A2 & DAS

A2 & Direct Access (DAS)

New Low Price – £100 per day on your own bike or £130 including the hire of a school bike!

After 12 years as the leading training school in Mid Sussex, we are delighted to announce the opening of a second school in Brighton with our partners On The Wheel. Our new school will offer the best facilities for training in Sussex. We have our own dedicated classroom, onsite safe training area, fully equipped workshop and fleet of brand new bikes. At the same location will be a multi franchise motorcycle dealership with retail area, ample parking and refreshments on site. We believe this will be the premier motorcycle destination and school in Sussex!

New SV650s

Instructors Gary and Peter take delivery of our new Suzuki SV650s from Sean at On The Wheel.

Please call our school number 01444 441969 for more information about our courses and availability of places

or email: enquiries@bike-smart.net


The choice of A2 Restricted Licence or Direct Access (DAS) depends on your own requirements and minimum age restrictions. The minimum age is 19 for the A2 and 24 for DAS.

Click here for more information on A2 Restricted or Direct Access (DAS)


The A2, or RESTRICTED MOTORCYCLE TEST is taken on a minimum 400cc machine producing between 40 and 48bhp and approved by the DSA for test purposes.

On completion of the A2 Restricted test, the rider will have a full motorcycle licence and can take off their L Plates, carry a passenger and ride on motorways. The rider however will be restricted to riding a machine of no more than 40bhp. This is roughly the power of an unrestricted 250cc machine.

The requirements to complete the A2 Restricted Licence Course are;

  • Over 19 years of age
  • Hold a valid UK driving licence with Category A (motorcycle entitlement)
  • A current CBT certificate
  • A Written Theory test pass certificate (This should be obtained before the start of the course)

The length of course and price vary depending on riding experience, so we offer a range of options from one day preparation for test to the A2 Package which supplies as much training as required to reach test standard.

Training per day – £100 own bike, or £130 using a school bike

The daily rate is suitable for riders who have gained road experience on their own machines and need to prepare for the practical test. Come and have a free A2 assessment with one of our instructors to assess the length of course you require.  Our instructors can include visits to the test centre and practice on the test routes in the day’s training.

Fast Track Package – £350 Suitable for riders with previous experience on big bikes who need practice and preparation for the Module 1 & Module 2 tests. This package includes 2 days training and bike hire and the Module 1 & 2 test fees.

A2 & DAS Package – £699 all inclusive

The A2 Package provides everything required to reach test standard, beginning with a CBT course as day one of the package.

A2 Course Day Two – With the CBT under your belt you will now start to work on a greater level of skill on your bike and this includes Roadcraft, Theory, Bike Familiarisation and of course more on road training with the emphasis on getting the best out of the motorcycle.

A2 Course Day Three – Day three of the A2 course includes a recap of Day 2, more on road practice and further development of Road Craft skills. During this day you will usually convert to a 500cc machine for the remainder of the course. The skills required for the Module 1 test will also be practiced. On this day you will spend time in Burgess Hill as this is the test location we often use so that you can get to know the test routes which are likely to be used for your test.

A2 Course Day Four – Module 1 Practical Test – Our instructor will take you through some warm up practice before escorting you to the test centre.  This test includes a number of manouveres that you will practice and be able to talk through before your instructor introduces you to the DSA examiner.

A2 Course Day Five – Module 2 Practical Test – This can only be taken on successful completion of Module 1, therefore we usually do not book this test until Module 1 has been completed. Where possible, we will try to book Module 2 for later that day or the next day but this is all subject to the availability of exam slots. The Module 2 Practical test consists of a 35 minute road ride with an examiner following you on a motorbike or possibly in a car. You will be in radio communication with them and you will be asked to follow their instructions while your skills are assessed. On return to the test centre you will then be debriefed by the examiner and informed if you have passed or not.

In the event of a rider not passing the test we will sit down and plan the best course of action and sometimes it is just a matter of rebooking a test slot, on other occasions we may need to work on a paticular area of your riding and so we can talk through these options and agree the best way forward. With the A2 Package, there is no charge for any additional training, although a charge will be made for the re-test, which covers the instructor’s costs and the test fee.