CBT - Compulsory Basic Training
CBT course availabilityAt present (23rd May) we have experienced (one day) CBTs on; 29th and 31st May and 3rd, 6th, 9th, 19th, 22nd, 27th, 28th, and 29th June.
There are novice CBTs (day and a half) on; May 27th & 28th, 30th & 31st May and 1st & 2nd, 5th & 6th, 11th & 12th, 13th & 14th, and 15th & 16th JuneIf you are looking for dates after this, or would like to check up to date availability, please call or e-mail us using the form below.
You and your driving licence
In order to participate in the CBT you will need to be at least 16 years of age, and be able to produce your driving licence. The licence check is for two reasons; as the CBT is the first step to obtaining a full licence, it is an identity check, as well as checking that you have apropriate provisional entitlement for motorcycles (category A), or mopeds (category p). You may apply for your first provisional licence up to two months before your 16th birthday.
If you have a photocard licence issued in the Uk/ Northern Ireland, we will need to see both parts. If you have mislaid your licence or cannot find both parts please contact us (you can obtain a D441 letter of entitlement from the DVLA to cover your CBT).
If you have an EU licence you must either exchange it for a UK licence, or obtain a UK counterpart licence using the form D9 from the DVLA ( be sure to apply for motorcycle entitlement by checking the box for category A).
All CBT day courses begin at 8.30am
Please ensure you complete your contact details as the form is sent anonymously, we have no way of contacting you without a phone number or e-mail
CBT - about the courseThe CBT is the first day of your motorcycle training either on its own or as part of one of our full licence courses. Having over 20 years of experience, we know that it can be frustrating to be in a group of different abilities, so we have decided to run CBT in one day for those with experience, and over a day and a half for novice riders. In this context experienced means that one of the following applies; the candidate has completed a CBT before, the candidate has or has held an ACU/SACU competition licence, has ridden overseas, or has been assessed by one of our instructors as capable of completing the course in one day.
There are five main parts to the CBT, a classroom session, a tour of the motorcycle including safety checks, a practical riding session in the training area, a pre- ride briefing and an on road session of a minimum of two hours.At the start of your course we will check your driving licence and eyesight. CBT is a continuous assessment course, there is no pass or fail, and people do make mistakes, what is important is that you learn from them and improve. Our instructors are friendly and professional, and quality is monitored both by our own senior instructors and by site vists by the Driving Standards Agency (DSA). Learning is about participation so we are happy to answer questions.
Helmets, gloves and waterproofs can be supplied if you wish at no extra cost. At the end of your course you will be issued with a DL196 (CBT) Certificate which is valid for two years. **Further training is recommended**
Who needs to do a CBT?
- All provisional licence holders who wish to use a moped or motorcycle on the road.
- All Car licence holders who wish to ride a motorcycle over 50cc and up to 125cc.
- All car licence holders who gained their licence after 01.02.2001 who wish to ride a moped.
Only holders of a car licence issued before 01.02.2001 may ride a 50cc moped without taking a CBT, however most moped manufacturers, dealerships, instructors and insurance companies recommend that these people do CBT anyway.