Roadskill Training Llanelli
Cillefwr Road West, Johnstown, Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire, SA31 3RB
Approx. distance: 21.5 miles
West Wales Motorcycle Training Tenby
Templeton Airfield, Off the A4115, Templeton, SA67 8DA
Approx. distance: 22 miles
Ammanford Motorcycle Training
Tabernacle Rd, Ammanford, Carmarthenshire, SA18 2YB
Approx. distance: 36.7 miles
JKs Motorcycle Training Swansea
Phoenix Way, Swansea, West Glamorgan, SA4 9HN
Approx. distance: 39.9 miles
SMART Training Ltd Swansea
Unit 1, Port Tennant, Swansea, SA1 8DB
Approx. distance: 45.7 miles
Motorcycle Training Wales Swansea
Edwards Works, Neath, Swansea, West Glamorgan, SA10 6JY
Approx. distance: 46.6 miles
Celtic Rider Training Aberdare
325-326 Cardiff Road, Aberdare, Mid Glamorgan, CF44 6UU
Approx. distance: 58.8 miles
Chris Bike Training Aberdare
Abercwmboi RFC, Aberdare, Mid Glamorgan, CF44 6AX
Approx. distance: 59.4 miles
Bridgend Motorcycle Training Centre
Horsefair Road, Waterton Industrial Estate, Bridgend, CF31 3YN
Approx. distance: 63.2 miles
Motorcycle Training Wales Cardiff
Riverside Building, CF371BW
Approx. distance: 66.4 miles
Find a motorcycle test in Cardigan, Ceredigion
If you are looking for a motorcycle test in Cardigan then look no further! We have all the information here for you to find suitable motorcycle training and testing close to you or in the surrounding areas of Newcastle Emlyn, Fishguard and Llandysul.
What are the different types of motorcycle licence I can get in Cardigan?
There are 4 main types of full motorcycle licence issued by the DVSA. The first three (AM, A1 and A2 motorcycle licences) have restrictions on the type of moped or motorcycle you can ride, the fourth (the full A motorcycle licence) has no restrictions.
The AM restricted moped licence
The A1 restricted motorcycle licence
The minimum age to take this test is 17. According to the DVSA website it will allow you to ride a "Light motorcycle up to 11 kW (and a power-to-weight ratio not more than 0.1 kW per kg) and 125 cc". This means it's up to a 125 cc motorcycle with some restrictions to make sure it cannot accelerate too fast - a really good idea when you are new to riding a motorbike!
Requirements to take the A1 motorcycle test - You must have a UK provisional or full driving licence, a valid theory test certificate and a valid CBT certificate. Once you have taken this test you will not have to keep renewing your CBT certificate every 2 years, you can ride on motorways and you can take a pillion passenger on the back of your motorbike.
The A2 restricted motorcycle licence
For this licence you need to be at least 19 years of age, have completed your CBT or have had an A1 licence for at least 2 years. As with the A1 test you also need to have a UK provisional or full driving licence and a valid theory test certificate . The main benefit of getting an A2 licence is you can ride a more powerful motorcycle. The law states a "standard motorcycle up to 35 kW (and a power-to-weight ratio not more than 0.2 kW per kg)". So it's a more powerful bike, but still not completely un-restricted. To find A2 legal motorbikes you are best visiting your local motorcycle dealer and asking them to show you the A2 legal bikes, as otherwise it's very difficult to work out just looking at the tech specs.
The full A motorcycle licence, or DAS licence.
This is the licence that allows you to ride almost any motorcycle without restrictions, so it's the ultimate motorcycle licence. No limits on power outputs or power per kg or engine size! It is also called a 'DAS' licence as it can be obtained from the 'Direct AccesS' route. There are two ways you can get this licence:
2) If you are at least 21 years of age and you have held an A2 category licence for at least 2 years. This is sometimes referred to as the 'progressive access' route as you progress from one licence to another.
When taking the test the biggest difference is that you have to use a bigger, more powerful motorcycle. It will have a power of at least 40kw and an engine cc of at least 595 cc. Your local training school will make sure you have the right size bike for your test.
To get more detailed guidance on what licence is right for you then talk to your local motorcycle training school. You can search for them here and they are qualified to speak to you on the right type of training for you.
How do I get the right training in Cardigan for the A1 motorcycle licence?
The A1 motorcycle licence is a restricted licence you can get when you are 17 or over. It is popular amongst 17 to 19 year olds as it is the only licence that allows you to get on a more powerful motorcycle at that age. It is essential that you get the right training for this licence as without it you are likely to hurt yourself or even worse, someone else. Use this website to enter your postcode and search for your local motorcycle training school. They are all fully qualified to advise you on the training you will need. Although saving money is something everyone wants to do, the right training will save your life. Therefore don't just focus on price, look at the quality of training on offer and the standard of training.
When can I take a pillion passenger on the back of my motorcycle?
In order to carry someone on the back of your motorbike you need to have a full motorcycle licence. This means one of the AM, A1, A2 or full A (also known as DAS) licences. This means that you cannot carry a pillion passenger if you only have a provisional licence, even if you have done a CBT. A CBT is not enough for you to take a pillion under any circumstances.
Even when you have passed your full motorcycle test you will need to make sure your motorcycle is properly equipped to take a pillion. As the rider you are legally responsible for your passenger, so it is very much in your interests to make sure your motorcycle is properly equipped. This means making sure there is a proper seat with foot rests and grab rail to hold on to. Your passenger must also wear a safety helmet (as well as all the other protective clothing!). Don't forget also that riding a motorcycle with a pillion is quite different than riding solo, so read up about the changes you need to make to your motorbike and riding style before attempting to take a pillion passenger.
What are module 1 and module 2 tests?
These tests, often abbreviated to 'mod 1' and 'mod 2' are the two practical tests you must pass to get your full motorcycle licence. They are both run by the DVSA, not your local motorcycle training company. Your local motorcycle training company may be able to book them on your behalf and then book your training to fit around your test dates. If you do book these tests directly with the DVSA your local motorcycle training company will still make every effort possible to get you the correct training to fit in with your test dates.
The module 1 (mod 1) test
You can view a video from the DVSA all about the module 1 test here. This test normally takes about 20 minutes and is taken in a completely off road setting. You will be taken to a large tarmac area where you will need to demonstrate your ability to carry out the following manoeuvres:
- wheeling the moped or motorcycle and using the stand
- riding a slalom and figure of 8
- a slow ride
- a U-turn
- cornering and a controlled stop
- cornering and an emergency stop
- cornering and hazard avoidance
Once you have completed the test you will be told if you have passed or failed. You must pass the module 1 test before taking the module 2 test. Therefore be careful when you book, as if your module 2 test is too soon after your module 1 test and you fail the module 1 you will not be able to take your module 2 test.
The module 2 (mod 2) test
You can view a video from the DVSA all about the module 2 test here. This test involves riding on road and takes about 40 minutes in total. You will need to carry out the following things:
- an eyesight check
- show me, tell me vehicle safety questions
- road riding
- independent riding
You must bring your module 1 pass certificate to the module 2 test, you cannot take the module 2 test without a module 1 pass certificate.
The eyesight check involves reading a number plate from 20 metres away. 'Show me, tell me' is where you will be asked 2 vehicle safety questions from this list. As well as answering you must show the examiner what you are talking about by demonstrating it on the motorcycle. With the road ride the examiner will give you instructions through a radio link and will normally follow you on a motorcycle to observe your riding. The last 10 minutes will be independent riding which is designed to assess your ability to ride safely while making your own decisions. After telling you a set of directions you will be expected to carry them out safely and independently.