CBT is the foundation for anyone wishing to ride a bike.

It is a great day of fun learning on how to ride a motorcycle or moped.

The CBT (Compulsory Basic Training) is the start point for ANY new rider. It is designed to ensure that everyone who wants to learn to ride on the roads receives the correct training and has the skills needed to ride safely in modern road and traffic conditions.

At The Ride Academy you can be sure of our undivided attention with a maximum of two trainees per instructor for all aspects of your CBT training.

It is not possible to fail the CBT. Most people will complete the CBT training within a day. However, if your instructor feels that you need more training to bring you up to a competent standard then you will be asked back for extra tuition.

What can I ride once I’ve completed my CBT training?

This will depend on your age. If you’re 16 you can ride a moped or motorcycle up to 50cc. If you’re 17 or above, you can ride a moped or motorcycle up to a 125cc. Both ages must ride with learner plates on the front and rear of your vehicle.

The CBT Course

The CBT is designed to be done in a day and is split into five basic elements:

  • Element A – Introduction, including an eyesight check and clothing chat
  • Element B – Machine controls and basic maintenance
  • Element C – Practical training exercises
  • Element D – Pre-ride Briefing
  • Element E – Practical on road training and riding which will be completed around Chester (it is a minimum of 2 hours on the road by law before a CBT certificate will be issued)

When you have reached the required standard and successfully completed your CBT you will receive a DL196 CBT certificate which is valid for two years. This will enable you to ride on the road as a learner and continue your CBT training with us to gain a full bike Licence.

At the end of your CBT training our expert staff will be able to advise you which of the more advanced courses to follow to obtain your full licence!

Types of full licence

There are different types of full Licence on offer, to fit what you’re looking to.

The types available are all dependent on your age and the bike you take your test on:

  • AM Licence (50cc)– If you only want to ride a scooter (16yo+)
  • A1 Licence (125cc) – Ideal for younger riders (17yo+)
  • A2 Licence (500cc) – More freedom and choice (19yo+)
  • Full Licence (650cc+) – The only option if you want to ride any bike. (Min 24yo+ or 21yo+ if you’ve held an A2 Licence for 2 years)

Course Requirements

To take a CBT-Training Course you will require:

  • UK Provisional Licence / UK Full Car Licence / EU Licence with a Confirmation of Registration Certificate (D91)
  • If you still have an old style paper Licence (without a photo) you must bring a valid passport as proof of ID
  • You must be over 16 years old
  • A basic understanding of the road

The Ride Academy provides everything you need on the day. Bike hire, clothing (helmet, jacket, gloves, waterproof trousers) & all insurances.

You will need to wear sensible clothing – we suggest jeans and boots / trainers. Strictly no shorts, sandals or flip-flops. When you arrive for your CBT training, if your instructor feels that you are not sensibly dressed they could reject you for training.

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