Motorbike test in Swansea & Neath Port Talbot

COMPULSORY BASIC TRAINING (CBT)

All learner motorcycle/moped riders must complete a CBT course before riding on the road

9:00am – 5:00pm

£125

Swansea/Pontypridd

We run CBT courses 7 days a week & CBT can be achieved in one day
Our CBT course usually starts at 09.00am and normally ends at 5:00pm, usually you’ll achieve CBT in this single day. The CBT course syllabus includes five elements that have to completed in sequence:

  1. Driving licence check for correct entitlement. Eye-sight test. Discussion of the aims of CBT and clothing/equipment
  2. Introduction to the controls, how they work, basic maintenance checks, use of stands, wheeling the machine around and starting and stopping the engine
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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.

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*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.

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