Scooters and small motorcycles use much less fuel than a car (some can get 130mpg!), and road tax starts at just £15 a year for a 125cc model. Parking is usually free, and motorcycles pay little or nothing on toll roads or in congestion zone charges.
You could save hundreds of pounds every year, maybe thousands - just think how much fun you could have with that! Try our Travel Savings Calculator to see how much better off you could be.
No more sitting in traffic jams or waiting for a bus or train. Save hours every week on your usual journey into college, and travel when you want, not when the timetable says you have to. We reckon switching to two wheels could mean an extra half hour in bed every morning, without ever being late for a lecture!
Transport for London recently found that a scooter or motorbike saved between half and 85% of the fuel used by a car on the same route. That’s the difference between burning 10 litres of petrol or a litre and a half on the same route. And at nearly £1.30 a litre that’s a BIG saving. Exhaust emissions fall too so you’re greener.
Riding a motorcycle is an instant conversation starter with other riders, lapsed riders and always-wanted-to riders.... you’ll find we’re a friendly bunch, so don’t be shy.
The freedom of motorcycling makes it a great way to relax. Whether it’s a chilled Sunday afternoon spin, getting out of town for a change of scene, or just getting into college with no hassle, it’s hard to beat the grin factor!
Expand your Horizons
Because you really can go anywhere on a motorbike. Explore the far corners of the UK, try a quick tour of Europe in the summer vacation... before you know it, you’ll be riding across the Sahara or around the world.
Great, how do I start?
Have a Free Ride
Enter your details on the left for a free one hour motorcycle tryout session. A qualified instructor will get you rolling on a training ground near you. We’ll even lend you the helmet and safety kit. Afterwards, you can ask about more training, what motorbike to buy, or anything else.
Take your CBT
To ride a motorbike or scooter up to 125cc engine size, you just need to do your Compulsory Basic Training (CBT), which typically takes a day. You can then ride with L plates.
Choose your motorcycle
Even without a full motorcycle licence, there are plenty of motorcycle types to choose from. Modern or retro scooter? Laid back cruiser or sporty style? Get down to your local dealer and find your inner rider!
Compared to car insurance, motorcycle insurance can be much much cheaper, but it still pays to shop around. See our money saving tips on keeping premiums down and ask your dealer what special offers they have.
The good news is that many companies will let you transfer any no claims bonus built up with a motorcycle to your car insurance. So if you’re planning to get a car after college, riding now will save you money later.
Buying a good lock or other security won’t just give you confidence that nobody can steal your new ride, it can bring insurance premiums down too. Marking systems like Datatag also make your new pride and joy less attractive to would be thieves.
Get kitted out
The law says you must wear a helmet, but you will also need some other protective gear. We recommend gloves, suitable boots and a jacket as the minimum. Waterproofs are a good idea too, unless you’re off to study somewhere it never rains!
That’s it! You’re ready to ride away and start saving. Simple, eh?