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Compulsory Basic Training

Compulsory Basic Training is a legal requirement for all new motorcyclists before being allowed to ride on the public highway. It was introduced by the government in 1990 to reduce accidents and increase rider awareness and good practices among inexperienced motorcyclists. In the first year it achieved a 43% reduction in accidents and continues to improve rider safety. Before taking a CBT course it is essential that you have read or have an understanding of the Highway Code otherwise we will not be able to complete the course on that day.

The CBT is a course of five elements

A – Equipment and Clothing

B – Bike controls and Maintenance 

C – Practical on-site riding 

D – On road theory 

E – Practical on road riding

DVSA Training ratios are as follows :

On the training area maximum
4 students to 1 instructor

On the 2 hr road ride maximum
2 students to 1 instructor

What to expect : During the CBT you will learn the basic skills to make you competent and safe to ride on the public road. THE CBT IS NOT A TEST. Training will take place in the classroom and on site to begin with, on successful completion of the first four elements you will move on to riding on the public highway to gain road riding experience. Your instructor will be in contact with you via a radio link to guide you and ensure that you are safe. Most students will take one day to complete the course however if you are a complete beginner and you are wanting to take the course on a geared bike it may take longer. At the end of the CBT course, so long as you have reached the required standard, you will be issued with a DL196 certificate which is valid for two years from that date.

Click here to view a DVSA CBT training video.

One day course
Discount for re-CBT for our previous customers if you can produce your expired CBT certificate.
      One to one courses available POA
Price of course includes use of schools up to date equipment. 
50cc moped or 125cc geared motorcycle, helmets, jackets gloves and waterproofs if needed.
Customers are reminded that they must wear suitable footwear and strong jeans or trousers. Failure to do so may result in cancellation of your course.

Please be assured if you book a CBT course with us you will receive a full days training of at least 7 hours, this may not be the case with other schools.   If your CBT is shorter than this you are not getting value for money.

  Mobile  07725838393
          Landline 01458 272758
Please be aware that motorcycling can be a dangerous activity and you must accept the risks asscociated with this. 

Please note, we reserve the right to terminate your training if we believe you are putting yourself and others at risk of injury. Your safety is our primary concern. We will only charge you for the training you have received.
Please do not hesitate to contact us for more information and a no obligation chat regarding any of our courses up to 8.30 pm any evening.

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