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Direct / Accelerated Access

Riders over the age of 21, or those who reach 21 before their two year restriction ends, have the following options:-

Direct Access:

The practical test must be taken on a motorcycle with a power output of at least 35kW (46.6Bhp). A pass allows you to ride any size of bike.

Accelerated Access:

Riders who reach the age of 21 while still within the two-year restriction period, and who wish to ride larger bikes, may practice on bikes over 25kW (33Bhp) in order to take the test allowing access to larger bikes. The same test and practice conditions for Direct Access riders will apply. Although you will revert to learner status while practising, any test failure will not affect your existing licence.

Select the licence that you intend to go for by clicking the links above, and we will take you through the steps necessary to acquire that licence.

Direct/Accelerated Access -

These are the steps you must follow if you plan on taking this course:

  • First of all you MUST be at least 21.
  • You must take your CBT if you have not already done so, this can be done either on a learner motorcycle (up to 125cc) or on a larger machine.
  • You may ride on public roads with L-plates on a learner motorcycle (up to 125cc) or on a larger bike only when accompanied by an approved instructor on another bike in radio contact.
  • You now need to take and pass your Motorcycle Theory Test. However, if you have a moped licence, you only need to take this test if you obtained your licence before the 1st of July 1996.
  • You can now take your practical motorcycle test, this will be on a machine with a power output of at least 35kW (46.6bhp).


If you pass, you may discard your L-plates and ride any size of motorcycle.


If you fail, you will have to apply for your practical test again. You'll have to remember that your theory test pass and CBT certificate (DL196) have a life of two years.

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