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2017 is Kickstart's 20th Anniversary Year

To mark 2017 as Kickstart's 20th anniversary we will be running special offers and events throughout 2017. Our first offer is to give away one CBT per month for the whole of 2017, with or without motorcycle hire. We are looking for the most deserving ...

23% Safer

MOTORCYCLISTS are 23% safer behind the wheel of a car than non-motorcyclists, according to a leading insurer. Equity Red Star compared car drivers to car users who also have an insured motorcycle, and found the latter 23% less likely on average to...

Advanced Riding

OK, so you've passed your test and now you're a motorcyclist, right? Wrong! Although you've been through the stringent DVSA testing process and been awarded a motorcycle license, there's a whole lifetime of learning in front of you...read on! Whether...

Assessing Corners

Assessing Corners There five basic things to consider when approaching a corner and remember just because you know a bend well you will always need to reassess it every time you approach it, things change! Visibility Road surface Camber Obstructions Sharpness...

Buy Bullit Motorcycles at Kickstart

Air cooled 4 Stroke - 125cc - 11.5 BHP Electric start with   5 Speed gear box CDI Ignition Upside down front forks Classic twin shock rear suspension 295mm front disc 205mm - rear disc 110/17 front tire 110/17 rear ...
CBTs from £95

CBTs from £95

You can now take your CBT for just £95.00p, give us a call to book  🙂

Contact - 01179 866200

Keynsham Center and Head Office, Unit 17, Wansdyke Workshops, Unity Road, Keynsham, BS31 1NH Clevedon Center, The Hand Stadium, Davis Lane, Clevedon, BS21 6TG Tel 01179 866200

Direct Access Scheme

This is the route to take if you want to ride an unrestricted motorcycle. You will need to be 24 years or older. This course is a lot of fun and in our opinion is the ideal way to get into motorcycling. You will start off on a 125 cc motorcycle and progress...

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Following Distances

Question: How close can you tailgate someone, and getaway without hitting them in the rear if they slam on the brakes? Many motorcyclists and car drivers lapse into the habit of following vehicles too closely.  So we've done some math for you, to ...

Free Ticket to The Motorcycle Live Show Anyone ?

Motorcycle Live Show Free tickets to the next Motorcycle live Show ? Its always a great show with lots going on for everyone from would be riders to old hands. Take any Kickstart training course, fill out the MCITA survey about your experience with ...

Get a better quote from Carole Nash

Insurance companies are starting realise that bikers make better car drivers. Give Carole Nash a try !       http://www.carolenash.com/other-insurance/6-wheel

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Kickstart is an MCITA accredited and a DVSA approved training school. We have full time instructors who all train with a relaxed and positive approach designed to make you a safe motorcyclist, and not to just get you through the test. Two of our instructors...

CBT Sylllabus

Requirements to Complete the CBT course There are five steps involved in the CBT, all of which have to be completed: Introduction On-Site Practical Training On-Site Practical Riding On-Road Practical...

Insurance

Insurance In the UK, third party only bike insurance is the lowest amount of cover allowed by law. 3rd party only insurance as a result is often the cheapest way to insure you motorbike, but you must be aware that it is only cheap because the insurer...

Jackets and Leggings

  Proper Bikers € always used to wear leather and with good reason but times change and if you want to ride everyday then buy a textile jacket. Textile Jackets Modern textile jackets are very good, both a protecting you when needed a...

Job Vacancies

Job Vacancies 2017 Are you passionate about motorbikes and riding them? Have you held a UK A2 or Category A license for at least 3 years? 2016 was a very busy year for Kickstart, 2017 already looks to be busier. We're looking for people to train...

Lane Discipline

Lane discipline Lane discipline seems to cause a lot of confusion and indecision on test. The basics are simple, the first rule for riding on the road is keep left. This doesn’t mean near the the kerb, it just means where there is a choice of lanes pr...

Learn more about Bullit Motorcycles from MOOOF

Mooof has been a leading supplier of scooters and commuter machines in the Benelux countries for over seven years. In particular, Mooof€™'s Neco scooter brand has enjoyed significant sales growth throughout that period, offering an attractive mix of r...

Bikers make safer drivers

MOTORCYCLISTS are 23% safer behind the wheel of a car than non-motorcyclists, according to a leading insurer. Equity Red Star compared car drivers to car users who also have an insured motorcycle, and found the latter 23% less likely on average to...

Boots

Boots Motorcycle boots  range from above ankle to below knee boots. They tend to have a low heel to ease control of the motorcycle. To improve safety are generally made from leather or a man made substitute called Lorica. ...

Braking

I do not like braking! braking means wasting fuel. Braking means arriving at a corner carrying a bit to much speed. Braking means perhaps I haven'€™t planned far enough ahead. It's much better for all sorts of reasons to get off the gas e...

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Kickstart Club This is our Facebook page, feel free to chat, ask questions, or look at the events page ! Learn to Ride This is one of our sister web sites, if you are new to motorcycling, or prepping for a motorcycle test you should find everything...

Looking at the problem and not looking at the answer

  Looking at the problem probably made a lot of sense if you were about to be eaten for most of our evolution. These days target fixation as it normally known does not help in a lot of situations, you will go where you look on two wheels. The...

Module One Test

Module One Test The Module One Test is a series of manoeuvres to show basic bike control, the way the D.V.S.A. have set it up is a controversial issue, especially if your training school is a long way from the Test Center but the new test does have...

Module Two Test

Module Two Test This is a general guide to the Module Two Test, for more detailed explanations of general road craft and motorcycle control please look in the skills section. Booking To book a Module Two test you will need A valid licence (Photo...

More motorcycles make biking safer

THE MCIA has repeated a safety message that an increased number of motorcycles on the road results in a lower rate of serious accidents. Steve Kenward, CEO of the Motorcycle Industry Association, said when 10% or more of vehicles on the road are motorcycles,...

Not taking enough training

Not taking enough training I will put my hand up here straight away and admit I run a training school, but like the vast majority of bike schools we are not in it for the money, there are lots of other easier ways to make a living. We are bike instructors...

Observations

Observations Observations, there can be a lot of misunderstanding on test about what an examiner is looking for, what he/she wants you to do is ride round sensibly, so lets break this down into different types of observation and look at the reasons...

Online Booking and Gift Vouchers

Click to book a CBT Click to book a Conversion Day Click to book a Module One Training Day    ( does not include test ) Click to book a Module Two Training Day    ( does not include test ) Click to book an Advanced Skills Day Click to ...

OSM PSL

OSM PSL Introduction The approach to any junction ( and quite a few other manoeuvres ) is essentially always the same. Observation Signal Manoeuvre Position Speed Look The system is actually very flexible, not rigid and your examiner during the Module...

Pass rates

I was following up some stats yesterday and the average Module Two pass rate at Bristol  last year  ( April - Sept ) was 71.3% so far this year Kickstart has averaged 92% 🙂

Ring of Red 2014

Ride of Respect on Remembrance Sunday - 9th November 2014 Kickstart are joining this event, if you want to come along please be at the Keynsham office by 9.00am on the 9th, you will need a full licence as we will riding on the M25, wear something red...

Road Positioning

Road position What is the € correct  road position to be in ? The short answer is where it'€™s safest, the long answer is very long indeed and involves huge lists of ifs, buts and maybes. It gets complicated because your safest position constantly chan...

Routes to Your Motorcycle Licence

The route to any motorcycle licence is always the same CBT - Compulsory Basic Training Motorcycle Theory and Hazard Perception Test   - this can be taken before or after the CBT Module One Test - off road manoeuvres Module Two Test - on road ...

Separation Distance

Separation Distance or How far back should I be ? Following the vehicle in front to closely is a common fault, it can be/is dangerous, you won’t pass your test, the driver in front will actually go slower if you are to close, you will waste fuel by...

Show Me / Tell Me Module 2 Questions

Module 2 Maintenance Questions The Examiner will ask several questions from the list below at the start of your Module 2 Test.  You must show a good understanding of each question. The examiner will ask you to DEMONSTRATE one question and EXPLAIN ...

Slow control

Slow control, a misunderstood and underrated skill All manual bikes will have a minimum speed at which they can be ridden with the clutch out, 125s tend to go at about 7 - 8 mph in first with the clutch out, and the bigger the bike the...

Start your motorcycle adventure here

Kickstart is an MCITA accredited and a DVSA approved training school. We have full time instructors who all train with a relaxed and positive approach designed to make you a safe motorcyclist, and not to just get you through the test. Two of our i...

Steering

Steering Steering a motorcycle is a very interesting topic, it has caused heated arguments in pubs, I know of people who actually ride motorcycles who point blank refuse to believe how it really works and very strangely it has never been part of the...

Terms and Conditions

You must bring a valid licence for the machine you want to ride, ( sorry no licence, no course ). You are also required to provide a licence check code within 20 days prior to the start of your course.  A license check code can be generated at ...

Test booking scams

Test booking scams There are some on-line scams at the moment if you are booking a test with the DSA, a Theory test costs £23.00p, a Module One test is £15.50p and a Module Two test costs £75.00p . There are however several on-line sites which charg...

Theory and Hazard Perception Test

Theory and Hazard Perception Test The Theory Test is the first part of the Theory and Hazard Perception Test, you have 40 minutes to answer 50 questions, and to pass you must get at least 43 right. The 40 minutes allowed is more than enough, most people...

Theory and Hazard Perception Test

Theory and Hazard Perception Test The Theory Test is the first part of the Theory and Hazard Perception Test, you have 40 minutes to answer 50 questions, and to pass you must get at least 43 right. The 40 minutes allowed is more than enough, most people...

Upgrade Your Training Course

Using our bikes for your course? Then take advantage of our Upgrade packages. Bronze course What's included: Bike hire where applicable Fuel Excellent tuition Loan of safety equipment Required insurances What's NOT included Motorcycle/moped damage incurred...

Use of Speed

Use of Speed ” Make progress - Don’t rush “ Inappropriate speed is a major reason for failing the test, but not for the reason you might think. We all need time to take in information, process that information, and then make a decision. If you r...

Use of Speed

Use of Speed or the art of creating time and being in the right place at the right time or  ” Make progress - Don’t rush “ Inappropriate speed is a major reason for failing the test, but not for the reason you might think. We all need time to...

Ken

Ken is involved with the local Institute of Advanced Motorists, as their Chief Observer, and with the local Freewheelers. Ken is a fully qualified motorcycle instructor, all the way from CBT’s to Direct Access and to Advanced. Qualified as a Chartered Ac...

Mark E

  Mark in a previous life was a car driving instructor, but has seen the light and is now a very dedicated Motorcycle Instructor. He used this background to get an almost perfect score on his CBT and DAS assessment at the DSA   training headqua...

Mark K

Mark is a full time fireman with the Avon and Somerset brigade, when he finds some spare time he comes and works for us!
Peter

Peter

          Peter  is approved by the DVSA to conduct CBTs, Direct Access Training and train motorcycle Instructors. He also holds an IAM First, RoSPA Gold and a RoSPA National diploma in Advanced Riding Instruction Peter sta...

Richard

Richard  is approved by the DVSA to conduct CBTs, Direct Access Training and train motorcycle Instructors. He also holds an IAM First, RoSPA Gold and a RoSPA National diploma in Advanced Riding Instruction. He previously worked as an Instructor Trainer in ...

Roz

Roz is Kickstart€™s longest serving instructor. She is one of the best bike instructors you are ever likely to come across, not often seen in a dress, she is more likely to be found on her allotment when not working. Roz is fully qualified to train n...

Sally

Sally is one of the company directors and manages the Kickstart office enabling the rest of us to enjoy ourselves instructing. You can trust Sally to recommend the best course for you, if 3 days are sufficient for your training then she will not try to...

Will

  Will is CBT and DAS qualified and a member of the IAM. He keeps very quiet about it, but has two Degrees and a Phd. He is only the second Instructor I have known in 30 years to go through his DSA Assessment at Cardington and get a perfect ...

Why You Should Train With Kickstart

Established in 1997 we have been making dreams come true ever since. We are a DVSA Approved Training Body Kickstart is an Accredited MCIAC Training School Train with Kickstart and get up to 7.5% off your insurance with Carole Nash We have great...

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