Having a rant
As always I have been saying to mike to get out and talk to his local school, may be he will take this advice now.
This is the most thought out argument I have heard of him and to be honest he is doing his home work, all though I have to laugh at his changed attitude to directive three, again I have pointed out that this will be the real hammer that cracks the nut, the reply I had was that it was the training industry driving it forward so we could line our pockets, I talked to my local MP early last year about this directive, I have also pointed out that its the car test that needs to change now. My arguments hijacked to prove his point.
I would like to know where were MCN and its helpful readers in 2002 when the white paper came out on all this, were was the up-roar then? What about the failed implementation in 2006,2008? the transport committee don't say anything new and no I don't agree with every thing it says. As for wet or dry the test is easy although there are people out there who simply don't have the skills to pass with out cutting there teeth on a 125 for a year or so. And that's a good thing with a touch of good luck I saw people pass the old test who should not even be on four wheels let alone two, as for mod1 being flawed, I think not and again I invite you to come down for a day, I really love the standard of rider that it turns out and im sure you will be as well.
I have never stuck my head in the sand over any thing to do with motorcycle legislation I was still campaigning in the early 80's to get the helmet law over turned, I was there at pentanvill prison (look it up) Hyde park and all the rest. That's why I asked if you wear a helmet, if you do you can be thankful and grateful that we failed, we all hated the idea of change, CBT being the last thing I fought against.
Hear I am 20 years later, teaching it after going to see how it works and never looking back, that's 20 years of putting bikers first and like all bikers that have stuck the course I have evolved into a better more competent motorcyclist.
It is childish to call people names and I have said more than a few words I regret to the general biking populace and I am sorry for that.