Your riding life

Your riding life

It’s important to keep up to date about riding. Signs, road markings and rules are updated from time to time. You can find out about changes

  • in Highway Code updates on Twitter or on Facebook
  • on GOV.UK
  • in government publications
  • on motoring organisation websites
  • on this website!

You should also keep up to date on changes to motorbike technologies. You’ll find information about these

  • on manufacturer’s websites
  • in trade magazines and websites.

When there are changes to regulations for vehicle registration, the MOT test or taxation, you can find information

  • on GOV.UK
  • in government publications
  • on motoring organisation websites.

Don’t forget that you must keep your vehicle documents up to date too. See the Motorbike documents section for information about updating the vehicle registration certificate (V5C).

If your personal details change, you’ll need to update your licence

 

Riding a motorbike isn’t something you ever really finish learning: you can, and should, keep learning from your experiences throughout your riding career.

Keep thinking about how you ride, and how you see other people ride, to find ways to improve your skills. You could ask for feedback from friends you ride with: they might notice a bad habit that you haven’t realised you’ve got.

Regular rider development sessions can help you keep up to date and stop bad habits: speak to a qualified trainer about this, and consider taking the enhanced rider scheme.

If you’re returning to riding after a break or if you change your motorbike, you may find it useful to have a session with a trainer. The trainer could help you with

  • up-to-date advice on riding techniques
  • changes to the law
  • explaining the controls and features on a new motorbike
  • feedback on your riding.

You should also be aware that your riding ability will be affected by your health and your age: see Are you fit to ride? for more information about this.