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mattwillco

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1 posts

54 months

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Good morning all,

I am a very keen driver, but am looking to get into bikes. I appreciate that the DAS is available, but can anyone advise me if there is a cheaper way of getting the full licence?

wormburner

7,672 posts

138 months

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Sorry, DAS is the way. Perhaps £500 ish.

moanthebairns

9,057 posts

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wormburner said:
Sorry, DAS is the way. Perhaps £500 ish.
+ the rest!

I'd say look to spend a minimum of £700 on a bike license.

rough figures

cbt £120-150
theory £35 (I think)
lessons £25 p/h x 2 = £500
mod 1 £15 test + 2h bike hire =£65
mod 2 (£75 I think) + 2h bike hire = £125

anywhere from £700 - £850.

just depends on how quick you learn

sprinter1050

11,293 posts

112 months

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Steal one?

MrB1obby

683 posts

35 months

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Completely depends how quickly you learn. Do not go for the cheapest instructors, as they will more than likely be rubbish. Look at reviews of the best ones in the area. You are looking at learning how to ride a bike on the road, properly, not just operate some controls aboard one. One certain riding school near me is nearly half the price I paid for lessons, I would never touch them.

This is the what I paid, cheaper than above but it depends on a lot of things.

CBT £100 sometimes even advertised as £80 or so.
Theory same £35(ish)
I had two 2 hour lessons £120
Mod 1 £60 including hire
Mod 2 £120 inluding hire

£435 for me in total.

If you expect to pay £800, you'll only be happy if you come out spending £600.
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Yazza54

13,071 posts

66 months

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MrB1obby said:
Completely depends how quickly you learn. Do not go for the cheapest instructors, as they will more than likely be rubbish. Look at reviews of the best ones in the area. You are looking at learning how to ride a bike on the road, properly, not just operate some controls aboard one. One certain riding school near me is nearly half the price I paid for lessons, I would never touch them.

This is the what I paid, cheaper than above but it depends on a lot of things.

CBT £100 sometimes even advertised as £80 or so.
Theory same £35(ish)
I had two 2 hour lessons £120
Mod 1 £60 including hire
Mod 2 £120 inluding hire

£435 for me in total.

If you expect to pay £800, you'll only be happy if you come out spending £600.
Then plus all the gear, and obviously a bike

moanthebairns

9,057 posts

83 months

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MrB1obby said:
Completely depends how quickly you learn. Do not go for the cheapest instructors, as they will more than likely be rubbish. Look at reviews of the best ones in the area. You are looking at learning how to ride a bike on the road, properly, not just operate some controls aboard one. One certain riding school near me is nearly half the price I paid for lessons, I would never touch them.

This is the what I paid, cheaper than above but it depends on a lot of things.

CBT £100 sometimes even advertised as £80 or so.
Theory same £35(ish)
I had two 2 hour lessons £120
Mod 1 £60 including hire
Mod 2 £120 inluding hire

£435 for me in total.

If you expect to pay £800, you'll only be happy if you come out spending £600.
Firstly god damn aye-phones dont know why it puts an A before £ symbols.

well done you if it took 4 hours to be test ready thats quite impressive.

I point I would urge is if your going for it do it in one go if you can or as quickly as you can.

I took my cbt then waited months to do das, then when I was doing lessons I done them every weekend or every second weekend (normally recovering from a hangover) it was a waste of time I should have just done a few days of intense solid lessons.

Onemcs

322 posts

59 months

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I just spent £525.00

Didn't ask for a breakdown but was CBT, Mod 1 and Mod 2.

Didn't need any lessons as I had previous bike experience and passed first time!

anywhere from 450-700... just make sure you get a like for like comparison!
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