Motorcycle Training in Somerset

At Bransons, we have an extensive range of learner legal scooters and motorcycles perfect for new riders. We stock everything from 50cc mopeds and scooters to 600cc motorcycles. Getting on two wheels is more affordable than ever with our low rate finance packages and excellent value offers.

We now offer a full range of motorcycle training courses from CBT to full licence DAS level, all of our bikes are new and our DAS/A2 training bikes are fitted with heated grips for your comfort. All of our equipment is new and we are a DVSA approved training school.  Mod 1 and Mod 2 tests now available, FREE assessment rides, all courses available seven days a week including CBT.

Call 01935 403599 or email to book your course.


Yeovil Motorcycle Training
Yeovil Motorcycle Training
Yeovil Motorcycle Training

UK Motorcycle Licence Types:

Compulsory Basic Training

Most learner motorcycle & moped riders must take compulsory basic training (CBT) before riding on the road.

  • At 16 years of age you can ride up to 50cc with CBT. (AM Licence)
  • At 17 years of age you can ride up to 125cc with CBT. (A1 Licence)

You will then have to pass your full motorcycle test within 2 years or you'll have to take your CBT again.

You don't need to pass CBT to ride a moped if you passed your car driving test before 1st February 2001.

What CBT involves:

  • introduction and eyesight check
  • practical on-site training
  • practical on-site riding
  • practical on-road training
  • practical on-road riding

When you complete compulsory basic training (CBT) to at least the minimum standard, you’ll get a certificate of completion – also called a DL196.Your certificate of completion lets you ride a moped or a motorbike (depending on your age) up to 125cc on the road with L plates for 2 years.

A2 Licence

At a minimum of 19 years old, an A2 licence permits you to ride a medium powered motorcycle up to 35kw or 47bhp,such as Honda NC700, Kawasaki ER-6, Yamaha XT660X. There are also several bigger bikes that can be restricted to 35kw by means of a cheap and easy to fit kit. These could include Yamaha's MT-07 and XJ6.

There are 2 routes to an A2 licence, Direct Access, which involves a mixture of theory and practical learning and  tests, or Staged Access which consists of 2 years experience on an A1 rated bike before taking a practical test.

A Licence

The A Licence allows you to ride any motorcycle of unlimited power. If you are aged 21 or over and have held an A2 Licence for a minimum of 2 years, then the Staged Access route allows you to take a practical test to gain this licence. Otherwise, if you are aged 24 or over and have limited or zero previous motorcycling experience the Direct Access route will provide all the training and tests necessary to obtain an A Licence, starting at CBT level and building from there. These courses can last anything from 4 days upwards.


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