The CBT course syllabus is set by the DVSA (Driver & Vehicle standards Agency) and is designed to get a novice road user and motorcyclist up to a safe standard that will allow them to ride unsupervised on L-plates.
The course is designed to give you some basic bike control skills and some road awareness before you are able to ride un-supervised on ‘L’ plates.
The CBT course can be quite intensive if you have no prior knowledge or experience.
We offer a free introduction lesson which is very useful for riders on geared bikes and optional for those on automatics. The intro lesson will enable you to learn the basics of bike control without the pressure of trying to complete the CBT on the same day and allows time for more training should it be required.
There is a perception that the CBT is a one day course, this has never been the case, beware of schools claiming to be able to take a complete novice up to CBT standard in a day, they might want to charge you for extra training if you don’t complete the course first try, our intro lesson gives you a massive head start.
When comparing schools, make sure you are getting an accurate comparison, we do not charge any hidden extras such as additional insurance cover or bike hire. Also, it is worth asking about how many hours they consider to be a full day.
You need to be at least sixteen years of age to ride on UK roads.
You will need to study the Highway code, as it is not practical for us to sit and read it to you.
We have put together a brief CBT study guide that should get you on the right track.
The CBT course starts at 9:00am and we need you to be with us 10-15 minutes early so we have time to check your licence.
You must have your licence with you at the start of your course.
Please check before booking if you are unsure if your licence is valid – i.e. issued outside of UK. If you forget your licence we cannot start the CBT. Your licence must be complete and legible.
You will be with us all day so please dress appropriately for riding motorcycles.
We can supply helmet, jacket and gloves free of charge but you will need to be wearing thick jeans and boots that cover your ankles. Please be aware that this is a minimum standard so if you have motorcycle specific clothing, please wear that.
Please be aware that if you do not comply with the minimum clothing standards (Link here), we reserve the right to refuse training, which will result in a loss of fee.