Ok, so I've read a few post on here about short riders asking for suitable bikes to buy, but I haven't come across a post about short riders having problems getting their licence in the first place. My girlfriend is 5' (153cm), not particularly strong, and she could not complete the Pre-Learner course with DECA here in Tas because she simply could not physically ride any of the bikes they had. Yamaha TTR250s (which I used) were too high in the seat, and Yamaha Viragos, whilst ok seat height, were really heavy in the front end, hard to manouvre at low speed, levers that even I would have to stretch to reach (XL man glove), and even the gear lever was too far away for her smaller feet (right on the toe of her shoe, but no feet contact). They had no tools or expertise to adjust the levers to set the bike up for a short rider. In my opinion, the bikes are only set up for average to tall people, with no accommodation for short people. Quite frankly it left us both upset and for me, bloody pissed off. It didn't make my getting my licence a very happy occasion when my girlfriend didn't even want to talk about it afterwards I have some questions and please share any additional thoughts you have How tall are you? What training company did you go to?(Tas only DECA available, but still like to hear (was Stay Upright until DECA got the tender)) Were they good at accommodating you as a short rider? What bike did you ride to get your licence?(Their bike, your own bike, make model etc) What was the hardest thing about getting your licence? How did you overcome the difficulties? Did it take you more than one attempt at getting your licence? The only thing I can think of is to find her a bike that she can fit on properly and then get them to let her do the course on it. Surely they should do the course fee a bit chaper as she isn't using their bike, so even if she drops it they don't need the insurance to repair any damage. She really wants to get her bike licence, and frankly I think it's discrimination if she is excluded from being able to because of her height.