All the information you will need to get you on your scooter
Training & Licensing Age 16
You may only ride a 50 cc Scooter restricted to 30mph (classified as a moped)
You will need to apply for a provisional moped license and take compulsory basic training (CBT). The CBT must be taken by anyone aged 16 wishing to ride a motorbike or scooter on the public roads. The courses, which are carried out by an Approved Training Body, take a day to complete. The CBT test has to be renewed every 2 years.
The course covers 5 main elements:
1.Learning how to balance on your scooter
2.Learning to stop in an emergency
3 Positioning yourself on the road whilst you are riding
4 U turns
5 Safety checks
Once you have competed the training successfully, you will be issued with a certificate of validation (DL196). L plates will be required which can only be removed, once you have completed a theory and practical test.
Scootercrazy will be more than willing to make all the necessary arrangements for your CBT training and can include the cost in your package.
Training & Licensing Age 17+
If you are aged 17 or above a CBT test will enable you to ride up to a 125cc. Once you have successfully completed the CBT training you will be able to ride on the road displaying L plates. Scootercrazy will be more than willing to make all the necessary arrangements for your CBT training and can include the cost in your package. For a detailed explanation of CBT see the section in the 16 year olds category above.
Training & Licensing Age 21+
Full car license holders can ride a 50cc scooter restricted to 30mph without L plates and without any further training, provided that the license was issued before 1st February 2001 otherwise a CBT test will be required. If you wish to ride a scooter over 50cc you will still need to take the CBT test.
Flow charts below show detailed information on the tests required.
Routes to a full moped license: