The CBT is set down by law and is the minimum requirement to be allowed to ride a moped (50cc) at the age of 16 and a motorcycle or scooter up to (125cc) with ‘L’ plates on the road.
To be eligible to undertake a CBT you must hold a UK driving licence either full car or provisional. You can apply for a provisional licence up to 3 months before your 16th birthday. If you have lost either part of your licence you can apply for a replacement by calling 0300 790 6801 which is the DVLA Helpline.
If you have an old style paper licence you will need to bring photo ID such as your passport. You must make sure your licence has a valid category ‘A’ entitlement on it.
If you have a European licence you can undertake a CBT if you have a UK counterpart to indorse it. You can apply for this on 0300 790 6801 which is the DVLA Helpline.
The other legal requirement is you must be able to read a standard car number plate at a distance of 20.5 metres. This can be done with or without glasses or contact lens, but if used you must wear them throughout the training.
The 5 elements.
This involves checking your driving licence to make sure you are entitled to undertake the CBT. Please check that the issue numbers are the same on both your photo card and the paper counterpart. i.e 30 on the card (which is at the end of your driving licence number), and 30A on the paper counterpart. This proves the card and paper counterpart are the same licence. Then the eye sight test (as described above). Then to finish a chat on clothing and why we wear additional clothing when we ride a motorcycle.
In this element we cover all the things you will need to know about the bike you are going to ride, including how all the controls work, maintenance and how to take the bike on and off it stand properly.
Off road riding practice
In this section you will learn how to walk the bike around a figure of ?8? under control. How to pull away and stop safely. Gear changing if on a manual bike. Slow control riding culminating in a manoeuvre called the ?U? turn. Correct sequencing for left and right turns and emergency stops.
Pre-road chat about all the things we need to be aware of when riding on the road.
A 2 hour road ride under the supervision of your instructor which encompasses all types of road environments. In this element you must demonstrate a level of road awareness and understanding, and that your decisions are safe so as not to endanger yourself or other road users.
If these criteria’s are met you will be issued with your (DL196) your CBT certificate.