Book motorcycle training in Wandsworth, London

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Advantage Wimbledon

124 Merton High Street, South Wimbledon, London, London, SW19 1BD

Approx. distance: 2.9 miles

Off The Kerb Motorcycle Training

White City Ta Centre, London, W12 7RW

Approx. distance: 4.3 miles

Phoenix Motorcycle Training Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace National Sports Centre, London, SE19 2BB

Approx. distance: 5.6 miles

Bikewize Motorcycle Training

34A Central Road, Worcester Park, KT4 8HZ

Approx. distance: 5.9 miles

Sutton Motorcycle Training

329 High Street, Sutton, Surrey, SM1 1LW

Approx. distance: 6.1 miles

A2Z Rider Training

104 Canonbury Road, London, Greater London, N1 2UT

Approx. distance: 7 miles

IPass CBT London

Indian Gymkhana Club, Thornbury Avenue, Osterley, Greater London, TW7 4NQ

Approx. distance: 7.4 miles

Phoenix Motorcycle Training

Danetree Junior School, Danetree Road, West Ewell, Epsom, Surrey, KT19 9SE

Approx. distance: 8 miles

Lightning Motorcycle Training

Sattavis Patidar Centre, Forty Avenue j/w The Avenue, Wembley Park, London, HA9 9PE

Approx. distance: 8.8 miles

LMRT Motorcycle Training

Napier House, Army Reserve Centre, 261 Baring Road, Grove Park, London, SE12 0BH

Approx. distance: 9 miles

Motorcycle training and testing underway in Wandsworth

Have you been hunting for motorcycle training in Wandsworth, London?

Have you been on the hunt for a company that can help you organise motorcycle training in Wandsworth or nearby in Fulham, Chelsea and Lambeth? Whilst price is important, the most important factor is the quality of motorcycle training. Book CBT Now has the largest listing of all motorcycle training companies in the UK. Simply enter your postcode and we will show you all of your local training companies that run motorcycle training and testing.

What are the different types of motorcycle licence I can get in Wandsworth?

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

This is the only licence available to you when you are 16 years old. This licence allows you to ride a moped of 50 cc or less which has a top speed of 28 mph, with a passenger and without Learner plates. If you are only interested in riding a moped and nothing more then this licence could be right for you. If you want to ride a more powerful motorcycle then you might find it better to wait until you are 17. From the age of 17 onwards you can take the A1 motorcycle test which allows you to ride motorcycle up to 125 cc and with some restrictions on its power to weight ratio.

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:

1) If you are 24 or over you can take the tests for an A licence. You must also have a UK provisional or full driving licence, a valid theory test certificate and a valid CBT certificate

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.

There is also a flowchart (click here) that the DVLA have produced that shows these different licences and how to obtain them.

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 Wandsworth for the AM moped licence?

The AM moped licence is a restricted licence you can get when you are 16 or over. You can ride a moped of up to 50 cc and a top speed of 28 mph without Learner plates and you may carry a pillion passenger. If all you ever want to rider is a moped then this licence may be right for you. 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.

You can book your motorcycle A1, A2 or DAS test in Wandsworth here

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.

BikeSafe

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.

Advanced Training

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.

Rusty Riders

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.

Motorcycle maintenance

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.

You can book your motorcycle A1, A2 or DAS test in Wandsworth here

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:

  1. an eyesight check
  2. show me, tell me vehicle safety questions
  3. road riding
  4. 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.