Route 1 – Compulsory Basic Training (CBT)

If you want to ride a Motorcycle, Scooter or Moped on a public road, you must complete a CBT course. (An exception relates to those who have a full car licence and the test was passed before 1 February 2001. These people can ride a Moped if their licence shows Category P as a Full entitlement).

Bolton CBT Training ground

CBT is not a “test”, it’s a training course with a certificate at the end (DL196). The CBT certificate validates your Driving Licence, allowing you to ride Mopeds and Motorcycles for 2 years from the date of issue of the CBT certificate. You must ride unaccompanied and you cannot ride on Motorways. L plates must be displayed at both the front and rear of the machine.

The content of the CBT course is laid down by the Driving Standards Agency (DSA). It contains five elements, all of which are concerned with SAFETY. At FORCE Rider Training our aim to complete our CBT course in ONE day but if you do not complete the course within the one day, worry not as we can continue your CBT and finish your training at a time to suit. Whilst riding a bike you may encounter hazardous situations, there is no sense rushing your training or short cutting the system as the only looser is YOU!! Unlike many other training schools our prices are all inclusive, – there are no hidden extras like bike hire, insurance, petrol or clothing hire.

The five elements of the CBT course are:

  • Introduction
  • Practical on-site training
  • Practical on-site riding
  • Practical on-road training
  • Practical on-road riding

Even if you have no intention taking your test for some time, you still need to have a reasonable knowledge of the Highway Code. This is especially true of younger riders who have little or no experience of the “rules of the road”.

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