OK, my son is approaching 16, which means I will pay for a 'chicken chaser', 50cc, scooter CBT so he gets a taste/feel for 2-wheels. At 17, I can pay for a full 125cc CBT, and at 19 a 47bhp 'direct access' course in the UK. But, here's the rub, he is resident in France; he stays with me for Easter and Summer, and alternate December/Jan. My experience of French bureaucracy is not good, and I know that registering a UK bike in France is a nightmare. So, here's my euro question; if I pay for all his training in the UK, will the French recognise the licence? Or shall I just transfer him the money to his French bank account, and cut out all the fun? I would much rather be with him, in the UK, riding, even if I have to buy two 125cc bikes to do it.