COMPULSORY BASIC TRAINING (CBT)
All learner motorcycle/moped riders must complete a CBT course before riding on the road
We run CBT courses 7 days a week & can be achieved in one day.
Our CBT courses usually start at 09.00am and can finish anywhere between 2:00pm and 5:00pm. You can achieve CBT in this single day. The CBT course syllabus includes five elements that have to completed in sequence:
- Driving licence check for correct entitlement. Eye-sight test. Discussion of the aims of CBT and clothing/equipment
- Introduction to the controls, how they work, basic maintenance checks, use of stands, wheeling the machine around and starting and stopping the engine
- Practical riding on an approved DVSA site. Moving off and stopping. Changing gear. Emergency stop, correct rear observation, u-turns, riding in a figure of 8 and left and right turns
- Before leaving the CBT training site and going out onto public roads, there will be a theory lesson given by the instructor. A variety of points in relation to practical on-road riding will be covered. Some of the points discussed will include – Highway Code, legal requirements, defensive riding, the vulnerability on a motorcycle and hazard perception
- This is the practical on-road phase where you will ride on public roads for a minimum of 2 hours whilst under radio communication with the instructor. Instruction will be given on correct procedures to negotiate roundabouts, junctions, bends, pedestrian crossings, obstructions, traffic lights, u-turns and emergency stops. The on-road session will end when the instructor is satisfied that the student has learned how to ride safely.If a safe standard of machine handling has not been achieved and displayed during the on site riding then the instructor will not allow this stage of the CBT to be attempted. A riding standard that demonstrates you are safe to ride unaccompanied during the on road session must be displayed in order that a certificate will be issued
When you have satisfactorily completed all 5 elements, you will then be issued with a Certificate of Completion of Training (DL196). This is a legal document which serves to validate the relevant entitlements on the driving licence. A DL196 issued after 1st February, 2001 lasts for 2 years. Once CBT has been completed the individual can then proceed onto the practical tests, provided that a motorcycle theory test has been passed.
*Car drivers who held a FULL car licence before 1st February, 2001 do not require a CBT certificate if they want to ride only a 50cc. However, car drivers who passed their car test after 1st February, 2001 must hold a CBT certificate to validate their full moped entitlement (50cc). Provided the individual only rides a 50cc machine, the CBT certificate will be valid for the life of the driving licence.