Motorcycles and mopeds
Motorcycling and moped riding is increasingly popular with many people turning to two wheels as a practical and greener alternative to car travel. Riding a motorcycle can be exhilarating but it also brings its own risks - motorcyclists represent only 1% of road traffic but account for 20% of road fatalities. Motorcyclists are 45 times more likely to be killed on the road than car drivers.
Compulsory Basic Training (CBT)
Anyone wishing to ride a moped or motorcycle is required to undertake Compulsory Basic Training before they can ride on the road. To find out where your nearest CBT Trainer is, please visit the DSA website.
Once the CBT is completed, there are a number of ways to achieve a full motorcycle licence. For information on current licence requirements and test information, please visit the Driving Standards Agency (DSA) website or request the leaflet "Mopeds and Motorcycles, Routes to your Licence" which is available free from the Hantsweb Shop.
The Bikesafe initiative is a nationwide plan of action to reduce the number of motorcycle accident casualties by promoting safer riding. By passing on their knowledge, skills and experience, police motorcyclists can help you become a safer more competent rider.422kb
They help you to increase your ability and confidence, so you can get even more enjoyment from riding your motorcycle.
For more information, please click here.
Enhanced Rider Scheme (ERS)
Improve your riding skills and help reduce your insurance premium with the ERS.
The ERS is a joint Driving Standards Agency (DSA) and Motorcycle Industry Association (MCIA) scheme designed for fully licensed motorcyclists and it's perfect for those of you who:422kb
have just passed your test
are upgrading to a more powerful bike
are returning to biking after a break
simply want a health check on your riding or are thinking of going onto a higher level
To find your nearest ERS instructor, please view the following link www.gov.uk/enhanced-rider-scheme-trainer
SHARP Helmet tests
The Safety Helmet Assessment and Rating Programme (SHARP) is a rating and advice service set up by the Department for Transport. The rating system has been designed to help you make a more informed choice when choosing a helmet.