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*
Gear Conversion Course
After completing your CBT we can offer additional training to learn how to ride a manual 125cc motorcycle with gears. This is aimed for scooter riders who are transitioning to a manual motorcycle and want learn safely with a qualified instructor.
You will learn:
Clutch control - 1 down 4 up. You’ll learn how to safely and confidently ride a motorcycle with gears. Understanding how to control the clutch at slow speeds, pulling away and coming to a stop.
Changing gears with confidence - Riding in different scenarios and conditions to learn how to select the right gear for each occasion and to change gear with confidence up and down the gear box.
1 Day Extended (1-2-1)
(Introduction, Standard CBT + Additional 2 Hour Night Riding)
Hourly Rate - £50
(Confidence Building - Night Riding - Gear Conversion - Practice)
Using your own bike? We will apply a £20 discount to your booking
Existing CBT customer? Check your emails for a 10% renewal discount**
Full Payment Required On Booking
* 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 an additional CBT day to retake.
** Must provide a current non-expired CBT certificate previously issued by DAMT. Failure to do so will result in a standard CBT day being charged, Mis-use of any discount code will result in cancellation of course.
***Additional / extended hours will be charged at £50 per hour