Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Do I need to have my own bike to do the CBT?
A. No, At 1066 we provide the motorcycle for your CBT, however if you have and want to use your own bike, you can there is a small discount, however your bike needs to be insured, MOT, taxed and road worthy, and of course L plates front and rear.
Q. Do I need to be able to ride a motorcycle before doing a CBT?I
A. No, we at 1066 will teach a complete novice, it may take a little longer however we wont give up on you! however being able to ride a bicycle is a great help.
Q. How long does a CBT take to complete?
A. Normally it takes a day for a new rider, however if you’re not ready you might need to come back and do some more hours, it’s all about you, and getting done correctly is the most important thing.
Q. Do I need to do any writing in my CBT?
A. No, there is no writing required for your CBT apart from signing your certificate once completed.
Q. What happens when my two years is up on my CBT?
A. You can do a CBT retake, you still have to do all the elements as a normal CBT however it only normally takes about 3 hrs
Q. How old do I need to be to do DAS?
A. You can start on your 24th birthday! lets get going 🙂
Q. Do I need to provide my own bike to do the DAS?
A. No, At 1066 we provide the motorcycle for your DAS, however if you have and want to use your own bike, you can there is a small discount, however your bike needs to be insured, MOT, taxed and road worthy, and of course L plates front and rear.
Q. Do I need a motorcycle theory test even though I have done a theory test for my car/HGV?
A. Yes, although the hazard awareness part is the same in all classes, the multiply choice questions are specific to motorcycles!
Q. How long does it take to go from CBT to full course?
A. The million pound question! Depends on the rider, how you cope with nerves in front of the examiner, but thats not helpful ! so on average, about 20 hours.
Q. Do I need to bring my own motorcycle equipment for my training?
A. All ways a good idea if you have it, bring it! however no problem if you don’t, we will lend it to you, and also we will help you source your new equipment when you’re ready, we can also help you get discount with local motorcycle dealers near us.
Q. Is it worth doing the A1 test?
A. Another million dollar question! in my personal opinion, No!, this nonsense licence is for 17-19 year olds, you still have to go through all the hoops, CBT, Theory, MOD 1 MOD 2 and at the end of it….. you can ride a 125cc! yes 125! all that money on training and testing and you cant even rider a larger bike! however you can carry a pillion passenger, (double the weight, no extra power) #dangerous, oh the other advantage which is ok, you can ride on motorways and ride abroad.