This course is for riders with minimal previous experience

If you haven’t already taken the Theory Test, then the course will start with an hour to take this at a DVSA Theory Test Centre.

We have two different types of Beginner Restricted A2 Courses for those with a CBT and those without. However, both courses are quite similar, and both are suitable for people with minimal previous experience. They are further sub-divided for those with a Theory Test and those without.

The first day will either be a CBT, or a refresher course. The CBT is an introduction to motorcycles for novices and it is a legal requirement that you complete this before you can ride on the road with L-plates or take your motorcycle tests. All the training will normally be done on a geared 125cc motorcycle. The refresher course is for people that have already taken and hold a valid CBT certificate. Again, the training is normally on a 125cc, with the purpose being to improve balance and clutch control ahead of going onto a 400cc+ motorcycle. Your instructor will also cover all the jargon that you’re likely to encounter during your full licence training (e.g. lifesavers)

Typically as soon as you have demonstrated abiliy you will be riding a 400cc+ motorcycle and go through all the training required for the Module 1 Motorcycle Test. Some trainers will use their own area for this whereas others may take you to the local test centre. You can expect to cover the slow manoeuvres; slalom, figure of eight, U-turn, slow ride and pushing & parking, followed by the faster exercises: controlled stop, emergency stop and avoidance (swerve).

Once you've reached the required standard you training will then focus on the Module 2 test. Topics like the Show Me/Tell Me questions, hill starts, dual carriageways, angled starts and the Independent Ride will be covered, as well as general riding on the road.

Once you have passed Module 1 and 2 you will have a full licence to ride any motorcycle provided it is restricted to 35kw (46.5bhp) and not derived from a motorcycle that originally had more than 70kw.

The options are as follows (these are for geared motorcycles, if you want to ride an automatic follow the Step-by-Step Guide):

Beginner Restricted A2 Course

As you have passed your Theory Test (or don't need one if it has been more than 2 years since you passed the Light A1 Licence) and have minimal previous experience of riding a geared Motorcycle we recommend a Beginner Restricted A2 Course

To find trainers in your area, check availability or book this course online click this link - Beginner Restricted A2 Course

Beginner Restricted A2 Course with CBT

As you have passed your Theory Test and have minimal previous experience of riding a geared Motorcycle we recommend a Beginner Restricted A2 Course with CBT

To find trainers in your area, check availability or book this course online click this link - Beginner Restricted A2 Course with CBT

Beginner Restricted A2 Course with Theory Test

As you have not passed your Theory Test (or it has expired) but have minimal previous experience of riding a geared Motorcycle including having a current CBT certificate we recommend a Beginner Restricted A2 Course with Theory Test

To find trainers in your area, check availability or book this course online click this link - Beginner Restricted A2 Course with Theory Test

Beginner Restricted A2 Course with CBT and Theory Test

As you have not passed your Theory Test or CBT but have minimal previous experience of riding a Motorcycle we recommend a Beginner Restricted A2 Course with CBT and Theory Test.

To find trainers in your area, check availability or book this course online click this link - Beginner Restricted A2 Course with Theory Test and CBT

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