Explanation of how we deal with bad weather
We must make sure that when training takes place that it is safe for our students and instructors. This means from time to time we may have to cancel courses if the weather makes riding a motorcycle unsafe; particularly for those people who are still novices. We do make every effort to avoid this, but there is no way of mitigating for conditions such as ice, snow, thick fog, flooding or high winds.
1/. How will I know if you are going to cancel a course?
We will text or send emails to advise what our intentions are as early as possible on the day of your training – usually about 7:30am.
2/. What happens if the weather is only bad for the morning, like fog for example?
If the weather situation looks as though it may be temporary, then we will advise people to come in so that we can cover any theory training (like test questions etc.) and get started in the training area.
3/. What happens if my course is cancelled?
We will rebook a new date whenever it is most convenient, at no cost to you. If you have a motorcycle test, then the DVSA will also rebook it free of charge. However, this only happens if the test itself is affected on the day of bad weather and not your training.
4/. What is the worst-case scenario?
The worst that can happen is that you lose your day of training, but your test still goes ahead because one day later the weather is fine. In fairness this has never happened, and if it were likely we would make every effort to fit in any extra training needed, for example by starting earlier in the day.
5/. Can I call to find out what is happening?
Of course. Out of office hours the phone is on divert to a mobile so we can deal with these sorts of situations. However, please bear in mind we can only really deal with this on a day by day basis as weather forecasting is so imprecise.
The following is a link to the DVSA’s website explaining about tests cancelled due to bad weather – https://www.gov.uk/motorcycle-practical-test/cancelled-or-stopped-tests-…