Before You Go Out on the Road
Once you have received your provisional licence
and it has come into effect you need to check all of the
following before you begin riding;
you must complete a Compulsory Basic Training
course (CBT). See CBT section for further details
Your eyesight must meet the minimum legal
requirements, in other words you must be able to
an old-style number plate from a distance
of 20.5 metres (67 feet approximately).
Old-style number plates have letters that
are 79.4mm high and 57mm wide.
or a new-style number plate from a distance
of 20 metres (66 feet approximately).
New-style number plates have letters that
are 79.4mm high and 50mm wide
If you need glasses or contact lenses to meet the
eyesight requirements you must wear them whenever
You must ensure that the motorcycle you are about
to ride meets all of the following requirements
You, as the learner, must be covered by
third party insurance (as a minimum) for
the specific bike you will be riding
The bike must have and display a valid road
fund licence (road tax)
If the bike is 3 years or older it must
have a valid MOT certificate
It must be in a safe and roadworthy
The bike must be fitted with L plates (D
plates in Wales) to both the front and rear
Anyone who does not comply with these
requirements could be liable to a maximum fine of £1,000,
discretionary disqualification or 3-6 penalty points.