CBT (Compulsory Basic Training) is the first stage of learning to ride motorcycles. Upon successful completion of your CBT training, your instructor will then issue you with a DL196 form (CBT certificate). This CBT certificate is then valid for 2 years from the date of issue, and entitles you to ride any motorbike or scooter/moped (manual or automatic) up to 125cc (50cc for 16 year olds) providing you are displaying red ‘L’ Plates. Please remember, CBT does not entitle you to carry pillion passengers or to use motorways.
Once you have successfully completed your CBT training, your next step to obtaining your full motorbike licence is to pass your motorcycle theory test, and then decide whether you would like to sit the Direct Access Scheme (DAS) or the A2 Restricted Licence.
Our East London CBT training centre is based in Ilford, but is also local to other surrounding areas such as Romford, Barking, Dagenham, Hainault, Barkingside, Loughton and all other area's of Essex. Our East London CBT site is also easily accessible from Central London & other East London areas meaning we can offer CBT Wanstead, CBT training in Walthamstow and CBT Leyton. We are proud to be able to offer one of the cheapest CBT's in London for only £99-00, which includes equipment and bike hire with no hidden charges.
Do not worry if you've never ridden a motorbike before! Your instructor will be in constant communication with you at all times. The purpose of this course is to teach beginners, so just relax and remember, this is ‘basic training’, and the first stage of learning to ride.
Although there is no theory required for you to sit your CBT, a basic knowledge of the highway code and UK traffic procedure is required, and your instructor will be asking you questions relating to the highway code as part of your CBT test / assessment. You will also be required to have an element of balance, which is usually obtained by having the ability to be able to ride a bicycle.
Compulsory Basic Training (CBT) is for those people who want to ride a scooter / motorbike up to 125cc. Even for those people who want to progress onto the next stage and complete a Direct Access or A2 Restricted Licence, CBT is a must! The CBT test is a continual assessment which is spread over 5 elements:
Upon successful completion of your CBT course in North London, you will then be entitled to ride any moped, scooter or motorcycle up to 125cc. (Those 16 years of age will be restricted to 50cc until their 17th birthday).
Your CBT certificate is valid for only 2 years, and has some restrictions which will apply to most people:
If you do not pass your motorcycle theory test, and full practical test within 2 years, you will be required to complete another CBT if you wish to continue riding your scooter / moped / motorcycle.
Some exceptions to the above restrictions may apply to certain people depending on the existing licence categories on your licence. For more information please seek further advise from the DVLA.
Should you require more information regarding CBT, please visit the DVSA website.
Now it's even easier than ever to book your CBT with our online CBT booking system. You can view our availibility, book your CBT online, and then make a secure online payment for your CBT course.
There are 3 ways that you can book yourself onto a CBT course:
Please note, to book your CBT you will first need to satisfy some basic requirements: