If you already commute, or want to use your bike to avoid the four-wheeled rush hour, we can show you how to make the best decisions with things like:
- coping with a very busy environment.
- advice on equipment
Maximum cost of £30.00
Where do you do the training?
We will meet at a suitable venue near you (usually a shop with nice coffee). Our ride may go into neighbouring counties, if that’s what you would like. For instance, if you would like to experience motorway riding, we would have to leave Suffolk to find a motorway*.
*Not on the Novice Sessions
What happens if the weather is bad?
It depends. If you want to experience riding in wet conditions, we will wait until the conditions are wet. However most people like to ride in the dry. If that’s you, we can usually wait until the weather report looks suitable. Training can’t take place in fog, black ice and standing snow conditions, for safety reasons. Training can’t take place in the hours of darkness.
Must I have a full licence?
No, although we can’t help you acquire a CBT certificate or full licence, it is a good idea for “L” riders who have a valid CBT, to take further training, even if they have no intention of acquiring a full licence. Your instructor will ask to see your licence, CBT Certificate (if required), proof of insurance and MOT certificate (if required) before you ride.
What will I be expected to do?
This is your day, we will do what you want to do (if legal). If you want to go on a motorway for the first time, we will plan for that. If you want to learn how to filter safely in heavy traffic, then that’s what we’ll do. The training is student centred. If at any time you want to stop or chat about how things are going, that’s fine by us. You will not be pushed to do anything you’d rather not do. All riding will be done within the law, and posted speed limits!
Is my bike ok to use?
As long as it’s mechanically safe, and you have the correct documents (see above) we can help. From 50cc moped to the latest superbike, we have a course for you. Just make sure you have plenty of fuel in the tank!
What should I wear?
Obviously you must have a helmet by law. It makes sense to wear the best protective clothing you can afford, but you won’t be judged on your clothing. Remember to dress for the conditions. It may be colder than you think, and riding when soaked to the skin is not fun, and can be dangerous. Your trainer will be wearing high viz clothing, and is happy to explain why he wears it. If you choose not to, that’s your choice.