Age 17 +

You must always ride with consideration for other road users

You can apply for a provisional driving licence when you’re 15 years and 9 months old. You can start riding a moped (49cc) at 16, and a 125cc motorcycle when you’re 17.

  • You must first get a provisional licence and complete our CBT – Compulsory Basic Training Course on a maximum bike size of 125cc.
  • The Compulsory Basic Training course only enables riders to use public roads whilst displaying L plates on their bikes. Maximum bike size 125cc.
  • You can go on to pass the Practical Motorcycle Tests once you’ve had more lessons and then throw away the L plates.
  • There are two practical tests. Module 1 (Machine handling skills) Module 2 (Practical on road skills).
  • The standard you are expected to ride at is at a similar level to the national driving test.
  • You will need to pass the Theory test before you take your Module 1 test but you can start your practical lessons with us before you take the theory test.
  • Have a look here for details of the power of the machine you are allowed to ride.
  • Flow chart for licence categories and ages

“You may not believe that you are vulnerable on the roads at this age, but I was 17 once and I know you are! I very strongly advise having at least a few hours more lessons after your CBT course to consolidate your skills under my watchful eye!” Paul, Director and Coach, GMTS.BIKE


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