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CBT (Compulsory Basic Training) - London seven days a week

Looking for CBT London? You have come to the right place. Firstly though, a little bit of background...

About CBT

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 10 a.m. running until approximately 6.00 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.

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CBT is not a test and there is no exam

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-

  • A. Introduction
  • B. Practical on-site training
  • C. Practical on-site riding
  • D. Practical on-road training
  • E. Practical on-road riding

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 (D91) with valid provisional motorcycle entitlement) and glasses or contact lenses if normally worn.

Motorcycles available

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.

Why not get a full licence?

As the course name suggests, this is only basic training. You will be that much safer with a full licence. Why not have a look at the full licence courses that we offer? Category A – Direct Access course (full licence with no restrictions), Category A2 (restricted licence restricting you to medium-sized bikes) and Category A1 (limits you to 125cc bikes).

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CBT Course Location

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CBT Course Syllabus

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CBT FAQs

CBT (Compulsory Basic Training FAQs When and where? We run the CBT course seven days a week at our Wembley training site, seven days a week, all through the year.  How long does the course take? Typically, it takes a person one day to complete successfully. Approximately 90% of people get through the course first …

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