Before you can ride any Moped or Motorcycle you must first complete a CBT, however if you took and passed your full car test before February 1st 2001 you may ride up to a 50cc Moped only, with no L-Plates, you may also take pillions but cannot ride on motorways. You will not need to take a CBT to ride a moped in these circumstances but will need one to ride a motorbike.
A valid UK driving licence is required before taking any motorcycle test or training, this can either be a full car licence or a provisional motorcycle licence.
To apply for your first provisional UK Driving Licence, Click here (Official DVLA website). To contact the D.V.L.A. by telephone, call 0300 790 6801
If you have a Full UK car licence the provisional category A, should be on the rear of your driving licence (D740). You can apply for your first licence at 15 and 3/4 (3 months before your 16th birthday)
Never ridden a motorcycle before?
If you have never ridden a motorcycle with gears before we would always recommend a New Rider Course first so that you can learn at your own pace and not somebody else’s.
Age 16+ – After the CBT is completed, riders are limited to a 50cc moped and no faster than 45kph (28mph) is allowed. L-Plates must be displayed (front and rear), but no passengers or motorways are allowed. Your certificate is valid for 2 years.
Age 17+ – After the CBT is completed, riders can use up to a 125cc machine with a maximum power of 11kw (15 BHP). L-Plates must be displayed (front and rear), but no passengers or motorways are allowed. Your CBT certificate is valid for 2 years.
Age 19+ – After CBT & motorcycle theory test are completed, you are able to take the full DSA A2 Test, this will allow you to ride a 35kW (47Bhp) machine with a maximum power to weight of 0.2kW per Kg (maximum 47Bhp bike that weights at least 175Kg)
Age 24+ – After the CBT and the motorcycle theory tests are completed, you are able to take the
DSA Direct Access course. Once this test has been passed you can then ride any size of motorcycle with unlimited horsepower.