Book motorcycle training in Weymouth, Dorset

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Tilleys Wessex Riders

9 Frederick Place, Weymouth, Dorset, DT4 8HQ

Approx. distance: 0.3 miles

Karens Motorcycle Training School

14a Hammond Avenue, Weymouth, Dorset, DT4 9SB

Approx. distance: 1.3 miles

Nicks Motorcycle Training

19 Oakwood, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 8UL

Approx. distance: 6.1 miles

On The Road

111 Rolls Mill Bridge, Sturminster Newton, Dorset, DT10 2HP

Approx. distance: 22 miles

Maverick Motorcycle Training

Old Air Field, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 8RH

Approx. distance: 22.9 miles

Phoenix MCT Bournemouth and Poole

Queen Elizabeth's School, Blandford Road, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 4DT

Approx. distance: 23.9 miles

Morgan Motorcycle Training

Unit 1 & 2 Brympton Way, Lynx Trading Estate, Somerset, BA20 2HP

Approx. distance: 24 miles

Bransons Motorcycle Training

22 Oxford Road, Yeovil, Somerset, BA21 5HR

Approx. distance: 24.3 miles

Honda School of Motorcycling

5B Leyland Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH12 5HB

Approx. distance: 25 miles

Lets Ride

The Hamworthy Club, Magna Road, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 3AP

Approx. distance: 25.2 miles

Motorcycle training and testing underway in Weymouth

Find motorcycle training in Weymouth, Dorset

If you are looking for motorcycle training in Weymouth 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 Chickerell, Portland and Dorchester.

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

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 Weymouth for the full A motorcycle licence?

The A motorcycle licence (also known as the DAS licence) is an unrestricted licence you can get when you are 24 or over. You are allowed to ride any road legal motorcycle of any power or engine size. You can also get the full A licence if you are younger than 24 if you pass your A2 restricted licence first. After holding the A2 restricted licence for 2 years you are able to take the tests for a full A licence. Given that the earliest you can take the A2 test is 19 then the earliest you could take your full A test is 21. 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 Weymouth here

What can I ride in Weymouth when I am 16?

When you are just 16 years of age your choices are more limited. There is a special category of licence called the 'AM' licence (derived from 'A' licence for 'M'opeds) that you can take when you are just 16 years old. You can of course, take it when you are older too, but it's the only full license available if you are under 17 years of age. You will still need to do all of the components of a full motorcycle test, namely your theory and hazard perception tests, your compulsory basic training (CBT), your module 1 off road test and your module 2 on road practical test.

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.

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.

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

How do I get the right training in Weymouth 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.