CBT & CBT Xtra

Compulsory Basic Training

Most learner motorcycle & moped riders must take compulsory basic training (CBT) before riding on the road.

At 16 years of age you can ride up to 50cc with CBT. (AM Licence)
At 17 years of age you can ride up to 125cc with CBT. (A1 Licence)

You will then have to pass your full motorcycle test within 2 years or you'll have to take your CBT again. You don't need to pass CBT to ride a moped if you passed your car driving test before 1st February 2001.

What CBT Xtra involves:

CBT Xtra is a 3 hour module designed for new riders with no experience or for those people who feel they would benefit from a bit more bike time prior to undertaking their CBT.  It does what it says on the tin... Gives you eXtra.

- Minimum 2 hours riding and bike familiarisation
- Up to 1 hour CBT preparation time to include
  1-1 Instructor time to help boost your confidence.    
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What CBT involves:

CBT is an Intensive syllabus that is made up from 5 elements.  If you are confident and or have previous riding experience it is possible to complete the assessment in one day although some people may require more time as we all learn at different speeds.  The elements are as follows:-

- Introduction and eyesight check
- practical on-site training
- practical on-site riding
- practical on-road training
- practical on-road riding

When you complete compulsory basic training (CBT) to at least the minimum standard, you’ll get a certificate of completion – also called a DL196.Your certificate of completion lets you ride a moped or a motorbike (depending on your age) up to 125cc on the road with L plates for 2 years.
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