Motorcycle Training Courses in Chesterfield

At Compass Motorcycle Training, we offer a range of motorcycle courses in Chesrterfield to suit all requirements.

If you would like to learn more or book one of our courses please contact us on 01246 864488.

Our Courses

All of our courses are tailored to your individual needs and requirements.

We are very flexible. That said, the Driving Standard Agency (DSA) have rules that mean that there is an order to the process of obtaining a full motorcycle or moped licence.

  • You must apply for a driving licence with the correct categories. Cat. P for mopeds, Cat. A for motorcycles. Licensing rules apply.
  • To validate the provisional moped or motorcycle licence, you need to complete the Compulsory Basic Training course (CBT). The certificate on completion (DL196 form) allows you to practice as a learner, unaccompanied on the public roads. (restrictions apply)
  • We now recommend you get some practice both with an instructor and on your own.
  • You need to pass the theory and hazard perception test.
  • Then the new Module 1 practical test.
  • Finally you can take the new Module 2 practical test.

Our friendly, professional staff are fully equipped to take you through each stage with no hassle or pressure. We pride ourselves on making the whole process safe, educational and enjoyable.

The new practical motorcycle test.

The new motorcycle test went live on Monday 27 April 2009. It aims to improve the standard of road safety for motorcycle and moped riders. This user group has been identified as having a high risk of injury or death; this is particularly the case for young and inexperienced riders.

Reporting for your practical test

you must bring the following items with you to both module 1 and module 2 of your test. If you do not, the Driving Standards Agency may refuse to carry out the test and you may lose your fee.

  • provisional licence and paper counterpart
  • valid DL196
  • valid theory test certificate
  • valid module 1 test pass certificate when presenting for module 2 only

What will the test include?

The new test will be completed in two modules. The specified manoeuvres conducted at specific speeds will be tested in module 1 on safe off-road sites.

These specified manoeuvres are:

  • at least two manoeuvres carried out at slow speed, including a slalom
  • at least two manoeuvres carried out at higher speed, of which one exercise should be in second or third gear, at a speed of at least 30 km/h (approx. 19 mph) and one exercise avoiding an obstacle at a minimum speed of 50 km/h (approx. 32 mph)*
  • at least two braking manoeuvres, including an emergency brake at a minimum speed of 50 km/h (approx. 32 mph)*
  • On the day of your module 1 test, you will be asked by the examiner to demonstrate you're riding ability on either the left-hand or right-hand circuit. The standard off-road layout may change because of local conditions on the casual sites.

* For all mopeds, speed requirements are 30 kph / 19 mph

For module two you must produce your module one pass certificate, and all the documents that you had to present at the module one test.

Module two is the on-road module and typically takes around 40 minutes. This module includes the eyesight test, the safety and balance questions and the road riding element that will cover a variety of road and traffic conditions.

You'll be asked to carry out normal stops, an angle start (pulling out from behind a parked vehicle) and, where possible, a hill start. The examiner will normally follow you on a motorcycle, using a radio to give you directions.

Show & Tell Questions

  1. Identify where the brake fluid reservoir is and tell me how you would check that you have a safe level of hydraulic fluid.
  2. Show me how you would check the operation of your front brake.
  3. Identify where you would check the engine oil level and tell me how you would check that the engine has sufficient oil.
  4. Show me how you would check that the horn is working on this machine.
  5. Show me how you would check that the lights and brake lights and reflectors are clean and working on this machine.
  6. Show me how you would check the operation of the cut out switch on this machine.
  7. Tell me how you would check your tyres to ensure that they are correctly inflated, have sufficient tread depth and that their general condition is safe to use on the road.
  8. Show me what checks you would make to the steering movement before using this machine.
  9. Tell me how you would check the condition of the chain on this machine.

Balance/Pillion Questions

  1. What could you physically adjust on your motorcycle if you were about to carry a passenger?
  2. What advice would you give your passenger before riding?
  3. What is the law about carrying passengers?
  4. How would your motorcycle be affected by your passenger?
  5. If you were towing a trailer and it started to wobble, what could you do?
  6. Which foot would you put down when stopping? And would this change when carrying a passenger?

On passing your module two test, you will be issued with a pass certificate which is valid for two years. If you fail to send your licence off to DVLA to add your new moped/motorcycle category within the two years you will have to re-take the CBT, Theory, Module One and Two Test again! Your examiner may offer to send your licence off for you if you have a new photo card licence.

A lot of new riders are now taking advantage of post test training to further their skills and knowledge. This may lower your insurance premiums and will certainly show you how to get more out of riding. It will also introduce you to riding that may have been unavailable to you on your learner training course. Try not to dismiss further training. A lot of these courses are great fun and you will get a lot out of the right course for you. And if cost is an issue some are even subsidized by your local council.

Contact Us

If you would like to talk to us about starting your motorbike or moped training please feel free to get in touch. You can reach us on 01246 86 44 88

or by using our contact page to email us.

We look forward to hearing from you soon and beginning your motorcycle training in Chesterfield