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Compulsory Basic Training (CBT)


What is a CBT?

Compulsory basic training (CBT) was introduced to help reduce the very high accident rate among inexperienced motorcyclists. A CBT must be completed before a learner moped or motorcycle rider is allowed to ride on the road with L-plates.


Upon successful completion of this you'll be allowed to drive up to a 125cc motorcycle for 2 years, on L plates. You can either stick with this and redo it every two years, ride a 125cc motorcycle or scooter for a while to gain some extra experience, or go directly onto the Direct Access from here.


Who needs a CBT? 16 year olds can only ride up to 50cc bikes. 17 year olds and over can only ride up to 125cc bikes. 16 year olds must have a Provisional Licence and have Category P on their Licence to ride a moped. 17 years or over who are going to ride a 125cc bike on a Provisional Licence, must have 'Category A' on their licence. Please check this entitlement and give the dates from/ to for the 'category A' when making a booking Full car licence holders are entitled to ride up to a 50cc bike without undertaking CBT and don't have to display L plates. If they are going to ride anything over 50cc, they must have a have a current CBT certificate. What do i need to bring? Whatever the weather, you must wear the correct clothing on the day. You need to wear long trousers (jeans are fine) Sturdy footwear (strong shoes or boots) We supply helmets, jackets, gloves and waterproof over-trousers if you do not already have your own. Waterproof clothing is strongly recommended, as your course will continue if it rains or not If you normally wear glasses or contact lenses. You will need to bring them to read a registration plate at a minimum distance of 66 ft (20 metres) You will need to bring BOTH parts of your UK licence (card and paper card). If you have an old style licence, you will need to bring a valid passport. The document must be original, as photocopies are not accepted. If using your own machine: MOT certificate (For models over 3 years old). Certificate of insurance. L Plates. Sufficient fuel for the day's training. What if i fail the CBT? If, for some reason, you do not reach the basic standard, you will be asked to return at a convenient time to complete the road ride *Additional charges may apply Please note: we do not issue certificates if we do not think you will be safe out on the road.


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