CBT – What is it?
The starting point for learner motorcyclists and moped riders is the compulsory basic training (CBT) course. CBT was introduced in 1990 to help reduce the very high accident rate among inexperienced motorcycle and moped riders. CBT is not a test and there is no exam – it is a course of training you are required to complete satisfactorily.
The Five Elements
The CBT course consists of the following five elements:
- Element A – Introduction
- Element B – Practical On Site Training
- Element C – Practical On Site Riding
- Element D – Practical On Road Training
- Element E – Practical On Road Riding
Typically our courses start at 8.45 a.m. and finish at around 5.30 p.m., providing you successfully complete each module which most people do!
To take part in the course, you will need to be able to bring both parts of your UK licence (both the photocard and the paper counterpart (D740) and be able to wear sensible clothing (jeans, strong jacket, study footwear and a pair of gloves).
You will need to have a good knowledge of the Highway Code and have ridden a bicycle or motorcycle within the past two years.