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 16 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

  • All sessions are completed in three-hour slots and are planned to work around you.
  • Module One is a structured course with a combination of both car park and road-based riding. A higher percentage of riding will be focused towards the module one manoeuvres, which enables us to develop the skills needed to pass the Module one. Prior to going to test we will complete a mock session which not only shows that you have the skill sets required, but also gives you confidence knowing that you have done it all before.
  • Module Two is now all about polishing your skill sets and focusing on your roadcraft. We will cover the procedures within the module two test such as normal, angled and hill starts as well as some independent riding. During the course we will take you to the test centre, so you can get comfortable with the layout and get familiar with the area. Like your module one, prior to your test we will complete a mock session which again confirms that you have the ability and skill sets to be successful.
  • As not everyone comes with the same skill set or picks up new skills at the same rate, lessons can be added or removed to suit the individual’s needs.

Types of full licence

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

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 (16+)
  • A1 Licence (125cc) – Ideal for younger riders (17+)
  • A2 Licence (500cc) – More freedom and choice (19+)
  • A  Licence (650cc+) – Also referred to as full catergory A or Direct Access. It is the only option if you want to ride any bike. (Min 24+ or 21+ 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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