Basic Training (C.B.T) - What's involved?
Before your CBT course starts you will have
an eyesight test, and your driving licence will be checked.
The CBT course involves five elements:
1) Introduction (Element A) - Includes
aims of course, legal requirements, and importance of protective
2) Practical on-site training (Element B) - Motorcycle controls,
machine checks, moving off and stopping, observation, junctions
and U turns etc.
3) Practical on-site riding (Element C) - clutch control,
gear changing, braking, signalling, observation, position, moving
off and stopping, left and right turns, junctions etc.
4) Classroom training session about motorcycling
safety (Element D).
5) Practical on-road riding (Element E)
- This will include junctions, roundabouts, traffic signs (including
traffic lights), pedestrian crossings etc. You will also carry out
a U turn within the width of the road, and an emergency stop excercise.
Upon passing the CBT course you will receive
a DL196 certificate, which is valid for 2 years. If you don't take
and pass the motorcycle theory and practical tests in order to gain
a full motorcycle licence within the 2 years, you will have to retake
the CBT after 2 years if you wish to continue to ride a moped or
motorcycle on a provisional licence as a 'learner'.