Age 19 +

You're on your way to riding larger motorcycles

You can now ride a larger machine in the licence category of A2. If you passed your A1 motorcycle test at age 17 + and have held it for two years, you can just take a practical Module 2 test to upgrade your licence to enable you to ride a machine in the A2 category. Otherwise, at 19 + you will need to do the following before you can be granted your A2 licence:

  • You must first get a provisional licence and complete our CBT – Compulsory Basic Training Course.
  • 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 lessons on larger machines 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

“Motorcyclists aged between 16 and 27 are at a higher risk. Motorcycling is a perishable skill so we strongly advise further training with us after you have passed your tests. The Enhanced Rider Scheme is a good place to start and comes with a certificate from the DVSA to prove your higher level of competence.” Paul, Director and Coach, GMTS.BIKE

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