I had a brief read of the first few posts, and I want to clarify that I'm understanding it correctly. Firstly, I'm 26, full UK driving licence, provisional A on my licence. Questions time: 1) Upon passing the CBT I have access to 125cc bikes on L-plates, correct? 2) I then need to pass a theory test and two-part practical to get access to 125cc bikes on an A1 licence (without L-plates, and a pillion), right? 3) I can then attain A2 licence if I pass another theory test and the two-part practical test, and there is no minimum time between getting A1 and doing A2? 4) I then need to have A2 licence for 2 years until I can do the Category-A tests, yes? More general questions: 5) Do I need to have my own gear before doing the CBT or even the A1 tests? 6) What is the minimum budget I would need for gear (helmet, jacket, trousers, boots, and gloves?). Please note I don't like skimping on stuff like this ordinarily, but to get me started I would probably go cheaper and then upgrade later on.