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Hi from leicester

Post by Bungleaio » Wed Jun 07, 2017 9:17 pm

Hi everyone, I'm a complete newbie to this but I have a CBT booked in a couple of weeks. I've booked it on the 20th anniversary of my first driving lesson. I love to learn new things and for some reason, I enjoy being in a test situation.

I do a fair bit of pushbike cycling so I am used to the feeling that everyone is out to get me and I've had a clean driving license for 20 years so I have a fair understanding of the road and identifying potential hazards. I realise that being on a motorbike will be different so I'm prepared to listen and learn from my instructor and not think that I know everything. I know nothing really having absolutely no experience of riding a bike.

My CBT is booked with Shires in Leicester, I've spoken to them on the phone and they sound decent enough but does anyone have any first-hand experience of them or recommend any other instructors in the area for the training following the CBT?



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Re: Hi from leicester

Post by rennie » Wed Jun 07, 2017 9:38 pm

Hello and Welcome :D
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Post by Reece » Thu Jun 08, 2017 6:18 am

Hello and welcome from another Leicester local!

I recently completed my CBT & DAS training with the Shires. I cannot recommend them highly enough. A great team of people who make the training so relaxed and fun.

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Post by Lateralus » Thu Jun 08, 2017 7:40 am

Aloha from Nottingham! :wave:

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Post by JRH » Thu Jun 08, 2017 7:54 am

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Re: Hi from leicester

Post by Bungleaio » Thu Jun 08, 2017 9:17 am

Thanks every one.
Reece wrote:
Thu Jun 08, 2017 6:18 am
Hello and welcome from another Leicester local!

I recently completed my CBT & DAS training with the Shires. I cannot recommend them highly enough. A great team of people who make the training so relaxed and fun.
That's great news, I booked the cbt blind really so it's good to get some first hand opinions on them.

What bike do the use for DAS?
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Re: Hi from leicester

Post by Reece » Thu Jun 08, 2017 2:46 pm

Bungleaio wrote:
Thu Jun 08, 2017 9:17 am
That's great news, I booked the cbt blind really so it's good to get some first hand opinions on them.

What bike do the use for DAS?
If you're going Full A licence (unrestricted), they use a fleet of Yamaha MT07's and also have one Honda CB650F.

I used the CB650F for all my training and tests as I felt it was more comfortable, although the MT07's are also cracking bikes.

They also have some Honda CB500F's for the A2 licence category.

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Post by Bungleaio » Fri Jun 09, 2017 2:04 pm

That's great thanks Reece. I would like to go for the full license but I will see how I get on with the cbt, I've never ridden a bike before so hopefully they are patient with me whilst I learn how to ride.

The fact that they use mt07s is great, I really fancy one of them so it will be a big test ride for me.

Really looking forward to the cbt now!
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Post by Reece » Fri Jun 09, 2017 5:15 pm

Bungleaio wrote:
Fri Jun 09, 2017 2:04 pm
That's great thanks Reece. I would like to go for the full license but I will see how I get on with the cbt, I've never ridden a bike before so hopefully they are patient with me whilst I learn how to ride.

The fact that they use mt07s is great, I really fancy one of them so it will be a big test ride for me.

Really looking forward to the cbt now!
They team are more than patient and are great instructors with simple and down to earth training style. I did my first CBT with them 10 years ago and I'd never ridden a bike previous to it. By the end of the day I'd passed my CBT and had a lesson on a CBF500. Unfortunately life got in the way hence why I only got round to re-doing my CBT and completing the DAS.

Keep us posted on how you get on!

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Post by Bungleaio » Fri Jun 09, 2017 6:55 pm

That sounds great. I will update the thread when I've done my CBT.
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Re: Hi from leicester

Post by Tango » Fri Jun 09, 2017 6:59 pm

Welcome to TMBF mate. ........ 8-)

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Re: Hi from leicester

Post by Hoggs » Sat Jun 10, 2017 6:27 pm

hello and welcome! good luck with the CBT sure you'll be thinking of booking your DAD not too long after :wink:
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Re: Hi from leicester

Post by Bungleaio » Tue Jun 20, 2017 6:36 pm

Almost 20 years to the minute since my first driving lesson started I commenced on my first riding lesson and it was brilliant. I will add my experience to the main CBT thread but it went really well and I was given the option to go out on an MT07 which I found a lot easier than the YBR125.

Theory next then I'll see about DAS :lol:
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Re: Hi from leicester

Post by Reece » Tue Jun 20, 2017 6:40 pm

Nice one mate, congratulations.

Which instructor took you for your Cbt? Glad you got to try the MT07, the bigger bikes are so much much better to ride than the YBR125's

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Post by Bungleaio » Tue Jun 20, 2017 8:48 pm

Cheers mate, Prit did the theory part then Dan took us out on the road. They were really thorough with what they covered but it was really relaxed.
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