CBT (Compulsory Basic Training) is the starting point for all learner motorcyclists and was introduced in 1990 to help reduce the very high accident rate among inexperienced motorcycle and moped riders. We run courses seven days a week.
The course takes a whole day and typically starts at 8 a.m. running until approximately 5.30 p.m. if you successfully complete all of the modules.
If you have never ridden a motorcycle before, this course will take you right from the start. You do, however, need to be able to ride a bicycle and have a good knowledge of the Highway Code.
CBT is not a test and there is no exam – it is a course of training you are required to complete satisfactorily. The CBT course syllabus includes five elements and these five elements have to be completed in turn. You can only move on to the next element when your instructor is satisfied you have learnt the necessary theory and demonstrated the practical skills to a safe basic level.
Very briefly, the structure of the course is as follows-
Most people do get through CBT on the first attempt, but if you do not, we operate a guaranteed training scheme. When attending for your course, you will need to dress appropriately, bring your UK licence with you (or EU licence with UK Counterpart (D58/2) with valid provisional motorcycle entitlement) and glasses or contact lenses if normally worn.
If you do not have your own motorcycle, we can supply you with one for the day and we have either automatics or manuals available. If you book to use one of our bikes, we will also supply you with a motorcycle safety helmet and full cover insurance.
If you are supplying your own bike, you will also need to bring proof of insurance, your bike will need to be taxed, you will need a valid MOT certificate (if your bike is more than three years old) and full sized L–plates must be clearly displayed both front and rear.
If you live in the following areas, we are within travelling distance.
Alperton, Barnet, Belgravia, Belsize Park, Bermondsey, Brent, Brent Cross, Brentford, Brondesbury, Brondesbury Park, Bushey, Camden, Chiswick, Colindale, Cricklewood, Crouch End, Dollis Hill, Dulwich, Ealing, Eastcote, East London, Edgware, Elstree, Feltham, Finchley, Friern Barnet, Golders Green, Greenford, Greenhill, Greenwich, Hampstead, Hanwell, Harlesden, Harrow, Harrow On The Hill, Harrow Weald, Hatch End, Hayes, Hendon, Highgate, Hillingdon, Holland Park, Hornsey, Hounslow, Ickenham, Isleworth, Islington, Kensal Green, Kensal Rise, Kensington, Kenton, Kilburn, Kingsbury, Ladbroke Grove, Lambeth, Lewisham, London Bridge, Maida Vale, Marylebone, Mayfair, Mill Hill, Moor Park, Muswell Hill, Neasden, North Harrow, Northolt, North London, North West London, Notting Hill, Oxhey, Paddington, Palmers Green, Perivale, Pinner, Queens Park, Rickmansworth, Roxeth, Ruislip, South Harrow, Southall, Southgate, South London, Southwark, St Johns Wood, Staines, Stanmore, Sudbury, Sudbury Hill, Sudbury Town, Tottenham, Tufnell Park, Uxbridge, Watford, Wealdstone, Wembley, West Ealing, West Harrow, West London, Willesden, Wood Green, Yeading.