Start Riding

It's simple.

CBT is the first stage for anyone wishing to ride a bike on the road. It is a great day of fun learning how to ride a motorcycle or moped.
The course is designed to ensure that everyone who wants to learn to ride on the roads receives the correct training and has the skills needed to ride safely in modern road and traffic conditions.

At Arrow you can be sure of our undivided attention with a maximum of two trainees per instructor for all aspects of your course.


The course is designed to be done in a day and is split into five basic elements:

Element A - Introduction, including an eyesight check and clothing chat
Element B - Machine controls and basic maintenance
Element C - Practical training exercises
Element D - Pre-ride Briefing
Element E - Practical on road training and riding (it is a minimum of 2 hours on the road by law before a CBT certificate will be issued)

When you have reached the required standard and passed your CBT you will receive a DL196 CBT certificate which is valid for two years. This will enable you to ride on the road as a learner and continue your training with us to gain a full bike Licence.

At the end of your CBT our expert staff will be able to advise you which of the more advanced courses to follow to obtain your full licence!

DAS is the only way to obtain a full bike licence with no power restrictions. To do DAS you must be over 24 years old, or have held an A2 licence for 2 years. The bike you take your test on must be a minimum of 600cc and be over 53 bhp.

Click here to see a simple flow chart that shows how the Direct Access training program works.

At Arrow we use the very user friendly Suzuki SV650 Gladius hire bikes for all our DAS training courses. 

We will begin your DAS training when it can be seen that you have the necessary control and confidence riding both the smaller learner machines and intermediate sized bikes.
To ensure that you have enough time to gain the necessary control of the larger bikes and have covered all the aspects of passing the theory and practical tests you will need to complete our 2 Day Direct Access Course.

Direct Access Training Schedule:

Day 1:

Begin off-road on the car park, with a familiarisation and practice session. As soon as you have gained your confidence and control of the bigger bike, you will be back on the road to complete your riding tuition towards your Module One test.

Module One training:
We will book a training and practice session for you on the official DVSA test site where the actual test is taken.

Day 2:
A structured day of continuous theory and practical training on-road to ensure you are fully ready to attempt your Module Two practical test