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Compulsary 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 clothing.

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'.


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