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We hope our website answers a lot of your queries but here's a look at some of the other most common questions we get asked.
Our office is open 6 days a week, please check the times below, please note while we aim to reply to all of your correspondence as soon as possible we can only do so within these hours.
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Yes, we are open 7 days a week.
Our Summer opening hours are from 8AM to 5:30PM including bank holidays. We are closed Christmas day, Boxing day and New Year's day.
Most motorbike schools use school playgrounds for CBT training so can only conduct CBT courses at weekends which means they may have a waiting list.
DMS has its own on-site private training grounds, so we very rarely have a waiting list, in general, we can take your booking with 24 hours notice.
No, we can provide you with the latest motorbikes for you to use free of charge.
Helmets, jackets, gloves, boots and waterproofs are all free of charge to hire.
Sturdy over the ankle protection is recommended but not essential unless you are taking part in big bike training (DAS or A2).
There is currently no requirement for you to take a theory test however you are required by law to be able to demonstrate a good knowledge of the Highway Code.
You will be frequently tested on your knowledge of the Highway Code throughout the day. If you cannot demonstrate a good knowledge of the Highway Code we cannot conduct element E (the road ride) and will ask you to return on another date where you can show a good knowledge of the Highway Code.
There are free Highway Code phone apps and we have free copies available.
You already have provisional motorbike entitlement on your full/provisional car licence (though it may not be visible to you on the newer UK licences).
No, you will need a UK or Northern Irish licence
For CBT training we use Kawasaki Z125 & Honda CBF125 geared motorbikes and Honda vision automatic scooters.
For DAS (Direct Access Scheme) and A2 training, we use the new Kawasaki Z650 motorbikes.
There is no set answer to this as everyone has different abilities, needs and experience, however, as a basic guide the following may help you:
Please note: We will not compromise our training. We will always guide you to the most economical training package that suits both your needs and budget but never to the detriment of your safety, gaining your motorbike licence at the first attempt and our reputation as one of the leading providers of motorbike training in Derbyshire.
It can take between 1 (intensive course) and 6 weeks depending on what training package you have chosen, how often you can commit to lessons, your ability (some people naturally take longer than others), the time of year (test dates can be further away in the summer months as this is the busiest time of year), passing first time (we have a first time pass rate of well over 90%), if you fail module 1 or 2 you will have to wait 3 or 10 days respectively for a re-test.