A Beginner's Guide to Motorcycling

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