Hi guys, So I'll be doing a recap of my Pre-learners day 1 activity while its still fresh in my mind. (Finished about 15 minutes ago). Location: Clyde Time: 8am-11:30am instructor: ???........ Instructor: I cannot believe that I can't remember the instructors name. He was a great guy - explained things slowly and methodically - gave you plenty of room to practice at your own pace. I can't fault the instructor. Location/time: I got to the Clyde location (under the M4 and in between wentworth/martha st) at around 7am - so well ahead of everyone else. I was surprised at first because the next few people to appear were 4 women (and I had known at the time that my group had 5 people). But then arrived the next 15 people, and we were separated into four different pre-learners group courses. Activities: So before we started out, we all went into a room and got taught the basics of road dangers and other dangers we might encounter whilst on the bike. We were then given a helmet and pair of gloves - Off we went to the course! Our instructor first taught us how to get on the bike: 1) engage the front brake of the bike. 2) do a headcheck before putting your leg over the bike 3) center the bike (using the handlebars) 4) kick back the bike stand We did this 2 or 3 times until everyone had the gist of it. Next, we learnt how to move the bike up and down the course (2m?) with the bike in neutral. Our instructor told us the difference between the gears and most importantly how to find neutral. Following, we were told to get off our bikes to further learn the components of the motorbike (the kill switch, key insert, clutch) Then using this new learned knowledge, we managed to start the bike. After turning the bike on and off a few times everyone took turns pushing each other on the bikes - moving in a straight line whilst in neutral and braking at the end. At first people had a hard time balancing the bike and pretty much everyone had to use their left leg to hold the bike upright. Afterwards, everyone was able to ride the bike (being pushed) with their legs on the foot pegs. Then the big moment where we manage to 'ride the clutch' (turning the engine on and then moving in a straight line by slowly releasing the clutch/rear brake) Eventually we managed to use some throttle to go in a straight line. After managing this, we were given the opportunity to ride in big circles (staying in 1st gear). Later, we were taught how to change between 1st and second gear while riding in big circles. Finally - Everyone went back to the cabin room and got a rundown of good gear and what to look for (as well as a homework sheet) Sorry for it being so rushed. Tell me if you guys have any questions!