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applestead

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applestead says:

Unnecessary instruction?

I wanted to take my full bike test, but felt I didn't need to pay to use a riding school. So my journey began with me booking my theory test. I logged on to direct.gov.uk to book which was really simple and I was pleased to find that the longest I had to wait was about four days. On September 11 I managed to...

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rlf3

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rlf3 says:

Great stuff!

All I can say is well done and congratulations Mr. Tomlin.

What a brilliant positive happy story, makes a most welcome and refreshing change from the usual doom, gloom and misery about licences and tests on here.

 

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rockabillyboy

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Yes , well done ! . I have heard some silly stories about the new test & the price you can end -up paying . It"s good to read that with some common sense & some determination you can do the test on a budget  . To tell the truth if I had to do the test as it is - I wouldn"t have bothered ,and bought a car . It makes you wonder if it is road safety  OR  trying to keep the bike numbers down . They talk about "beefing -up " the car test to the same standard as a bike including a  pre- test which includes driving off public roads before you are allowed out with "L" plates & minimum practice hours  and a supervising driver . But how many years will that take to set-up ? .

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RTPRider

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RTPRider says:

Riding Schools?

Well done, a good result. As an instructor I can say that some people like you will be able to achieve a full licence as you have. On the other side of the coin there are many people who cannot, and need a great deal of training tailored to their needs to help them develop. This is where an Approved school comes in; and I always tell my students that they are being trained not to pass a test, but to ride a motorcycle and to learn the skills to build on post test. A test pass is a result of learning those skills.

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