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 an additional 2 hour course 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.
Optional Gear Conversion Course - £60
Return Session (approximately 3 hours) - £80
Using your own bike? We will apply a £20 discount to your booking
£30 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 an additional session 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.
***Additional / extended hours will be charged at £30 per hour