CBT Training East London From only £99 - Compulsory Basic Training

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.

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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.

What Is Compulsory Basic Training (CBT)?

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:

  1. A. Introduction
  2. B. Practical on-site training
  3. C. Practical on-site riding
  4. D. Practical on-road training
  5. E. Practical on-road riding

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.

  • You are not permitted to use motorways at any time
  • You must display 2 legally sized ‘L’ plates on your motorcycle / scooter at all times
  • You cannot carry pillion passengers

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.

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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.

How do I book my CBT?

There are 3 ways that you can book yourself onto a CBT course:

  • You can book online
  • You can book over the phone by calling 020 8597 7333 or 0800 848 8418
  • You can come into our offices to pay cash. (If you would ike to take this option, please contact our office on 020 8597 7333 or 0800 848 8418 before making your journey, so that we can ensure someone will be present to greet you).

Please note, to book your CBT you will first need to satisfy some basic requirements:

  • You must bring your original UK provisional / full photocard driving licence. If your photocard licence has expired, then please bring an original, current and valid UK passport as well as your original expired photocard driving licence. If you have the old style paper driving licence, an original, current and valid UK passport is also required. If you have an EU licence, then you will need to bring your original EU photocard driving licence with supporting D91 form.
  • You must know your National Insurance number, and bring this with you on the day. You do not need to bring your original National Insurance card, but you do need to have a note of your National Insurance number. (Not applicable to EU licence holder's who have an EU photocard with supporting D91 form)
  • You must be able to read a number plate from a distance of 20.5 meters (the use of glasses is allowed)
  • Have read the Highway Code, and demonstrate a good knowledge of this and all other UK road traffic procedures at all times.

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