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Your guide to further training with Vision:

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So, where do I go from here?

Firstly, well done on the completion of your Compulsory Basic Training with Vision!

Your DL196 (CBT certificate) will last 2 years from the date of issue, entitling you to ride up to 125cc (or 50cc moped if only 16) displaying “L” plates front and rear – and remember….no pillion passengers and no motorways until you pass the DVSA riding test!

There is no law which says that you must take further training or pass a test, but it is only common sense to understand that further training will certainly make your riding safer and more enjoyable.

So, what comes next in your training?

Well, since the Jan 2013 change in licence categories, it depends on your age:


16              Can only ride and/or take a test on a moped            (up to 50cc / 45kph)

17/18         Can take the A1 light motorcycle test                        (up to 125cc / 14.6bhp)

19-23         Can take the A2 standard motorcycle test                (up to 47 bhp)

24+            Can take the category A large motorcycle test         (unlimited power)


(N.B. 2 years after passing the A2 test, you become eligible to take the full category A test, regardless of your age)

Your training can be taken on a lesson-by-lesson basis, or as an intensive course (the length of which will depend upon your ability on the bike and your general road and Highway Code knowledge – discuss this with your instructor after your first lesson)

We only recommend intensive courses for those with previous road riding experience.

During your lessons with us, not only will you be taught good machine control but also best practice in road craft and how to share the road with others in a safe and progressive manner.

After training with Vision, your test should be a formality, not a trial!!

Remember, we are learning to ride safely and confidently, not just learning to pass our test.

Whichever category you decide upon, you must pass a motorcycle theory test before we can book your practical tests.

Whatever your decision regarding further training, we at Vision would like to wish you the very best of luck and safe riding!

Lord Dane (senior instructor)

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