DIRECT ACCESS SCHEME (DAS)
The Direct Access Scheme is a course that allows you to learn to ride on a larger bike without having to progress from A1, A2 to a Full category A Licence. The bike you learn on will have to be at least a cubic capacity of 595cc or 40kw/53.6Bhp. We use Suzuki Gladius 650cc motorcycles for this course. You have to be at least 24 to take a DAS course. Once you have passed your tests on the larger bikes then you are allowed to ride a bike of any capacity you choose.
We run our courses to be flexible and suitable to your needs.
After completing the CBT, here is a quick idea of which DAS course that may be suitable for you:
· Experienced rider on a lower capacity or off road bikes - 3 to 4 day course
· Rider that is confident on a smaller bike (125cc) but new to big bikes – 4 to 5 day course
· Novice to riding and just completed the CBT – 5 day course.
We can always do half days of training as well when needed for practical test appointments.
The length of course can depend on many things, level of experience, confidence and whether or not you already hold a current CBT certificate. It's normally best to speak to one of our trained instructors so that we can guide you towards the correct course for you or book you in for a free assessment (current CBT required for this) as we tailor make our courses to suit you as much as possible.
HOW A TYPICAL 5 DAY COURSE WILL RUN:
To take the practical tests you would need to have completed your CBT and passed the Motorcycle Theory Test. The theory test can be done at any stage before booking the practical tests, you do not need the theory test to take the CBT course.
· DAS Day 1 - After the CBT we would normally do day 2 on the 125cc, basically getting the skills honed from the CBT so that you are a confident rider on the 125cc with all of the skills in place ready to move you onto the larger bike.
This is the day that can sometimes be missed out or shortened to a half day if you pick up the initial skills quickly on the CBT.
· Day 2 would be to get you ready and happy with riding the 650cc bike, you will get to grips with handling the bigger bike on some of the slow control exercises and also get some experience of the bigger bike out on the road.
This is the day that can sometimes be missed out or shortened to a half day if you have a great deal of on road motorcycle experience and have not managed to pick up too many bad habits.
· Day 3 - This day we practice the skills needed for the Module 1 test. Often we can book the test centre space, at the weekends, to teach you all the exercises of mod 1 and build your confidence in the environment where you will eventually take the test.
· Day 4 - Mod 1 test, Followed by preparation for the Mod 2 test.
· Day 5 - More Mod 2 preparation followed by the Mod 2 test towards the end of the day.