CBT - Compulsory Basic Training

CBT at BC Motorcycle Training

Compulsory Basic Training (CBT) is a training course designed to teach the basic skills required to ride on the road safely.

The CBT is not a test and cannot be failed, it is normally a one day course.

The CBT is made up of 5 elements:

  • Element A – Introduction to CBT. First an eye test then a general introduction to the aims of a CBT and then talk about helmets and protective clothing.
  • Element B – Learning the controls of a motorcycle, basic safety checks and routine maintenance.
  • Element C – Learning to ride and control the bike on and off road site, and completing a number of exercises.
  • Element D – Classroom session discussing road awareness, road safety and Highway Code.
  • Element E – Finally a road ride, you will be in radio contact with your instructor and will be expected to demonstrate the skills learnt in the previous elements.

If your instructor is happy that you have completed all the elements to a competent level you will be issued with a certificate.

We have male and female instructors and are fully qualified and experienced. They will make you feel at ease and ensure that you have an enjoyable day.

On completion of your CBT at the age of 16 you can then ride a maximum of 50cc with L plates, at age 17 you can ride a maximum of 125cc with L plates.

What To Bring?

We can supply you with a Helmet, motorcycle jacket, Hi-Viz jacket and motorcycle gloves and wet weather protection (if needed) for the duration on the course.  You will need to bring your driving licence and National Insurance number.

Please ensure that you wear sturdy footwear and suitable legwear – jeans as a minimum.  Please avoid tracksuit bottoms or leggings.

If you are riding your own bike you will need to bring proof of insurance.

What do I need to KNOW?

No prior knwoledge of motorbike riding is needed – we will teach you, but you do need a working knowledge of the Highway Code