I'm thinking of getting my learner's soon, but the QLD system is a bit confusing. Bearing in mind that I may not get a bike or do training for a little while, I'm thinking of getting my Ls long before July 1st when the new rules come in, as it's generally easier to go through on the "old system" with these things. I'm hoping that having my Ls before LAMs will allow me to ride ANY 250, as well as any LAM bike when that comes in. It also means the 6 months I have to hold them for goes a bit quicker. Questions: 1) Does anyone know how long Learner's are valid for in QLD? I can't find the expiry period on the QLD Transport site anywhere. Or does it just expire when your car licence does? 2) It says that you can be accompanied by a "pillion or side car passenger". The first seems crazily dangerous and the second doesn't seem like it would teach you how to ride as you can only lean one way with a sidecar. :grin: It doesn't say it on the site, but can you simply be accompanied by someone else on a bike? Or better still, someone with a bike licence following in a car? 3) The next step is to get "provisional or open RE licence". Not as obvious as in NSW when you go provisional then open. I assume it's provisional if your car licence is provisional and open if your car licence is open, correct? 4) Can anyone tell me about Q-Ride? Like a breakdown of what you do each day. For example, do they throw you on the highway after you can barely change gears or do you do a few sessions in carparks first? I'm thinking of AMA at the Gold Coast, anyone been with them? Thanks guys.