This is where it starts for
everyone. Successful completion of the CBT gains you a CBT
certificate (also known as a DL196), which entitles you to
ride low powered machines (50cc for 16 year olds, 125cc for
17 years and over) with L-plates for 2 years.
There are 5
Elements to the CBT course, which is structured by the DSA,
these include theory (but no written work!) as well as
practical riding in our safe off-road area.
This is a course of continuous assessment with students
only moving on to the next stage when they have
satisfactorily completed the previous one.
So there is no test as such, but the course does conclude
with a road-ride with an instructor in radio contact to
ensure the lessons of the day are put into practice on the
road. When the course is successfully completed a CBT
certificate is issued.
If you are under 17 years old, or if you only want to
ride a 125cc bike and aren't planning on using motorways or
carrying passengers then a CBT is all you need, and you
don't even need to take a separate Theory Test!
If you've never ridden at all before and want to do a CBT
on a geared bike we recommend our £20 Taster session as a
gentle one-to-one introduction to biking before taking your
Once you have booked onto this course remember to check the
following before coming along...
Bring your driving licence (both the paper counterpart and
the photo card), we cannot run the course for you without
both of them. If you have an old-style paper-only licence
please bring a current, valid passport as photo-ID.
Wear jeans (or motorcycle trousers if you have them)
Wear boots (ideally motorcycle boots, if not then a pair of
stout lace-up walking boots, avoid steel toe-capped ones.
Read The Highway Code (it's only £2.50!), it not only tells
you what you should be doing but helps you anticipate the
actions of other road-users too. A packed lunch may not be a
bad idea as it is an all-day course.
Cost of CBT £95