You can ride a moped with learner plates on a provisional license after completing your CBT, but cannot carry a pillion. However, if you want you could opt for a full AM Moped Licence by taking your theory test, followed by the practical test. This will allow you to ride a moped (either scooter or motorcycle style) up to 50cc with a top speed of 45km/h (around 28mph) without L plates, and to carry a pillion.

So, why would it make sense for you to complete the AM Moped License?

The first motorcycle licence practical test available is the AM Moped Licence. This can be taken if you are aged 17 or over. This licence allows you to ride a moped of 50cc or less which has a top speed of 28mph, with a passenger and without learner plates. If you know that you will only ever ride mopeds and have no interest in getting a licence which allows you to ride more powerful motorcycles and scooters, this is the licence for you. If however you want to move through the motorcycle licences and on to more powerful bikes, then it is probably worth missing this step and going for either the A1 or A2 practical test.

The course

You will be required to complete your Module 1, Module 2 and theory test in order to successfully pass your test.

Types of full licence

There are different types of full Licence on offer, to fit what you’re looking to.

The types available are all dependent on your age and the bike you take your test on:

  • AM Licence (50cc)– If you only want to ride a scooter (16yo+)
  • A1 Licence (125cc) – Ideal for younger riders (17yo+)
  • A2 Licence (500cc) – More freedom and choice (19yo+)
  • Full Licence (650cc+) – The only option if you want to ride any bike. (Min 24yo+ or 21yo+ if you’ve held an A2 Licence for 2 years)

Course Requirements

To take your AM Course you will require:

  • UK Provisional Licence/ UK Full Car Licence / EU Licence with a Confirmation of Registration Certificate (D91)
  • If you still have an old style paper Licence (without a photo) you must bring a valid passport as proof of ID
  • You must be at least 16 years old
  • Your CBT certificate
  • Your motorcycle theory test certificate

Ride provides everything you need on the day. Bike hire, clothing (helmet, jacket, gloves, waterproof trousers) & all insurances.

You will need to wear sensible clothing – we suggest jeans and boots / trainers. Strictly no shorts, sandals or flip-flops. When you arrive for your lesson, if your instructor feels that you are not sensibly dressed they could reject you for training.

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