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What am i entitled to ride?

Discussion in 'Biker's Cafe' started by MrViper, Feb 19, 2015.

  1. MrViper

    Hitman

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 593

    Location: leicester

    I was just looking at my new full car driving licence and noticed i had the following category's:

    A with restriction code 79(3)
    AM restriction code 122
    A1 and A2 is blank

    I have been goggling but i find the information confusing :confused:

    My last bike was a Suzuki GP125 but sold it when i passed my car test 15 years ago.

    Any information would be appreciated! :)
     
    Last edited: Feb 19, 2015
  2. Wucked

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Nov 19, 2010

    Posts: 1,840

    Category AM:

    You can drive 2-wheeled vehicles with a maximum design speed of over 25km/h (15.5mph) but not more than 45km/h (28mph).

    This category also includes light quad bikes with:

    unladen mass of not more than 350kg (not including batteries if it’s an electric vehicle)
    maximum design speed of over 25km/h (15.5mph) but not more than 45km/h (28mph)

    79.03 - restricted to tricycles
    122 - valid on successful completion: Basic Moped Training Course (CBT)

    So basically you can do CBT and ride a 50cc moped / bike. Anything quicker and you need to take a test.

    If you meet the requirements you can do a Direct Access Scheme Test (DAS). You need to be 24+ years old and have completed your CBT and also passed your Motorcycle Theory test (or have gone through the A1 + A2 licence categories), you can then choose to take your Category A licence known as DAS (Direct Access Scheme) route, which will allow you to ride a bike of any size.

    Sources:
    https://www.gov.uk/driving-licence-codes
    https://www.gov.uk/driving-licence-categories
     
    Last edited: Feb 19, 2015
  3. TallPaul_S

    Soldato

    Joined: Mar 24, 2011

    Posts: 5,779

    Location: Kent

    Ignoring mopeds (50cc) you can't ride anything.

    You need to complete a CBT, then you'll be able to ride up to a 125cc bike with L plates. Anything more needs a bike test passing.
     
  4. MrViper

    Hitman

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 593

    Location: leicester

    thanks for the information and taking the time to look

    most appreciated