Routes To Your Licence

So you’ve got your provisional driving licence and you’re raring to go and get on a bike!!! So what do you need to do to get going? Let us explain:

If you are over 16 years of age
you can ride a moped (50cc or less) if you complete your Compulsory Basic Training (CBT). You must ride with ‘L’ plates and you can’t carry passengers. (AM Licence).
If you pass your theory test and part 2 of the practical test you can ride a moped without ‘L’ plates and carry a pillion passenger.

If you are over 17 years of age
you can ride a motorcycle up to 125cc and no more than 11kw once you complete your CBT. You must ride with ‘L’ plates and you can’t carry passengers. (A1 Licence).
If you pass your theory test, module 1 and module 2 of the practical test on a 125cc motorcycle you can ride without ‘L’ plates and carry a pillion passenger and go on the motorway.

If you are over 19 years of age
you can ride a motorcycle up to 35kw (47 BHP)  if you hold a valid CBT certificate and you pass your theory test, and part 2 of the practical test on a motorcycle at least 395cc  and between 25kw and 35kw (A2 Licence).
If you already hold a full A1 licence and you hold a valid theory test certificate, you will have to pass part 2 of the practical test on a motorcycle at least 395cc  and between 25kw and 35kw.

If you are over 21 years of age
you can ride a motorcycle unlimited in size and power if you have held a full A2 licence for over 2 years; you will have to pass part 2 of the practical test on a motorcycle at least 595cc  and at least 40kw.

If you are over 24 years of age
you can ride a motorcycle unlimited in size and power if you have held a full A2 licence for over 2 years and have a valid theory test certificate; you will have to pass part 2 of the practical test on a motorcycle at least 595cc  and at least 40kw.
If you hold a full A1 licence, you will have to complete your theory test and part 2 of the practical test on a motorcycle at least 595cc  and at least 40kw.
If you hold no full A1 or A2 licence you will have to complete your CBT, hold a valid theory test certificate, before you take and pass part 2 of the practical test.

For more information on your motorcycle licence go to the government website.

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If you would like to book a free motorcycle or scooter experience and try it without committing to the costs of training go to GetOn and find out more.