Hi everyone, In a bit of a mid life reassessment I decided I'd take up motorcycle riding as a hobby. To at least say that I had tried it and hopefully become accomplished at it in time. I got my RE learner's almost accidentally, having done the knowledge test for the first time I got 29/30 and it invited me to pay to make it official so I did. Then I did some minimal reaearch on QRide providers and chose the closest one since I didnt really see a huge difference in overall costs etc. Maybe I chose poorly but I won't say where I am doing it as I have nothing to really compare it to. Anyhow I've done a couple of lessons and had about 2-3 hours of on-bike time. The instructor reckons I'm above average for skills acquired but I'm still very sketchy on putting things together. I've started getting up to about 40km/h and braking to a stop and beginning to add in downshifting to the mix. In the last hour I realised I'd been always turning one way and asked whether I could try going the other way and found it challenging to my skills to do so but nevertheless got around. Still doing corners pretty slowly and even in the last hour had two moments where I had to abort a corner because I wasnt looking where I need to be going and my mind was still consolidating the skills of braking a minute beforehand. I really want to know how much longer I might need to get to assessment stage? The instructors just say you'll know and we'll know but I'm just wondering what the average time is. I started with no experience except pushbike balance etc. The QRide provider took a deposit to go towards assessment so they kind of lock you into their program somewhat but I'm open to suggestions of other providers who can expedite learning. My real worries are that the bike provided might be making things more difficult. Its a 125cc and lets just say its pretty worn and loose from what I can tell. For all I know all QRide providers might have beater bikes for learners that have been abused or dropped etc. I dont know. But it seems I'll be at this for another 6 to 10 hours before I am ready. Ive spent $440 already so that will mean I'm at $900+ for the training and more on top for the assessment. Seems a bit high to me. Can anyone give me a little advice on average hours or whether I might benefit from changing to another QRide provider and just letting the assessment deposit at this provider go.