Learning to ride a motorcycle or moped

Delivering all aspects of on road motorcycling from learner to advanced level, rider development and refresher training for those returning to motorcycling.

Licence categories

The driving licence rules, vehicle categories and age limits for learning to ride a motorbike or moped changed on the 19 January 2013.

If you want to ride a motorbike or moped you first need a driving licence with the provisional entitlement for the category of your choice and complete Compulsory Basic Training (CBT).

Once youve completed CBT you have 2 years to pass the theory test and both practical tests or youll have to re-do CBT.Bike categories, ages and licence requirements

Licence categoryVehicles you can rideRequirements for licenceMinimum age
AM Mopeds with speed range of 25 km/h to 45 km/h Compulsory basic training (CBT), theory test, practical test on all powered 2-wheeled moped 16
AM Small 3-wheelers (up to 50 cc and below 4 Kilowatt) Compulsory basic training (CBT), theory test, practical test 16
AM Light quadricycles (weighing under 350 kg, top speed 45 km/h) Compulsory basic training (CBT), theory test, practical test 16
Q Same as AM plus 2 or 3-wheeled mopeds with top speed of 25 km/h Granted with AM 16
A1 Small motorbikes up to 11 kW (and a power-to-weight ratio not more than 0.1 kW per kg) and 125 cc Compulsory basic training (CBT), theory test, practical test 17
A1 Motor tricycles with a power output not more than 15 kW Compulsory basic training (CBT), theory test, practical test 17
A2 Medium motorbikes up to 35 kW (and a power-to-weight ratio not more than 0.2 kW per kg), bike mustn’t be derived from vehicle more than twice its power Direct access - theory and practical; staged access - 2 years experience on A1 motorbike and a further practical test 19
A Motorbikes unlimited in size/power, with or without a sidecar, and motor tricycles with power output over 15 kW Direct access - CBT theory and practical (you must be at least 24 years old); Staged access route - held an A2 licence for a minimum of 2 years - practical test (21 or over) 24 (direct) or 21 (staged access)

 

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