A1 Licence

The full 125cc Licence

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What can I ride with a full A1 Licence?

An A1 licence allows riders aged 17 and over to:

  • Ride a light motorcycle up to 11 kW (and a power-to-weight ratio not more than 0.1kW per kg) and 125 cc (rough top speed of 60mph).
  • Ride without L-plates on.
  • Carry a pillion passenger.
  • Ride on motorway.

How do I get a full A1 Licence?

You will need to:

  • Be at least 17 years old.
  • Have a valid CBT certificate.
  • Pass the motorbike Theory test.
  • Pass the two-module motorbike practical test.

Category A1 Licence

Get the full 125cc Licence

  • Tutition from just £35 per hour.
  • Bike hire available.
  • Use of Safety equipment at no extra cost.
  • Advice and information from our helpful instructors.
  • Ideally located for Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield and Leicestershire.
  • Not done your cbt yet? Book your CBT
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What's next?

The next step:

A2 Licence (19+ Years) A Licence (24+ Years)

Want to ride a motorcycle? Don't know where to start?

Use our guide to find out where to start, what type of bike each licence lets you ride and how to get started.

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About the Practical Test

What does the test consist of?

The practical test is a two-part test, both of which you have to pass to attain your licence. These parts are known as module one and module two.

Module 1

This section comprises a 20-minute off-road driving module which tests riders on the following skills:

  • 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 (minimum speed of 19mph for mopeds and 32mph for motorcycles).
  • Cornering and hazard avoidance (minimum speed of 19mph for mopeds and 32mph for motorcycles).

Module 2

The second part of the practical test, module two, is a 40-minute on-road test that includes road riding, independent riding and motorcycle safety check questions.

  • An eyesight check – You’ll have to read a number plate from a distance of 20 metres.
  • ‘Show me, tell me’ vehicle safety questions.
  • Road riding – During this section you will ride in a number of road and traffic conditions.
  • The examiner will give you directions using a radio while they follow on a motorcycle.
  • Independent riding – This section is roughly 10 minutes long and allows the instructor to assess your ability to ride safely while making your own decisions by giving you directions to follow.