Sykes Harley-Davidson®
Holmes Hill, Nr Lewes, BN8 6JA
Learn to ride

Learn to ride

GUIDE TO RIDE

Stop waiting for someday, and start living today. If you're new to bikes or haven't ridden in years, you’ve come to the right place. Let’s get you up to speed.

At Sykes Harley-Davidson we have our own in house Motorcycle Training School, so whether you're starting from scratch or looking to get a full license to ride away on your dream bike look no further.

Your route to a full License...



Complete your Compulsory Basic Training (CBT)

Pass your Motorcycle Theory Test

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3-5 Day Training Course (Includes Module 1 and Module 2 Tests)

Job done! Start Living the Dream.

GET STARTED

LICENSING, LEARNING, LANGUAGE AND NO MORE EXCUSES.

Before you get going, make sure you have all the correct information and the right documentation to get organised. 

Not a rider yet? Makes no difference to us! Drop in to see the bikes or just to chat with people already living the dream. Even speak to our very own Trainer Alan who will for sure make you feel like you dream is becoming real. Not only will he teach you how to ride but he will teach you how to survive. Take a look at his website and get in contact.

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GET SMART

 FIND THE right BIKe

There's something for everyone, you might be surprised to learn that Harley-Davidson motorcycles are much more affordable than you think. Then it's time to see a member of our sales team at Sykes H-D to feel and hear the detail, quality and craftsmanship first hand. 

Some things just can't be put into words. When you find the right bike and start it up for the first time, and you'll know what we mean.

Book A TEST RIDE

GET GOING

YOU'VE FOUND THE BIKE: NOW IT'S TIME TO CLAIM YOUR FREEDOM.

You’ve got the bike, now get the gear: We’ve got everything you need to stay safe, feel comfortable - and look good. 

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uk license faq



Yes. You must be at least 17 to learn to ride a motorcycle.

Yes. You need a provisional Category A licence. This is either included in your full car licence or as part of a provisional licence. You can apply for a provisional licence online or by filling in the D1 application form from the DVLA or Post Office.

Before you can ride a motorcycle, scooter or moped on the road you have to complete Compulsory Basic Training at an approved training body (ATB).

There’s more than one test. First, there’s the motorcycle theory test. When you’ve passed that, you’ve got two years to take your practical test. For the three practical test options, see the next question.

Yes. Depending on the size of engine you want your bike to have, you can choose to train and take your test for an A1 or A2 Motorcycle Licence. Or, if you’re over 21, you can do Direct Access, meaning you train and take the test on a larger bike.

For the latest information on learning to ride a bike, have a look at direct.gov.uk

We have gone to great lengths to ensure that information provided here is up to date and
correct, however for the latest information please visit
 www.dvla.gov.uk.

Already have your license? But haven't ridden for some time.


We also offer a 'back to biking' refresher course to help you regain your confidence on two wheels.

Any of our rider training packages can also be added to a finance agreement spreading the cost of the training over the term of your agreement. If you're considering getting on two wheels why not come in and have a chat with a member of the team or simply fill out a form below.

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