|What is the CBT?
Compulsory Basic Training is a legal requirement. It will
enable you to ride your motorcycle on public roads as a
learner. This course introduces you to basic riding skills
and will form the foundation of all your future training.
What do I need to bring with me?
Your Driving licence - If you have the old
paper licence, you will need to bring photo ID to take the CBT, a passport is ideal.
If you are using your own machine you will need to bring
your insurance certificate and MOT if applicable, the
machine also needs to be taxed. If you need glasses for
driving bring them, we will need to test your eyesight..
Helmets and gloves are supplied free of charge. If you
haven't got proper motorcycle clothing we advise you wear
jeans or strong trousers, flat boots, no steel toe caps
(remember you need to feel the controls with your feet on a
geared bike), and wear a sturdy jacket.
A packed lunch or some money to get some.
How can I prepare myself for
For all courses we suggest that you read; 'The highway
Code', and 'Motorcycle Riding, The Essential Skills',
published by the DSA.
What is the Theory Test?
All riders must pass a theory test before they can take
their practical test. A theory test is not needed for the
completion of a C.B.T. (Compulsory Basic Training).
You can book your test yourself by ringing 0300 200 1122 or
What is DAS?
(Direct Access Scheme) The Direct Access Course is taken on
a 500 cc motorcycle and on completion you will have no power
restrictions and can ride any motorcycle of any size. You
can only do this course if you are 21 or over.