Routes to Riding

Regulations from January 2013

Depending on your age and riding experience there are a number of ways for you to gain your motorcycle licence allowing you to enjoy the benefits of two wheels. Simply use the chart below to find out what route best suits you.

Entry Age 16

Compulsory Basic Training

Valid for 2 Years

Completed

You can now ride a 50cc moped restricted to 28 mph with L Plates – No passengers. Not allowed on motorways

Theory Test

Valid for 2 Years

You must hold a valid Motorcycle Theory Test certificate before you take your Practical Category AM Moped Test

Practical Test

2 Part Test

Module 1 - Off Road

Module 2 - On Road

Pass

AM - Moped Licence

You can now ride a 50cc moped restricted to 28mph

No L Plates – Passengers Allowed

Motorway restrictions apply

Your options now...

  • Keep riding a moped
  • At 17 years or over – Take a motorcycle test
Entry Age 17 or Over

Compulsory Basic Training

Valid for 2 Years

If you hold a valid CBT Certificate from riding a moped – or have a full moped licence - you do not have to re-take a CBT

Completed

You can now ride any machine up to 125cc with L Plates – No passengers. Not allowed on motorways

Available models on this licence:

Theory Test

Valid for 2 Years

You must hold a valid Motorcycle Theory Test certificate before you take your Practical Category A1 Motorcycle Test

Practical Test

2 Part Test

Module 1 - Off Road

Module 2 - On Road

Pass

A1 Licence

You can now ride a 125cc machine

No L Plates – Passengers Allowed

Available models on this licence:

Your options now...

  • Keep riding a 125cc Motorcycle
  • At 19 years or over – You can now take your category A2 test and ride a bike of up to 35kW (46.6bhp)
Entry Age 19 or Over

Compulsory Basic Training

Valid for 2 Years

You do not have to re-take CBT if you have a valid A1 licence

Completed

You can now ride any machine up to 125cc with L Plates – No passengers. Not allowed on motorways

Available models on this licence:

Theory Test

Valid for 2 Years

If you hold a valid Motorcycle Theory Test certificate, or if you have held a Category A1 licence for more than 2 years, you do not need to re-take your Theory Test.

Practical Test

2 Part Test

Module 1 - Off Road

Module 2 - On Road

Pass

Your options now...

  • Keep riding a Motorcycle of up to 35kW (46.6bhp)
  • After 2 years or on reaching 24 years of age you can take a Full Category A Motorcycle Test to ride what ever machine you like*

* In certain circumstances and dependent on when you passed your Motorcycle Theory Test, you may need to re-take this. Check with a training expert if in doubt.

Entry Age 24 or Over

Compulsory Basic Training

Valid for 2 Years

You do not have to re-take CBT if you have a valid AM, A1 or A2 licence

Completed

You can now ride any machine up to 125cc with L Plates – No passengers. Not allowed on motorways

Available models on this licence:

Theory Test

Valid for 2 Years

If you hold a valid Motorcycle Theory Test certificate, or if you have held a Category A2 licence for more than 2 years, you do not need to re-take your Theory Test.

If you are over 24 years of age and new to motorcycling you will need to take a Motorcycle Theory Test before taking your Practical Full Category A Test.

Practical Test

2 Part Test

Module 1 - Off Road

Module 2 - On Road

Pass

A Licence

You can now ride any machine of your choice

No L Plates – Passengers Allowed

Available models on this licence:

For more detailed information on each of the elements above, visit the Get On website where you can find all the information you need about riding a motorcycle and even book a taster session. www.geton.co.uk