When attending a motorcycle or scooter training course with Shires Motorcycle Training please note the following:
Should you wish to cancel or change the date of your appointment we require the following notice:
CBT: 7 days' notice.
All other training courses: 14 working days' notice.
If the above notice is not given a loss of course fee will be incurred. Please note that once any part of a course is started then no refund will be given. Where a course is made up of a number of separate days, once any part has been started then no refund will be given for the course booked. For example, this means that if you have booked a complete package Direct Access Course including CBT (The Works) then once you have started the first training day there is no refund for any subsequent part of the course. In the event that a course is cancelled in adequate time and a refund is due then a £50.00 administration fee will be charged. In the event that you are ill we require a doctor's certificate.
Gift Vouchers will be refundable within 28 days of purchase, but will carry a £50 admin fee. Gift Vouchers are non-refundable after 28 days and are valid for 12 months of the purchase date; a transfer of the voucher may be possible at our discretion but would carry a £50 admin fee.
Prior to the commencement of training you will be required to pass an eye sight test. If you wear glasses or contact lenses, please remember to have them with you. You must be able to read a car number plate at 67' or 20.5 metres.
If you are using a motorcycle or scooter other than the one provided by Shires Motorcycle Training please ensure that you have a current insurance certificate, a valid M O T certificate (if applicable), full sized L plates displayed front and rear, valid road fund licence (tax disc) and the vehicle is road legal and mechanically sound. If you are taking a motorcycle test then it must have a MPH speedo (no stickers or overlays), that it has a Restriction Certificate where applicable, and is suitable for the test you wish to take, i.e., (A1, A2 etc.). In short the responsibility for ensuring that your bike is suitable and eligible for test is yours.
Should you be unfortunate enough to damage one of the training machines provided by Shires Motorcycle Training then you will be liable to pay for the first £250.00 towards any repairs.
Please wear suitable clothing, i.e. gloves, long trousers, a strong jacket and sturdy boots. A supply of safety helmets, Jackets, gloves and waterproofs are available on request however you may wear your own if you wish.
All balances are due before the first day of training by cash, debit or credit card. Please note that there is a standard 2.5% additional charge for the use of Credit cards. However, we will not make this charge unless a refund is made.
You must produce the following for all CBT courses; a valid UK full or provisional licence. If the licence is a photo card licence you must also bring the paper part of the licence.
For all post CBT courses and the Theory and Motorcycle test you must bring both parts of your licence, CBT certificate (DL196), Theory test pass certificate, and photographic ID (which can include the photo part of a driving licence). The Driving Standards Agency (DSA) will not accept anything other than an original, complete and legible UK licence - again there are no exceptions to this.
Please bring your confirmation letter.
For all courses (except CBT) we must have details of your Driver number at least two week before the start of the course. We cannot organise your Motorcycle/Theory test without it and you will be liable for the test fee if we are unable to notifying the DSA in time with your details.
If you are taking a practical test please ensure that your Driving Licence has your current address. If you have recently moved address please write your new address details onto the licence. This is because your licence will be retained by the DSA when you have passed your test.
Please arrive in plenty of time to allow the course to start at the correct time. If you are later than the notified start time then the course will start without you, and in the case of the CBT you may lose you course fees.
Shires Motorcycle Training will endeavour to make your training as safe and enjoyable as possible. However, there is always a small element of risk in connection with the use of any motor vehicle, which cannot be totally eliminated. Unlike a car, your instructor can have no direct control over your vehicle and ultimately it is your responsibility to ride safely. With this in mind you must comply with the following:
Ensure that you are, and remain, fit to train. Only you know your physical and mental condition.
You must not be over tired, injured, or suffering from any ailment, which could affect your riding.
You must not have taken any drugs, including alcohol, which may affect your ability to ride.
You must inform your instructor if there are any problems in this respect or if any occur during the day You must also ensure that you have adequate breaks, drinks and food and that you are properly clothed.
Only you will know if you are fit to continue.
In the unlikely event of an accident, Shires Motorcycle Training have in place Public Liability Insurance, Employers Liability Insurance and Motor Insurance in order to ensure that you have the best protection possible whilst training with us. Copies of these are available on request.
Shires Motorcycle Training provide the safest possible environment for you, all training complies with the Health & Safety at Work Act. A copy of which is available on request.
Should you require any further advice or help please do not hesitate to contact us on either?
Tel: 01733 852882
All courses are booked on the basis of the information that you have given us, responsibility for ensuring that these details (including your licence entitlements) are correct are yours - this includes how much previous riding experience you claim to have. Not having read this notice does not exempt you from the consequences of cancellation fees etc.
We look forward to seeing you soon and we hope that you enjoy your training.