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Welcome to Five Star Motorcycle Training

We train more motorcycle riders than any other North Devon training scheme. Established in 1978 by Paul Ackland, Five Star Training Centre has been consistently rated the premier North Devon training site for the past 36 years.

Together with Five Star Training Alex Buckingham Motorcycles can now supply all of your motorcycling needs from Novice to Advanced Rider. Call in to discuss with Alex your path to the freedom a full motorcycle licence can offer. Alex Buckingham Motorcycles can now offer the bike, clothing and full training designed to suit you.

If you need a motorbike or scooter then visit Alex Buckingham Motorcycles

Weekends available for Module Training and CBT courses POA.

How to get your Licence

If you don’t already have a licence with provisional motorcycle entitlement then collect a D1 form ( driving licence application ) and a D750 form ( photo card application ) from a Post Office or from DVLA. Complete the forms and send them to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Centre in Swansea.

All provisional licences now automatically include motorcycle entitlement but many post offices are still issuing the old application forms on which you had to tick the ‘with motorcycles’ box to get learner motorcycle entitlement included.

If you want to ride a motorcycle you can ignore this section of the application form or you can tick the ‘with motorcycles’ box just to make sure.

Compulsory Basic Training (CBT)

If you are a new rider, the Compulsory Basic Training Course (CBT) is designed to safely introduce you to the world of motorcycling. This course gives you at least 5 hours of training, of which a minimum of 2 hours will be on-road training with your personal instructor who will be in radio communication with you at all times. On reaching the required standard you will be issued with a CBT Certificate (DL196). The hire of either a 125cc motorcycle or a moped can be arranged and one to one training can be requested.

Costs £125.00 with bike hire

CBT one on one available POA.

Pass your Motorcycle or Moped Test

With Five Star Motorcycle Training you only buy the lessons that you need. We do not offer multi day training courses as we find that most people when trained on a one to one basis do not need whole day training sessions.
To help you pass your Motorcycle or Moped Tests Five Star Training Centre offers training sessions of 2 hours with your personal instructor. During these training sessions your motorcycle riding and control will be assessed and instruction given on how to raise your standard to that required by the practical riding test.

Should you be taking a test on a bike over 125cc you will be escorted to the test by your instructor.

The hire of all types of manual motorcycle and automatic moped can be arranged.

£70.00 for each 2 Hours on our Hire Bike (Insurance included)

We can arrange to deliver the bike and rider by van to Exeter or Taunton for your Module One Test.

Additional costs:
Theory Test
Module 1 Test
Module 2 Test
A valid Theory Test certificate will be required by all riders before this training course can commence.

Direct Access Test (DAS) Minimum age 24

To help you pass the Direct Access Test Five Star Training Centre offers training by the hour to suit your riding ability, using one of our 600cc bikes. These sessions can be booked to suit your individual requirements. Each session with your instructor in constant radio communication with you at all times. Initially you will be introduced to the larger motorcycle in a safe off-road training area, after which you will be given instruction on road to raise your standard of motorcycle riding and control to that required by the Module 1 test and also the on road Module 2 test.

Standard DAS Training £30.00 per hour
Price includes bike hire and insurance and the loan of the necessary equipment.

We can arrange to deliver the bike and rider by van to Exeter or Taunton for your Module One Test.

Additional Test Fees:
Theory Test
Module 1 Test
Module 2 Test
A valid CBT Certificate and Theory Test certificate will be required by all riders before this training course can commence.

Our Motorbike Training

Five Star Training Centre is North Devon’s longest established motorcycle training scheme. We have trained thousands of motorcyclists from across Devon over the last 33 years.

We aim to give a professional and enjoyable introduction to the world of motorcycling, which is why at Five Star Training Centre you will always be treated as an individual with your own personal instructor when taking a Compulsory Basic Training Course (CBT), taking you step by step through your training.
While CBT training is often on a one to one basis at times pupils of similar ability or on similar type of bike may be in groups of two pupils to one instructor but never more.

We have been privileged to work with many instructors over the past 33 years. The common interest which every instructor has is an enthusiasm for motorcycling and enjoyment gained from seeing the progress pupils make, and of course the many friendships formed.

We look forward to welcoming you to the exciting world of motorcycling whether it be on a 50cc moped or a 1000cc superbike.

Alex Buckingham
Alex Buckingham Motorcycles
Mill Road
Barnstaple
North Devon
EX31 1JQ
Telephone: 01271 342160

Email : bucky56@sky.com


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