I used to ride bikes 20+ years ago, however I never had a licence. When my 1st child came along I thought it was time to grow up and stop getting into trouble so I stopped riding. Recently though I thought I would get back into biking, this time legally. I booked myself onto a 4 day Direct Access course. I was that confident of passing my test I went and bought myself a 2nd hand Honda VF750 SC. The course went well until the 4th day. I turned up at the training centre at 07.30 to be told my mod1 test was at 08.30. I asked the instructor about my mod2, only to be told this had not been booked. Pd off or what? Anyway went to test centre to be told mod1 cancelled due to bad weather. Went back to training centre (for training centre I mean car park of an old school which had been demolished) where the head man offered me a test for the following day. This sounds OK except I had travelled from Germany for the course and had to return on the Friday (day 5). I enquired about a refund but no joy. Fuming I left before I lost it. When I got back to Germany I started small claims action against the company on the grounds they had not booked my mod2. Got his defence through the post this week, apparently the guy has block booking with the test centre. He did however offer to refund the cost of my tests and my Court costs £150.00 in all. Now I have contacted several training schools in the Kent area (I have family there) and asked about 1 or 2 days training followed by a test. None of them want to know, they all say 4 or 5 days training is all they can offer as 2 days does not fit in with their busy schedule. OK, Ill hire a 125 and take the test independently (although by doing it this way I would be restricted to a 33bhp bike for 2 years). No-where in Kent can I hire a 125. I cannot afford to take another 4 or 5 days of work or the cost of 4 or 5 days training. Only one option. My VF750 is now advertised for sale in MCN. Gutted.