Compulsory Basic Training

Motorcycle Training Cornwalls - Compulsory Basic Training (CBT)

If you need cheap transport to get around and are happy to ride a 50cc(at least 16 years old) or a 125cc (at least 17 years old) on L plates then you must complete a CBT. The only exception to this is holders of full car licences issued before 1st February 2001 who are entitled, by a quirk of the law, to ride a 50cc  restricted moped. Or if you are going to gain a full motorcycle licence you will need to have a valid CBT certificate.  A CBT certificate validates the provisional part of a driving licence for a 2 year period.  CBT cost is £99 for a day. One to one training is available at £125.

There are five elements that must be completed before a CBT certificate (DL196) can be issued. These are:

Element A

Introduction – Explanation of the course, discussion on safety equipment and eye sight check.

Element B 

On-Site Training – Machine familiarisation, use of stands, and manual handling.

Element C

On Site Riding – Includes eight (Auto) or nine (geared) riding exercises that must be completed.

Element D

On Road Training – Classroom based theory session.

Element E

On Road Riding - Out on the road putting it all together for a minimum of 2 hours (legal requirement).  There is a maximum ratio of 2 to 1 where your instructor will be in radio contact guiding you through a wide variety of road conditions.

Sound theoretical knowledge will help lead to a successful CBT, so a working knowledge of the Highway Code is essential.  The link below provides free viewing:

The Highway Code

You also may find the links below useful:

Compulsory Basic Training

Start To Ride

On the day, come sensibly dressed, bearing in mind the weather conditions. Please speak to our staff for advice. You must present your driving licence and DVLA code that enables us to carry out an online check of your driving licence. Follow the online instructions to obtain the code here.

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