Full Licence

Need a bike licence?  Here is what to do. . . 

If you're looking to get your full bike licence, get in touch with Ipswich Rider Training today. Our instructors will take you through all the steps necessary for you to pass your test and we want you to have as much information as possible so you know what's involved. Below is an overview of what you will need to do to get your licence, and we have other resources available to assist you. If you want to find out more, give us a call today on 01473 463123.

Steps To Success

Step 1
CBT. You must have a current Compulsory Basic Training (CBT) course certificate. Once taken it lasts 2 years before expiry.
 
Step 2
You need to pass a motorcycle theory test. Once passed it lasts 2 years before expiry.
 
Step 3
Practical test – Module 1 (see below). Once passed it lasts up to 2 years but expires when your theory test expires.

Step 4
Practical test – Module 2 (see below). Once passed – that's it, you've done it!
Bike Rider Showing the Certificate
Steps 1 and 2 can be in any order but Steps 3 and 4 cannot be done before Step 2. The procedure is the same for all categories of motorcycle licence - AM (moped); A1 (light bike up to 125cc); A2 (medium bike up to 47 bhp) and A (unlimited bike) but if going to A2 after having had A1 for at least 2 years and if going to A after having had A2 for at least 2 years there is no need to retake CBT or theory. Also once any full category is passed there is no need to retake the CBT 

Module 1

Module 1 is carried out on safe off-road sites. The following is a list of manoeuvres that you will need to learn before taking your Module 1 test.  

  • At least two manoeuvres carried out at slow speed, including a slalom
  • At least two manoeuvres carried out at higher speed, of which one exercise should be in second or third gear, at a speed of at least 30 km/h (approx. 19 mph) and one exercise avoiding an obstacle at a minimum speed of 50 km/h (approx. 32 mph)
  • At least two braking manoeuvres, including an emergency brake at a minimum speed of 50 km/h (approx. 32 mph)
Module 1 is performed on either a left-hand or a right-hand circuit. The standard off-road layout may change because of local conditions on the casual sites.  For a full pdf of both left and right circuits please Click Here.

Module 2

Module 2 of the test is made up of the eyesight test, road safety questions and at least 30 minutes of road riding. The road riding element will cover a variety of road and traffic conditions including normal stops, hill and angle starts.
 
Here at Ipswich Rider Training we ensure that all candidates are trained to the highest level, making sure you are ready for your test. We will give honest advice to every student to help them reach their goal.
 
The DVSA has full information on all the requirements and procedures for the motorcycle practical test. Additionally you will be asked some questions on vehicle safety. The DVSA web site has a list of safety questions. Ipswich Rider Training has also created a pdf version of these safety questions including those relating to pillion passengers. For a pdf version of these questions please Click Here.

Training 1 to 1 or intensive course.  The choice is yours. . . 

Give us a call today on 01473 463123 to arrange your training

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