Young Riders

Ripped-L-plateSo, you’ve got your provisional driving licence and you’re raring to to and get on your bike!!!
So what do you need to do to get going? Let us explain
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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.

Did you know? Younger riders / Parents…. we’ve got you covered, over at our dedicated young riders sister site of staffsyoungriders.co.uk so why not head on over there for further advice for younger riders & perhaps even a few concerned parents as well who are perhaps nervous when their offspring takes to the roads.

Our extensive Biker Jack campaign dedicated to those riders aged 16-26 or parents of teenage motorcyclists is proving very popular with young riders.  The Biker Jack campaign is run by the Road safety partnership with support from motorcycling experts & dedicated enthusiasts & volunteers from all over Staffordshire who want to give youngsters the right advice or support as they gain experience of riding or just to answer those questions we all have on our mind as parents or teenagers when starting motorcycle riding or seeking training.  Take a look at our Biker Jack page on this site for further details.

You can also download the Biker jack app.


In addition to this younger riders are always welcome to come along to our events such as Bikesense & we can even help advise others with tips on group riding, or pop along to meet with our events team if they want help from others to have a decent start in their new exciting path to bike riding & want to get involved with planning ride outs & are looking for tips or questions answered.

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