A moped MUST have an engine capacity not exceeding 50 cc, not weigh more than 250 kg and be designed to have a maximum speed not exceeding 31 mph (50 km/h). From June 2003 all EC Type Approved mopeds have been restricted to 28 mph (45 km/h).
To ride a moped, learners MUST
You MUST first pass the theory test for motorcycles and then the moped practical test to obtain your full moped licence. If you passed your driving test before 1 February 2001you are qualified to ride a moped without L plates, although it is RECOMMENDED that you complete CBT before riding on the road. If you passed your driving test after this date you MUST complete CBT before riding a moped on the road.
If you have a provisional motorcycle licence, you MUST satisfactorily complete a Compulsory Basic Training (CBT) course. You can then ride on the public road, with L plates, for up to two years. To obtain your full motorcycle licence you MUST pass a motorcycle theory test and then a practical test.
If you have a full car licence you may ride motorcycles up to 125 cc and 11 kW power output, with L plates, on public roads, but you MUST first satisfactorily complete a CBT course if you have not already done so.
If you have a full moped licence and wish to obtain full motorcycle entitlement, you will be required to take a motorcycle theory test if you did not take a separate theory test when you obtained your moped licence. You MUST then pass a practical motorcycle test. Note that if CBT was completed for the full moped licence there is no need to repeat it, but if the moped test was taken before 1/12/90CBT will need to be completed before riding a motorcycle as a learner.
Light motorcycle licence: you take a test on a motorcycle of between 75 and 125 cc. If you pass you may ride a motorcycle up to 125 cc with power output up to 11 kW.
Standard motorcycle licence: if your test vehicle is between 120 and 125 cc and capable of more than 100 km/h you will be given a standard licence. You will then be restricted to motorcycles of up to 25 kW for two years. After two years you may ride any size machine.
Direct or Accelerated Access enables riders over the age of 21, or those who reach 21 before their two-year restriction ends, to ride larger motorcycles sooner. To obtain a licence to do so they are required to
To practise, they can ride larger motorcycles, with L plates (and/or D plates in Wales), on public roads, but only when accompanied by an approved instructor on another motorcycle in radio contact.
You MUST NOT carry a pillion passenger or pull a trailer until you have passed your test.
There is nothing that we don’t know about motorbikes and scooters so if you have any questions regarding our CBT Nottingham any of our other ranges or services then you are sure to find just the answer here. Give us a call or drop into one of our centre’s based not far from Derby centre, one of team would be happy to help.