Motorcycles and Scooters

Motorcycle safety

Motorcycles are an important way for people to travel, particularly in supporting access to employment. However motorcyclists face disproportionately high levels of risk on our roads.

In London, there are 10 times as many male motorcyclists killed or seriously injured as female motorcyclists, and male riders have a higher risk per kilometre travelled.

Most motorcycle collisions occur in the morning and evening commuting periods. The risk of injury per distance travelled is higher for motorcyclists later at night.

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Rider skills training courses

Ridefree - new online training course

A free online training course has been launched for moped and motorcycle riders to complete before taking their Compulsory Bike Training (CBT).

1-2-1 motorcycle skills and Beyond CBT

Transport for London is offering free face-to-face motorcycle training courses: 1-2-1 motorcycle skills and Beyond CBT.

These courses are now available to the public and are a great way for riders to ensure they are safer on the roads.

More information about those courses can be found on the TFL road safety advice motorcycling in London website (external Link).

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TfL's new measures to raise motorcycle standards

Transport for London (TfL) and the Mayor of London have launched a range of new measures to raise standards within the motorcycle delivery industry, while also improving the confidence and skills of the capital's motorcyclists.

The move is part of TfL and the Mayor's Vision Zero approach to eliminating death and serious injury from collisions on the capital's roads by 2041. Figures published by TfL last month show that motorcycle riders and their pillions accounted for 27 per cent of serious injuries and 28 per cent of all road fatalities in the capital during 2016, despite making up just two per cent of road traffic.

For further information please visit the TfL website (external link).

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Further information

For further information on Road Safety Education Training and Publicity, please call the Smarter Travel team on 020 8489 5351 or email us at

You can also find information on other available training atTfL's Motorcycling in London (external link).

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Page last updated:

December 28, 2022

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