COMPULSORY BASIC TRAINING
About the CBT
Compulsory Basic Training is required if you want to ride a moped, scooter or motorcycle and is a compulsory training course. It's designed to get you up and riding safely and confidently by the end of the training course. Generally CBT course are completed in one day.
You do need to reach a required standard as laid down by the driving standards agency. You are expected to have a good working knowledge of the Highway Code.
What is required on the day?
You are required to bring your UK provisional/driving licence. The only other requirement is that you are appropriately dressed. We would ask that you wear jeans and sensible footwear but this is not required by law, we do have jackets, helmets and gloves for you to use.
What does the CBT entitle me to?
Once completed you will be issued with a CBT certificate which is valid for 2 years from the date of issue to ride as a learner on L plates.
At 16 years old this will entitle you to ride up to a 50cc restricted moped only.
At 17 years old and above the CBT certificate will entitle you to ride upto a 125cc again with L plates.
The CBT will allow you to ride on all major roads and side streets but you have no entitlement to ride on motorways as a learner and you cannot carry pillion passengers.
You do not need to take a motor cycle theory test to complete your CBT. This is only required if you would like to go onto your full motorcycle entitlement. You can read more here.
You will be sent a reminder by ourselves shorty before your CBT expiry date, to remind you to retake the course if needed.
Helmets, gloves and jackets are available to use free of charge in a selection of sizes
WHAT DAYS ARE CBT'S AVAILABLE
CBT's courses are available on Saturday and Sunday's every week, we also do Monday's, Wednesdays and Fridays excluding bank holidays. For any further information please feel free to contact us
DOING THE KNOWLEDGE?
If you are doing your knowledge on a motorcycle you will need to have a current CBT. For further information/training for the London knowledge click here to see our recommended knowledge school.