Direct Access

Direct Access (You must pass a theory test, or it must still be current if taken previously)

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Take a practical test on a bigger bike. We use Kawasaki Versys and ER6's, Honda NC750 and Yamaha XJ6's. Currently, the bike must be capable of delivering 53.6 brake horse power. This route is known as Direct Access and is only available to people over 24 years of age, or anyone else who has held an "A2" licence for at least two years. Once you pass the "Big Bike" test you can ride any motorbike from day 1.

The Practical Test is the same as for the A1 and A2 Licence but to take advantage of the Direct Access option, you must take lessons with an approved Instructor and be in radio contact. Currently, we have seven Direct Access Instructors, three of whom are trained to Advanced level with the police.

The Direct Access motorcycle training route does not have to be intensive. The best route is the safest route for you. Some people prefer to do their motorbike training on an intensive basis whereas others prefer to take their motorbike lessons on a more ad hoc basis. The bottom line is, "it's your motorcycle test, take sufficient training to help you pass it."

There MAY be cahnges to the way motorcycle tests are conducted once the full effect of BREXIT kicks in but, for the time being, the above represents the route. 

Remember, passing your motorbike test is a 40 minute experience, riding safely is for life and at Valley Bike School, safety comes first.

Looking for Residential Motorbike training? Look no further. We have a range of accommodation within the beautiful Rossendale Valley, Lancashire. Click here for details of local accommodation

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Wednesday, 26 February 2014 10:29

Motorcycle Training | Rossendale | Lancashire

Telephone 01706214266  or  07740195921

Direct Access or A2 Licence

Courses from £480 for 3 days

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Our Courses include the Module 1 and Module 2 test fees. Day 1 of any Course is CBT, if required.

But, you don't have to do a Course. We have a "pay-as-you-go" option which may suit you better.

Looking for a Special gift for your partner, family member or friend? We can provide the same as a Birthday present, or simply as a "Happy Monday" surprise. Prices start from £35. Never ridden before? Ask about our taster sessions.

When trying to contact us, please be patient. We are are usually out riding our bikes. We may take some time to answer the phone. Text is good to 07740-195921, or hit the "Book Now" button above.

From CBT (Compulsory Basic Training) through to Advanced motorcycling, we provide it all. Direct Access and Test Preparation form the mainstay of what we offer and whether you do your motorcycle training intensively, or on a lesson by lesson basis, we will not compromise on safety. We will not rush you, or berate you if you make a mistake. We will treat you as you want to be treated, whether you are spending one hour with us or several days. We will tailor your training to meet your needs. Only available at weekends? Then do your training at weekends. Unfortunately, the Driving Standards Agency do not currently offer practical tests at weekends.

We offer motorcycle tuition from advanced trained instructors with a personal touch that makes learning to ride a positive pleasure. Unlike some alleged training schools, we do exist and we provide training from where we say (Brookside Business Park, Burnley Road, Rawtenstall, Rossendale, Lancashire). Confused by this? Check out some other sites that purport to have Motorcycle trainers in your area. Some don't even exist! Others exist, but somewhere else! 

Rossendale and the surrounding areas, have some of the most beautiful scenery and roads in the North West of England. When you learn to ride a motorbike with Valley Bike School, you will be travelling these roads on a daily basis.

Whether you want to save money by using the two-wheeled option, or whether you want to ride around the World, the long way around, riding a motorbike puts a smile on your face. Time to get your test passed... NOW! 

Who says that we are the best? Our former students do. See The Review Centre. Like any other learning process, you have to prepare yourself properly. Give yourself the best possible chance of passing first time, book today with Valley Bike School.

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