Learn to Ride a Motorcycle
The various regulations surrounding motorcycle licencing laws can for some make the process of starting to learn to ride a little confusing.
Detailed are explanations of the process of applying for your provisional licence, what age you must be for any particular licence category and which vehicles you are entitled to ride.
For most learner riders, compulsory basic training (CBT) is a legal requirement before being able to take to the roads. Detailed in the learning to ride section are the most frequently asked questions asked about CBT, along with an explanation of the five elements involved and what you can expect to happen during each element. Guides continue with the next steps after CBT.
If you’re just starting out learning to ride, you might want to know what the differences between a moped, scooter and a motorcycle are. Which defines each vehicle and what age you can ride them.
Explained in this section are the various laws and regulations outlined by the DVSA and DVLA in regards to obtaining a provisional motorcycle licence.
This guide explains the various categories on a motorcycle licence along with the minimum legal age for each category and what is necessary in order to gain a full licence within each category.
This section covers the laws regarding motorcycle safety helmets and visor tinting. Section also details what a motorcycle helmet is made from and various other safety tips.
Guide covering the different types of motorcycle clothing, the benefits and disadvantages of each type and an explanation of the safety marks to look out for when purchasing.
Guide detailing the correct types of motorcycle gloves and boots that should be worn whilst riding for best protection against weather and injury.
This guide explains where all the essential motorcycle controls are located and how to use them. Gaining basic knowledge on bike controls will help with the CBT course.
If you are deciding whether to choose an automatic or manual motorcycle, this guide looks at the good and bad points of both in terms of riding, availability and costs.
Information provides an explanation of compulsory basic training (CBT) for motorcycles along with the frequently asked questions asked by most learner riders.
The five elements of compulsory basic training includes element A. The first element of CBT is explained providing details on what to expect and what requirements will need to be met from the learner rider.
The CBT element B involves getting hands-on with the motorcycle where the trainer will be teaching the various controls, features and safety procedures of your machine.
The CBT element C will now see you riding the motorcycle. Your trainer will prepare you for riding on public roads to cover, clutch, braking and balancing techniques along with dealing with junction.
CBT element D is all about classroom theory. Element D is the preparation before you take to public roads on your motorcycle, to ensure you understand the rules of the road and to remain safe.
Finally compulsory basic training element E will see you take to public roads. The practical on-site training and theory practice you have learnt in previous element will be put into practice real-time where you’ll be dealing with other road users.
With the various motorcycle licenses available, some may ask what to do after CBT? This guide explains the next steps to take once CBT has been completed based on your age.