From January 19th 2013 the qualifying age for Direct Access is 24 years of age. You must have completed both C.B.T. and the motorcycle theory test, then you can take further training and your practical test on a larger bike
Category A: Motorcycle without side car, must be at least 595cc with a power output of at least 40kw or
The practical motorcycle test is divided into 2 parts. The module 1 test is a series of excercises at a designated DSA Multipurpose centre. There are only 2 centres covering the whole of South Wales and they are located in Newport and Swansea. Our Llandarcy centre is approximately 15 minutes ride from the Swansea centre.
Click on the module 1 and 2 links below to view whats involved
Module 2 is the practical road riding part of the test. You will be asked a number of questions before the examiner will give you directions on where to ride and assess your riding. There is also an independant riding aspect to the test, where you will be expected to follow road signs to a given location to demonstrate your ability to read and correctly negotiate your route.
REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR PHOTO LICENCE, (CURRENT IN DATE PASSPORT IF YOU STILL HAVE OLD STYLE PAPER LICENCE), CBT CERTIFICATE AND THEORY PASS CERTIFICATE. NO DOCS NO TEST.
ALSO NOTE THAT THE DSA NOW OPERATE A SUITABLE CLOTHING POLICY SO YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO DO THE TEST IF YOU TURN UP IN YOUR SPEEDO’S AND FLIP FLOPS. PLEASE ASK FOR ADVICE IF YOU ARE UNSURE IF YOUR CLOTHING IS SUITABLE.
On-road training is conducted with a training ratio of 2 students to one instructor (maximum).
AT M.T.W. we recommend that you deal with the practical mod 1 and 2 as seperate hurdles to overcome. It is possible to book a mod 1 and 2 test on the same day, however its worth noting that you will not be able to sit the mod 2 test if you fail the Mod 1 and you will lose your mod 2 test fee.
Having successfully passed your direct access test, you can now ride any cc machine with no restriction on your licence.
We can also offer refresher training for riders who already hold a full motorcycle licence who are returning to biking having not ridden for a while. This training can be tailored to the individuals needs and includes bike and radio communications with a view to getting you back up to standard and to be more confident with your riding capabilties.