Welcome to Two Wheels Motorcycle Training, the leading provider of motorcycle training for Edinburgh and the Lothians.
Since 1991, we at Two Wheels have taken great pride in offering the best training available, giving over 7,000 new riders a first start on the road. With experienced, highly qualified instructors, a fleet of modern hire bikes to train on, and the latest in communication equipment we are in pole position to get you on the road.
If you've never ridden a bike, our large on-site training area is perfect for quickly familiarising and gaining confidence in the feel and controls of a motorcycle. The area is adjacent to the Training School and not accessed by other vehicles.
We offer a one-hour trial session with an instructor in a safe off-road environment, which will allow you to decide whether or not motorcycling is for you. This may be an ideal option if you are not sure whether to book a Compulsory Basic Training course.
All learner motorcyclists must complete a course of Compulsory Basic Training before riding on the road. The CBT has a structured syllabus, starting off with a talk about motorcycling, equipment and basic safety, before introducing you to the bike you will use for the course.
Having been shown over the bike and how to operate the controls, you will carry out supervised manoeuvres to gain experience riding the bike in a safe off-road environment. When the instructor is happy with the standard achieved, he will then give another talk about riding safely on the road, before taking you out onto public roads for a minimum of two hours, and until you have displayed safe and competent riding in a variety of traffic situations. Off-road training will be conducted at a maximum ratio of four pupils per instructor, on-road training at a maximum of 2:1.
For the CBT, we provide the motorcycle, helmet, jacket and gloves, and insurance. Our CBT courses run on a Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. The CBT would start at 09:00 and will finish at approximately 17:00. If you take more than a single day to complete, the CBT course may be finished on a Wednesday (depending on where you are within the course). Currently, there is NO training at the weekend.
NOTE - Unless you have some form of road experience and previous motorcycle riding experience, it is unlikely that you will complete the course in a single day.
You must attend on time, with your driving licence. If the CBT is not completed within the day, further training, bike and equipment hire will be provided at no additional charge.
Using the links on this page you should find all you need to know about our courses and what the law requires.
For further information or to book your course, e-mail us here or using the "Contact Us' option above. Alternatively, phone us on 0131 526 329
As of January 2013, there are three levels of motorcycle licence:
1. Category A (Direct Access) allows you access to any size of bike but is only open to those aged 24+, or with two years experience on a full A2 Licence.
2. Category A2 allows you to ride bikes of up to 35kw (46.6bhp) and is open to all those aged 19 or above
3. Category A1 (Light Motorcycle) allow you only up to 125cc bikes with a maximum power output of 14.6bhp
Prior to attending a full licence course, you must have completed a CBT and a Theory Test (book online at www.gov.uk/book-a-driving-theory-test or on 0300 200 1122).
We run intensive courses for Category A (Direct Access) every week and A2 as required.
Our Intensive courses normally run from 09:00 to 15:00 on a Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday with the Module 1 test on either the Wednesday afternoon or Thursday morning. The test day and time will depend on availability from the DVSA. If you successfully pass your Module 1 test then two weeks later on Thursday between 13:00 and 16:00, you will have a refresher lesson before your module 2 test. The Module 2 test will be on a Friday morning, again the test time will depend on availability from the DVSA.
Module one is conducted off-road and is a test of your ability to handle the bike. Module two is an on-road driving test conducted by a Driving Standard Agency examiner accompanying you on another motorcycle.
We will provide the motorcycle, helmet, jacket, gloves and insurance for all your training and testing, and within the course fee, we will pay for one Module one and one Module two bike test. If you fail, you will be liable for resit fees
Training for Category A1 (Light Motorcycle) tests or preparation for A2 or A courses can be carried out by arrangement.
This is a 3-hour lesson that normally begins on a 125cc in our yard lasting 3 hours and can finish on the road on a 650cc depending on the individual and how rusty your skills are.
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