BUMPY Ltd Birstall
Howden Clough Industrial Estate, Leeds Road, Birstall, West Yorkshire, WF17 0JB
Approx. distance: 2.7 miles
Anchor Motorbike Training Wakefield
Dewsbury Rams Stadium, Owl Lane, Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, WF12 7RH
Approx. distance: 2.9 miles
RideSafe Motorcycle Training Bradford
Broadstone Way, Holmewood, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD4 9BU
Approx. distance: 5 miles
Brighouse Motorcycle Training Centre Huddersfield
Alder Street, Fartown, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD1 6LD
Approx. distance: 5.6 miles
Tommy Bee Motorcycle Training Leeds
Royds School, Pennington Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS26 8EX
Approx. distance: 9 miles
2 Wheelskool Bradford
Eccshill United Football Ground, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD2 1PN
Approx. distance: 9 miles
A2B Motorcycle Training Ltd Leeds
Modernians Clubhouse, Cookridge Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS16 7ND
Approx. distance: 11.3 miles
S and K Motorcycle Training Barnsley
Old Drift Mine, Lund Hill Lane, Royston, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S71 4BD
Approx. distance: 12.2 miles
A2B Motorcycle Training Ltd Otley
121 Bradford Road, Otley, West Yorkshire, LS21 3JT
Approx. distance: 13.7 miles
S and K Motorcycle Training Pontefract
Frickley Athletic Football Stadium, Westfield Lane, South Elmsall, Pontefract, West Yorkshire, WF9 2EQ
Approx. distance: 17.5 miles
Looking for motorcycle training in Heckmondwike, West Yorkshire?
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What are the different types of motorcycle licence I can get in Heckmondwike?
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.
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 is the DVSA Certificate Of Competence?
This certificate is awarded as part of the Enhanced Rider Scheme, often abbreviated to 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
How do I get the right training in Heckmondwike for the A2 motorcycle licence?
The A2 motorcycle licence is a restricted licence you can get when you are 19 or over. It is popular amongst 19 to 24 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 websiteto 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.