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Compulsory Basic Training £110

You will need to complete Compulsory Basic Training (CBT) for motorcyclists if;

  • You want to ride a moped – The definition of a moped is that does not have and engine over 50cc and has a maximum designed speed not exceeding 50km/h (approximately 31 mph).
  • You want to ride a motorcycle.  you obtained your full car licence before the 1st of February 2001 you do not need to complete a CBT to ride a moped.

Your CBT certificate lasts for 2 years from the date of issue.

Our CBT Courses start at 10.00am and typically take around 6 to 8 hours we do not take short cuts your safety is paramount to us.  It is sometimes neccessary for a cbt course to take 2 days if the customer is novice motorcyclist. 

What’s in the course?

The CBT course consists of 5 elements. Each must be completed before moving onto the next element. You will only move onto the next element once your instructor is satisfied that you have understood the necessary theory and demonstrated the practical skills to a safe basic level.

element a

  • Introduction
  • Eye Sight Check
  • Helmets & Clothing

element b

  • Motorcycle Controls
  • Daily & Weekly Checks
  • Stands
  • Pushing the motorcycle
  • Starting & Stopping the Engine

element c

  • Pulling away & stopping
  • steering
  • gear changing (if applicable)
  • Slow control
  • Controlled & emergency stops
  • Simulated left & right turns

element d

  • A 30 minute briefing on motorcycle awareness and 10 minute pre road ride briefing.

element e

  • Consists of a road ride. This will be a minimum of 2 hours in duration.  Novice motorcyclists often need futher training for this element and will be on the road for an extended period of time or be required to return on another day.

How much does it cost?

  • CBT with hire bike - £110.00
  • CBT on own bike   - £100.00

Proof of valid MOT, Tax & Insurance must be produced if using your own bike.

Helmets, Gloves, Motorcycle Jackets and Waterproofs are available for hire free of charge.

If customers are unfortunately do not reach the required DVSA safety standards and additional training required to meet DVSA safety standards customers may be charged £25 per hour for any further training, this is a discretionary charge.

What to bring with you and how to prepare for your cbt

You will need to bring your photo card driving licence. If you have the ‘old’ type licence a valid passport for identification must be produced. If you do not produce your licence you cannot take your cbt.

You need to be wearing suitable clothing. You are going to be riding a motorcycle, so please don’t turn up wearing a t-shirt and flip flops! We will laugh and you will be turned away. Sensible footwear and clothing please (Jeans and Trainers minimum).

If you a new road user please obtain a copy of the latest Highway Code and study it as often as possible.  Currently there isn't a theory test for cbt but you will need a good basic knowledge of the Highway Code and will need to demonstrate this to us during the day and during element e.  You can purchase a copy at most post offices and high street stationary stores.  It is also available online and as an app on all smart phones.  You can also test your knowledge by taking the motorcycle theory test here - http://gov.uk/take-practice-theory-test

If you have not yet ridden on the public road ask a parent, relative or friend who drives a car to take you on a drive and ask them to describe what they are doing, why they are doing it and what they are reasonably expecting to happen during the drive.  This will give you a good insight to riding on public roads and what to reasonably expect when you yourself are on the roads.  Again huge amounts of material can be seen online which will help you.

If it's been a while since you have been on two wheels it would be wise to revisit balancing and steering at slow speeds by borrowing a bicycle and spending a few hours getting used to it all again.  It will be a huge help to you as slow controlled riding is required during your cbt.

If you need any further help or advice please don't hesitate to contact us.

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