Hi all, Obviously new here. Been reading through a number of posts for a couple of weeks trying to get myself informed as I am new to riding. I got my L's over a month ago (haven't ridden since which is killing me) and have recently purchased all my gear. Now to buy a bike.... My questions relate to actually going to see someone selling a bike second hand: 1. Am I to expect to be able to test ride the bike? 2. Once I tell the seller I am on my L's are they likely to not allow me to test ride the bike? The reason I ask is that my experience on a bike consists only of the two day pre-learner course and limited time on a scooter whilst on holidays years ago. Even though I am new to riding with limited experience I think I would be fine test riding a bike, however in doing this I would be riding on unfamiliar roads (where ever the seller lives) and most likely contending with traffic. What are your experiences in purchasing a second hand bike for the first time? And also what do you suggest I should do? Any feedback will be greatly appreciated, thanks in advance. James.