Courses and prices

At North Coast Motorcycle Training, we offer a range of courses. We can help riders of all abilities, from beginners who’ve never ridden before to bikers who want to get back behind the handlebars after a break. See below for a breakdown of the full range of Cornwall motorcycle training courses we offer.

Compulsory Basic Training (CBT)

This must be completed by anyone wanting to ride a moped or motorcycle on the road before they ride on a public highway. The training consists of five elements, listed below:

  • Introduction, licence check, eyesight check and clothing and equipment lessons.
  • Motorcycle controls, basic maintenance, wheeling, starting, stopping and putting the bike on the stand.
  • Riding the motorcycle in our secure, safe, approved training ground. Learning to control the machine at slow speeds – this will be an important skill when riding on the highway.
  • Lessons on vulnerability, hazard perception, road positioning and legal requirements.
  • Practical on-road riding under constant supervision and within radio contact from an instructor. During this element the student must satisfactorily complete a U-turn, emergency stop and hill start as well as a good level of road craft whilst on the ride.
  • Pricing: £95 including bike and equipment hire.

Upon satisfactory completion of this training the student will be issued their DL196 certificate. This is a legal document that validates the relevant part of your driving licence to allow you to ride a 50cc (from age 16) or 125cc (from age 17) with L plates for two years from the date of issue.

Students should bring lunch as well as their licence and should be prepared to be with us from 9am until between 4pm and 5pm. Most people complete the training in one day but students who are unable to reach the required standard will need to come back for further training until they reach a safe level.

One to One Compulsory Basic Training (CBT)

One instructor to one student CBT course:

  • The full CBT course but with one student to one instructor.
  • May be the preference for riders who have never ridden before, have special requirements or would prefer not to be in a group.
  • We normally run one to one courses on a Monday.
  • Pricing: £165 including all bike and equipment hire.

Direct Access (DAS)

  • The completion of this course and tests enables the rider to ride a bike of any size or power rating.
  • Two DVSA tests must be passed during the course to obtain a full motorcycle licence.
  • Available to riders who hold a UK full or provisional driving licence, valid CBT and theory test pass who are 24 years or above.
  • The course is aimed at someone who is competent on a geared 125cc bike and is run over four days in the following format:
    • Day 1 – training for the mod 1 test on our off road training ground.
    • Day 2 – mod 1 training in the morning followed by mod 1 test at Camborne test centre.
    • Day 3 – on road training for mod 2 test.
    • Day 4 – mod 2 training in the morning followed by mod 2 test at Camborne test centre.
  • All equipment will be provided if needed including bike, helmet, gloves, jacket, trousers and boots.
  • Pricing: £495 – test fees for both modules are included for first attempt at tests.
  • If a test retake is necessary then fees apply at £60 for module 1 retake and £120 for module 2.
  • Additional training can be arranged if needed at £30 per hour.

A2

  • This is the same course as for obtaining a full licence but is completed on a restricted motorcycle.
  • Available to riders who hold a UK full or provisional driving licence, valid CBT and theory test who are 21 years old or above.
  • Two DVSA tests must be passed during the course in order to obtain an A2 motorcycle licence.
  • The course is aimed at someone who is competent on a geared 125cc bike and is run over four days in the following format:
    • Day 1 – training for the mod 1 test on our off road training ground.
    • Day 2 – mod 1 training in the morning followed by mod 1 test at Camborne test centre.
    • Day 3 – on road training for mod 2 test.
    • Day 4 – mod 2 training in the morning followed by mod 2 test at Camborne test centre.
  • All equipment will be provided if needed including bike, helmet, gloves, jacket, trousers and boots.
  • Pricing: £495 – test fees for both modules are included for first attempt at tests.
  • If a test retake is necessary then fees apply at £60 for module 1 retake and £120 for module 2.
  • Additional training can be arranged if needed at £30 per hour.

A1

  • This is the same course as for obtaining a full licence but is completed on a 125cc motorcycle.
  • Available to riders who hold a UK full or provisional driving licence, valid CBT and theory test who are 17 years old or above.
  • Two DVSA tests must be passed during the course to obtain an A1 motorcycle licence.
  • The course is aimed at someone who is competent on a geared 125cc bike and is run over four days in the following format:
    • Day 1 – training for the mod 1 test on our off road training ground.
    • Day 2 – mod 1 training in the morning followed by mod 1 test at Camborne test centre.
    • Day 3 – on road training for mod 2 test.
    • Day 4 – mod 2 training in the morning followed by mod 2 test at Camborne test centre.
  • All equipment will be provided if needed including bike, helmet, gloves, jacket, trousers and boots.
  • Pricing: £495 – test fees for both modules are included for first attempt at tests.
  • If a test retake is necessary then fees apply at £60 for module 1 retake and £120 for module 2.
  • Additional training can be arranged if needed at £30 per hour.

Manual Conversion

  • Under current DVSA rules you are allowed to ride a manual bike even if you took your CBT on an automatic. The manual conversion course is designed for people who took their CBT on an automatic moped and would like to get the feel of a manual bike before going out on the road on a geared motorcycle.
  • Perfect for building confidence before taking the next step and buying a geared bike.
  • Three hours practical off and on road training on a geared 125cc motorcycle.
  • Rider must be 17 years or older.
  • Pricing: £90 including all bike and equipment hire.

Return to biking

  • Hourly lessons designed for riders who hold a bike licence but have not ridden for a period of time, wishing to refresh the skills required to ride a modern motorcycle.
  • Can be undertaken at either one of our off road training grounds or on the road or a combination of the two to suit the rider.
  • Available evenings or weekends as well as weekdays.
  • Pricing: £30 per hour.

Hourly/Advanced lessons

  • Available to anyone wishing to have lessons fitted around work and other commitments who holds a valid CBT certificate.
  • Advanced lessons can be tailored to the individual and can include: evasive and defensive riding, dual carriage way riding, inclement weather riding, slow speed manoeuvring, advanced cornering techniques.
  • Can be taken on any bike that the rider is able to ride legally.
  • Can cover any areas the student feels they need work on.
  • Pricing £30 per hour.