9 Day DAS 11/5/2020
- Monday 11 May 2020
- 9:30am - 4:30pm
- Mallory Park
- Course Type:
- Direct Access (DAS)
This course is designed for people who want to take their time and learn at a steady pace, with little or no pressure. The first week is aimed at bike control, much in the same way as the 5 day course, but without the impending pressure of a test at the end of the first week.
You can relax, gaining confidence and understanding of how to ride safely and take a more long term view of passing your motorcycle test, rather than having the feeling of being rushed to get it all done in one week. The benefits of taking a few extra days soon become obvious.
The use of counter steering for faster corners is fully explained and demonstrated on track. This helps you to fully understand how to ride your new bike safely. Our motorcycle training will prepare you for the bike test and more importantly, for the years ahead, when you have to make split second decisions to ensure your safety.
Accident prevention is the key, so we will ensure you know how to stop a bike mid corner, while you are leant over between 40 - 70mph. This will totally change your depth perception when it comes to cornering and keep you 100% safe. This is a skill we first introduced in 1997, we have had many clients call us over the years thanking us for including this on their course. It really does make a huge difference when you are on your own bike.
It's essential that we teach you how to accelerate properly for the road. We can do this on the race track so you understand how to activate the gears on your motorbike. You should be confidently accelerating away from junctions and getting up to 50-70 mph by midday. This is exhilerating but also quite daunting. You will need time to get used to this and it may take some clients longer than others. That's OK. Everyone gets there in the end, we concentrate on technique rather than speed at all times. Our facilities will help you to improve and build confidence through carefully structured training schedules, demonstration and pillion rides.
More importantly, you need to know how it feels to stop the motorcycle from 70mph. Motorcycle training at Mallory Park helps you undertsand how this feels, building your confidence gradually. Friends and family, often worry about the size of a motorbike and how fast it goes, they see bikes as being dangerous. In reality, it's not being able to stop a bike properly that leads to accidents. Poor braking technique makes any vehicle "dangerous". Practice this essential skill for as long as you need, to ensure your safety before you go onto the roads. It really is an area that needs working on, the race track will give you this unique opportunity.
You'll learn the correct procedures for the DVSA module 1 test and the module 2 test. These are essential skills for the road designed to keep you safe at all times. We can duplicate the Mod 1 motorbike test on the race track to help you with Manual Handling, Slalom, Figure of 8, Slow speed ride, U turn, Controlled stop, Emergency stop and Swerve / recover. With our facilities you'll be familiar with every aspect of the test before you venture onto public roads. The added benefit is that you'll have far greater control and confidence to handle any road situation with our exhaustive training programme.
We can cover all these areas to give you a broad, enjoyable experience. The whole course is structured to ensure you are confident of getting out onto the public road at the right stage. We also want to ensure that you are on the right bike, so you'll be able to choose from a Suzuki bandit 650, Triumph Street Triple R, Triumph Speed triple, Yamaha MT09, Yamaha MT07, Yamaha R1, Honda CBF 1000 or Suzuki GSX 1250. As long as it has an "L" plate it's yours to ride.
Only when you feel happy on the track between 0-70mph would we consider going out onto public roads. Then, because you know you are in FULL control of the bike, we can cover far more miles safely. You'll then be on your way towards getting your full motorbike licence.
The full motorcycle test for module 1 and module 2, takes place at the end of your course. With this, more considered approach, you can spend more time on all the areas that really matter to you and have time to reflect on your progress. It's also good to take a couple of days off, because it can be quite exhausting. Some clients prefer to be totally flexible and arrange their training over a 3 or 4 week period, it doesn't have to be done in consecutive days. You tell us what you want from your motorcycle training course and we'll dedicate an instructor to you, over whatever time structure suits. This is tailored, bespoke training, let's help you get the best out of it. You've waited years to ride a motorcyle, why would you want to rush it?
Direct Access - Checklist
Before booking your motorcycle training course you should be aware of the main reasons most new bikers get into trouble.
Circuit Based Training will help you understand and master these vital areas of riding a motorcycle. Based at Mallory Park Racing Circuit we have one of the largest, most versatile and best equipped training facilities in the UK. We offer our clients bespoke, flexible training packages that suit every individual. The emphasis is on having fun while learning to ride, but more importantly, making sure we produce good riders rather than just passing a test.
Everybody appreciates that you need room and time to practice, BEFORE embarking onto public roads, let us give you the training you deserve with the high pass rate you need.
Call us on 01455 840645 if you need advice. As a guide, we would suggest the following;
4 Day course = Limited experience of motorcycles.
5 Day course = No Experience.
9 Day course = No Experience. Steady pace.
Remember, you will have to pass your Motorcycle theory test before attending your course. Call 0300 200 1122 or go online to book. Always carry your driving licence while on the course. DVSA rule is No licence = No Test
Hazard avoidance motorcycle training at Mallory Park
The hazard avoidance test is delivered on track at speeds of up to 60mph for all clients. You can practice accelerating up to speed in 2nd or 3rd gear to decide which will give you the best drive depending on which bike you are on. You can then try this test, on track at speeds of 30mph, 35mph, 40mph, 45mph until you find your personal limit (we topped out at 65mph) It's easy when you know how to counter steer and by the end of day your first day you'll know what we mean!
Further training on inclines is included in the off road element, which is ideal preperation as not all roads are flat! Once you (and we) are confident you've got it, we'll transfer these skills on to the road.
All of our students are actively encouraged to take advantage of the extensive facilities on offer at Mallory Park.
This enables all clients to experience:
The extra experience and machine control that this allows ensures that our clients are fully prepared before going anywhere near a public road. This makes the whole learning experience more enjoyable for both client and instructor. It also means that maximum progress is possible as all the basics have been covered in far greater depth.
We will ensure you become a safe, confident and competent rider.
CBT / Direct Access Motorcycle training at Mallory Park
Direct Access motorcycle training enables riders to gain a full UK motorcycle licence. This means you can go directly onto large capacity motorcycles safely, as long as your training is as exhaustive and detailed as it should be.
At Circuit Based Training, we have the experience to deliver quality bike training for every new rider, helping you to pass the bike test with confidence. We don't believe that "adequate" training, covering just the basics of motorcycling is good enough. Through our work with the racing community, the motorcycling press and Police forces throughout the country, we have developed the best Direct Access training programme in the UK. Talk to any motorcyclist and they will tell you what we teach is great for getting a test pass but more importantly, it will keep you out of A&E.
Our training will put a huge grin on your face when you realise the true benefits of initial training on the race track. Let's teach you how to perform emergency stops at 30-70mph half way round a bend or in a straight line, because, let's face it, you don't get the choice in the real world. Let's cover cornering techiques in full, the same as an "advanced" motorcyclist, because we don't believe that going round a corner is an "advanced" skill, it's essential! We all need confidence when it comes to cornering, this is born out of good, proven technique. Let's teach you all the techniques, within the safety of the race track.
Our training will put a huge grin on your face when you realise the true benefits of initial training on the race track. Let's teach you how to perform emergency stops at 30-70mph half way round a bend or in a straight line, because, let's face it, you don't get the choice in the real world. Let's cover cornering techiques in full, the same as an "advanced" motorcyclist, because we don't believe that going round a corner is an "advanced" skill, it's essential! We all need confidence when it comes to cornering, this is born out of good, proven technique. Let's teach you all the techniques, within the safety of the race track. You'll soon realise that riding a motorbike is ALL about cornering confidence, without it you'll be scared stiff and never make the progress that you have been dreaming about.
You'll be asked to complete a progress from each day to ensure that we are meeting your needs and you are making the correct progress according to your selected course schedule.
The Direct Access course covers vital areas such as;
Hazard perception / Forward planning / Scanning / Dismissing / Focal points / Risk assessment/ Cornering skills
Throttle control / Clutch control / Braking balance / Cadence braking / Reference points / Balance points / Slow speed skillls
Module 1 and 2 test procedures / Mock tests on track and road / Junction work on track and road / Speed limits / Traffic management / Crash avoidance / Overtaking / Filtering