Numberplate theft

Does anyone know if riding without a numberplate is actually a motoring offence or is just an on the spot fine ?

On a car its an on the spot fine of £30 - my cars plate is on the dashboard at the moment, got stopped but let off but i was told it would be a £30 fine the next time.

Riding without a numberplate?? Never heard of it :Whistling: :smiley:

So riding a bike with no plate is cheaper than getting a GATSO ticket? Sold!:wink:

bike plate is £60 I think…

have a look at

Vehicle Excise and Registration Act 1994 chap 22 sec 42