Finally have a chance to post about my Lâ€™s experience. It wasnâ€™t exactly what I wanted or imagined but here we goâ€¦ Got out there and was in a group with experienced riders â€“ not good for someone who hasnâ€™t ridden before. Felt like I was intruding on a â€˜boys clubâ€™ meet. We get started and Iâ€™m thinking yeah, this is pretty cool. Start the bikes and do some straight line riding and I stall it â€“ hey it is my first time lol. Try to start the bike again and nothing. Instructor gets a bit shirty so I am a bit apprehensive by now. Still nothing, so he comes over and then sees that the battery has gone dead. He is playing around with it trying to clutch start â€“ so much so that the instructor in the next bay tells him to stop wasting time and just get a another bike. So now I have another bike and off we go again. Now we are riding around the pylons in first gear. All good, come to a stop â€“ canâ€™t get it in neutral because the gear lever is stuck. By now I am thinking I am so cursed today. Instructor comes over and tries to fix it and off we go again. Start riding around have to go up to second gear. Lever gets stuck again, I panic because Iâ€™m thinking he is going to be pissed at me. Take the wrong line through the turn, lowside but get back up on the bastard thing. Instructor sees the lever is stuck again and snaps his car key trying to fix it. I finished the day, felt like a complete and utter dick and then get told I should probably change to a scooter. By this stage I am WTF???? Thatâ€™s not what I came here for, I had two bikes that were craptacular. I didnâ€™t bother going back on the Sunday and wrote a letter of complaint on Monday. Even though it wasnâ€™t the best experience I have not chucked it in. I am booked in for a couple private lessons at St Ives (as you can imagine my confidence has been shot to pieces) and will do my Lâ€™s with them. In the mean time my brother is getting a cheap dirt bike just to get some ride time in. Some of you may laugh and thatâ€™s cool. For me itâ€™s a matter of not giving up based on one shit experience.