Marc is boss at Westside Riders “It’ll take a while for people to get their heads around the system. The biggest potential problem is losing a group of 21-24 year olds who have just finished university and have a bit of spare money. Some assume that going from a 33bhp motorcycle to an unlimited licence causes problems, but I’ve yet to see any figures that back it up. Once you’ve been trained and tested, an awful lot of people won’t seek further training for their ‘second’ test, which means we’ll see people strapping their bikes in a van and turning up to the test centre. There’s quite a bit of that going on at the moment, and taking the gamble on £15.50 cost for the test. People will try and shortcut the system that’s been designed to try and further training because, in their eyes, they’ve already paid for the training. We’ve had an increase in bookings over the past few months and a decrease in CBTs.