|Category A (DAS)
Category A (Direct Access) is for people (min 24+) who are looking to ride any size motorcycle straight after passing their tests.
For Direct Access, we use the Kawasaki ER650 and ER6n, which are modern middleweight machines with a decent power output, modern brakes and steering "feel". Combined with good visibility they make a good learners' bike, yet still being very much a "real" motorcycle.
Lessons on these 650cc machines are for 2 hours with a maximum group size of 2 customers per instructor.
Learning to ride on a large motorcycle does not necessarily mean you will start on a large motorcycle immediately. Post CBT or by assessment our instructors will be able to tell you how many 125cc lessons you might need to take before proceeding to the bigger bikes - of course if someone has previous riding experience they may well start immediately on the big bikes.
Our instructors will decide when they feel it is safe enough to allow you to progress to the large machines; this is for your own safety. It is our opinion that it is good practise to achieve good machine control before transferring that skill to a much larger machine. This improves the safety and enjoyment of learning, we believe in the learning curve not cliff!
As we have insured the right riding standard before going on to Direct Access we can be more sure of how much training pupils require. the majority of pupils sucessfully complete a Direct Access 'pack', which consists of seven sessions, bike & Test fees. Don't worry, if more is required extra session(s) can be done as you go along.
We use modern, respectably powered, middle weight machines to ensure you are as prepared as possible for your future riding experiences.
To see the necessary steps to obtaining a Direct Access licence (Cat. A) click here.
For prices on Direct Access Lessons please see our Price List.