Burnside wrote: ↑Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:39 am6 years ago for me, so that test was pretty much format as it is now, theory test, Mod1 and Mod2. I went down to the training center, they knew I had been riding for many years and so took me out for a quick ride on one of their motorbikes to assess how much training they thought I needed (for free) to pass my test. The outcome was 1 day training which included 1/2 day at the test center to practice the Mod1 part, then straight into my tests. So this totaled 2 days including the 2 tests (1 day training, 2 half days for the tests) which was £200 plus the cost of the tests.GTFOMWSC wrote: ↑Tue Feb 06, 2018 5:25 pmDepends in which decade you took it i took mine 5 years ago and didn't get much change out of £800 and you could only use the training companys vehicle,now as its become compulsory to take 1 cbt at least with 1 lesson,1 theory,1 part 1 with 2 lessons,1 main test with 2 lessons and a day course.I took the biggest bike test not the 2 lesser cc ones so it could theoretically be cheaper if you took one of those not sure.
Anyone who has been riding a number of years should not need to splash out on a full training course, especially those that consider themselves as great riders as many who have numerous CBTs under their belts do. 1 day training to get used to the bike and Mod1 course and do the tests.
For the record their is no compulsory minimum number of lessons, any riding school that tells you that is pulling a fast one. I asked a friend of mine who happens to own a riding school and he confirmed this, they recommend a minimum of 2 days training for people who have little experience but just the 1 day as they did for me for experienced riders just to get familiar with the bike and the Mod1 test.
Which bike test was it the all access? for that they wouldn't let me take a single lesson on a 650 as legally i had only ever ridden a 125(and i do say legally i coudn't tell them i had already ridden a 550 for several years when i was younger).Even then if you add yours up your close to nearly £500+ with the cost of the tests and skipping a few lessons so pretty well the same cost in the end with the 2 tests,1 cbt and theory or did they not do the theory 6 years ago? add it up.