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A Free Online Motorbike Training Course
It can be a roller coaster of emotions when you decide to learn to ride a motorbike, moped or scooter. You may feel excited about the prospect of freedom that having a motorcycle can bring but stressed at the same time because you may have no road user experience. It is understandable to feel a little worried, as there is a lot to learn, and it’s normal to feel anxious about your first bike ride.

To help you prepare for what your compulsory basic training (CBT) will have in store for you and information that will be useful in getting out on the roads safely, online training courses can help give you the confidence you need. Ridefree is a FREE online training course that you should complete before taking your moped or motorcycle CBT.

What does the course cover?

The course contains 5 online learning modules covering:
  • Module 1 – The Highway Code and hazard perception
  • Module 2 – Motorcycle clothing, equipment and maintenance
  • Module 3 – The link between rider behavior and rider safety
  • Module 4A – Risk-increasing factors (part 1)
  • Module 4B – Risk-increasing factors (part 2)
  • Module 5 – The impact of being involved in an incident, and becoming an experienced rider.

When you’ve successfully completed all five modules, you’ll receive your Ridefree certificate. You will have increased your knowledge of riding skills and behaviour, giving you more time to focus on learning the practical skills.

Get in touch with us if you need more information about our courses or if you're worried about your CBT. Our training is provided by exceptionally gifted and friendly instructors who can guide you to success in a fun but safe environment. So feel free to get in touch with us!
What You Need To Do After Your Motorcycle Training
All learner motorcycle riders must complete their Compulsory Basic Training (CBT) before being allowed to ride unaccompanied on public roads. The CBT allows a 16-year-old to ride a moped up to 50cc and a person over the age of 17 to ride a 125cc motorcycle with the restrictions that the rider won’t ride on the motorway, won’t carry passengers, and always displays “L” plates. However, your CBT certificate is valid only for 2 years.

Within those two years the rider can build up their skills to be able to take a test and ride a heavier, more powerful motorcycle. You could even take an advanced riding course such as DVSA Enhanced Rider Scheme training. Within those 2 years you must pass your full motorcycle test and theory test, or you will have to retake your CBT again if you wish to continue riding as a learner. Otherwise, you can be fined and get penalty points.


Which Motorcycle Licence You Should Get After Doing Your CBT?

AM Motorcycle Licence
If you are aged 16 years or over, after completing your CBT you will be granted a provisional licence with the category AM, entitling you to ride a moped, scooter or motorcycle as a learner displaying L-plates. If you want to ditch the L-plates and carry passengers, you will need to pass your theory test and moped test Module 1 and 2. You would then be able to ride without L-plates on a moped up to 50cc with a top speed of 45 km/h (28mph) and can carry a passenger. You still won’t be allowed to ride on motorways.

A1 Motorcycle Licence
The category A1 covers small motorcycles up to a maximum of 125cc (with maximum power of 11 KW). To complete the A1 motorcycle licence you need to have a UK Provisional Driving Licence, be at least 17 year old, have completed your CBT and motorcycle theory test. Then you can take the Module 1 and Module 2 for the category A1 licence entitlement. Once you have passed the practical test you can remove your L-plates, carry passengers and go on motorways in motorcycles up to 125cc.

A2 Motorcycle Licence
To get the A2 licence you must be at least 19 years old. After completing your CBT and motorcycle theory test, you can take the Module 1 and Module 2 for the A2 licence entitlement. Once you have your A2 licence, you are permitted to ride any sized motorcycle, but the power output of your motorbike must not exceed 35kw. There are two ways to qualify for an A2 licence:
  • Progressive Access – if you have held an A1 licence for 2 years, you can take the riding test for category A2.
  • Direct Access – once you have completed your CBT, passed your theory and completed the Direct Access Scheme training,  you can then take the relevant tests for the A2 category.
A Motorcycle Licence
From the age of 21, you can get a motorcycle licence for category A which entitles you to ride any motorbike of any size and power. As with the A2 licence, there are two routes to get an A licence:
  • Progressive Access – you can obtain entitlement to category A from aged 21 years, provided you have a minimum of two years' experience on a category A2 motorcycle with a full licence and pass the category A practical motorcycle tests.
  • Direct Access - once you have completed your CBT, passed your theory and completed the Direct Access Scheme training,  you can then take the relevant tests for the A category. For direct access, you will need to be at least 24 years of age.

Get in touch with us if you need more information or if you wish to book a course with us. Our training is provided by exceptionally gifted instructors who can guide you to success in a fun but safe environment. Check out our reviews, don't just take our word that this is the best training in London.
What Motorcycle Licence Do I Need
Sometimes it can be a bit confusing as to what training course you should take and what qualifications you need before jumping on a motorcycle. It’s very different to driving a car where it’s essentially one test and one licence you need to drive a whole host of cars. 

This blog should help you understand where you’re at and which training course is right for you. 

I have never owned a motorcycle, motrorcycle licence, or completed any training:

Compulsory Basic Training or CBT is the most basic requirement you need before riding a motorcycle of any kind on public roads. The course is usually over a single day and will consist of a number of practical and theoretical learning activities. The purpose of this training is to ensure you can ride safely on your own and allows you to start practising for a full licence. 

Once you have completed a CBT the motorcycle you will be able to ride will depend on your age at the time of passing: 
  • If you pass at age 16 than you will be able to ride a moped up to 50cc.
  • If you pass at age 17 or older than you will be able to ride a motorcycle up to 125cc (with an engine power up to 11kW).


Completing just the CBT will mean you CANNOT ride on motorways or carry any passengers. You MUST also display L-plates at all times. 

The CBT lasts for 2 years during which time you will have to take your full moped or motorcycle test to continue riding or take another CBT after the 2 years end. 

Find out more about CBT

I want to get a motorcycle licence:

Before you take any training or even think about acquiring any form of licence you must ensure you have completed and passed the Motorcycle Theory test. A pass certificate is valid for 2 years. You will be required to complete another Motorcycle Theory test if you are upgrading to another licence after holding your current licence for longer than 2 years.

See our recent blog for Motorcycle Theory Test Practice.

I just want to ride a moped, tricycle, or quad bike without L-plates:

Whilst riding with a valid CBT you have an opportunity to gain the AM Licence. It is aimed at those 16 and over and successful completion will enable you to ride mopeds, scooters, tricycles, and quad bikes up to 50cc with an engine power of up to 4kW. You will not need to display L-plates and you can carry passengers.


You are NOT allowed to ride on motorways. You CANNOT ride anything higher than 125cc (anything between 50cc and 125cc must display L-plates).

I want to ride a motorcycle up to 125cc without L-plates:

If you are looking to ditch the L-plates, carry passengers, and ride a motorcycle up to 125cc (with an engine power up to 11kW) AND are aged over 17 then the A1 Licence is for you. Most people choose to remain with the L-plates and just the CBT for the lifetime of the basic training (2 years) as they would then be old enough to take the A2 test which would be the first Full Licence you’re eligible for. 

But the A1 Licence means you can ride up to 125cc without L-plates, carry passengers, and ride on the motorway. 


This licence CANNOT be given to 16-year-olds and must be acquired whilst holding a valid CBT.

Find out more about the A1 licence

I want to ride a motorcycle up to 35kW:

The A2 Licence allows you to ride motorcycles with a power output of up to 35kW. It is only available to riders aged over 19 and there are two methods of attaining it. To be eligible to take the A2 test you must either:
  • have held an A1 Licence for two years, or
  • complete your CBT and apply for the Direct Access route.
In both instances the student must be 19 years or older. 

Once acquired, you will be eligible to ride a motorcycle without L-plates, carry passengers, and ride on the motorway. 


You must take the A2 test on a motorcycle with a power output over 20kW.

​Find out more about the A2 licence

I want to ride any motorcycle I want:

The complete motorcycle licence, or the A Licence, will allow you to ride unrestricted motorcycles. There are a number of restrictions as to who is eligible to gain a full licence. 

To apply for the A Licence you must either:
  • have held an A2 Licence for 2 years and be at least 21 years old, or 
  • apply via the Direct Access route and be at least 24 years old. 

Hopefully by now you know which course and licence is right for you, so feel free to get in touch with us to discuss booking your training.



Proper Motorcycle Storage Tips
As a motorcycle enthusiast you might be growing more and more impatient to go our for a long motorcycle ride to dust off the cobwebs and journey some of the UK’s best roads. Unfortunately, it is still not time for this, which means a lot of motorcycles are being left in storage and unused. Aside from continuing to use your motorcycle occasionally, here are our best tips for good motorcycle storage to avoid future problems. 

Change Your Bike Fluids

When was the last time you changed the fluids like oil, clutch, brake and coolant? If it was recently (and we’re talking a couple of months) then this point isn’t for you. However, if you haven’t changed your fluids for several months or longer we urge you to try this. The main reason for doing this is keeping things fresh. During normal riding circumstances your fluids can become contaminated which is expected, but when continuously riding your bike does a good job of flushing out the abnormalities. When sitting static for long periods of time, these contaminants can become corrosive and can destroy the inside of your bike. 

The second, and more fun reason for doing this. When the lockdown is fully lifted, you will probably want to get out on the road as quick as possible! Having to change the oil etc will become a chore when you’d rather be riding. 

Clean Your Motorcycle

Start with the visible dirt on the chain and brakes. Use a safe degreaser for the chain and a disc cleaner for the brakes. Also take this opportunity to inspect the mechanical aspects of the bike to ensure it is all working fine. When it comes to getting back out on the road you don’t want to discover a problem that could have been fixed now. 

Wash and carefully dry the motorcycle. How good will it feel uncovering a shiny bike when you’re ready to ride?! But do make sure you thoroughly dry the bike as you don’t want to leave any moisture to sit and cause corrosion or mould. 

Good Chain Maintenance

After cleaning the chain, and applying wax or lubrication - as you should do with regular maintenance anyway - you can also help the bike by treating it before storage. The trick is to get the chain warm before applying the treatment. A 5 mile ride or so should do this nicely. 

Battery Maintenance

Invest in a good battery charger. Whether you decide to remove the motorcycle battery and keep this charged via a trickle charger, or by connecting the bike up is up to you. But there will be nothing worse than a flat battery when it’s time to ride once again. 

Use a Suitable Cover

Never use a plastic cover to store your motorcycle. It traps moisture which will end up causing corrosion and mould over time. Instead, invest in an affordable breathable cover. 

Best Storage Places

We know most people aren’t blessed with a garage or a shed, or even a garden, but the best place to store them is a well ventilated area indoors. Where possible avoid placing the bike near chemicals as it can help to speed up the corrosion process. 
Motorcycle Theory Test Practice
There are numerous resources available online and from online retailers which cover the essential knowledge needed to pass the motorcycle theory test. For the multiple-choice portion of the test, it is recommended to use three books: 

The Highway Code
Know Your Traffic Signs
Riding - the essential skills

You should be able to pick these books up from online book stores, or find digital copies. The information in these books does change fairly frequently, so make sure you purchase the most up to date book.

Practice Tests

Check your knowledge using the official online theory test practice. These questions are not used in the real test but they are a good representation of what you will find in the real thing. 

Hazard Perception

You will need to purchase the official guide for hazard perception. It will include the practice sessions and practice tests. The hazard perception is a critical part of the theory test and requires a lot of practice to get it right and feel confident. 

This is also an essential part for building confidence on the road. 

Please note that you are currently unable to book a theory test due to Covid-19. 
Motorcycles vs Cars: What Is The Best Vehicle For Commuting

It is widely reported that younger families are opting to purchase a motorcycle instead of a second car. In fact, the Motorcycle Industry Association (MCIA) reported a significant increase for sales in motorcycles and scooters in 2015, a number higher than any other since records began in 1983. So why are families getting a motorcycle instead of owning a second car. 


Advantages of Motorcycle Commuting 


One of the obvious benefits to commuting on a motorcycle is the speed at which you can navigate traffic. Whilst cars are forced to sit single-file waiting for the vehicle ahead to move, you have a sense of freedom on a motorcycle. Responsibly, you can weave amongst the traffic, exploiting gaps between cars to cut your commuting time down from hours to minutes. 


Financially, motorcycles are a lot cheaper to run than cars, with lower insurance and better fuel consumption. The price of trains and public transport is continually increasing too, which makes motorcycles a much more attractive option. If you need to pay for parking close to your work, or if space is usually a problem, then a motorcycle gives you more options. 


As a motorcyclist, your morning commute forces you to get into the fresh air, facing the brisk cold, or the warm sunshine on your back. This can help to waken you up, and set you up for the day ahead. You’ll get to work feeling energised and ready to tackle anything that awaits for you. The benefits to your mental health are unrivalled in comparison to a car. 


Disadvantage of Motorcycle Commuting


The weather will not always be on your side, that is a fact you’ll have to accept. Somedays you’ll look outside the window and dread going out in the rain or wind, but investing in some high-quality clothing will ensure you are ready for anything. Unfortunately there isn’t one piece of clothing for all weathers, so you’ll need to invest in a variety of outerwear. But you won’t end up getting into work soaking wet, or freezing cold, or boiling hot.


You are much more vulnerable to other road users and dangerous surfaces. Your concentration levels will need to be much much higher than the other road users. You have to be aware of other vehicle movements, road hazards, manhole covers, oil slicks, and black ice in the winter. This is not to put you off commuting on a bike, but it is important you recognise the risk and act appropriately. You cannot be responsible for other road users behaviour, but you can stay alert and aware of your surroundings. 


Why Motorcycles Are Better


The freedom and time saved by journeying to work on a motorcycle is well worth it. Forget about the benefits of the motorcycle for a moment, and concentrate on the down sides to a car. 


They are a waste of space. A single occupant in a car has three spare seats generally, an empty boot, and the heater or air con on full blast. The whole car must be set to the right temperature despite only being for a single occupant sitting in one seat. 


The journeys will almost always take longer if they encounter traffic. 


The volume of emissions is vastly higher - although some cars are now being developed with start-stop technology, most cars will continuously have the engine running until the journey is over, regardless of how often the car comes to a stop in traffic.


How To Safely Ride A Motorcycle In Windy Conditions
With storm Ciara and Dennis hopefully behind us, it got us thinking about how we can help new motorcyclists get to grips with riding in stormy and windy conditions. Obviously the most essential piece of advice we could give is to only ride if essential and to avoid going out at all if you can help it. But this isn’t always the case. So, here’s our tips which you can use when storm Ellen and storm Francis arrive, whenever that may be. 

Riding in Crosswinds

This wind comes from either side of you and can make balance quite difficult. You can also find yourself veering off to the side. The best way to manage this is by loosening your body up and relaxing your grip. If you start to drift off course don’t panic, and definitely don’t make sudden movements to counteract this movement.

If you find the movement consistent, you can stick a knee out that acts as a sail and causes the effects of the crosswind to balance. You will be equally pushed and pulled by the wind and will have smoother riding experience. If the wind is coming from the right side, stick out your right knee.

Riding in Headwind

The trick to riding in headwind is to minimise the surface area hitting the wind. This would mean lowering yourself behind the windscreen and tucking your arms and legs in. A headwind will naturally slow you down so make sure you are going a sensible speed to not endanger other road users and yourself. If a headwind is too strong it is advisable to take a break and wait for it to change direction or slow down before returning to the road.

Riding in Tailwind

A joy for motorcyclists looking to get good gas mileage as the tailwind will push you forwards. Be aware, however, that your stopping distance is increased as the force of the wind will not relent as you slow down, unlike the mechanics of your bike.

Just Be Sensible

You should know how to ride a motorcycle safely and riding in the wind just means you must be even more aware of your surroundings and not panic if the wind suddenly picks up from various directions. As always if you don’t feel comfortable, it is better to take a rest and wait for the weather to pass before continuing.
What Do The Euro 5 Emissions Limits Mean
European limits for emissions have been getting stricter and stricter since they first came into fruition in 1999. 20 years on, and the fifth iteration of the limit, Euro 5, has just been launched. Like all the iterations before, compliance with this limit is staged, and shouldn’t affect you too much.

All new models of motorcycle after January 1st 2020 must meet the limits set out in Euro 5, but manufacturers have an extra 12 months to adapt existing designs to comply. In theory this means that any new bike bought in January 2021 will be fully compliant with EU rules. However, it is unclear whether the EU will allow for the limited stock of old motorcycles that are not compliant to be sold after this time. When Euro 4 came out in 2017 manufacturers could sell their stock until the end of 2019! But so far this agreement has not been confirmed.

What is exciting about this new limit is the advancement in technology that is forced through. It is rumoured that technology such as variable valve timing and lift and renewed thrust towards turbocharged machines are on the horizon.

Perhaps not so exciting is the fact that some older models of bike will inevitably be discontinued as their manufacturers don’t see the value in upgrading the machines to comply.

For further reading on the Euro 5 Emissions Limit, see
Motorcycle Tips for Riding in Winter
Nothing can prepare you mentally and physically for your first proper winter ride with the wind ferociously fast, the snow falling thick, and the cold seeping through your clothes right to your bones. You really must experience it for yourself to understand how extreme the weather can be for a motorcycle rider.

But you can do your research and best equip yourself for managing the situation when it happens. Here are our best tips for riding in the winter weather.
  • Layer your motorcycle clothing

Having a thick over jacket will simply not cut it when your riding in the bitter cold. Your best bet is to wear as many layers as you can providing you don’t feel restricted or uncomfortable. Wear base layers that allow your skin to breath and wick away moisture.

Don’t forget to have a waterproof outer layer too, there’s nothing worse than getting wet and being stuck in the cold.
  • Understand wind chill

If you check the weather before riding, good. But don’t assume that just because it says the temperature is 0 degrees, it’s going to feel like 0 degrees when your riding. If you’re riding at 20mph, the temperature is going to feel like -6. And if you’re riding at 45mph, the wind is going to feel like -9.
  • Be aware of salt

When the weather is cold and wet, treat salt like ice. Take your time round corners as it is easy to get washed out by not spotting salt on the road.
Salt is also the enemy of your motorcycle, as salt and dirt are flicked up onto the body of your bike be sure to wash it off. Otherwise you will find that come summertime, the body has started to rust.
  • Increase your personal space

As you’re riding along be aware that stopping distances can be increased ten-fold. Be aware that with darker mornings and darker evenings visibility is lower. Be aware that other road users can lose control of their vehicles just as much as you can.
Summary of Dos:
Signal early and clearly
Check your lights and tyre pressures regularly
Increase your braking distance
Buy warm and reflective clothing
Summary of Don’ts:
Don’t assume other drivers can see you
Don’t wear dark clothing unless you have reflective clothing too
Don’t ride fast in strong winds
Don’t underestimate leaves and patches of ice
December Motorcycle Events in London
The weather is getting colder, but that doesn’t stop these hardened bikers from putting on events and having fun this December! Check out these events happening in London very soon, or if you're not in London, see the link at the end for other events around the country! 

Ace Cafe's Annual Christmas Toy Run

Starting at their Ace Café venue in Stonebridge, London, join hundreds of bikers as they attend children’s wards in three London hospitals: St Mary’s, Royal Brompton, and Evelina Children’s Hospital.

Fancy dress isn’t compulsory but strongly advised!

During the day they visit children to give gifts and toys! They ask that anyone wishing to provide presents, wrap them and label them with Boy/Girl & Age Group. Please don’t bring edibles or stuffed toys, as some children may be allergic. But some sweets for the staff is appreciated!

For more information head to

When: 15th December
Where: Ace Café, Ace Corner


Ace Cafe's Christmas Carol Service

Shortly after the Christmas toy run, prizes will be given out for the best costumes and best-decorated motorcycle!
This then leads into the annual Christmas carol service!

When: 15th December
Where: Ace Cafe, Ace Corner

Not in London this December? 

Check out this event guide for other biker events that you may be near! 

The Biker Guide
Best Motorcycle Day Trips From London
It may be Autumn with the cold and dark weather looming over us, but that shouldn’t mean you can’t still go out on long motorcycle adventures! It might mean you have to look for places to ride a little closer to home, but thankfully we’ve listed some of our favourite rides below!

London to Brighton
Visiting the seaside in Autumn, are you crazy!
Absolutely not, there is plenty to do in Brighton that doesn’t involve visiting the beaches. But the real selling point for heading to Brighton for the day is the stunning scenery you’ll pass through on your way. If you’re prepared to navigate the M25, head down the A23 for a chance to visit some beautiful Surrey commuter towns. You’ll also ride straight through the West Sussex countryside all the way until Brighton.

London to Windsor
A popular country escape for London folk is a trip to Windsor. Use the A4 and the A30 to take you right to the doorstep of Windsor Castle. Along the way, you’ll pass the site of the Magna Carta and ride through the rolling hills of Windsor Park. This ride is stunning all through the year!

London to Canvey Island/Southend
Between Canvey Island and Southend-on-Sea are several quaint little seaside towns with fantastic tea rooms and wonderful shops. Take the A13 out of London all the way to your new favourite seaside towns.

London to Oxford
Oxford is a city famous for its history and architecture (and the university). So, there is always plenty to do and see no matter when you visit. Whilst taking the M40 is a quicker route to the city, we suggest taking the B roads in the Chiltern Hills for unbelievable views and brilliant roads!
What To Consider Before Commuting On A Motorcycle
Being a motorcycle training school in London our students come to us for various reasons, whether it’s to learn from scratch, update their skills and knowledge, obtain the next license, or to help them find an easier route around London. Commuting in London can be very hit and miss, if you rely on public transport to get to work, you’ll have no doubt experienced the unreliability of the trains and buses and probably been late a few times. Even commuting in a car can be troublesome, with traffic, roadworks, burst pipes, and re-routes all to contend with.

Commuting by bike can sometimes be the most reliable and satisfying way to commute. Not only does the road congestion somewhat diminish as you can weave in and out of large traffic jams, but you’ll find that it often costs less and is better for the environment.

Most of the time commuting on a bike is a fun experience, but there are times when this fun stops, here are some tips for ensuring every commute is an enjoyable experience.

Wear the right gear

You leave for work in the morning and it is a glorious sunny day; you get ready to leave from work and suddenly the heavens open. Uh oh, you didn’t pack the right clothes for the rain! Riding in the rain or cold without the correct gear will be a very uncomfortable experience and will make you wish you spent the extra money on the correct gear. Thankfully there is plenty of four-season kits available at affordable prices, so you’ll never have to worry about being caught out again.

Don’t forget your luggage

Don’t overlook the importance of waterproof baggage. The rucksack you use when walking in the rain may keep your belongings dry, but start to gather some speed on a bike, and suddenly the rain and wind is so much worse. There is nothing worse than riding in the rain to work, getting there, and realising all your belongings are damp especially your electricals.


Most people take the same journey to work every single day, but what happens when you experience an unplanned road closure? Are you confident on reaching the office on your own, or would it be better to fix a sat-nav to the front of your bike?

Perfect Vision

If you have never ridden on a cold wet morning you might have never experienced the frustration of pulling up to traffic lights and having your visor fog up. It blocks your vision and makes it unsafe, but it is also a real annoyance for bikers. You could lift your visor whilst stopped and close it when riding again, but then you might let water in… then the fogging gets worse. Invest in a good anti-fog treatment and ride safely everyday whatever the weather.
Which Motorcycle Licence Do You Need
For absolute beginners and veteran bikers alike, the motorcycle licensing laws are an absolute mine-field to negotiate and understand fully. This shouldn’t put you off starting to learn, or even upgrading your licence to allow you to ride bigger (and better) bikes. Here we outline the courses we offer and the licence category they fall into.

Compulsory Basic Training

Age: 16 and over
What you can ride: Restricted 50cc for 16 years old, or up to 125cc if you’re 17 and older with a category A on your licence. No passengers can be carried on just a CBT.
L-Plates: Required
Course Cost: £100
Course Duration: 1 day (until completion of course to satisfaction)
Booking: here

Theory Test

Age: 16 and over
What you can ride: Same as CBT unless advanced courses are taken.
Course Cost: £23
Course Duration: 2 hours + your own revision
Booking: here

A1 Light Motorcycles

Age: 17 and over
What you can ride: Up to 125cc with a maximum power output of 11Kw. You can also carry passengers and ride on the motorway.
L-Plates: Not required
Course Duration: Up to 2 days to complete each module
Booking: here

A2 Motorcycle Licence

Age: 19 and over (providing valid CBT is at least 2 years old, or the rider is over 24)
What you can ride: Any bike with engine power up to 35Kw. You can ride with passengers and ride on the motorway.
L-Plates: Not required
Course Duration: Up to 2 days to complete each module
Course Cost: £500
Booking: here

Direct Access Scheme

Age: 24 and over
What you can ride: Engine power of at least 40Kw, if you pass on an auto only auto, if you pass on gears you can ride gears and auto.
L-Plates: Not required
Course Duration: Up to 2 days for training and examination
Course Cost: £500
Booking: here
Most Common MOD 1 Fails
Before taking your MOD 1 test it is worth familiarising yourself with the faults that are most likely to happen when taking your test. It is also worth understanding the severity of them as not all faults are equal weight when it comes to passing.

Minor Faults

You are allowed to make up to five minor faults before an automatic fail occurs. These are the most common faults and do not necessarily indicate unsafe riding, but are causes for concern. Making five of these does indicate unsafe riding however.

The faults include:
  • Missed Gear Changes
  • Skidding and Stalling
  • Slow Emergency Stopping
  • Slow Avoidance Exercise
  • Some Missed Observations
Major Faults

These are serious riding errors or issues and just one recorded by the examiner will result in a fail. These major faults are generally errors that could present danger to the rider as well as other motorists or pedestrians.

The faults are:
  • Too Many Missed Observations
  • Putting A Foot Down
  • Hitting Course Cones
  • Failing On A Manoeuvre
  • Failing To Reach Mandatory Speed
  • Uncontrolled/Dangerous Skid
  • Failing To Stop In Correct Place
  • Taking Too Long To Stop
What To Do If You Commit A Fault

Continue riding! If you are aware of a fault you have committed, continue riding as you were unless the examiner has instructed you to stop. In most instances, becoming aware of your mistakes will only encourage you to make more as time goes on. What you have condemned as a major fault in your head may only have been recognised as a minor by the examiner. So the important thing is to just keep calm and carry on! (Unless told to stop!)
Volunteer Bikers Recover Hundreds of Stolen Bikes
Biker Biker is an anti-theft volunteer group in London helping to combat motorcycle theft and crime enabled by motorcycles. They work with Knights Recovery, a Kent-based independent recovery service to help victims of motorcycle theft avoid the hefty recovery fees charged by the police. Shane, Biker Biker’s founder said, “Doing these free recoveries is so important to us. We are bikers at the end of the day and just want to see people reunited with their pride and joy.”

They do this by completing high-visibility patrols of areas with numerous reports of stolen motorcycles, whilst the patrols are merely intended as a deterrent for would-be thieves, they have caught people red-handed and acted appropriately with the support of the police. Though Biker Biker cannot divulge too much information, they also conduct covert work online to identify and then provide intelligence to the police regarding thieves’ activity on social media.

Amongst numerous initiatives coming in the near future, ‘bait bikes’ parked around London which is fitted with trackers to then lead police to the criminals.

“The police have been very supportive of what we do. There are a few people out there now setting up similar things but they’re not doing it properly. We’re completely above board.”

Last year we shared a blog for the 5 Essential Tips to Secure Your Bike, and we stated that nearly 14,000 incidents were reported involving scooter and moped criminal activity. It is good to see groups like Biker Biker doing their bit to help reduce crime in the capital.
Easter Weekend Motorcycle Events
With Easter falling late in April, we’ve got our fingers crossed for a long weekend spent in the sunshine (or at the very least dry)! Four months in to the year and we’ve seen some fantastic biking events already, but for us; the best is yet to come! Here’s our pick of the best events near you this Easter Weekend.

Bennetts British Superbike Championship

The next race on the calendar falls on Easter weekend and takes us to Silverstone! These powerful bikes average more than 180 bhp and can reach speeds of 200mph! Silverstone is known for its fast corners, so expect to see plenty of overtaking and edge of your seat racing!
If the exhilarating speed and explosive acceleration off the start weren’t enough to tempt you, then perhaps the free paddock access all weekend, and a free pit walk on Sunday is enough to convince you?

Head to the British Super Bike website for ticket prices and booking.

19-21 April – Silverstone Circuit, Northamptonshire

Red Marley Hill Climb

Recently resurrected, this historic race is an absolute classic on the racing calendar. Videos and pictures don’t do justice for the size of the hill racers have to climb to win. Kids under 11 go free at this event and so long as the weather is nice it is a fantastic day out for the family. Even if the weather isn’t great it makes for fantastic racing!

Head to the official Red Marley Hill Climb site for more information and to get tickets.

21-22 April – Great Witley, Worcestershire

Ashford Classic Motorcycle Show

If you’re interested in classic motorcycles this is the event to head to. Expect to see Triumphs, BSAs, Ariels, Levis, Francis-Barnet, and Greeves machines. There’s lots of trade and autojumble stands, plus exhibitions and a special talk from a special guest. Adult tickets are only £6 and kids under 16 go free. Plus if you exhibit a classic motorcycle, you get free admission.

Find out more at Elk Promotions.

22 April – Ashford Market, Kent

Southend Shakedown Resurrection

Yes, after two years away from the motorcycling calendar, it’s back! Admission is free to this seafront exhibition, where you’ll find plenty of trade stands, live music, and thousands of bikes on display.  Previously there have been as many as 10,000 bikes arriving at Southend for this family event so make sure you wake up extra early on this day to see them all!

There’s plenty to do unrelated to motorcycles at Southend, so this really is the perfect end to your Easter Weekend if you have a young family.

22 April – Southend Seafront, Essex
Bike Events Not To Miss This Spring
If you’re a bike fanatic, we have the list of essential biking events to put into your calendar this year. Even if you’re new to biking, these events can get you excited for a lifetime of biking! You’ll be able to check out the newest models, bargain accessories, and talks from industry professionals. Some of these events are a fair few miles from London, but use it as an excuse to put your gear on and go for a long ride, especially in the summer!
Bike4Life Ride Out & Festival
Sunday 28th April
This is one of the biggest ride out festivals in the calendar year and just so happens to also be one of the first. This year it is happening at the end of April, so hopefully, the weather will be perfect for riding with friends. The Ride Out from Meole Brace in Shrewsbury is raising funds for Midlands Air Ambulance Charity and has previously been led out by Carl Fogarty, Mike Tindall and Steve Parrish. Tickets are still available for the Ride Out & the Festival.
BMAD Festival
Friday 3rd May – Sunday 5th May
Starting in 2002 when founders of Bikers Make A Difference, Kevin and Jayne Halloran, decided to have a gathering on the Devon coast, BMAD festival is now one of the biggest biker and music festivals in the South West of England. The Festival’s main aim is to raise money to help fund sick, disabled and disadvantaged young people up to 19, as well as other charities in the local area.
MCN Festival
Saturday 18th May – Sunday 19th May
A huge weekend filled with everything motorcycle related! Test ride the latest 2019 bikes over Cambridgeshire roads all weekend, watch some fierce racing, grab yourself a bargain or two from the many stalls, watch some insane stunt shows, and if you’re keen on camping, why not party all night long!
Bike Shed London
Friday 24th May – Sunday 26th May
What are your plans for this bank holiday weekend? If you’re into the custom and mod scene, then head over to the Tobacco Docks for a three-day event like no other. It’s Europe’s biggest and best independent annual motorcycle show and celebrates the creativity of the new-wave and cafe-racer custom motorcycle culture. This is expected to sell out so buy tickets fast! 
Why You Need The Enhanced Rider Scheme
The ERS offers both new and experienced riders an opportunity to enhance their riding skills under the guidance of professionally qualified motorcycle instructors. When beginning the ERS, our instructors will have a conversation about your riding style, the areas you think you are struggling with, or where you would want to see the most improvement.

For most students, cornering, assessing the bend, and overtaking are areas that they feel need the most improvement in their own riding ability. Our instructors will watch you ride and formulate a training day based on the areas that need the most work to become an even more competent rider. Because the scheme is not a syllabus, we do not waste your time going over aspects of your riding that you are comfortable with, we structure the course to give you the most benefit for your time and improve skills that are lacking.

If you have recently recovered from a break or fall, getting back on the bike can be a daunting experience. Your knowledge of riding a bike is still excellent, but your practice is lacking. Taking an ERS means you can get guided help in restoring your confidence on the bike in a safe and practical environment.

With no formal test, students can enjoy learning new skills and techniques in a stress-free environment. This lack of pressure often surprises people, and they find they learn a lot more than previously imagined. 
Local Motorcycle Training Edmonton
Our Wood Green CBT Training Centre is located on the other side of the A10 from Edmonton. Students looking to use us as their motorbike training centre from the Edmonton and Tottenham area can find us towards the west on White Hart Lane, or alternatively can head westbound on the North Circular Road.

Our Edmonton Motorcycle Training Centre is located at New River Sport and is a short walk from White Hart Lane train station and Wood Green train station. We offer students a fantastic CBT course helping them to fast track their way onto two wheels, whilst providing valuable advice and essential tips for safe riding. After passing a CBT, students can then return to take a number of other courses such as the A1, A2, ERS, and DAS. Certain restrictions do apply for these courses, but if you call our brilliant support team, they will be able to provide you with all the answers you need.

CBT Training Edmonton

We offer our CBT courses seven days a week in our Wood Green centre and also our Highbury & Islington centre. Prices start from £100 for a CBT, which makes us one of the cheapest training centres in London. We can also offer special price promotions when you purchase multiple lessons or courses, but please speak to our team regarding this.

When participating on the CBT Course, you do not need to bring anything, just sensible clothes and sturdy footwear - we do not charge any extra for bike hire - which is great for you as our motorcycles are all in fantastic condition and perfect to learn on. Many previous customers have commented on our fleet of training motorcycles.
7 Reasons Why You Should Learn To Ride A Bike This Year!
Have you discovered your life’s passion yet? If not, have you ever tried riding a motorcycle? For many bikers, the first time they sat on a bike and revved it up was the moment their lives changed forever. People with a passion for riding know no boundaries and seek to explore new roads, they lose interest in the destination and learn to appreciate the journey.

On your motorcycle, you are in complete control. You are free to choose where you go, what you do, and how you get there. Remember when you were a child and you got the bike you always dreamed of? You probably spent hours every day racing around, making new friends, discovering new places that were out of reach before. As an adult, a motorcycle is the same feeling.

If you are a young person you may be reliant on your parents or friends for lifts, you may want to have a day out but you can’t because you have no means of travel. Learning to ride a motorcycle gives you the opportunity to do what you want, when you want. Owning a bike is a responsibility, and it definitely helps you mature.

So your riding down a long and winding road, you’re out on your own and there are no other vehicles on the road. Suddenly in the distance you spot a fellow rider. As you pass each other you hold at your hand to acknowledge them, and they return the same. You stop off at a cafe and notice some other bikes outside; you’ve instantly made new friends. Motorcyclists have an unspoken bond of brotherhood. Wherever you go, you’re never on your own.

Discover The World
Looking to discover the world, but don’t know where to start? Learn to ride a motorcycle and suddenly you’re not trapped inside London. You’ll seek the best roads in the UK to ride, you’ll find amazing landscapes and famous landmarks – and once you’ve seen it all in this country, there is nothing stopping you discovering the rest of the world.

Easier Commutes
So you commute to work every single day, waking up an hour early to catch a bus to the train station, then standing on the tube for another hour in hot, crowded trains, before walking another twenty minutes to your office. Every day. Well if you rode a bike, you could spend an extra hour in bed, breeze through the London traffic, and pull up right outside your office, and still have time to go and grab a coffee.

Better For The Environment
Whether you are conscious of your carbon footprint or not, there is no denying that a motorbike is better for the environment than a large car. If you are looking for ways to do your bit for the environment, ditch the car and ride a bike!
What To Expect In The Motorcycle Theory Test
Congratulations on getting a provisional license and for taking the first step towards a lifetime of biking! Assuming you have completed your Compulsory Basic Training, your next step is the theory test. This really is a crucial part of your training as you’ll need to demonstrate the knowledge you gain when you take your practical riding test.

The Test

The test is split into two parts: the multiple choice section, and the hazard perception section.

The Multiple Choice Section:

The questions on the test have been chosen based on the information contained within three books, The Official Highway Code, The Official DVSA Guide To Riding, and Know Your Traffic Signs. It is very important that you use these books to not just understand how to answer the questions but to understand the reason for the answers. Whilst the test will sample these books, it is unlikely that you will have prepared the answer to a question that will be used.

There are some products out there which offer mock theory tests, which can help you to prepare for the test situation but do not prepare solely by using these. You might not understand why your answers are wrong, and therefore decrease your chances of passing the real thing.

Some of the topics covered in the multiple choice test are:

Safety and your Motorbike
Hazard Awareness
Vulnerable Road Users
Motorway Riding
Rules of the Road
Road and Traffic Signs
Incidents, Accidents and Emergencies
Motorbike Loading

The Hazard Perception Section:

This is an interactive part of the test. You will be shown 14 film clips and asked to respond every time you see a developing hazard. A developing hazard is a situation that will require you, as the biker, to take some form of action such as changing speed or direction.

The best preparation for this section is the first-hand experience with your driving instructor and using The Official DVSA Guide To Hazard Perception. Knowing the rule of the road is essential and taking past tests is highly recommended. With the hazard perception section, it is as much about recognising developing hazards as it is about understanding the way the test works.


Practise Tests will help you understand how the real thing will be, as well as preparing you for the way the test expects you to answer.

Don’t cram the night before. The theory test sets you up for the rest of your life on the roads, take it seriously and study properly.

Learn from experience. Some questions are very simple and often seem obvious, if this is the case it may be that you are taking what you are learning into the real world, where the applied knowledge makes sense.

Get help. If you have friends or family who has passed it before, use their knowledge and advice, particularly if they have since ridden on the road.
How To Do A Safe Hill Start
What have recently passed riders and drivers got in common? Often, a hesitancy when it comes to hill starts. Fortunately for drivers, the handbrake is always available to fall back on and provides comfort for new drivers as they gain confidence on the road. Unfortunately for riders, there is no handbrake which means the process of hill starts can be much more daunting, to begin with.

Here’s our step-by-step guide for a safe and secure hill start.

Step 1: To hill start, you have to stop.

As you’re riding along the road you notice the need to stop, either at a junction or due to traffic. What you don’t want to do is reduce your speed in order to roll until you can pull away without stopping, you will end up panicking and losing control of the bike. Be decisive. Make the stop. Once stopped, you’ll have more time to think about your next actions, and evaluate your surroundings to pull away safely.

Step 2: Stop safely.

Get the bike motionless, in first gear, with the bike securely on the back brake.

Step 3: Have a routine.

Find a comfortable routine when stopping and starting on a hill, this helps to make a habit of the process and ensure a more natural manoeuvre. Whilst static, you should be aware of your surroundings and looking for the opportunity to continue riding in your direction.

Step 4: Pull away with confidence.

Provide your bike with enough throttle to make a safe and controlled start uphill, the idea here is to not let the bike stall. Pulling away uphill requires a lot more throttle and clutch slip, so being tentative or nervous will not improve your chances of a safe pull away. Confidence is key in this situation.

Step 5: Clean Getaway.

As the clutch engages, the back end of the bike will dip, at this point gently release the rear brake and add more throttle. You should pull away smoothly and confidently, rejoining traffic on the road.

At A2Z Motorcycle Training, we want every student to feel confident on the road in all situations, and we understand that each person is different and has different worries. That’s why we tailor each course to the specific person taking it. If you need more time to go over one aspect of the course before moving on, this is fine. Learning to ride confidently and safely is not a race, and you don’t pass your tests based on how quickly you perform manoeuvres, it is based on your absorption of knowledge and how you put that into practice.  
Autumn Motorcycle Riding Safety Tips
Experienced riders will tell you that road conditions change with the seasons, and if you have recently passed your CBT and haven’t yet experienced a seasonal change on the roads, you may be a little naive to what this means.

Whilst some people love a long Summer motorcycle ride, others prefer the colours a ride in Autumn provides, either way, it is important to prepare for your first journey in different conditions.


Autumn means leaves turning beautiful colours and eventually falling off the trees, yes this is very picturesque, but it can also make any road surface very slippery. We hear every year about trains being cancelled or delayed due to leaves on the track and we laugh, but this is seriously a problem. When fallen leaves get wet, they begin to decompose and become very slippery. This is a danger even for vehicles on four wheels, let alone two.

The best way to stay safe in these leafy conditions is to slow down. Just because a speed limit is in place, does not mean you are obliged to ride at that speed, be sensible and keep your balance. Allowing yourself more room than usual behind the car in front will provide you with plenty of time to alter your course or come to a stop should an emergency brake be needed. Leaves act as a blanket on the road, meaning they can cover and hide potholes and bumps in the road, riding into a pothole could cause damage to yourself or your bike, especially if you are riding too fast and oblivious to the damaged road.

Driving through a pile of leaves may look good in the movies, but be clever about it. Children like to play in piles of leaves, so always bear this in mind and drive around it.

Changing Weather

Have you read our previous blog about changing weather conditions?

Reduced Daylight

Every night gets earlier and earlier and every sunrise gets later and later. You’re morning commute might occur in complete darkness so be aware of pedestrians and especially children at bus stops.

Halloween is just over a month away, and this means that children will be wearing dark costumes and out after dark, take extra care riding around over this period.

Riding your motorcycle in Autumn can be a very rewarding experience as long as you understand the risks and dangers. Take care on the roads, and consider further training to help your confidence.
How To Prepare For Your First Wet Weather Ride
This summer we have been truly blessed with the sunshine and hot weather, but things have started to change, and for many of our newly passed students. They are just now experiencing riding in wet weather. We’re here to tell you that there is no need to worry – with a little bit of prior preparation you’ll feel just as confident riding in the rain as you do in the sun.

Tyre Performance
In wet weather you are likely to experience a loss of traction. Our immediate and essential advice is to slow down. In wet weather your braking distance is dramatically increased, so by slowing down you increase your reaction times and ability to come to a halt or slow down safer.
If you are navigating bendy corners, by reducing your speed in wet weather, you are reducing the amount of lean you need to get around the corner. This will also increase the surface area of the tyre in contact with the ground helping you maintain your balance.
As your riding, try to avoid slippery parts of the road such as white lines, manhole covers and cat eyes whilst leaning or braking.
The difference in temperature between outside and inside your helmet will cause your visor to fog up, you can apply anti-fog or simply leave your visor open slightly to help balance the temperature and maintain your visibility.
During periods of bad weather where the sky is dark, consider how you will look to other riders and drivers. Wearing dark clothing is not advised. Get yourself some fluorescent colours and reflective clothing to ensure you are well seen.
Wear rain gear when riding; not wearing waterproof clothing is a sure fire way to catch hypothermia. If your clothes are wet and you are riding in the wind, you will get very cold, very quickly. Being cold will slow your senses and reduce your reaction times causing you to make errors that you wouldn’t have made before.
You control your bike with your hands, so protect them! When cold they will quickly go numb and you will lose your ability to effectively control the machine. Invest in a pair of good quality riding gloves with a waterproof and thermal lining.
If you are about to undertake an unfamiliar journey in the rain, plan your route before you leave. You’ll feel more confident knowing what is coming up around the blind corner and be able to ride a lot safer.
The Best Motorcycle Blogs in 2018
We love staying up to date with the latest bikes, the best biking routes, and discovering new top tips. Here we have highlighted our favourite blogs from the UK, with some great entries from London.

Visordown |

One of the fastest growing motorcycle websites with all the latest news, reviews and road tests. We specifically love their blog section with funny videos from the motorcycling world. Have you seen the motorcyclist chased by a herd of cows?

Biker and Bike |

Our first local blog on this list, Biker and Bike makes sure its readers are well equipped with the latest gear, and knowledgeable about the common insurance rip-offs and scams. Very useful for new bikers looking to boost their knowledge of biking.

Beginner Biker Adventure |

Starting as a newbie in 2012, this blog goes from learning to ride to becoming a weathered commuter.  Arthur commutes on his motorbike throughout London, whilst Mary offers a more experienced female perspective. This blog is great for top tips and product reviews.

Greasy Kulture |

A blog showing the more glamorous side of motorcycling. If you love traditional bikes from Harley choppers to bobbers to hot rods, you must check this blog out.
Frequently Asked Questions
We've gathered some of our frequently asked questions to help answer any you may have before joining us for some motorcycle training. 

What Is The Minimum Age To Ride A Motorcycle?
  • You must be 16 years or older to ride up to a 50cc motorcycle WITH a CBT and L-Plates.
Do I Need To Re-Take A Theory Test If I Have A Car Licence?
  • Yes. There are specific questions regarding motorcycles in a Motorcycle theory test, and these are not covered in your car licence. You do not need to pass this theory test to ride on with L-Plates and up to 50cc.
Do I Need A Licence To Learn To Ride?
  • As with learning to drive, a provisional licence is required to start any form of training. You will need a provisional to start a CBT and a CBT to start training for a full licence.
What Does A CBT Involve?
  • Attending Compulsory Basic Training is required BY LAW, before taking to the road. The CBT will consist of:
  1. The Basics: Legal Requirements, Safety, Clothing, Highway Code, Motorcycle Riding Theory
  2. Introduction to machine controls: Safety Checks, Motorcycle Controls, Basic Maintenance
  3. On Site Training: Practising Manoeuvres, Building Skills and Confidence
  4. Road Craft: Road Conditions, Road Hazards, Awareness of other road users
  5. On-Road Training: Out on the road with the instructor closely advising, experiencing of varying traffic conditions.
What Should I bring?
  • Wear comfortable clothing and sturdy footwear, we will provide the rest. YOU MUST BRING A VALID PROVISIONAL LICENCE. It would be beneficial to bring a basic understanding of the Highway Code too.
How Long Does A CBT Take?
  • Usually the course takes a day to complete, although some people take longer to complete it. This is fine! We are there to make sure you are comfortable on the roads and a confident rider; there is no sense in progressing unless you are ready!
How Long Does A CBT Last?
  • A CBT certificate lasts two years from the date of issue. You will need to retake your CBT or upgrade to further training should the CBT run out.
Will I Pass?
  • The CBT is not a test, so we will not pass you or fail you. But if you do not meet the required standard we cannot issue a completion certificate. Understand your limits and be vocal to your instructor and there is a great chance you’ll receive your certificate.
If you have anymore questions please do not hesitate to get in touch, our service team are delightful and will help you in every way they can. 
What Is The A2 Licence
What is the A2 Licence?
If you are looking to ride a bike larger than 125cc and are under 24 years of age, then you have to have an A2 licence.

The A2 Licence is the quickest and most cost-effective way for a young rider to progress to a full unrestricted motorcycle licence in the future. In order to obtain the licence, the following conditions must be met:
  • Aged 19 or over
  • Completed a CBT
  • Passed a motorcycle theory test and hazard perception test
  • Passed both MOD 1 and MOD 2 of the A2 training

A2 Motorcycle Training

MOD 1 training starts at our training centres in Highbury & Islington, and Tottenham & Wood Green, on day one and then moves onto the roads of North London. To help you pass this training and test first time, we practise on the testing route helping you to feel confident on the big day. The MOD 1 test assesses your low and high speed manoeuvres, and the MOD 2 is on public roads whilst in constant radio contact with an examiner.

We offer courses starting from three days depending entirely on experience. The A2 training will cost £500, plus the fee for the test. 


After Passing

You'll ne itching to get out on a bigger and better bike, but be careful, whilst you have an A2 licence; you are still restricted to certain weights and power. Your bike cannot be higher than 35kW, or higher than 47bhp. The power to weight ratio must be no more than 0.2kW or 0.26bhp per kilogram.

You can ride a powerful bike as long as it has been restricted , which you can do by yourself, by purchasing a restrictor kit online.
What are you waiting for? 

There is a whole network of roads out there wanting to be ridden on, so get in touch about your A2 training and testing and you'll be on a bigger and better bike in no time.


5 Essential Tips To Secure Your Bike Summer 2018

Police statistics for the motorcycle, scooter and moped theft in London shows that nearly 14,000 incidents were reported and much less than that actually recovered. In response to this the Metropolitan Police have launched a new public awareness campaign to tackle the epidemic sweeping the capital.

In the past year they have introduced decoy motorcycles with DNA sprays and pursuit vehicles to catch the criminals and this has reduced bike theft by 52%. Their attention now turns to educating the riding population on how to minimise the risk of having your bike stolen.

Here are our 5 tips to protect your bike this summer.

Park it publicly

It may feel counterproductive to park it in front of the potential thieves, but actually making it public deters some thieves. There are too many eyes in a public place, and trying to pinch a motorcycle is made a lot hard. If there is not a suitable place to park it in public, try and park it in plain sight of a CCTV camera.

Avoid leaving a lock on the floor

You may think you are protecting your bike by placing a heavy duty lock on your frame or rear wheel, but in reality, if it rests on the concrete floor you are allowing thieves and opportunity to smash the lock to pieces. By raising the lock off the ground you are reducing the ability to create a meaningful contact with a blunt instrument like a hammer.

Anchor to an unmoveable object

Making sure the object you are locking your bike too is secure is very important. If the object is moveable, you are providing no security for your bike at all. Do not underestimate how far thieves are willing to go to take your bike too, a tall pole might be an unmoveable object, but your bike could be lifted over it through a combined effort.

Use multiple locks

Why stop at one lock? Secure your bikes frame, rear wheel, and front wheel. The time it will take to get through all three locks is not worth the risk for a criminal. Three locks will act like a deterrent whilst also providing actual protection.

Cover it

If I can’t see them, they can’t see me. Sort of. Organised criminals are looking for specific models, and your bike could be one of them. By covering it, they would have no way of identifying it whilst walking past, they would have to physically remove the cover and act suspiciously, maybe catching the attention of other pedestrians or a CCTV Camera.
A staggering 2,591 crimes were committed in the capital in July 2017, relating to bike theft, so make sure you keep your bike safe this summer, and stay on your guard! 

Statistics via Carole Nash

Best Present For A 16 Year Old In London!
So your child turns 16 soon and you don’t know what to get them. You’re not alone, with trends and fads changing like the wind, it’s impossible to keep up with their interests. We’re going to offer you the best birthday present they’ll ever receive – probably.

It’s well documented that when you turn 17 you can learn to drive, but why wait until then to gain your independence and get on the road? At the age of 16 you can take a CBT and get going with a Moped.

Having a Moped opens up the world to them, they’ll gain freedom, responsibility, maturity, a sense of belonging, and a lot of independence. You’ll stop having to give lifts! They might get themselves a part time job to fund their new hobby! They might even become a fully fledged biker in the future!

Provisional Driving License

Actually, you can apply for a Provisional Driving License three months before their 16th Birthday, this is obviously vital if you decide to buy them the CBT, but even if you don’t get them the training, the provisional is a handy form of ID (getting them into those rated 15 movies without risking their passport!)
Applying for the license is really simple; you can apply online via the DVLA website, or visit your local post office and ask for a D1 form.

Compulsory Basic Training (CBT)

When they turn 16, they are allowed to ride a Moped with an engine size of 50cc or less, and a top speed of 45km/h or less, however they MUST complete a CBT.
A2Z Rider Training is one of the best Compulsory Basic Training Centres in London, and with loads of great testimonials we can be trusted to give you the best guidance available! Prices for the CBT start at £100 and is offered 7 days a week at our Wood Green Centre, and on weekends at our Highbury & Islington Centre.
The course is a legal requirement and usually takes eight hours to complete, we advise you take the full course over one day.

What to expect

Over the course of the day, the CBT recipient will receive:

  • Eyesight Test (very simple, nothing to worry about)

  • A safety talk and demonstration

  •  Learning the controls

  • Learning to ride

  • Danger awareness

  • Bike maintenance

  • On-road riding

  • Hazard Perception

Whilst the CBT is not a test, it is expected to be treated as one and students will be expected to conduct themselves maturely and respectfully.

What to bring

Just themselves, we will provide all the equipment they need to get going. If the recipient decides to bring their own moped, it must have a valid MOT, Road Tax and Insurance. We would advise they  wear comfortable clothing.


At the end of the course, our instructors will inform them if they have passed or require further training. If they have passed they will receive a certificate which is valid for two years and are free to get out onto the roads and begin their real learning!

Book a CBT here or get in touch here.

We look forward to welcoming you or your child to the ‘biker club’!


Our Essential Advice for New Riders
A2Z Rider Training is not all about passing your CBT, Category A1 or A2, or even reducing your premiums with the ERS – we want to encourage the next generation of motorcyclists to be safe and responsible on the road.

Here are some essential pieces of information that you have probably heard us talking about before!

Personalise Your Bike
We don’t mean adding stickers and decals! Although we’d love to see your impressive designs, we actually mean spending some time with a new bike to ensure it fits your body correctly. Fine-tune your lever heights to make sure that your arms are in line with your natural riding position. Having a harmonious fit with your bike will not only increase comfort, but also lead to quicker reaction times.

Look After Your Tyres
As you know by now, when you’re riding along, two tiny patches of rubber are the only parts of your bike in contact with the floor. Making sure your tyres are in good condition before you set off is essential. Make sure you are checking your tyre pressures, wear patterns, and tread depth at least once a week, but long periods of use may require more frequent checks. Also make sure you buy the correct tyres for your bike, make them appropriate for your riding styles, and the weather conditions you often ride in. Cheapest does not mean best. Neglecting your tyres will affect performance and also jeopardise your safety.

Don’t Underestimate Earplugs!
Yes it may be uncomfortable the first few times you wear them, but trust us – constant wind noise and enduring engine noise will harm your hearing long-term. Pick a pair of earplugs that suit your ears and you’ll soon find that not wearing them feels unnatural.

Be Responsible
You may think you know your favourite road like the back of your hand and claim to be able to ride it with your eyes closed. You don’t. Traffic could be right around that next corner, maybe they installed a new roundabout, and perhaps the road has a few potholes since you last rode on it. All these cautions can happen overnight and without warning. Never assume the road you know so well is exactly the same each time you ride.

Trust Your Instincts
If your bike feels wrong, it probably is. You know how your bike rides and any changes in that could indicate a problem, if you can’t identify why it has changed do not hesitate to take it to a professional to be looked at. It could save you a whole host of problems in the future.

and finally, on a lighter note!

Go On An Adventure
Wake up and be excited to explore, get yourself lost and find your way again. Go out in the morning and come home in the evening with new stories to tell and new friends made. It should never feel like a chore to ride your bike. 

If you have passed with us and want to bring your insurance premiums down then speak to us about the Enhanced Rider Scheme.

If you or anyone you know are looking for Motorcycle Training, get in contact with us for more information, or see our price list.
CBT Training London - What to Expect
CBT is not a test, and there is no exam!

It is however a training course you are required to complete satisfactorily to be able to ride on the road. CBT has proved to be a great success in achieving it's aim - to improve road safety and reduce the number of motorcycle accidents on our roads.

We run weekly CBT courses from our two London training courses, one in Highbury & Islington, and one in Tottenham & Wood Green. See below some images from one of our most recent courses: 
CBT London
Motorcycle Training London
Motorcycle CBT London
6 of the Best Motorcycling Routes in the UK
So, you’ve finally passed. All those hours spent obsessing about learning to ride have been worth it, and now you’re looking for a great route to get you started on the open road. Are you ready for a lifetime obsession in riding? 
To get you started, here are some of our favourite rides, and would highly recommend you try them! 
The Cat and Fiddle 

One of the most challenging roads in the UK is named after the pub at the summit. Swirling through the heart of the Peak District, if gorgeous views and twisty bends are what you desire, then surely give this route a ride. Be warned however, that whilst this route will intoxicate any newcomer, it has been named the most dangerous road in Britain, so take your time on your first go. 
Yorkshire Loop

 The Yorkshire Loop is a 98 mile ride through the Yorkshire Dales, with traffic free tarmac and plenty of open roads to test your skill between the stoned walls. This route offers lots of long straights and many dips. If you desire a scenic ride be sure to plan this ride during dry weather, the fog has been known to hide the spectacular views, but not to worry, the Penny Garth Cafe will be happy to serve you some traditional Yorkshire Tea if you do get caught in the fog.

Horseshoe Pass

Wales is well known for its beautiful scenery, but at 1,400 ft above sea level, the views at the peak of the Horseshoe Pass will rival any, anywhere. The slow incline and decline (on the way back) is great for beginners, and is guaranteed to hook any newcomer to biking. We highly recommend you try this route, particularly in the morning when you have a chance of glimpsing the sun peaking over the many hills in Wales.

Cheddar Gorge

Once voted the second greatest natural wonder in Britain, Cheddar Gorge is home to some of the most challenging yet rewarding bends in the country. Nestled between the gorge, you’ll pass through several villages, and whilst there we would definitely have a look at the cave system. However, Cheddar Gorge is a tourist attraction, so we would suggest taking your ride in the morning to avoid the traffic.

North Coast 500

Scotland’s very own ‘Route 66’ stretches across over 500 miles of wonderful coastal scenery, and weaves through villages and towns. The route itself will take you up to 14 hours to complete, but with Inverness Castle, many waterfalls, plenty of beaches, caves, and museums, you’ll want to stop and maybe complete the journey in a few days. As a beginner you may be put off by the windy roads, but with plenty of straights and sweeping corners, it’ll be a fantastic experience.

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Learn to ride in 2018!
It's the beginning of a new year! A new start for many as goals are decided and new years resolutions are put in place for things that you want to accomplish by the end of the year. The common ones would cover things like; "I'm going to eat healthier", "I'm going to make sure I go to the gym more often" or "I want to read 10 new books". But what about "I want to learn to ride a motorcycle"? Getting a licence to ride a motorcycle out on the roads gives you an immense amount of freedom and independence, allowing you to travel much more freely.

Well, if this is your goal for the new year, then you have come to the right place! Here at A2Z Rider Training, we provide a range of different courses that are designed to teach you essential skills needed out on the road. The place to start will be with getting your CBT, or Compulsory Basic Training which teaches you the basics alongside all the requirements and controls needed to safely ride a motorcycle. For full details on our CBT course, click here.

If you already have your CBT, Great! There are other courses you can take that are designed to further advance your motorcycle skills. These involve A1, A2, DAS and ERS courses, all of which we offer!

If you don't know where to start or have questions about any of our courses, please Contact Us today!​
Top Tips for staying safe this winter
As we now start to face the worst of the weather, it is important to ensure that you are your bike are in the safest position possible. There is no need to leave your motorcycle in the shed all winter, you can still enjoy riding it, just with a little more preparation. The first thing to make sure is that you are wearing the appropriate gear. This means wearing multiple layers to stay warm. To avoid restricting movement, you can wear lighter, breathable materials underneath a windproof jacket. It's equally important to make sure that the rest of your body is also kept wrapped up though, so woolly socks and a full face mask would be ideal to keep nearby.

As well as making sure you are prepared, you also need to make sure that your bike is as well. Whilst you need to ensure that the basics such as making sure the antifreeze is clean (if the bike is water-cooled), checking for sufficient tread on the tyres and tyre pressures. You also could consider also undertaking some additional checks. These can include adding a pair of shorter heated grips to keep your hands warm along with handguards to shield them from the colder winds. In addition to these modifications, you can also take it a step further and use some thinner oil which will help the engine to lubricate itself better in the colder temperatures.

Now that you and your bike are ready to go, make sure to always stay hydrated and eat well. Although this may be common sense for some people, a lack of the correct amount of liquids can lead to dehydration and onto fatigue which is definitely not something you want to experience in the colder weathers. Good nutrition is also key to making sure that you stay warm! When your out and riding, be aware that the road surface will be a lot different to riding in the warmer weathers. Make sure to watch out for large potholes, loose gravel and icy patches. Most of all, remember to keep enjoying the freedom of riding your motorcycle!
Preparing for your CBT
The first thing to remember about the CBT is that it is not a test! Instead, it is a structured training course which means it is impossible to fail it! Hopefully, within this post, we will cover any of the questions that may be floating around your head in the build-up to a course you have booked, or, whether you are just starting to think about applying for a place on one.

So let's assume you have booked your CBT with your chosen motorcycle training school and the big day arrives. There are a few things to keep in mind that will help you get the most from the course. First of all, make sure to eat before your test because although it will be a lot of fun, you will need to concentrate quite a bit and so make sure you're not counting down the clock to lunchtime or dinner but instead focusing on the tasks you'll be given. Another thing to think about on the day is clothing. Although this might be an obvious one, if its a warm day, remember you'll be moving at speeds on a motorbike and so you're likely to need some extra layers. We recommend going with some sturdy boots, a decent of jeans, a thick jacket and a pair of motorcycle gloves. Finally, make sure to have all your relevant paperwork ready to go as well as your driving license.

Okay great, so you've had a decent breakfast, got dressed in your thick clothing, packed your paperwork and now your on your way there. But now your starting to think about what to expect when you arrive. If your feeling nervous, remember there are other people in the same position as you, likely heading to the same place to do the same course! When you get there, you will get to meet the instructor and other people enrolled in the same course as you. If you're still feeling a little nervous at this point, take this time to talk to the other people around you, you'll probably find you will settle in with them all quite quickly.

The first part of the course will involve an eyesight test and a safety talk. Right now you'll be thinking "But I'm here for a motorcycle training course and I haven't even seen a bike yet!". Don't worry, these beginning parts of the course may not be very exciting but are important and can sometimes even give you ideas for when you come to buy some new motorcycle protective gear. Once you've had the talks, it's now time for the real deal. Depending on which course you have enrolled onto, you'll be paired with either a scooter or a 125cc motorcycle. You'll be taken over the controls of by your instructor to help familiarise you with the bike. It's always a good idea to do some prior research to this to ensure you feel as comfortable as possible when you first begin to rise. Try following along with some discussions on online forums such as bikechatforums and bikershub. Places like these have an incredibly welcoming community who have a vast amount of first-hand information regarding riding bikes that you can read up on and hey, you may even make some new friends along the way!

Once the course is complete, you'll be taken back to the test center where the majority of people will be told they've passed that day, if not, for others, the instructor may ask them to return for further training. However, whichever way it goes, once you've been handed over your pass certificate you'll feel that motorcycle bug hit you and your free to head out onto the roads on your own. Remember to be safe out there, this is where the real learning begins. Have fun out there!
London Motorcycle Training School
Our training school is ideally located for anyone in London or in the North London surrounding area to learn to ride a bike or Scooter! We have two easily accessible training centres, one in one based in Highbury and Islington and the other in Tottenham and Wood Green, both with excellent bus & tube links. 

All of our trainers are highly qualified, professional and supportive to any new or nervous riders. In fact, we get so many reviews that say how friendly, helpful and knowledgeable all of our instructors are. An exaple of which can be seen below: 

"I’ve used A2Z in the past for my CBT training and today for Mod 2 training. Scheduling through Tina is always smooth and reliable, and Ossie’s vast knowledge, professionalism and patience is an impressive combination. His passion for his work comes shining through, and I felt like he genuinely cares about his students. He worked with me today to reverse some bad habits and uncertainties on the road, took time to explain things and broke down the Highway Code into easy to remember formulas. I entered my test a much more confident rider and I am very pleased to share that I passed! I cannot rave about the A2Z team highly enough. Thanks guys!" - Google Review

Our pass rate is also extremely high, and we have a great track record of helping students pass their CBT, A1, A2 and DAS licences. 

For more information, please call Tina on 0208 524 9223. 

Or click here to book now 
MOD1 Motorcycle Test Tutorial - London Training Centre
Not sure what to expect from your motorcycle training? Well, one of our lovely students filmed this to help explain the process! You can also see our trainer, Ossie, walking him through all of the steps and guiding him throughout the training session. 

On the day of the Module 1 test, candidates will be asked by the examiner to demonstrate their riding ability on either the left-hand or right-hand circuit. Please note that the standard off-road layout may change due to local conditions on the casual sites.

These specified manoeuvres are:
  • On and off stand.
  • Wheel the machine.
  • Slalom.
  • Figure of eights.
  • slow ride.
  • U-turn.
  • Controlled stop in the box.
  • 50kph (32mph emergency stop.
  • 50kph (32mph) avoidance and brake

To book in for your Module 1, please contact us here 

A Lovely New Review
We're so honoured to receive so many lovely reviews from our past students, we can't believe that we now have over 135 reviews on Google! It's simply amazing, and we couldn't be more thankful to you all for supporting our business. 

I just wanted to quickly highlight this recent review we got on Google as it's a perfect example of our processes and what you can expect on the day/s of your training. Many thanks to Sam for leaving such a nice review, and a big well done from all of us for passing!

"I completed my CBT and DAS course with A2Z and passed all first time!

The CBT is an hour in a car park followed by 90-120 mins on the quiet residential roads around Islington. If you're doing the DAS then you can complete the CBT on a manual geared 125, which is a good starter towards the big bike. CBTs are done in groups of 6, which can split to ensure groupings of similar ability.

Tina did a great job at scheduling the DAS course around my diary, which was 4 days training (6 hours a day) followed by both mod 1 & 2 tests on the 5th day.

Day 1 is an introduction to the big bike, of which A2Z have a fleet of brand new Yamaha MT07 ABS which are great to ride a look wicked (so much so I picked mine up yesterday!). You'll spend the first day riding around Islington learning junction discipline and then the remaining days are up around Enfield, Waltham Abbey and Chingford which are where the mod 2 test routes are, picking out specific tricky potential parts of test routes to practice. The great approach to the training is that time isn't spent riding around cones in preparation for mod 1, it's spent riding on the roads of which the scenarios you ride are then related back to the types of maneuvers on mod 1 exercises, killing two birds with one stone.

Every day will rendez-vous at the DVSA test centre, to get used to the surroundings of the test centre and where the mod 1 test is held - there are opportunities to watch each exercise in test and on the 4 day A2Z take you onto the Mod 1 yard to do practice runs of each exercise before the test on day 5 (not all schools do this). It's clear that A2Z really commit and pride themselves on a 95%+ pass rate on mod 1!

The DAS is completed with 1 other student, so 2 students to 1 instructor. Ossie and Shane are absolutely fantastic instructors - clearly are both experienced, safe and credible riders and instructors (Shane used to be an examiner, which is great experience for mock tests). But mostly, they're a good laugh, patient and tailor the course to your needs and areas of development. Tina runs the show and all runs brilliantly! My mod 2 test got cancelled by the DVSA but Tina managed to get me rebooked in weeks rather than the 3 months the DVSA were quoting!

Overall, if I could give these guys 6 stars I would - the whole course from start to finish was enjoyable, great quality and without any issues. My perception was that A2Z are head and shoulders above the other schools you see up at the test centre in professionalism and genuine care for students success.

Thanks a lot, guys - I'll definitely be seeing you in the future for some advanced training!"

To book your course in please contact Tina here 
New Training Centre in Wood Green - Opening 21st April 2017!
Thrilled to announce our new training centre based in Tottenham and Wood Green! It's hugely exciting to be able to expand our company and help to cover more of North London with high quality motorcycle training!

At the new centre we will be able to run CBT, A2 and DAS Training 7 days a week, so please contact us to book in your course. 

The address of the new centre is:  

A2Z Rider Training - Tottenham and Wood Green
New River Sport & Fitness
White Hart Lane
Wood Green
N22 5QW

​Hope to see you there soon!
Motorcycle Training London - Areas Covered
Our family run North London motorcycle training school, is centrally located in the heart of Highbury & Islington N1, with excellent bus & tube links, making us easily accessible from all areas of London.

We pride ourselves in offering a professional, friendly service with a personal touch, making learning to ride a motorcycle or scooter in London easy & cost effective. We offer C.B.T ( compulsory basic training ) from £100.00, A1 & A2- restricted motorcycle licence and D.AS - full motorcycle licence training.  

Areas we cover, we provide CBT, A1, A2 and DAS motorcyle training to all of North London including:
  • Islington
  • Highgate
  • Holborn
  • Camden
  • Holloway
  • Archway
  • Kings Cross
  • Hackney
  • Dalston
  • Holborn
  • Tottenham
  • Stamford Hill
  • Manor House
  • Finsbury Park
  • Harringay
  • Seven Sisters
  • Woodgreen
  • Muswell Hill

Please see a map of our location below, and get in touch if you'd like to book in or request more information.

Learn to ride in 2017!
The start of the new year is a great time to decide on your goals and the things that you want to achieve in the forthcoming year. Many people will be looking to start a healthier lifestyle, whilst others will want to get a better job or go travelling. But what if your resolution is learning to ride a motorbike? And let's be honest, that's surely the best new years resolution to have?!

Well the best place to start is here, and completing your CBT with A2Z Motorcycle Training! We'll teach you all the basics, and make sure you know all about the different requirements and controls. Then we'll go through some basic training and make sure that you'd be safe to drive on the road. For full details of our CBT course in London, click here. 

If you've already got this far, and are well on your way to becoming a qualified motorcyclist then the DAS Course is for you, as this will give you your practical motorcycle license. Read more here 

Not sure where you need to start? Contact us today for help and advice

We Couldnt Be More Proud
It can be very hard as a company to blow your own trumpet about your reviews, but we wanted to take the time to say a big thank you to every single student that has left us a lovely review. 

At current we have over 110 reviews on Google, with the huge majority being 5 star reviews. We also have forty 5 star reviews on Facebook, and we couldn't be more grateful. 

Here are a selection of our latest motorcycle training reviews :

"Thanks guys for such a good training, it's been great to learn from you and pass it in the first try! I'd totally recommend you, specially confident having such nice bikes with ABS, it made the emergency stop a breeze!" 

"The instructors were tremendously kind, friendly, fun and professional. There was a strong emphasis on safety and proper control of the bikes throughout. I could not recommend this school highly enough."

"I can't rate A2Z highly enough!! They really deserve 5 star reviews. I got such a warm welcome from Tina on the phone that I knew this was the riding school for me! Ossie and Shane are true professionals, providing all the knowledge and encouragement you need to be successful. They are both a good a laugh aswell making it easier to learn! I passed both tests first time on the same day and I was over the moon! The bikes you learn on are perfect, well looked after. Riding through Epping forest and stopping for lunch was such an great bonus! Choose A2Z, you won't regret it!"

If you're interested in finding out more about the courses we offer please follow the links below:
Compulsory Basic Training
Category A1 Light Motorcycles Licence
A2 (restricted motorcycle license)
Direct Access Scheme
5 Easy steps to pass your Motorcycle Theory Test!
1.     Use the resources!
There are tons of DVD’s, PC-CD’s, Books and Audio books that provide you with the required knowledge and understanding to pass your Theory test. We would recommend buying “The Complete Motorcycle Theory and Hazard Perception Tests
This is a super resource and provides you with tutorials, step to step guides and mock exams that will prepare you for the real thing.
2.     Revise, Revise, Revise!
You need to be revising your heart out prior to the exam, and keep on revising until you are getting 50 out of 50 in your mock exams. The questions on the exams are not the same as the ones on the DVD’s, but they are very similar.  There are no trick questions; they simply want to establish whether you have a clear understanding of the theory of driving.
Don’t bother turning up to the test without revising and trying to wing it.  Study thoroughly prior to the exam and there shouldn’t be a single question you have to guess.

3.     Remember your identification!
The examiners will require both your provisional license and your passport. Without these you will be unable to take the test.
A few days prior to the test, make sure you know exactly where your ID and passport are located. Keep it somewhere safe where you will remember for the day of your exam. Then, make absolutely sure you pick them up before you leave the house, to go to the exam.
4.     Leave in good time
Make sure you leave plenty of time to get to the Examination building, similar to the step above, the last thing you need is having to book another test, and wait around for another 3 weeks, because you got stuck in traffic on the way there, during rush hour. 15 minutes, even half an hour early is better than not being able to take your test at all.

5.     Have a copy of the Highway Code and learn it cover to cover
The Highway Code is a fantastic resource, not only for passing your theory test, but also for when you’ve passed your practical. There will be a number of questions in your theory test on signs and general Highway Code, so swatting up on these will give you a head start. But with a great understanding, you have a far greater chance of passing your practical and being a safer, more sensible driver.
This applies generally to the approach you have to the theory exam! Don’t think of it as something you need to memorize, to pass your test. Think of it as something that can really save you time and money. Insurance prices increase drastically once you’ve been involved in a collision, so it pays to know exactly what you’re doing on the roads.
The main objective for everyone taking driving tests is to pass as quickly as possible. But by taking up a little bit more of your time that you normally would, to fully grasp the theory of driving you will undoubtedly save your all-important time in the long run and you’re hard earned cash!  

Once you've got this down, you're ready to continue with your other Motorcycle Licence Training, click here to book on a course.

Please also feel free to contact us if you have any questions or queries about your exams. 
Why you should take the Enhanced Rider Scheme.
No matter what skill level you are at as a motorcyclist, you will undoubtable learn an awful lot from the Enhanced Rding Scheme. From people who have just passed, to people getting back on the bike, to people that ride for a living. Each and every cyclist can transform the way they think about driving with the professional advice provided on the course. 
The enhanced driving course lasts around 1-2 hours. If there are no clear weaknesses, you will be awarded a DSA Certificate of Competence on the day of your course. Some will be given further individual support before receiving the certificate. You are then able to state this certification to an insurance company, which could lead to a substantial discount in the amount you pay for your motorcycle insurance. Not all companies have signed up to support the scheme, so it may be worth contacting your provider to establish how much discount you could receive. 
It may be slightly daunting getting on the roads, even if you have passed your test. ERS can heighten your skills so that you feel comfortable when driving on larger roads at faster speeds. The scheme is not a test, it is purely a learning exercise where you go on a range of roads, with differing traffic conditions. They will then provide you with one to one feedback, which will underline what you need to focus on next time you ride. 
Many pupils who take the Enhanced Rider Scheme are those that have not been riding for a while. Financially able to afford a motorcycle again, coming back after an accident, or simply just taking up cycling again. We would highly recommend the course if any of these are relevant to you. By taking the course, you are able to refresh your memory and brush up on your skills, as well as build up your confidence. 
Moving up to a more powerful motorcycle? By taking the ERS course we teach you to respect the bike and how to gradually build up on the size and speed of the motorcycle that you are riding.  
Or you may simply just to want to gain an understanding of how good your driving is, and what you need to do to improve. We will help you iron out the creases and highlight your tendencies that could potentially be dangerous driving. Cycling is great fun, but can be potentially dangerous if there is not enough vigilance on how you drive. With any motor cycling accident, a minor injury is expected at the very least. It is important to invest time in ensuring that you feel safe, and not a danger to the people you are sharing the road with. 
Even the professionals are using advanced courses to improve there skills. Check out “Never to Good”, a motorcycling programme presented by Alan Davies who takes the course with former world champion Chaz Davies. Chaz Davies has been riding since the age of 15, yet he still managed to learnt an awful lot on specific skills when riding a motorcycle. The programme is a clear example of how everyone can learn from taking these advanced courses. Previews of the 4 episode are now available to watch Youtube.
Contact us for more information
Best CBT Training Centre London
Hello and welcome to our new blog!

We've been working hard to improve our website and social media lately to make sure that everything is easy and accesible for you all. If you could head over and give us a follow on our Facebook, Twitter and Google+ we'd really appreciate it! 

I thought in this first blog that I would just take the time to highlight some of our most recent reviews. We are so incredibly proud to have now received over 90 Google reviews, it makes us so happy to hear of your Motorcycle Training success stories and how happy you were with the service you received from us. Please take a look below at some of our most recent reviews: 

"I can't recommend A2Z more highly. Ossie, Tina, Shane and the rest of the crew were simply fantastic. Their approach very personalized, professional, and safe. They prepared me as well as could be expected for Mod 1 and 2 and, thanks to them, I'm happy to now be part of the motorcycling world. Thanks A2Z!"

"From the first minute you step into the school everyone is very friendly and it feels like you've known these people forever. I would definitely recommend this place and I will definitely go back to get my full motorcycle licence. Gen & his brother (sorry i forgot his name, I think it was Ahmet, but i'm not sure) were my instructors and bwoooy I tell ya it was fun. They explained everything very well and had the patience to wait for everyone. I would also like to mention that their gear is on point ! motorcycles were really well looked after, their helmets, gloves and bibs were definitely helpful, all in all 6 out 5 stars, that's my personal opinion. Oh yeah and make sure you ride a bicycle a little bit before you take your CBT !!! THAT'S A MUST !!!"

"I did my CBT and then DAS straight after with Shane. I passed first time and it was all thanks to Shane's top notch tuition! Don't look anywhere else because this school is brilliant. Thank you Shane, Ozzy and Tina"

If you're interested in finding out more about the courses we offer please follow the links below:
Compulsory Basic Training
Category A1 Light Motorcycles Licence
A2 (restricted motorcycle license)
Direct Access Scheme