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A Beginner's Guide to Motorcycling

Are you new to the world of motorcycling or still thinking about learning to ride a bike? Check out our exclusive beginner’s guide to motorcycling to help you make the first steps to two wheels.

It covers everything from taking your CBT and theory test all the way to gaining your full A1 and A2 licence and buying your first motorbike!

Motorcycle Licences

  • How do I get a motorcycle licence?
  • Routes to riding
  • Licence types
  • What can I ride?

Getting started in motorcycling

  • Understand the costs of owning a motorcycle
  • Try before you buy
  • Preparing for your CBT and tests


  • What to expect on your CBT
  • How to book your course
  • Next step guide to taking your theory

Theory Test

  • Where to go and how to book your test
  • Preparing for your theory test
  • Take a mock multiple choice test

Practical Test

  • An overview of the practical motorcycle riding test
  • Module 1: Off-road explained
  • Module 2: On-road explained
  • Rules and regulations for motorcycles and mopeds

Basic motorcycle maintenance

  • Keeping your bike road legal and safe
  • How to perform basic maintenance on your bike
  • Costs of maintenance

Motorcycle safety for beginners

  • Keeping yourself safe on the road
  • What gear do you need – leathers or textiles?
  • Making sure your helmet passes the SHARP test

Motorcycle, Scooter or Moped

  • Helping you decide what bike is best for you
  • Popular first motorcycles, scooter and moped
  • Getting yourself insured