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Jan 09

Posts: 109

Mikeinho says:

Old man - CBT?

Hi folks,

Not posted anything in a while, but I'm a bit stumped on a question from my bro.

He's had his full UK driving licence since 1987. My understanding that he doesn't need to sit/pass a CBT if he only intends to ride a moped.

Q1. By moped, do we mean 50cc non-geared?

Q2. If he wants to ride a geared bike, will he have to first pass his CBT then follow the normal pass procedure of A1, A, or DAS?

If anyone has a link to anything that answers all of the above (and related), please post on this site.


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Mar 04

Posts: 160

jdavies123 says:


If he has a full car licence he can ride a 125, anything more and he will have to go through the normal bike teast route.

Hope that helps :smile

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Jul 09

Posts: 441

gjkt says:

A Moped

is a vehicle which has an engine of not more that 50cc, and cannot excede 50kph (32mph). It can have gears or be an automatic. If it is de-restricted in any way it becomes a small motorcycle.

If your Bro passed his test for a car in 1987 he is automatically granted a full moped license and does not have to do a CBT to validate that entitlement BUT it is highly recommended. He can also carry a pillion passenger if he wishes and does not need L-plates. 

He will also have provisional entitlement to ride a motorcycle up to 125 cc but he must display L-plates.


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Jan 09

Posts: 109

Mikeinho says:

Merci !!!

Thanks for the info!!

I'll have the old bugger on a bike in no time... well, as soon as the weather improves.


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Dec 09

Posts: 1

wrong information given to you

hi, he has grandad rights and can ride a moped of 49cc or less. It can be geared but if he has not ridden before i sugest you get him a cbt anyway for safety. Try a reputable school though. cowboys are every where just after your cash.

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