when I take licence upgrade test?
A Yes. For the Direct Access training (category A or A2) and training test days through 90-ONE rider education, you would be wearing a high vis tabbard anyway (DVSA Training requirement) so leave it on.
However appropriate clothing and helmet must be worn, and being highly visible is common sense. Turning up for test not wearing suitable clothing and they will cancel your test without refund. See suitable clothing for more information
 
Q What are these motorcycle licence restriction changes I've heard about?
A New licence restrictions came in on the 19th January 2013 which may affect you. Click here to find out more.
 
To ask a question, use the contacts page.
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Introduction to Biking

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Q How much to in Introduction to Biking course cost
A See the course enquiry form
 
Q Can I use my own bike ?
A Yes, but then itís not really "Introduction to Biking", you are probably looking for either a Compulsory Basic Training (CBT)course, a 125cc test preparation course or Direct Access Scheme (DAS) course
 
Q Do I get to ride a bike on the road ?
A No. You will gain experience of a bike in our training area. You may optionally be given experience on the road as a pillion.
 
To ask a question, use the contacts page.
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Gearbox training

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Q Iíve done my CBT on a scooter, surly I can just use a 125 geared bike anyway ?
A True, but do you know how the correct way to use a gearbox, how to make the most of a geared bike, control it safely especially in emergencies.
 
Q How much does gearbox training cost ?
A See the course enquiry form.
 
Q Will this prepare me to do a test on a 125 geared bike ?
A No, you are looking for a 125cc Motorcycle Test Preparation
 
Q Can I use a 90-one bike for gearbox training
A Yes.
 
Q I want to move from a scooter to a geared bike. Can I use one of your geared bikes so I know I can ride a geared bike
A Yes.
 
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Machine Hire

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Q Can I hire a bike for my course ?
A In most cases yes. Advanced days training you will need your own bike (in the main)
 
Q Can I hire a bike to take my test on ?
A We hire motorcycles to test candidates who don't have their own machines and have taken test preparation courses. We will also let you borrow suitable clothing for free. Please call us to discuss
 
Q Can I hire a direct access 500cc or 600cc motorcycle to practice ?
A Yes, but only as part of a direct access day course where you will need wear a 90-ONE Education hi-viz jacket suitable clothing and be accompanied by one or our Direct Access instructors and be under radio instruction.
 
To ask a question, use the contacts page.
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