Biking Law

What the law says…

A CBT certificate will allow you (with L plates) to ride:
At 16 up to a 50cc moped. At 17 up to a 125cc machine. At 19 or over practice on a larger machine and take your A or A2 licence.

You must pass a motorcycle theory test prior to all practical tests.

What you can ride having completed your CBT and Theory test
Age 16 AM-Moped Age 17 or over A1 Licence 19 or over A2 Licence 24 or over A Licence
Take Mod 1
Take Mod 2
Take Mod 1 125cc
Take Mod 2 125cc
Take Mod 1 M/c of 35kw (47bhp)
Take Mod 2 M/c of 35kw (47bhp)
Take Mod 1 M/c 595cc 40kw
Take Mod 2 M/c 595cc 40kw
AM Moped licence A1 Licence A2 Licence A Licence
You can now ride a moped restricted to 28mph

No L plates-Passengers allowed

Motorway restrictions apply

You can now ride a 125cc machine

No L plates- Passengers allowed

You can now ride any bike up to 35kw (47bhp)

No L plates-Passengers allowed

You can now ride any machine of your choice.

No L plates-Passengers allowed

 

Your options now…
Keep riding a moped
At 17 or over take a motorcycle test
Your options now…
Keep riding a 125cc machine
At 19 or over you can now take the A2 test and ride a bike of 35kw (47bhp)
Your options now…
Keep riding a m/c of up to 47bhp
After two years or on reaching 24 years take a full cat A licence

Age restrictions

From 19 January 2013 new age restrictions came into force on the category of motorcycle you can use.

The table below shows what sub-category you’ll need to use for module 2 if you’ve already passed module 1 before 19 January 2013.

Your age from 19 January 2013 Sub-category used for module 1 before 19 January 2013 Sub-category used for module 2 after 19 January 2013
16 or over P AM
17 or over A1 A1
17 or over A2 A1
23 or under A A2
24 or over A A