CBT - Compulsory Basic Training

riders learning their cbt - compulsory bike test

Kick start your Motorcycling adventure at 1066 CBT Training. We are friendly, patient and understanding. Our instructors are fully qualified and ready to teach you the necessary skills to prepare you for riding on the road for the first time. We start your training in our large, safe and secure purpose-designed training area. We have a large selection of bikes and scooters to fit tall and vertically challenged riders.

cbt scooter yard

Not only do we want you to enjoy learning to ride a motorcycle/moped, we also hope you have a really fun day with us.

CBT’s can be worked on different levels - for complete novices, full in depth explanations will be used, for those who can already ride Q&A techniques are used, we always set the level of instruction to suit the individual.

Dsylexia / Dysprasxia? At 1066 we are happy to teach/coach people with these condiditions, just give us a call.

What is CBT? Who needs to do one?

CBT stands for Compulsory Basic Training. Compulsory, anyone wanting to ride a motorcycle or moped has to do a CBT (the only exception is, if you have held a full car licence before Feb 1 2001 you can ride a moped (49cc) without a CBT). For anybody else who wants to ride a 125 or scooter they WILL need to do a CBT but don’t worry it is not a test! It is a training program and you will learn all riding skills starting with the basics:

What do I need to do to get my CBT?

All you need to undertake your CBT is your Driving Licence (Full car or Provisional) both parts, that is the photo ID and the counter part, it does help if you can ride a pedal bicycle! and that's it! We can at no extra cost provide you with all protective clothing Safety Helmet, jacket, gloves and boots.

What happens during my CBT?

  • Basic motorcycle familiarity, machine safety checks, identifying where the brakes are and how they work.
  • You will learn to pull away (under control) using throttle and clutch then to stop using your brakes at designated points
  • The art of slow riding control using your throttle, clutch and back brake. You will ride around some figures of 8 and then do some U turns, (no feet down here!) learn gear changing, at our site there's loads of room to get into 4th gear then back down to first !
  • Explanations on correct use of mirrors and observations and why its important to use them.

Once we have done this we can go into junction procedures. We have our yard all road marked to simulate real road junctions, it really helps getting you ready for the road.

Our last exercise is the controlled/emergency stop, we learn this just in case something pulls out or runs in front of us and we have to stop quickly and under full control.

Once all the practical exercises are finished there is a session on road theory (don't worry, we do most of the talking and there is no writing!). The most fun part of the day is the road ride. We are out on the road for a couple of hours using all the new skills you have learnt in the training area, putting them to good use in real life situations, you will be followed by us and by using our 2way radio we are able to guide and help you though your road ride.

The best part: “well done you have completed your CBT training and we can now issue your CBT certificate!”

Still confused? please feel free to call us on 01424 736066 / 07970814216 for more information

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