Driving Standards Agency awards Approved Training Body status to DFW

Written by  Tuesday, 12 November 2013 14:29
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Struggling to think of the ideal gift for your teenager or partner who is looking to ride a bike? Well here’s the answer! The Devon Freewheelers emergency bikers have just been awarded accreditation from the Driving Standards Agency to offer the compulsory basic training (CBT) course and Direct Access training to all new riders.

Any teenager or new biker must possess by law the CBT certificate which can cost around £140. To celebrate the launch of their new riding school, Devon Freewheelers are offering the first 100 CBT’s at only £75, which includes the use of their machines, site and certification – the offer ends December 31st 2013 and the voucher is valid for 1yr.

Daniel Lavery, Chief Executive of the Devon Freewheelers says

“This is fantastic not only for the charity but also everyone who wants to get on the road with two wheels. We have had quite a few visitors to our offices in Honiton who have enquired about CBT training for their children stating they would have more confidence if one of the emergency bikers trained their child instead of someone they don’t know; so we made the decision to run with the project. We now have four fully trained Direct Access instructors, registered and accredited by the Driving Standards Agency and we are capable of training from the beginning of CBT to full licence acquisition for the biggest bikes on the road.”

The new project has three times the appeal to customers as they not only gain the legal rights to ride on the public highway immediately after their course, but they also have the confidence of being trained by some of the most advanced emergency response riders in the county and support this amazing charity all at the same time.

All the profits raised from the courses will go straight back into the charity funds to assist them in continuing with their life saving work which is to transport urgent bloods, drugs and tissue samples for transplant to the NHS in the county.

“Many charities are forced nowadays into operating some form of commercial exercise to raise funds, some open shops, trade in markets and so on; we have a wealth of experienced riders who have many years’ experience in training and it makes sense to utilise these skills to support our work”

say Daniel. With Christmas just around the corner and the lengthy timescale offered by the voucher – sales of these CBT courses are sure to sell out fast.

Daniel Lavery

Dan is the founder of Devon Freewheelers since the creation of the charity he has worn many hats to ensure the charity has moved forward and evolved with the needs. Dan devotes his time to the charity and somehow finds time to add articles to the site.