CBT - Compulsory Basic Training

For those aged 16 and over

Upon successful completion it entitles you to ride up to 50cc if aged 16, or up to 125cc if 17 and over.

  • It is a legal requirement to gain a CBT certificate to ride any motorcycle or scooter on the road.
    (This is required regardless of what other licence you hold. The exception being for riding a moped if you obtained your full car licence before Feb 2001)
  •  A theory test certificate is not required for CBT to be taken.  However, a good understanding of the Highway Code is required.
  •  A CBT certificate lasts for 2 years, in which time you can go on to take one of our full licence courses, or simply retake your CBT.

The Structure:

The training day is split into 5 key elements: Each element must be completed to a safe standard to progress to the next one.

Element A – Introduction to CBT and why it is required.

Element B – Practical on site training, introduction to the motorcycle, basic machine checks, basic maintenance checks.

Element C – Practical on site training, the ability to demonstrate clutch control (on a geared bike.) Correct use of brakes, machine balance, slow/higher speed maneuverability, cornering, observations and more.

Element D – Classroom talk to establish students knowledge of road layouts, hazard perception, vulnerability, visibility and more.

Element E – Practical on road riding, only if the student has a demonstrated a suitable level of riding ability during the off road elements and has suitable understanding of the Highway Code. 
e.g. Roundabouts, Junctions, One-way systems etc, to include U turns, hill starts and emergency stops.


Book your CBT online

Buy a CBT gift voucher for you or a friend

Please call us on 01793 847909 and we will be happy to talk through your options with you, for your specific requirements