Compulsory Basic Training
CBT is a 1 day course taken before riding on the road which ensures you can ride safely, competently and independently. It is helpful to have a knowledge of the main rules that apply to moped and motorcycle riders as well as what other road users are likely to do.
The Course Includes 5 Elements:
Practical On-Site Training (B)
Practical On-Site Riding (C)
Safety Talk (D)
Practical On Road Riding (E)
Element A - D lasts approximately 4 hours - ratio of 2:1 (pupil:instructor)
Element E lasts a minimum 2 hours with full radio contact
Successful completion of all 5 elements will be issued with certificate of completion (DL 196) - valid for 2 years. You can renew your certificate indefinitely by retaking a CBT course, or you can get your complete a "A' class course to obtain your full licence.
After completing CBT, you can ride a:
Moped up to 50 cc if you're 16 or over
Motorcycle up to 125cc and with a power output of up to 11kW if you’re 17 or over
Valid UK Driving Licence (full or provisional car)
Basic understanding of the Highway Code
L-Plates (if using own bike)
Valid Insurance, MOT and Tax (if using own bike)
*Took your car test before 2001? You don't need to do a CBT to ride a moped*
Using your own bike? We will apply a £20 discount to your booking
20% Non-Refundable Deposit Required On Booking
Balance Payable 48 Hours Before Course Start Date
* Prices include CBT certificate, hire of protective gear, insurance & fuel for hire bikes and hiring of a scooter or motorcycle. Failure to complete may result in additional charges to retake.
** Must provide a current non-expired CBT certificate previously issued by a local training school (BH Postcode). Failure to do so will result in a standard CBT day being charged.