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Don't give up.

Hello :) I just wanted to drop a note of support for those that may have failed their Mod 1 or 2s a couple of times and feeling anxious or deflated. I've just got back from passing my Mod 2 today (woop!), but getting there has been a bit of a slog, and one thing that has helped - was reading other posts where not everyone found it easy, but finally did it. It's sometimes comforting to know that other people are failing too for various reasons and you are not a total bike numpty. So if you are one of those people, ...

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  • 01 August 2014

Turning right into a sideroad

Hi all,So the time is finally upon me, my mod one is on Monday then Wednesday (assuming I pass mod 1) I have my mod two.Something I'm struggling with however is road position when taking a right into a side road. My instructor has barked at me a couple of times for getting my position wrong and I guess I'm just not getting it.I have hired a 125 to practice on between now and then, it's helping with my road confidence and I had a good ride earlier today but an oncoming truck did beep ...

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  • 24 July 2014

Life after CBT

Hello,I've been riding my 125 on a CBT for nearly 4 years now and am looking to move on in terms of licence and do my test.Thing is, I haven't a clue what I need to be doing.  OK, I know I need my theory but what next please?I'm happy to keep on my 125 for just now but would probably like to move to say a 300 within a few years.  I'm also happy to stick with an automatic as it's mostly city riding I do.What test/license should I be aiming for (A1/A2 etc) please?If I want to get ...

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  • 15 June 2014

DSA Books

Hi Everybody,I'm new to riding and am looking to get some books for the theory test. Would anyone know if these three are any good?(1) The Official DSA Theory Test for Motorcyclists Book 2013 edition(2) The Official DSA Guide to Learning to Ride (Driving Standards Agency)(3) The Official DSA Guide to Riding - the essential skills (Driving Standards Agency)Also if there were any second hand copies available for sale I'd be happy to buy them.ThanksAnthony

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  • 14 June 2014

Free assessment ride

Just to let you know that the Nottingham branch of the IAM are doing free assessment rides on 27th April. Full details are on their website www.nottsam.org.ukNottingham blood bike will be there to explain how they work.

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  • 10 April 2014

Free assessment ride

Just to let you know that the Nottingham branch of the IAM are doing free assessment rides on 27th April. Full details are on their website www.nottsam.org.ukNottingham blood bike will be there to explain how they work.

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  • 10 April 2014

Test on an automatic?

Is there any reason why you cannot take an A1 license on a 125cc automatic? Technical or legally? As there does not seem to be any websites geared up for this at all. Even the government website fails to list any 125s on it's list of approved 'Practical test' approved machines.

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  • 31 March 2014

7 Hour compulsery training upgrade course ???

Some training provider websites mention a 7 hour upgrade course I quote"1/ Take another DSA test, Mod 1 and Mod 2  2/ Do a 7 hour training upgrade course hopefully    carried out by us"So as im 30 and have a A1 licence can I just do the upgrade course whenever it starts and ride any bike as I hate the mod 1 took me 4 attempts to pass it and just hate that hazard avoidance  so an upgrade course would be better for meAlso as my license is for Automatics only would any upgrade course when available have to be ...

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  • 07 March 2014

Bike test next steps

Ok passed my Mod 1 and 2 on a 125cc but ant to ride a larger bike but only an automatic cant get on with gears but would love to ride something like a 600cc scooter or automatic like the Aprilia manna so what can I do most training schools do not have automatics above 125cc.One training school website mentioned a 7 hour training upgrade course but I thought that was not an option in the UK or is it

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  • 07 March 2014

Mod 2 at Uxbrige..about to give up

Anyone have any inspirational tips, as this is REALLY getting me down. Lifelong rider here from the USA, I bought a bike in Nov and have been getting all the legal stuff done ASAP.I'm scheduled to take my 4th Mod 2 at Uxbridge on March 18.  It's getting ridiculous and I don't understand the process.A test with no strict criteria for pass/fail is luck at best.My first test, my 2 "serious" faults werea) Leaving my signal on to long after turning right, HARSH but fair enoughb) not giving right of way in a round about...BUT, as stated by the instructor ...

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  • 04 March 2014

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