West Pennine Motorcycle Training


The Law

Welcome to West Pennine Motorcycle Training!

Motorcycling and the Law - Getting on The Road

At 16 you can obtain a provisional licence and on passing your CBT can ride a 50cc moped on 'L' plates.

At 17 or above, a CBT will normally allow the rider up to 125cc with 'L' plates.


'A1' License

If you are 17 or older you can take a (15bhp) module one and two tests on a 125cc bike and on passing have a full bike licence, but restricted to a 125cc only.

'A2' License

If you are 19 or older you can take a (46bhp) module one and two tests on a 500cc bike and on passing have a full bike licence, but restricted in power to 46bhp approximately 500cc.

'A' License

24 years and over have the option of taking a Direct Access Scheme (DAS) course.
The test, in this case, is taken on a large bike (600cc +) and on passing - the licence holder has no power restrictions.

If you have held a lower licence for two years then there are options to take the next test up before the age limits above, so it is possible to do a full A licence at 21year of age, provided the lower licence was held..

Whichever course you take, prior to your tests, you must successfully complete the DSA 'Theory Test', but don't worry, we can give you plenty of help, advice and learning materials too!