So you want to get your motorcycle licence?

First you’ll need to decide what type of licence you want, click the tabs to help decide.

cbf-125At the age of 17 you will be able to take the A1 light motorcycle licence. This will be on a machine of 125cc with a maximum of 14.6 bhp/11Kw. You will need a valid CBT certificate and motorcycle theory certificate to take the tests. Once you have qualified then you can legally ride the same size machine, remove the L plates from your bike, take passengers, ride on motorways and ride abroad. At 19 if you want to ride something bigger, you can arrange further training and take the A2 motorcycle test. You can complete the A1 test on either a manual bike or your own automatic scooter if you like. In order to be successful you will need to pass both module 1 and module 2 tests, more info can be found on the module 1 here and module 2 here.

MT07 A2Aged 19 – 24? Then you can take the A2 restricted licence course. Training is carried out on a restricted 700cc machine (restricted to 46bhp). You will need a valid CBT certificate and motorcycle theory certificate to take the tests. If you are successful on both your module 1 and module 2 tests, then you will be restricted not by engine size but bhp. The simple rule is that once you have passed the tests on this machine you will be able to ride any CC. However, it either must not exceed 47bhp as standard, or it must have a 47bhp restrictor kit fitted. If you are restricting the power of the machine it must not be restricted by any more that 50% of its original power, therefore when shopping around for your dream bike it must not exceed 94bhp as standard. If you want to ride bigger full powered machines then you can take the tests on a bigger 600cc bike, but only after holding this licence for a minimum of 2 years. The costs in upgrading from the A2 middleweight licence to the full category A licence should be minimal for an experienced rider. In order to be successful you will need to pass the module 1 and 2 practical tests again on an unrestricted 600cc machine. More info can be found on the module 1 here and module 2 here.

MT07 A2 yellowIf you have a full motorcycle licence with either categories A1 or A2 and would like to progress to the next level then our Progressive Access courses are for you. The Progressive Access route allows you to upgrade to the next category of motorcycle licence providing you have held your current entitlement for a minimum of 2 years. Each time you progress to the next category, you will have to pass both module 1 and 2 practical tests, but you will not have to complete your motorcycle theory again.

For example:

At 17 years old: Passed A1 Light Motorcycle Licence (Maximum of 125cc not exceeding 11Kw/14.5bhp. Same as CBT)

Then at 19 years old: Upgrade to A2 Standard Motorcycle Licence (No maximum engine size but must not exceed 35Kw/47bhp, and the motorcycle must not be restricted more than half of it’s original power output)

Then at 21 years old: Upgrade to A Unrestricted Motorcycle Licence (No engine or power restrictions apply)

You must pass the motorcycle categories in the correct order and have held the licence for a minimum of 2 years. This is regardless of whether you have become old enough to qualify to take the next category of licence in order to follow the Progressive Access Route. If you decide to upgrade your licence to the next category within the 2 years, you will need to provide a valid motorcycle theory test.

ThruxtonIf you are 24 or older, then you can take the direct access scheme (DAS) with the module 1 and 2 tests. You will need a valid CBT certificate and motorcycle theory certificate to take the tests. If you are successful on both tests, then you will be qualified to ride ANY sized machine. Training will be on a larger capacity 650cc machine. If you have any reservations about riding bigger bikes, and/or you have problems with reaching the floor, and/or you have problems with handling the extra weight of a bigger bike, then you may want to consider either the A1 light motorcycle course or the A2 restricted motorcycle course. To be successful you will need to pass the module 1 and 2 tests. More info can be found on the module 1 here and module 2

All of our training is tailored to meet your needs! We’re happy to discuss your requirements at any time. We offer training for your full licence either, as a consecutive days training program (intensive training), or on a day by day adhoc basis. The choice is yours’ depending on your requirements.

A full day’s training last approximately 6hrs per day, any longer than this and both mental and physical fatigue start to set in. Start times are flexible, but we like to start between 8-9 am when possible, finishing between 2-3 pm with a short lunch break (don’t forget your lunch money!).

ALL OF OUR TRAINING IS CARRIED OUT ON A MAXIMUM OF A 2:1 RATIO

How much training do you require to get your full licence?

On average most people require 4-5 days of training, however everyone is different. If you have some previous riding experience on a bigger bike and have reasonable confidence and awareness, then you may only need 4 days. Whereas others with little or no experience, who are lacking in confidence may require 6 days.

Our training is inclusive of the following, no hidden fees!

  • Training fees
  • Motorbike hire
  • Equipment use ( full face helmet, armoured jacket, gloves, hi-viz, *waterproofs) *if needed
  • Fully comprehensive insurance
  • Module 1 and module 2 test fees.
  • Fuel not inlcuded
  • No hidden extra fees

If you’re shopping around then check to see if:

Our fleet insurance policy gives you the peace of mind that you have fully comprehensive insurance cover. This means that should you be involved in any kind of incident then regardless of who is at fault you are covered.

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We have a fleet of almost new Yamaha MT-07 & Kawasaki ER-6n motorbikes. All fitted with accident protection bars. As much as is humanly possible you will have the same bike for the duration of your training.
At SAFERiDE motorcycle training we believe it is of the up most importance that you receive consistent training throughout your course. As much as is humanly possible you will get the same instructor for the entirety of your course.
Yes is the simple answer to that one! We always have practice sessions booked at the test centre in Burgess Hill at the Weekends. This is for you to get the invaluable time needed for you to fully understand what is required to pass the module 1 test. We willl put you through all the high speed manoeuvres and run you through an entire moc test so that you understand it inside out and back to front!

Which is best, intensive course or day by day training?

There are pros & cons to each method and it is down to you to decide which you prefer. Click the tabs below to read through to help make you’re decision.

Intensive training

Pros

  • Consistent training resulting in faster progress
  • Easier to plan and arrange time off work
  • Time saved with no gaps in training schedule
  • No time wasted re-learning skills from previous lessons
  • Consistent improvement in riding skills
  • Same instructor throughout (unless an emergency arises)

Cons

  • The tests are booked for the final day of training and this cannot be changed
  • If you are not successful on the Mod 1 test you cannot take the mod 2.
  • There are NO refunds from the DVSA for the mod 2 test

Day by day training

Pros

  • Pay as you go
  • Can be arranged to fit in with your own schedule
  • Module 1 & module 2 tests can be booked separately
  • No loss of test fees
  • Training can commence without a theory test certificate

Cons

  • Can take longer to get to test standard
  • Can work out more expensive
  • Test availability can be restricted during peak times
  • Your practical tests cannot be booked until you have passed a theory test

3 day course

£475each
  • Big bike experienced riders only
  • Test fees
  • Bike hire
  • Equipment hire

4 day course

£575each
  • Experienced daily 125cc riders
  • Test fees
  • Bike hire
  • Equipment hire

5 day course

£675each
  • Intermediate 125cc riders
  • Test fees
  • Bike hire
  • Equipment hire

6 day course

£775each
  • Novice 125cc riders with CBT
  • Test fees
  • Bike hire
  • Equipment hire

7 day course

£875each
  • Never ridden before
  • Includes CBT
  • Test fees
  • Bike hire
  • Equipment hire

1 extra day

£100each
  • 1 day extra
  • or CBT