What is a CBT?
The CBT is a basic training course validating a provisional motorcycle or moped licence. It is designed to ensure new riders get the training they need to be safe on the road. If this is your first CBT or if you are wanting to learn new skills such as using a geared bike for the first time, a standard course will be most suitable.
Do I need to take a CBT?
In most cases you will, but there are a few exceptions. If you are in any doubt as to whether you need to take a CBT then please feel free to contact us.
What do I need to bring?
If you do need to take a CBT you will need to bring along your licence with the correct provisional entitlement (Category A for motorcycles, Category P for Mopeds) and be able to read a number plate from a prescribed distance. We do need you to be able to ride a pushbike before attending any courses.
Come sensibly dressed (for example denim jeans). Remember to bring your licence with you. Teas and Coffees are provided, but please bring a picnic lunch with you.
How long does the CBT take?
Our courses run daily starting at 9am and finishing by approximately 4:30 - 5pm.
What does the CBT cover?
The course includes both practical training and classroom sessions. The classroom discussion will cover the choice of protective clothing and equipment as well as the basic principles of roadcraft such as hazard and speed awareness. Before coming along its a good idea to have a read of the Highway Code. The practical training will cover the correct use of the controls, riding the bike in a controlled off-road site and includes the basics of motorcycle care. The final section of the CBT is a road ride of at least 2 hours in length.
Can I use my own bike?
Yes of course - so long as it is road legal, taxed, Mot'd if necessary, in roadworthy condition and has L plates front and rear. You will be responsible for the legal delivery and collection of your own motorbike to our premises.
What if I don't pass?
This is not a pass or fail course. It is a training course and you will receive your CBT Certificate (DL196) once the instructor is satisfied you have satisfactorily completed the course.
What if I am not a quick learner?
It is important you learn at your own pace. There is no pressure to complete the course in one day, but your progress is continually monitored. Every effort will be made to assist you in your progress, but we all learn at different rates. Progress will be reviewed half way through. If you do not complete the course on your first day you will be offered a follow up session or sessions of individual training at cost price of £20 per hour.
How much does it cost?
For the current CBT rates, click here
to see our prices page. The price includes everything - bike hire, equipment and clothing, tea and coffee, and fuel.