We get lots of questions from people enquiring about either motorcycle training or Qride Mackay Training and Assessment so we have listed a few here for your convenience, however do not hesitate to contact us for further information.. That's what we are here for....
A. Anyone can learn to ride a motorcycle. Any 2 wheeled experience will help, even if it is riding a push-bike but this isn’t necessary. We have taught people from late teens to early seventies.
A. If you have had very little or no previous riding experience, have not ridden a motorcycle for a long time, Qride Pre Learner Training and assessment course is the one for you.. It is impossible for someone with out any riding experience to obtain a motorcycle licence in one day
A. We can run motorcycle riding lessons and q-ride courses almost every day in Mackay. You must book your spot even though there are positions available almost each day.
Q. What license can I get and what size bike can I ride?
A.. To ride a motorcycle on Queensland roads, you must have one of these licences.
* Motorcycle learner (class RE)
* Motorbike provisional (class RE or R)
* Motorbike open (class RE or R).
See info re LAMS for motorcycle sizing.
Q. What is LAMS?
A. Learner Approved Motorcycle Scheme (LAM Scheme)
From 1 July 2009, the Learner Approved Motorcycle Scheme (LAM Scheme) will restrict class RE (restricted) motorcycle licence holders to a combined power-to-weight ratio and engine capacity restriction. . The Department of Transport and Main Roads web site has further information on the LAM Scheme including a full list of LAM Scheme approved motorcycles and scooters.
Check out our LAMS PAGE.
How do I get a motorcycle learner permit.?
* Before you can apply for a motorcycle learner licence to do your qride in Mackay, you must have held a provisional or open car licence for at least 12 months.
* You will need to complete the Q
Learn2ride Qride Prelearner course, a written test and make your licence application at a Queensland Transport customer service centre, authorised Queensland Government Agency Program office or a licence-issuing police station.
* Once you've obtained a motorcycle learner licence, you must display a yellow L-plate at the rear of your motorcycle or on your vest when you ride on the road.
* You can find out more about getting your motorcycle learner licence and the laws for young drivers and riders on the Queensland Transport website.
A Our courses are very very well priced when compared to other types of formal training and services. Check here for details regarding course schedule and Qride costs.
A. We are asked this all of the time, and its a good question
Once you get your motorcycle Learner permit after having completed the Learn 2 Ride Pre Learner Qride course , you have a minimum of 3 months to practice and get better at the things you will have done in your Pre Learner course. You can then come through the Learn 2 Ride Learner to RE course. This will allow you to ride on your own on a LAMS motorcycle.
After a further period of 2 years you can come back and be assessed for your R unrestricted licence. The time it will take you to become skilled enough and competent enough to ride a motorcycle on the road and interacting with other road users is solely dependant on your learning curve. Some people pick things up easier or quicker than others. That’s just part of being human.
A. It can be. Many activities including driving a car or riding a motorcycle carry an element of risk. We can become injured, or worse. Our course is safety oriented to help you learn and develop behaviours to minimise these risks. However be mindful that when you are on a motorcycle at any time you are the one who is in control.
A. Our private training area is approx 900 meters long and 20 meters wide and is not open to the public so you can train and practice without the fear of encountering other vehicles. Some riders who may have considerable experience riding off road, dirt bikes or motocross bikes may not have had any experience on the road.. These riders may elect to participate in a 1 on 1 lesson for an hour or so just to give them some confidence. For most riders the confidence gained during the 1 on 1 pre Qride training sessions make managing traffic situations easier.
A. No , Not in Mackay. Learn to Ride- YOUR Mackay Qride Motorcycle School are the only motorcycle training organisation in Mackay to have such a facility.
Q How fast can I go?
A. We always ride within the speed limit and prevailing conditions but we are able to practice at speeds up to 100 km per hour at our training area prior to getting out onto the “real roads”. Brett will manage your speed throughout the sessions to maximize your safety and learning experience.
A. Your RE motorcycle learner license, long trousers and covered footwear and any other motorcycle safety equipment that you have, If you do not have any of this equipment we can supply it to you at no cost for your session.
A. Yes we can provide you with motorbike for your 1 on 1 learning sessions or your Q Ride training and assessment courses.Our training bikes are sized from125 cc up to 650cc.
We have trained and conducted Qride Motorcycle Training in Mackay for people from Sarina, Proserpine, Airlie Beach, Cannonvale, Walkerston, Moranbah, Nebo, Townsville, Middlemount, Emerald, Gladstone, and Rockhampton are but to name a few. Learn to Ride, Q-Ride Mackay. If you want to be a top rider, a pro rider an expert rider or even an normal day to day rider, we can set you on the way to achieve your motorcycling goal.. Qride Mackay motorcycle rider training. 0447714336
Need a Learner Permit ?
Get some practice and all the info for the motorcycle Learner Permit test..
Learner Approved Motorcycle (LAM) List 2012 .