Direct Access Scheme (DAS) Category A


The DVSA believe the best way to undertake correct motorcycle training to test would be to break the test down into modular parts, you will need to do:


Theory test



Once you have passed this test, there are no legal restrictions on the power or size of the motorcycle you can ride.

DAS is for those over 24 years old. Your training and test is on a motorcycle with a power output of 46.6bhp or more (normally a 600cc bike or over), then you will have a licence to ride any size bike unrestricted! DAS may not be suitable for the less confident rider.

We will teach you to ride properly, and not ‘just to pass a test’, (there is a difference!) so with our all experience and guidance we teach all you require to start your motorcycle adventure.

Our aim is to equip our pupils with the ability to ride safely in all road situations, and when you can do that, passing a test is easy. Of course you might get nervous on test and make a silly mistake, after all we are only human!. : )

Still Confused? feel free to call us on 01424 736066 / 07970814216 for more information

Theory test:

The theory test consists of two parts,

Multiple choice questions, 50 questions relating to the Highway Code and general motorcycle safety questions,

Hazard Awareness test, A 15 minute, video clips where you need to recognise potential hazards in which you are awarded points.

The current pass rate is 43 out 50 for the multiple questions and 44 out of 75 for the hazard awareness test. You must pass both parts together! With 4 hours practice the majority of people pass

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Our recommendation to pass the theory test is to buy the official theory motorcycle test! It can be loaded onto PC, DVD and your phone

Mod 1 test:

The test is more about slow control, and is undertaken off road in special test centres.
you will need to be able to:

1. Manual Handling, pushing your motorcycle into a specified area

2. Ride your motorcycle through a salomn of cones and then ride though a figure of 8 twice

3. Ride your motorcycle in a straight line at walking speed

4. Ride your motorcycle in a U turn

5. Controlled Stop. Ride your motorcycle through a set of guiding cones up the speed of 32 mph and bring your motorcycle to a stop under full control within a specified area (box) 1 sqm

6. Emergency Stop. Ride your motorcycle through a set of guiding cones up the speed of 32 mph and bring your motorcycle to a stop under full control

7. Swerve. Ride your motorcycle through a set of guiding cones up to the speed of 32 mph and swerve a cone before stopping your motorcycle in a controlled manner

Mod 2 test:

This part of the test is undertaken on the road and lasts about 40 minutes. You will be given directions over a radio and the examiner follows behind on his motorcycle assessing how you deal with various traffic situations and procedures. You will need to complete a hill start and pull away from the side of the road under full control. A part of the test involves approximately 10 minutes of independent riding. This means that the examiner gives you directions before you set off, you then follow those directions and are expected to read road signs, speed limits etc with no input from the examiner. You will not be assessed on your ability to remember the directions so if you get them wrong you will not fail, the examiner is using this task to ensure you are capable of riding safely and following the highway code independently. At the end of the test he will tell you whether you have passed or failed (95% of 1066 trainees pass mod 2 first time).


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