Whilst you could go out and spend hundreds of pounds on motorcycle clothing and gear before your lessons, you shouldn’t be expected to do so. In fact, we’d recommend that you hold off on purchasing anything until you’ve had a couple of days’ training. What’s best is that you make use of the equipment available at your school of choice, as you would hope that they have the best and most suitable kit for you.
In fact, we would highly recommend having the kit discussion with any training establishments that you’re speaking to whilst you’re in the middle of your school selection process; this will be a great way for them to get to know you and for you to get to know them on a personal level, but more importantly you can perhaps grasp the time to take a look at the kit - and the bikes - that they are suggesting that you train with.
You’re not expected to have a full, mechanical knowledge of a motorcycle, nor should you have working knowledge of the ECE safety laws with regards to motorcycling helmets and equipment, but a cursory glance at an example bike from the school should be able to tell you if it’s clean, has been well maintained and looked after. Likewise with riding kit… If there are holes in the gloves and scrapes all over the helmets then you might well be recommended into taking a look at another school elsewhere.
Ultimately, you know yourself better than anyone… So find somebody that’s suited for you and what you need. The extra time you spend in choosing the right school will pay off in the long run; with potentially better riding skills learned, and fewer lessons needed, which could well result in you possibly paying less over the longer term.
If you are looking to start your journey on to two wheels or have any questions, small or large then contact RideTo
. As the largest motorcycle training platform in the UK, they are specialists in training and are always there to help.