5-Ways Motorcycle Centre want you to enjoy the whole experience of motorcycling and for you to ride safely. We work closely with experienced local companies to ensure we only reccomend quality training.
Don't worry about being a beginner, motorcycling is fun, and our partners team of highly qualified, professional instructors are fully committed to building your confidence and getting you on the road quickly and safely their friendly and enthusiastic training ensures you have a successful and enjoyable experience.
Where do you start? You will need a UK/EU licence with either Cat. P for moped or A for motorcycle (Just Photo Card Licence), old style licences require photo ID in the form of a valid passport, then (even if you have never ridden before) the first step is CBT (Compulsory Basic Training).
5-WAYS MOTORCYCLE CENTRE, BIKES FIT TO LEARN ON
5-Ways Motorcycle Centre have always had good relationships with local rider training schools and regularly supply quality bikes to be used for rider training. Yamaha, Suzuki and Kawasaki all have some great models that suit the job perfectly. It's always worth checking the model and age of the bike you will be training on to ensure you are getting the best experience and the added benefits from learning on suitable machinery.
The morning starts with a short period in the classroom, where you will be given an introduction to the CBT, discuss clothing requirements and equipment, and cover topics including legalities of riding a bike on the public highway.
As the morning progresses you are given an introduction to the controls of your motorcycle or scooter and you will be shown the daily and weekly checks you need to carry out on your bike. Later in the day you will then be taken to a private maneuvering area . Throughout this section of the course, which includes practicing putting the machine off and on its stand, set off and stopping procedures, gear changing and even slow control using marker cones, you will be closely supervised to ensure you are safe. Towards the end of this session you will practice emergency stops and U turns and also the correct procedures for making left and right turns. The private amneuvering session is followed by a short lunch break.
The afternoon starts with more classroom instruction, where they cover the road procedure including how to approach other road hazards such as traffic lights and roundabouts etc., the highway code, adverse weather conditions etc. Then having completed the course successfully up to this point you will be briefed for the road ride. During the road ride you will be under constant supervision with an instructor communicating directly with you via your helmet radio receiver. Together you will ride for approximately 2 hours, practicing ‘real time' all you have learnt during the course. Lastly, a CBT (DL196) certificate is issued. This will validate your license for 2 years. This certificate will also be required if later on you take your full test.
We would love to help you arrange your CBT certificate and can also offer you FREE delivery and FREE fuel.
So, purcahse any bike or scooter from us here at 5-WAYS and let us arrange the whole CBT process for you, including free fuel and free delivery of your new bike or scooter to Ideal training school. From our customers feedback, riders that learn on their own bike feel much more confident on the road than when using a hire bike.
PLUS - We can create a 5-Ways ‘Ride away package’ on any of the new or used bikes and scooters in our ranges, just ask us for more details.
Direct Access (DAS) Training for riders aged 24 years and over. There are also two restricted licences one for those aged 17 and over taken on 125cc motorcycles (A1) and one for those aged 19 and over taken on 500cc motorcycles (A2).
Progressive Access courses are also available for those riders who have held a full A2 licence for 2 years conducted on our larger full power (72Bhp) Kawasaki ER6 650cc motorcycles.
To obtain a full category A, A1 or A2 motorcycle licence, you must undergo training, successfully complete a Compulsory Basic Training (CBT) course, pass the motorcycle theory test and pass the two practical tests.
Module 1 test - an off-road test conducted by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) on a Multi Purpose Test Centre (MPTC). This test lasts approximately 12 minutes and tests both slow speed and high speed machine control and handling skills. Ideal’s Training Course will prepare you fully for Module 1 and includes practicing at the MPTC before taking your Module 1 test.
Module 2 test - a 35-minute on-road test conducted by the DVSA to assesses your ability to ride in traffic Ideal’s Training Course provides on-road training and mock tests to prepare you fully for the Module 2 test.
Most test courses are conducted intensively but can also be spread out to utilise your free time and depending on your riding/driving experience can be as little as 1.5 days.
Passing your test is just the beginning of your motorcycle skills development, many new riders benefit from taking a rider development course such as ERS, training to higher levels and learning real world riding skills benefiting financially too as insurance discounts are available to ERS holders, so remember to ask about the discount when checking out insurance quotes.
Further training can be arranged directly with our partner Motorcycle Training school. This can be done on one of their machines or if you already have purchased a bike, on your own. This training, conducted at your own pace, is designed to improve your all round riding technique, skill and ability. Our aim is to improve your riding to a high standard well in excess of the test standards.
These insurance companies and brokers currently offer cheaper insurance to RPMT trainers and their ERS customers
AA Insurance - Bennett's Insurance - Bikesure - Carole Nash - Chandler Direct - CIA Insurance - Devitt - E Bike - MCE Insurance - Motorcycle Direct - Norwich Union Direct -Lexham - AIG - AXA - Chaucer Insurance - Equity Red Star - Groupama - Hastings Direct - Highway - KGM - Link/Zenith - NIG - Norwich Union - Royal & Sun Alliance
Fiveways Motorcycle Centre Ltd is an Appointed Representative of Automotive Compliance Ltd, who is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA No 497010). Automotive Compliance Ltd’s permissions as a Principal Firm allows Fiveways Motorcycle Centre Ltd to act as a credit broker, not as a lender, for the introduction to a limited number of lenders and to act as an agent on behalf of the insurer for insurance distribution activities only.
We can introduce you to a selected panel of lenders, which includes manufacturer lenders linked directly to the franchises that we represent. An introduction to a lender does not amount to independent financial advice and we act as their agent for this introduction. Our approach is to introduce you first to the manufacturer lender linked directly to the particular franchise you are purchasing your vehicle from, who are usually able to offer the best available package for you, taking into account both interest rates and other contributions. If they are unable to make you an offer of finance, we then seek to introduce you to whichever of the other lenders on our panel is able to make the next best offer of finance for you. Our aim is to secure the best deal you are eligible for from our panel of lenders. Lenders may pay a fixed commission to us for introducing you to them, calculated by reference to the vehicle model or amount you borrow. Different lenders may pay different commissions for such introductions, and manufacturer lenders linked directly to the franchises that we represent may also provide preferential rates to us for the funding of our vehicle stock and also provide financial support for our training and marketing. But any such amounts they and other lenders pay us will not affect the amounts you pay under your finance agreement, all of which are set by the lender concerned. If you ask us what the amount of commission is, we will tell you in good time before the Finance agreement is executed. All finance applications are subject to status, terms and conditions apply, UK residents only, 18’s or over. Guarantees may be required.