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:

  • Introduction (A)

  • Practical On-Site Training (B)

  • Practical On-Site Riding (C)

  • Safety Talk (D)

  • Practical On Road Riding (E)

Course Information

  • 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)

  • 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*




1 Day




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2 Days


Using your own bike? We will apply a £20 discount to your booking

20% Non-Refundable Deposit Required On Booking - Balance Payable On Day 1 

* 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. Failure to do so will result in a standard CBT day being charged.

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01202 573869 
Bournemouth - Dorset - England - United Kingdom