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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 5 November 2013
This book provides an overview of what one will learn in CBT and what will be tested, but provides absolutely no real useful advice.
I can't see what value it actually adds to anyone trying to learn to ride.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 30 April 2014
This book is completely pointless. It doesn't teach you anything about learning to ride that you can't find on the internet. I suggest the DSA's "Official DSA Guide to Riding" if you're looking to learn about riding.
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on 9 May 2015
Don't bother with this. I was very excited about my motorcycle theory test, and I bought all of the books because I didn't want to miss out. The book is designed specifically to extract money from that type of over-eager person.

The book has nothing of value, but merely provides a high level overview of what a motorcycle does and the process of obtaining a licence. All of the information is available on the DSA website. This is just a picture-book with tedious step-by-step illustrations and photographs of the various processes. (It even has pictures of the lockers you lock your bags in when you take your theory test.) Kind of like a book you might give a preschool 4-year that tells them what school will be like.

Furthermore, it doesn't actually give you any real information. It just tells you that you will need to learn how to do this and that. For example, here's a quote from a random page:

"Wheeling the motorcycle and braking to stop:
You'll learn how to balance a motorcycle while wheeling it both left and right (in either order).
Your trainer will show you
* where to stand
* how to hold the motorcycle
* how to lean the motorcycle"

See what I mean? There is no substance to the book, it just lists things that you will need to learn elsewhere.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 22 August 2013
I bought this book hoping for some real in depth explanations on correct road positioning, techniques for ensuring good observation etc. Instead, it is a fairly basic list of the things the examiner will check which you can find for free on the DVLA website and You-Tube page, with no clearer insights.

For example, in every single section where it say's "Things to Avoid" it says something like "Inappropriate Observation" - Yes, I know Inappropriate observation is a bad thing (when has inappropriate anything been a good thing to do on a test???) , but I was hoping for a better explanation on what would be considered inappropriate, or what would be ideal (for example, "When pulling away first check both mirrors, then the left hand blind spot, then the right hand blind spot, ensuring that the examiner can see that you have made the checks" (note - I don't know if this is the correct procedure, but just an example of the level of detail I was hoping for)).

Same criticism of the on road test section - Of course "correct road positioning" is important. But I was hoping for some examples and diagrams to show common situations and the appropriate positioning that is recommended.

Very disappointing.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 15 April 2013
This has everything you need to prepare you for cardington, obviously alongside a well paid instructors course which I suggest you also do, this book has all the relevant information.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 15 June 2013
This is a very good book, This book covers everything needed to ride a motorcycle at a basic level, would recommend to a friend.
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on 17 August 2013
I brought this book following advice from a friend. I've always wanted to learn to ride but never seemed to get around to it until now.the book was extremely helpful, giving a clear outline of what to expect on the day of my CBT, which meant that I felt more prepared and less overwhelmed by the volume of information.
I did find that there were many phrases repeated over and over, which I did find a little tedious. But, overall, a very useful book
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 21 June 2013
covers everything i need to know about cpd/moped stuff and also the motorbike licence, good book to have for learners.
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on 8 May 2014
excellent service. i would recommend this book to anyone preparing to take their bike test. contains all the necessary tips to get you through your exams
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on 15 February 2014
This item is aimed at beginners attempting their CBT motor cycle training.
The book is in easy to understand stages and very clear.
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