At Oxfordshire Motorcycle training we pride ourselves on our high quality and informative motorbike training. Led by Dave Grover and his team of skilled instructors, we have been leading the way in Oxfordshire for over 30 years, and are authorised to offer training courses on behalf of the Driving Standards Agency. We train everyone from nervous first-time students to confident riders who may have been riding off road for many years.
So whether you are starting out on your motorcycle journey and are looking to complete your CBT training or you’re ready to take your riding to the next level with a DAS course, we have the instructors, the facilities, the bikes and the equipment to get you on the road.
Our instructors are very experienced, friendly and have lots of patience to ensure we provide the necessary support for your time spent learning to ride.
We have training sites all around Oxfordshire, with our Oxford site being the largest in the county, so you can learn to ride in the environment nearest you.
At Oxfordshire Motorcycle Training, we offer a range of courses, from the CBT and DAS to advanced riding tuition and one-to-one training.
For those of you starting out on a bike, our Compulsive Basic Training (CBT) would be the course you’re looking for. The one day CBT course enables you to get on the road quickly and safely. While it is designed for novices, everyone must complete a CBT test if they wish to ride on the roads or to get a full motorcycle license.
The one day training involves a mixture of practical and theory work, ending up with a ride on the road. Once completed you will be able to drive on the road on your own. There are some restrictions – you have to display L-plates, and you cannot go on motorways or carry pillion passengers. The size and engine capacity of your bike will depend on your age. Please see our new test rules for more information about this.
The Direct Access Scheme (DAS) is the course you need to take to get your full motorcycle license and ride bikes over 125cc. There are various stages to the course, beginning with the CBT and motorcycle theory test. We offer the CBT as part of our DAS package if you do not have a valid CBT certificate already.
The DAS training itself consists of two modules. Module One is a 20 minute off-road test, covering manoeuvres such as extended slow control exercises, a 32mph emergency stop, a 20mph corner and a 32mph swerve. Module Two is a 40 minute on-road test, during which the examiner will use a radio to give you directions. You will also be asked one of ten possible “show me / tell me” questions about the controls and maintenance of the motorcycle.
Recent changes mean a more complex set of rules to complete the DAS for under 24 year olds – please see our guide to the new test.