A2 & Direct Access (DAS)

£100 per day on your own bike or £150 including the hire of a school bike!

Bike Smart was established in 2004 as the only motorcycle training school in mid Sussex. As as the leading training school we offer the best facilities for training in Sussex. We have our own dedicated classroom, several safe training areas, fully equipped workshop and fleet of brand new bikes. We believe we are the premier motorcycle school in Sussex!

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.

A2 / Restricted Motorcycle Test

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.

Direct Access Scheme (DAS)

The DIRECT ACCESS SCHEME (DAS) course is usually taken on a 600cc machine or larger.

On successful completion of the DAS test, the rider will have a full, unlimited motorcycle licence and can take off their L Plates, carry a passenger and ride on the motorway. There is no restriction and the licence is effective immediately.

The requirements to complete the DAS Course are;

  • Over 24 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 DAS Package which supplies as much training as required to reach test standard.

Training per day – £100 own bike, or £150 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 – £390

 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.

Full A2 & DAS Package – £690

The A2 & DAS Package provides 3 days of training, with a 4th day for the Module 1 and Module 2 tests.

Course Day One – 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. During this day you will usually convert to a 650cc machine for the remainder of the course.

Course Day Two – Day two of the course includes a recap of Day 1, more on road practice and further development of Road Craft skills. 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.

Course Day Three – Module 1 Practical Test Preparation – Our instructor will take you through some warm up practice before running through all the excerises required for the Module 1 test.  This test includes a number of manouveres that you will practice and be able to talk through before your instructor takes you to the test centre.

Course Day Four – Module 1 & 2 Practical Tests – The Module 1 test is conducted at the Burgess Hill test centre. Once the Module 1 test has been successfuly completed we can present you for the Module 2 test. We occasionally use the Tunbridge Wells test centre if Burgess Hill is unavailable. The Module 2 test can only be taken on successful completion of Module 1. 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. We can talk through these options and agree the best way forward. Any additional training will be charged at the daily rate as required plus the test fees.

Bike Smart Head Office

Unit 1a, Eden House,
Burrell Road,
Haywards Heath,
West Sussex RH16 1TW.

01444 441969
enquiries@bike-smart.net

Bike Smart Haywards Heath

Bike Smart Unit 1a, Eden House, Burrell Rd, Haywards Heath RH16 1TW

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