Moto Rider Training Norfolk
TA Centre, Sporle Road, Norfolk, PE37 7HL
Approx. distance: 0.4 miles
Anglia Training Services Swaffham
Pickenham Activities Camp, Swaffham, Norfolk, PE37 8LL
Approx. distance: 2.6 miles
Norfolk Rider Training
The Old Airfield, Opposite Wayland Prison, Thompson Road, Griston, Norfolk, IP25 6PT
Approx. distance: 10 miles
MICKS Kings Lynn
Queensway, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 4AW
Approx. distance: 13.3 miles
C and A Motorcycle Training Kings Lynn
Willow Business Park, Kings Lynn, Norfolk, PE34 3RD
Approx. distance: 14.1 miles
Easy CBT Thetford
£149.95 Thetford Academy Tennis Courts, Croxton Road, Thetford, Norfolk, IP24 1LH
Approx. distance: 15.6 miles
AAA Motorcycle Training School Ltd Ely
Compound 4, Saxon Business Park, Littleport, Ely, Cambridgeshire, CB6 1XX
Approx. distance: 21.7 miles
Top Notch Training Ltd Norwich
182-190 Northumberland Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 4EE
Approx. distance: 24.7 miles
CJ Ball Training Norwich
Woodlands, Salhouse Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR7 9AB
Approx. distance: 27.5 miles
Eye Airfield, A140 Ipswich Road, Brome, Eye, Suffolk, IP23 8AW
Approx. distance: 28.5 miles
Looking for a motorcycle test in Swaffham, Norfolk?
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What are the different types of motorcycle licence I can get in Swaffham?
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.
What training is available after I have my licence?
You might think that once you have your licence that will be the end of motorcycle training. However, there are may good reasons why you might want to take additional training after you have passed your test, and there is plenty of additional training available.
The Enhanced Rider Scheme (ERS)
This scheme was devised by the DVSA and the motorcycle industry. The ERS course is run by many motorcycle training companies around the UK. It is for anyone who has a full motorcycle licence and wishes to check their safe riding skills. Not only will it make you a better rider but some insurance companies offer cheaper motorcycle insurance if you have been issued with a DVSA Certificate Of Competence. You will receive this certificate at the end of your ERS course if the instructor deems you to be a safe rider. If the instructor feels you need additional training it may be given on the day, or if it is felt you need a larger amount of training then you may need to come back on another day. Although ERS is not a test it is much like a CBT: provided you demonstrate a safe level of riding and knowledge during the day then you will be issued with your certificate. You can view a short video about ERS here.
Spend a day with a police motorcyclist and without any danger of being arrested! Yes, the police force run training days for any rider who has a full motorcycle licence. The day involves some classroom theory as well as on road riding assessments. You will ride with a police motorcyclist and other riders on the same course as you. There is no test at the end of the day, it's designed to be enjoyable, interactive and above all to make you a better rider. For more information on BikeSafe courses and availability click here.
Most motorcycle training companies offer advanced training, you can search for your local motorcycle training company here. Advanced training covers a wide range of subjects including progressive riding, advanced cornering, carrying a pillion passenger and motorway riding.
So you learnt to ride a motorcycle a while ago and have taken a break? Not sure how to get back on a bike? Not sure of all the new type of motorcycles available now and need some advice? They all go under the term 'rusty riders' meaning it's been a while since you last rode a bike and you need some help. Contact your local motorcycle training company to ask them about training for returning to biking.
You may be able to ride a motorcycle perfectly but do you know how to look after one? What about that chain - how often should you lube it and when should you re-tension it? What about the suspension? Altering the stiffness of the suspension? Checking the oil level? Yes, these are all things you will need to know to look after your lovely new motorcycle or moped. There are some motorcycle training companies that run motorcycle maintenance courses. Just contact your local motorcycle training school and ask them about motorcycle maintenance.
If I have a full car driving licence what motorcycle can I ride?
This depends on when you passed your driving test:
If you passed your car driving test before 1st February 2001
In this case you can ride a moped up to 50 cc without Learner plates and without needing a CBT. If you want to ride anything bigger then you will need to get your CBT certificate. Then you will be able to ride a restricted motorcycle up to 125 cc with Learner plates displayed.
If you passed your driving test on or after 1st February 2001
You must obtain a CBT certificate before you can ride anything. Once completed you can ride a moped or restricted motorcycle up to 125 cc.
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.