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 highway.

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. Below are just few common errors that our trainers see on a regular basis.

  • Understanding the basic rules of the road. (Highway Code Knowledge)
  • 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.

We have 3 CBT options available Novice Course                      This course is designed for someone who has not held a CBT certificate previously, it is a minimum of a day (6 hours).  You will need to be able to ride a peddle cycle as a basic skill and have a good understanding of the highway code. Cost £200 using school bikes £165 using your own bike (various documents required to use your own bike) Previously Held CBT             This course is designed for those who have previously held a CBT certificate and you will be booked in with like skilled customers, it is a minimum of a day (6 hours).  You will find you will progress faster, but will still need to demonstrate a good understanding of the highway code and road riding. Cost 200  CBT Plus                              This course is run over 2 days (12 hours) and is designed for someone who has no experience on motorcycles and wishes to learn in a relaxed environment, having more time on road to develop your skills and become confident rider.  You will need to be able to ride a peddle cycle as a basic skill and have a good understanding of the highway code. Cost £400 Not everyone achieves their CBT within the 6 / 12 hours and any additional training required to gain your CBT certificate will be booked back in at a later date and will be charged per hour needed. It is essential that you hold a valid Full car or provisional licence prior to making any CBT booking.

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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 preparation (Discussion) 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. Roundabouts. Junctions. Pedestrian crossings. Gradients. Bends. Obstructions. Successfully repeat the following exercises, under on road conditions. U turns. Emergency stops.