DAS is only available to people 24 years old and over or people who have previously passed an A2 Test & held an A2 Licence for at least two years.
DAS training & Tests are carried out using an unrestricted bike of at least 595cc with a power output of 40kw (53.6 bhp) or greater.
So, firstly, congratulations on passing your CBT & taking the first steps on your Motorcycling career!
You can now consider moving on in your training and getting on a bigger more powerful machine (the bike you really wanted). Look no further we have the course and the expertise to make the dream a reality! What we need you to do is get your Motorcycle Theory Test passed and we are good to go…!
We have four qualified “Cardington” assessed and DVSA approved DAS Instructors.
Our DAS Bikes!
We use The New Suzuki SV 650 ABS!
We have even had two of our SV 650’s Lowered in order that we can accommodate everyone!
What To Expect From One Our Courses…
As a typical example let’s take a look at a Four Day DAS course
You will need to have with you at all times during your training with us.
- Drivers Licence (with Photographic Identification, if this is not on the Licence itself then you will need a valid Passport)
- Valid Theory Test Pass Certificate
- A Valid CBT Certificate.
The first morning will start at 08.30 and be focusing on road work using one of our RV 125 cc Van Vans’ that we use for our CBT’s. We would be looking to take a break at 13.00 until 13.30 to recharge the batteries and review the mornings ride. After lunch we will be looking at the skills you will need to display to achieve your Module 1 Test Pass with a DVSA Examiner with a Mod.1 practice session. Your instructor will review your progress at the end of day one with you and give you a print out of the “Show Me, Tell Me and Balance” questions that the examiner may ask you during the course of your Test.
08.30 Until 10.00, the good bit! Day 2 will start with an introduction to the more powerful 650cc Gladius, the controls of the machine will be explained and how they may differ from the controls you have been using on the less powerful machines. We will also explain the differences in weight and the characteristics found in the bigger bike. We will then move inside for refreshments and a Road Briefing, your Instructor will explain how they would like to see you ride the bike and interact with other road users, road markings and traffic signs, this is usually carried out with the Riding Test Report Form used by the DVSA Motorcycle Examiner, in this way, from the off, you can be assured that you are aspiring to ride the bike in the way the Examiner would like to see you ride the bike. After the road briefing we will take a break for lunch. Then it is out on the road for the rest of the afternoon getting used to the bike. You will at all times be in radio contact with your Instructor.
Will start at 08.30 and a morning of Road Work on the 650cc building on what you have learned the previous day. Taking in a variety of road and traffic conditions including junctions, stop junctions, roundabouts, dual carriage ways, and one way systems. You will be experiencing a variety of A & B roads with speed limits ranging from 20 mph up to and including National Speed limit roads. Some of your road work will be undertaken in and around the area that you will be taking your practical Test, your instructor may point out local road and traffic situations that you may encounter whilst riding out with the DVSA Examiner. 13.00 – 13:30 lunch. Following lunch you may practice the Module 1 Test requirements with the bigger heavier 650cc bike. We will discuss with you any questions the Examiner may ask you during your test
This is it, Test Day! Again we will start at 08:30, firstly we will check that you have brought all the necessary documentation for the Examiner. We will check your understanding of the Test Questions and explain to you what will happen when we take you to meet your examiner. We will then Ride over to your Test centre and concentrate on any weaknesses “you” feel you may have.
We offer a range of Direct Access courses to suit all abilities…
- 3 Day DAS (Must have CBT and Theory Certificate)
Is for the more experienced rider who has completed their CBT with Streetwise & has been riding a 125 for a while. 3 Days using one of our Suzuki SV 650.
- 4 Day DAS (Must have CBT and Theory Certificate)
The first day of this course is spent on a 125cc machine building the machine control skills required to ride a motorcycle safely, before progressing to the bigger more powerful SV 650 for the following three days.
- 5 Day DAS (Must have CBT and Theory Certificate)
Is aimed at riders with less experience who possibly completed CBT but do not have their own bike and have not ridden other than on the CBT. The first two days would be completed on a 125cc machine before being moved on to the SV 650 for the remaining three days.
- 6 Day DAS (Must have CBT & Theory Certificate)
This course is aimed at the complete newcomer to riding a motorbike. The first day would be CBT with a further two days learning your craft on a 125cc, followed by the final three days using a 650cc machine. All our courses include Module 1 & 2 Test fees bike hire and all relevant insurances.
The Module 1 Test…
The practical tests make sure you can ride confidently and safely in different road and traffic conditions, and that you are conversant with The Highway Code and that you are able to show this in the way that you ride.
The Module 1 Test is carried out using a safe off-road area at your Test Centre it takes about 20 minutes. You’ll need to show that you can do the following with your machine:
- Observations before moving off.
- Wheel the moped or motorbike and use the stand
- Do a slalom and figure of eight
- A slow ride
- Cornering and controlled stop
- Cornering and the emergency stop
- Cornering and hazard avoidance.
There is a minimum speed for the hazard avoidance and emergency stop exercises, for motorcycles this is around 31mph.
At the end of each module the examiner will tell you whether or not you have passed or not.
The Pass Mark for Module One…
You can make up to five rider faults and still pass Module One. If you make six or more rider faults, you won’t pass the module. If you make one serious or dangerous fault, you won’t pass Module One.
The Module 2 Test…
Module Two is the on-road module and typically takes around 40 minutes. You must bring your “Module One Pass Certificate” to the Module Two Test, along with all the documents you had to bring to the Module One Test.
What Happens during Module Two…
This module includes:
- Eyesight test
- Safety and Balance Questions
- Road Riding Element
- Independent Riding Section
Road Riding Element…
You’ll ride in 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)
- A Hill Start (where possible)
The examiner will give you directions using a radio. They will normally follow you on a motorcycle.
Your riding test will include around ten minutes of independent riding. This is designed to assess your ability to ride safely whilst making decisions independently.
The Pass Mark for Module Two…
You can make up to ten rider faults and still pass module two. If you make 11 or more rider faults, you won’t pass the module, if you repeatedly display the same rider fault your examiner may consider that it is a Serious fault in your riding. If you make one serious or dangerous fault, you won’t pass Module Two.