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The LAW

Before riding any moped or motorcycle you must obtain a UK provisional licence for a motorcycle or moped or possess a full UK car or moped licence which acts as a provisional licence.

A motorcycle is a machine which exceeds 50cc, a moped is a machine which does not exceed 50cc.

Licence Categories

  • Category AM for Mopeds age 16+
  • Category A1 for Motorcycles age 17+
  • Category A2 for Motorcycles age 19+
  • Category A  for Motorcycles age 24+
  • Compulsory Basic Training (CBT)

Upon obtaining your provisional licence you must undertake a Compulsory Basic Training course (CBT) with an approved training body and attain a CBT certificate to validate your provisional entitlement, and is the first step to gaining your Full motorcycle licence.

Once completed you will be allowed to ride on the road with L plates, but not allowed to carry passengers or use Motorways.

The CBT certificate is valid for two years.

Information on the details of each motorcycle category are contained on the relevant course page.

Motorcycle/Moped Theory Test

The Theory test is conducted by the DVSA at a local theory test centre and is designed to test your knowledge and understanding of the highway code and motorcycle matters.

The Theory test consists of 50 multiple-choice questions and 15 on road hazard clips. Once passed the Theory test certificate is valid for 2 years.

Tests are held weekdays, evenings, and Saturdays. The cost is £23.00 and can be booked online at www.direct.gov.uk/drivingtest or by calling the DVSA on 0300 200 1122.

All Motorcycle/Moped test candidates will have to pass a theory test before a practical test can be booked.

Please remember this when booking a training course with a test at the end.

We can provide free online theory test tuition in preparation for your test.

Practical Tests

A Practical test can be booked online at www.direct.gov.uk/drivingtest or by calling the DVSA on 0300 200 1122 the cost is £15.50 for Module 1 and £75.00 for Module 2.

If you're training with us we will book the test for you alternatively call us or email to see which test dates we have available.

Intensive training with us and the test fee is included in the price.

Remember, you will only be able to book a practical test if you have a Theory pass certificate.

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