A moped rider was arrested in Beaconsfield after failing a roadside drug test and carrying a passenger on a provisional licence.

Police officers stopped the “young rider” this morning, Sunday, May 12.

They were initially pulled over for carrying a passenger despite only having a provisional licence, though they also failed to display L-plates.

The rider did not pass a subsequent roadside drug wipe and was then arrested.

A spokesperson for Thames Valley Police said it was “great to see so many bikers out enjoying the weekend sun” but warned beginner moped and motorcycle riders to take note of licence regulations.

To ride on public roads, moped riders or motorcyclists first need to get a provisional licence, then complete compulsory basic training (CBT) to get a certificate and become fully-fledged.

Similar to the process of obtaining a driving licence, would-be bikers must pass both parts of their practical test within two years of taking a theory test.

Other forms of illegal use of mopeds and motorcycles include street racing, performing stunts and tricks and engaging in antisocial behaviour.

Reports of antisocial behaviour or road traffic offences can be made on the Thames Valley Police website.