I moved away from Leeds 25 years ago, but loosely kept in touch with my best mate from that time, the past couple of years we've chatted on Skype and Facebook, not that it adds anything to my question !
He announced to me this week that he's going to do his CBT and get a 125. while chatting about it I mentioned the cost of bikes, that he will pay a grand or more for the sort of modern(ish) 125 he would like, but that he could get something like the venerable XJ600 for less. Then he said that the cost to do Direct Access at this particular Bradford based school was £595 (excl CBT) and he reckons he may as well because of the almost negligible price difference between the two plans
He's 47 years old has been banned a couple of times in the past in cars, but after having cancer twice in recent years I have to say he probably has changed his ways and outlook to life. His course is booked for the second week in Feb (wet and windy !)
It's going to be great to meet up somewhere between Leeds and here and go riding together, but something inside me is bothered about him starting late, particularly after seeing the latest accident stats broken down into age group. I'ld recommend he does BikeSafe and at least joins a group with experienced riders till he's confident. At the end of the day it's none of my business and he's his own man, but just wondering of there are any late starters here who could offer some reassurance.
Edited by fixitsan, 22 January 2016 - 10:01 am.