Direct Access Motorcycle Training with FREE CBT
Direct Access Motorcycle training Inc CBT (Compulsory Basic Training)
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 deliver the best motorbike training for every new rider, helping you to pass the bike test with confidence. We don't believe "adequate" training, covering just the basics 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 motorcycle 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 perfrom 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.
The Direct Access course covers vital areas such as;
Hazard perception / Forward planning / Scanning / Dismissing / Focal points / Risk assessment / Counter steering
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
MONDAY Track / Paddock Time Inc CBT
Official CBT day incorporating all the legal elements of compulsory basic training.
One of the most important aspects of learning to ride a motorcycle is confidence, so we're on on the track or in the paddock, learning to handle big bikes 650cc-1250cc, (we don't stick you on a 125) at serious speeds. Cornering is fully explained in the classroom incorporating counter steering techniques, to accurately put the bike exactly where you want it.
During your direct access motorbike training you'll practise emergency braking at up to 70mph, followed by the same exercise halfway round a corner. Let's prove you can perform emergency stops at 70mph while you're banked over and still hold your intended line! By the end of the day you'll be grinning at how much fun you've had and how much you have achieved on the race track, in comparison to the school playgrounds and public car parks offered elsewhere. We are very much against the "First gear, second gear, stop before you hit the tennis nets" mentality of some motorcycle training schools, where you find yourself being encouraged to ride onto public roads, when you are clearly not ready yet to get your CBT. At Mallory Park we work with you to ensure you are safe and confident before you get on the road.
TUESDAY OAS, Optional Advanced Skills
A large element of mod 1 is concerned with slow steering, balance and control, this is where many people have the most difficulty. It's not the glamorous, fun side of riding a bike, but you need to master it. Road junctions require exactly the same qualities. Our motorbike training courses includes numerous drills and exercises to ensure that your slow riding is accurate and assured.
The overwhelming feedback we get from every client is that the slow speed elements, along with the swerve test of the module 1, is where most people have their concerns. It's no good turning up for test having not practiced all of this. If you don't pass module 1, you can't take module 2. With this in mind, we spend a large part of Tuesday geting to grips with ALL the elements of module 1. We have the space to re create the DVSA Test site, incorporating the U-turn, slalom, figure of eight, emergency stop, controlled stop box and swerve test. As this is the priority for all clients we focus all our efforts on these exercises until you know you are ready to move on. This attention to detail ensures you have the best possible chance to pass the module 1 test first time. Remember, there is no track available on a Wednesday (Race practice day), it's important to get all this done in the first two days. When available, we can supplement all this with a visit to the DVSA's test site on a Wednesday when we are out on the road.
WEDNESDAY CBT Road ride/Test centre Mod 1 Practice + Mock tests
A mileage day out on public roads. Several hours on a variety of test routes with varying degrees of difficulty and speed. Finishing off the CBT road ride (Minimum 2 hours) followed by a visit to your DVSA test centre (when available) for Mod 1 practice on the actual test centre site, with speed measuring to record avoidance and emergency stop procedures. This familiarity reduces stress on test day and builds confidence for everyone. With the amount of riding completed within the circuit, most clients find they are in a far better position to cover more miles safely on the road. The experience of having been up to speed on the track benefits clients hugely when it comes to handling overtakes and traffic situations competently. When asked if they felt the track had benefitted them, the response is an overwhelming YES. Many riders cannot see how it's possible to be safe on the road without having first set a decent standard on the track. We agree with this. The benefits of having been on the track are shown once we set out onto the public road with all our clients, that's why we do it in this logical order.
THURSDAY Road ride, test day for 4 day clients
We get on the road as early as practical, to give each rider the maximum amount of time on the bike before the motorcycle test starts. You will have read the book "Pass the bike test" from cover to cover. We will have shown you exactly what to do and how. You will have practiced all this over the previous days (and sometimes nights). It's nerve management day for many people, so we are on hand to offer advice and tips right up to the test. Candidates on the 5 or 9 day course, who require an extra time to polish and refine their technique, do so today. Experience has taught us that time on the bike is essential to building confidence and understanding. We want our clients to pass the test, but also have the skills to enjoy their new bike safely, without any fears or doubts.
FRIDAY Road ride, Module 1 and Module 2 test for 5 day clients
Extra time on the road to polish and prepare, invaluable for everyone on the 5 day Direct Access course. Test day with the option to take both Module 1 and module 2 tests on the same day with the same examiner. We don't see any point in taking module 1 on it's own and then taking module 2 on a separate day. It's just prolonging the agony, as well as taking more time off work. With our training schedule you'll be ready for both on the same day.
Fast swerve practice on track
When you learn to ride a motorbike, you need to know how to stop. Whether you do your CBT in London or Direct access in Leicester, you need to practise your braking ability repeatedly before going to test. During our motorcycle training course the hazard avoidance test is delivered on track at speeds of up to 60mph for all clients. You can practise accelerating up to speed in 2nd or 3rd gear to decide which will give you the best drive . 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!
Motorcycle training continues on inclines, which is ideal preperation as not all roads are flat! Once you (and we) are confident you've got it, we'll transfer your new found motorbike skills to the road. Learn to ride a motorbike at your pace with your instructor guiding you on public roads.
All of our students are actively encouraged to take advantage of the extensive facilities on offer at Mallory Park during their CBT training.
Motorcycle Training at Mallory Park
Direct access motorbike training enables all clients to experience:
- CBT training with emergency stops at up to 70 mph. (this will be twice the speed of the one on test)
- On track motorcycle training including counter-steering to enable students to safely negotiate bends and corners at road legal speeds.
- Use of the racing circuit to get up to the speeds needed for dual carriageway/motorway riding elements of the motorcycle test.
- Higher speeds also enable our clients to experience road and weather conditions to gain confidence before taking the bike test.
- Hill starts, U Turns (both uphill and downhill) braking on bends and realistic left and right turns.
- Module 1 "hazard avoidance" practise, which is needed before attempting the mod 1 bike test.
- Proper use of gears to obtain realistic rates of acceleration, you examiner wants to know you can handle the bike at any road legal speed .
learn to ride a motorbike safely
"Building confidence is what it's all about, the more confident you are on track the more miles we can safely cover on public roads."
The benefits are obvious to all new riders. Huge motorcycle training areas and the use of the race track allow every rider to build confidence and technique without having to worry about the behaviour of other road users. Mallory Park will be your own personal testing ground! A competent standard can be achieved in a relaxed, safe manner before continuing the course on public roads. Each day begins at 9.30am with a classroom session covering all aspects of motorcycle tuition and riding. When necessary, we video clients to assist in rider training and to help you get the most out of the day which is scheduled to finish at 4.30pm.
There are four training areas incorporated into the Direct Access course:
- CBT test area (200m x 60m) No gradient (Maximum Speed 30mph)
- Extended training area (500m x 100m) Gradients, potholes and painted surfaces (Maximum Speed 50mph)
- National Racetrack (1.37 miles) Gradients, bends and straights (Maximum speed 100mph)
- Public Roads (No motorways)
All of these elements may be used to help you gain full control of your motorcycle. When you and your instructor are in agreement, you will continue your training on public roads, including town riding, dual carriageways and sweeping A + B roads. We aim to cover as many miles as possible during your motorcycle training course to ensure that you are fully prepared for the practical bike test but also to enable you to ride your new bike with total confidence.
During your Direct Access motorcycle course all clients will be instructed on essential areas to promote safe riding, eg :
- Counter steering / pivot steering / zones of vision
- Rates of turn / body position / throttle control
- Gear ratios / traction levels / front end loading
- Hazard perception / collision avoidance
- Cadence braking / gyroscopic effect
- Bike maintenance / protective clothing
- Motorcycle Test procedures / road positioning / mock tests
We want you to pass your bike test, but more importantly we want you to stay alive, so as an added bonus, we will teach you how to trim off speed through the apex of a bend using the rear, front or both brakes together, culminating in high speed emergency stops while the bike is at its maximum lean angle! No other motorcycle training school in the country teaches this procedure or has the facilities to practice it, but one day it will come in very useful.....just ask any experienced rider if they have had to brake mid bend to avoid a hazard! Or just think back to how many times you have had to brake mid corner in your car? It happens more than we care to realise. Surely we should train for this situation on a motorbike, because it will happen at some time. Good motorcycle training should cover this, it's essential.
CBT test Included with direct access motorcycle course
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 to ride a motorbike 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. If you are based in a major city, eg London, bike training is difficult due to traffic. The best solution is to learn to ride in a safe controlled environment where you have time and space to think.
We will ensure you become a safe, confident and competent rider by providing an environment where you can learn to ride at your own pace . All our courses include CBT (If required), bike hire, eg Suzuki bandit 650, Bandit 1250, Yamaha MT07, Yamaha MT09, Yamaha R1, Triumph Street Triple r, Triumph Speed Triple 1050, Triumph Sprint GT1050 and Honda CBF 1000, use of the race track, clothing and on bike video analysis. Due to Covid 19 we would recommend that all clients purchase their own motorcycle helmet before attending. If this is not possible we can supply a helmet.
Mod 1 bike test
Everybody recognises the need to practise the hazard avoidance in a safe, controlled environment. At Mallory park we have the facilities to duplicate the module 1 bike test, giving you the ability to pass confidently at the end of your course. Passing your motorcycle test gives you a full motorcycle licence enabling you to ride any size motorcycle.
Learn to ride a motorbike safely
Our aim is to provide each client with first class motorcycle training to prepare for test with the emphasis on ensuring that every rider is safe, competent and confident. All road training is conducted on a 2:1 client instructor ratio with hands free radio communication between riders. With our unique preparation, we know that all clients are able to progress onto public roads with the confidence they need. This allows us to cover far more miles than other motorcycle training schemes in a relaxed and safe manner. Whether it is a town centre bustling with traffic or joining a dual carriageway on the slip road at 70mph all our clients are fully prepared for every road situation. Our logical approach to motorcycle training has proved a success over the last 25 years for thousands of riders. Your full bike test will take place on your final day.
All training begins on a 650cc bike with the option to change up to a 1250cc machine later. We do not use 125cc bikes because they do not meet the Direct Access requirement of 46.6bhp. Learning to ride a larger bike is easier than a 125cc machine because they have more power, better brakes and tyres and the overall handling inspires confidence in the rider. The longer you spend on a big bike the more you will learn on the course.
Limited spaces available
To book call 01455 840645
Accomodation is available near to the circuit.
Kirkby House Hotel, LE9 7QE TEL 01455 841153
Learn to ride a motorcycle safely
This allows us to cover far more miles than other training schemes in a relaxed and safe manner. Whether it is a town centre bustling with traffic or joining a dual carriageway on the slip road at 70mph, all our clients are fully prepared for every road situation. Our logical approach to motorcycle training has proved a success over the years for thousands of riders. Your full motorbike test will take place on your final day.
All motorcycle training begins on a 650cc bike with the option to change up to a 1250cc machine later. We do not use 125cc bikes because they do not meet the Direct Access requirement of 46.6bhp. Learning to ride a larger motorbike is easier than a 125cc machine because they have more power, better brakes and tyres and the overall handling inspires confidence in the rider. The longer you spend on a big bike the more you will learn on the course.
Choose from the following bikes for your motorcycle training course
- Suzuki Bandit 650
- Triumph Street Triple R
- Yamaha MT09
- Yamaha MT07
- Yamaha R1
- Triumph Speed triple 1050
- Honda CBF1000
- Suzuki GSX1250
NO 125cc machines are used during our training.
Limited spaces available
To book call 01455 840645
Accomodation is available near to the circuit.
Kirkby House Hotel,
TEL 01455 841153