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Old 16 May 2006, 18:30   #1
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Can I ride a moped?

Im thinking about buying a moped scooter thing to get from home into uni next year (its got to be a 30 minute walk and Im a lazy student). Driving into uni isnt an option as there is nowhere to park in that area of Portmouth on a weekday.

My question is......can i ride one stright away, with my (car) drivers licence, or do I need to take a CBT test. I take if I wont have to have L plates on it given that I have a drivers licence?
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Old 16 May 2006, 18:38   #2
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What about a normal bike??? 30mins walk should be a 10min bike ride - unless it is uphill all the way!!!
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Old 16 May 2006, 18:42   #3
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That's far too much effort. Plus I will have a heavy bag with at least two books in it. I did give cycling a go this year (from where I am at the moment) but I'd rather get something motorised.....
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tim you are might lazy my friend. It will take a maximum on 25 minutes to walk from you house next year to guildhall. It takes me a maximum of 10 minutes to cycle in to anglesea builing which is further than you have to go i think.

For those who dont know, Portsmouth is dead flat (no hills). So my advice would be to get a push bike and get cycling. Its not that far, once you get to know the route!!
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Im thinking about buying a moped scooter thing to get from home into uni next year (its got to be a 30 minute walk and Im a lazy student). Driving into uni isnt an option as there is nowhere to park in that area of Portmouth on a weekday.

My question is......can i ride one stright away, with my (car) drivers licence, or do I need to take a CBT test. I take if I wont have to have L plates on it given that I have a drivers licence?
My brothers got a new Peugeot 50cc and yes you need to take your CBT if your driving license was issued after a certain date (can't remember the date but it definatly excludes me, so probably you aswell may have been 2001).
As your are 17 you could get a 125, and as far as im aware you wouldn't need L plates, although you would need to take the cbt, maybe bike test for 125cc.
Insurance is quite steep on the moped as well, i ve got a decent mountain bike so Im going to use that!

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Rich: I have to go to Richmond and that's further than Angelsey ;-)

ADS: I thought insurance would be dead cheap. Mmm. Cycling all that way in the rain doesnt sound very apealing.

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Rich: I have to go to Richmond and that's further than Angelsey ;-)

ADS: I thought insurance would be dead cheap. Mmm. Cycling all that way in the rain doesnt sound very apealing.
It's a 20 minute walk to the Portland Building. It takes me 4 minutes to cycle, and I'm lazy and unfit.

If it's raining, I don't go into lectures!
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Rich: I have to go to Richmond and that's further than Angelsey ;-)

ADS: I thought insurance would be dead cheap. Mmm. Cycling all that way in the rain doesnt sound very apealing.
Well my brother pays 390 or something in that region, aged 16, the bikes quite new so that probably pushes it up a little, expensive in my book. It will be for sale early next month if your interested, low mileage, never been derestricted, its 50cc btw.
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Arh now this is more like a proper solution!
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I have been toying with the idea of one of these for quite a while.

Drawbacks are you can't insure them for road use, and they are apparently illegal on a pavement.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Very-fast-43cc...QQcmdZViewItem

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/STAND-UP-PETRO...QQcmdZViewItem
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