2008 Lightning Pass

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Blog of events happening to and Lightning Motorcycle Training in

DECEMBER 2008 — The looks very much a gone conclusion as the DSA are unlikely to more than 45 MPTC’s before the end of March (which is less than they for October 2008 so we should not get too about the veracity of these However, what is interesting is the date for the introduction of the new test has to the 24th April 2009.

has been done after was said about how there was no way the new could be delayed any later. Why did it Because the DSA have not managed to get IT ready in time for the new test!

the DSA have simply slipped the in without making any kind of announcement — if you ever how close safe driving was to the of the DSA this piece of politicking it up nicely. Presentation over is the watch phrase here.

a training school’s point of we are being asked to make our plans etc with four notice. Understandably we consider to be neither reasonable nor fair.

all the adverse talk of recession and we have seen our busiest yet, and as we enter our tenth the number of people who train us continues to grow. And congratulations to Holloway who has passed his Cardington Grade for CBT; well chap!

NOVEMBER 2008 — As if we all been messed about by the Standards Agency enough have now issued a consultation if we would like the test into two parts (as if we have a This will apparently the distance that some will have to travel to the test, however, it has some implications too.

Firstly, you have to be taken to the test twice and that will a cost implication and secondly there are at least three days between your test and the second test you lose the second test fee On top of this the DSA have proposed to the test fee for both parts of the to a total of £90.00 — is a 12% increase in 12 months. This is outrageous and combined with the two test will put further on the public to find the funds to a motorcycle test.

The DSA are oft quoted as they are self financing; is utter nonsense. They a test fee to cover their and this test fee is set in a complete — nobody else can cheaper tests. There is no to save money by the DSA, in all the evidence seems to suggest they go to quite extraordinary to waste money.

Happy Christmas from the DSA not!

OCTOBER 2008 Welcome to Mark Rowse who has us to deal with our ever work load. To date we trained well in excess of students since we started. October has been very due to the delay in the law change; but has been exceedingly chaotic by the DSA’s minute decision to try and move all the left, right and centre.

To credit we have managed with no hic cups, but in the words of Waters: It’s not easy your head against mad bugger’s wall.

SEPTEMBER — Absolutely unbelievably only two weeks notice the DSA postponed the new test until the end of 2009. The DSA have held a of meeting with the training which were largely at which they promised to to the training industry. The reality is they will make sure that they do not themselves so exposed to litigation next March.

Even so where credit is due, it was a choice and given what a it was about to be, the right choice. So done DSA, and to everyone who didn’t get the chance to take test in time there is an six months to get it done.

AUGUST 2008 — An month with endless calls from people we did not places to give. We have every test centre in England from Warwick to the staff have worked hour they can and we have every resource we have Well done to all the staff, but well done to Ben who has had to manage the and deal with the ‘phone and the of little details that go booking a course.


JULY 2008 — month ended with being just 13 tests before the 29th September. We tried everything possible to get as availability as we can however, as ever the DSA sunk to the challenge. We still do not where our local test will be, what the times for the new are and what days of the week will be run.

The DSA has delayed these announcements twice; so at the earliest we will know for is six weeks before the new test is due to place. The level of incompetence at the DSA has a new low. We consider that the CEO Rosemary Thew should in recognition of the utter chaos the DSA has to the industry.

JUNE 2008 — to Gordon Holloway, Dave and Steve Smith all of whom joined to help deal the absolutely huge demand for training. Sadly, Terry leaves us to take up a more post with a training in Wales. We wish him all the best.

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MAY — Celebrity month! has been secretly training a top Happily he passed. This we have been investing in CBF500’s fitted with ABS brakes) which we think give our students the best for the proposed new test.

Sadly we been forced to pass on the cost of fuel onto our prices. We hope that our understand that this is not something we can avoid.

APRIL — Welcome to Paul who joins as a motorcycle instructor. month we have been the manoeuvres for the new test. We are fortunate in we can perform all the new manoeuvres on our large sites.

This means we will not have to pass the onto our customers.

MARCH — We have started to our fleet of Yamaha SR125’s new AJS Eco 125’s — very they are too. Pass so far this year is 83% with over 290 CBT’s and 110 tests so far. Bit worried about August and September gulp!

FEBRUARY 2008 — we are very busy. After a bit of we have settled for Jonathan as our new Chief Instructor and Michael as our Senior Instructor. Welcome to Welch who has been known to Motorcycle Training for over 10 he is seriously old-school as he started as an in 1992.

If you see a violently tank Suzuki TL1000 it is probably but don’t worry he likes it that.

JANUARY 2008 The Final Countdown! Well not but this is the year that we see the changes to the motorcycle test for 10 The DSA had a large meeting with the training schools at the National Museum.

It was a mixed bag — the new looks very interesting and in ways presents a fairer way of people with relatively forward objectives. As a training we do not expect this to significantly add to the cost or training required an extra £70.00 in costs and an half day in training). Alas the of the new test is an absolute fiasco.

The DSA are proposing to introduce the new test less than half of the new of test centres operational; so the 200+ centres will be with about 30 if we are lucky. To be honest the DSA are seriously proposing we lube up and bend forward! In own words we can go on holiday until all the new centres are opened.

Happily we use our holiday period, if it comes to it, to sit car test centres, lobby and all the normal stuff that with bringing the government to Be absolutely certain that implementation is compliance for compliance’s and that not one person will their life saved by and far more likely that will go unlicensed and untrained as a and deaths will rise.

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AJS Eco-125
AJS Eco-125
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