East London is one of the best areas to find local training centres to get your Motorcycle Licence. With convenient transport links taking you to training locations around the capital and beyond, you can get your motorcycle licence in no time!
RideTo works with a handful of schools that offer full motorcycle licence training within a 30-mile radius of East London.
Be sure to plan your journey to your motorcycle licence training and tests well in advance to make sure you get there early and are well prepared before your training begins.
You can pick the length of training that suits your skills and schedule.
The quickest way to get your motorcycle licence is by opting for the Experienced Rider Course which is 4 sessions (a total of 32 hours) but as the name suggests you will need to be an experienced rider to go for this option.
If you don’t fit into this category then the Intermediate Rider Course which is 5 sessions (a total of 40 hours) could be for you.
Both of these options include the time it takes to train and also the tests themselves - both Module 1 and Module 2.
There is a third option if you would first like to get to grips with riding a larger bike before committing to test dates. The Introduction course consists of 2 sessions (16 hours) where you will complete all the training needed to in-theory be able to pass your tests. It’s then up to you whether you feel confident enough after these days to then book in your tests or whether you would like additional training.
If you are 24 or over and pass your full motorcycle licence test, you are allowed to ride any motorbike you want to, it’s often referred to as an unrestricted licence because of this.
If you’re younger than 24, there are some restrictions as to what motorbike you could ride. For those who are 19 -23, you can ride a motorbike with an engine power output of up to 35kW.
Unfortunately, 17 and 18 years olds can’t ride a bike any more powerful than they can after completing their CBT (a 125cc motorbike or scooter). However, the benefits of taking a full licence at this age is that you don’t have to ride with L plates, you can take a passenger on the back and you can ride on motorways.
Likewise for 16-year-olds, a full licence still only allows you to ride a 50cc moped but you can then take passengers and remove your L plates.