CBT – Compulsory Basic Training: CBT is a training course to help riders achieve a safe standard in riding a Motorcycle / Scooter out on the public road.

Whether your intentions are to gain a full licence or just to get you legally on the road, this course is the foundation for starting your Motorcycling career.

CBT consists of five elements, which contain both theory and practical training. Your Trainer will assess your knowledge, understanding and practical abilities as you progress through the first four elements. The fifth element is where the Trainer takes you out on the road for a minimum of two hours.

How long does the course last? The course is very much driven by you the client, we will start by booking you in for a minimum of one day, it may take longer or you may need to break it down into flexible training module’s.

Below are just few common errors that our trainers see on a regular basis, mainly with the younger inexperienced riders.

  • Understanding the basic rules of the road.
  • Judging speed and distance before emerging from junctions.
  • Road positioning.
  • Riding too close to parked vehicles.
  • Riding too fast.
  • Not having the ability to plan for a developing hazard.
  • Information overload, which turns into frustration.

The team is always on hand for free advice and guidance.

CBT - Course Content:

Element A Introduction

Licence and eye sight check.
The aims of the CBT training course.
The importance of having the right equipment and clothing.

Element B Practical on-site training

Familiar with the motorcycle controls.
Able to carry out basic machine checks and take the bike on/off stands safely.
Wheeling the machine forwards and backwards showing proper balance and braking.
Start and stop the engine.

Element C Practical on-site riding

Moving off and making proper use of both brakes in a straight line.
Left and right circuits.
Changing gears satisfactorily.
Ride the machine slowly under control.
Slalom and figure of eight.
Carry out rear observations correctly.
Simulate left and right hand turns using a systematic approach ( OSM/PSL )
Carry out a U turn.
Emergency stop.
Element D Practical on road training
Understand the importance of the highway code.
Ride defensively and anticipate the actions of other road users.
Use appropriate rear observations.
Assume the correct road position when riding.
Leave sufficient space when following other vehicles.
Understand the effect of weather conditions.
Be aware of the different types of road surfaces.
Be aware of the need to be visible.
Understand the legal requirements of riding on the road.
Understand why motorcyclists are more vulnerable.
Keeping to the correct speed according to road and traffic conditions.
Be aware of the importance of hazard perception.
Aware of the dangers of drug and alcohol use.
Consequences of aggressive attitudes.

Element E Practical on-road riding ( minimum 2 hours)

Demonstrate the ability to deal with :-
Traffic lights.
Pedestrian crossings.
Successfully repeat the following exercises, under on road conditions.
U turns.
Emergency stops.