The motorcycling and scooter worlds seem to move on a different plane compared to that of the auto. Wide open trails that are barred to the typical motorist beckon to the motorcyclist for exploration.
Though, with the freedom of spirit made affordable by the world of two wheels, there are different regulations, laws, and skills that have to be learned. Laws concerning motorcycles and scooters are strict, and individuals who indulge in the motorcycle and scooter world, apart from knowing the codes and rules, have to learn an entire skill set too. In London, Motoden offers single day courses in riding, which are conducted 7 days per week, and their costs are anywhere from £130.00 to £140.00. These courses will teach you everything that you need to know to start riding.
Here is what you require to begin riding a scooter:
– Successful Car Test
You may ride a 49cc moped and have a passenger, if you have successfully taken a car test after February 2013,
No requirement for L plates
Your speed is restricted to 30 miles per hour
A 16-year old who has a provisional license after passing a Compulsory Basic Training course may ride a 49cc motorcycle or scooter. But, she or he cannot ride on motorways and carrying a passenger, can go no faster than 30mph, as well as must display L plates.
New riders need a CBT or a Compulsory Basic Training course
The rules are different for those who want to begin riding a motorcycle. For example, the CBT is compulsory, and you will need a provisional license or a UK driving license. Those aged 17 and above will be allowed to ride a motorcycle or scooter of up to 125cc, but must display L plates, may not carry passengers, and are forbidden from motorways. This entitlement is of two years duration.
If you have passed a car test after February 2013, you may take a CBT course. This will allow you to operate a restricted 49cc scooter or motorcycle. L plates will not be required and you may carry a passenger.
The rules and regulations for riding motorcycles are both strict and numerous. However, that being said, there are still three additional elements to becoming competent for riding a scooter or motorcycle before you can do so without L plates and restrictions. You have to complete them before the two-year duration of your CBT terminates. These following are the requirements:
Motorcycle Theory Test
Module One Practical Test
Module Two Practical Test
If you want to learn to ride motorcycles or scooter, it is vital to realize that they are powerful machines that leave the rider exposed in traffic. The regulations as well as rules are meant for the utmost safety of the operator. Great obligation comes with the liberty to ride the open spaces on a scooter or motorcycle. All of the education as well as training will serve you in good stead during your travels on a bike. Motoden will be by your side each step of the way so as to make sure that you complete all of the required qualifications for legal as well as safe motorcycle and scooter riding.