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CBT is the riding lesson that everyone must safely complete before attempting a full licence test or riding their own bike (up to a 125cc, depending on age) on the road.*

The CBT is not a pass/fail test, so once successfully completed you cannot carry a passenger or go on motorways, and your bike requires L-Plates.

You must be at least 16 years of age and hold a valid UK provisional or full car licence.

The 5 training Elements (3 theory, 2 practical) usually take a day to complete, however, it can take longer. Your booking is for one day only.

Once successfully completed your certificate is valid for 2 years, during which time you can either achieve your full A1, A2 or A licence, or renew it before it expires.

You can use your own road legal bike and safety equipment, however, 50cc automatic and 125cc manual bike hire can be selected when booking. We strongly advise taking the £20 Voluntary Excess Waiver Option, when hiring a bike. 

Helmet, jacket and gloves are automatically included if required, and you should wear jeans and sturdy boots.


A theory test is not required, however, every rider is expected to have a good understanding of the Highway Code. Novice road users should take the Ridefree online quiz to increase their knowledge, as the CBT includes a road ride, if you reach the required standard on site.

Click the 'BOOK CBT' button below for more information, to view our online diary and to book your CBT (price confirmed before checkout).

* Car licence holders before February 2001 who only want to ride 50cc mopeds are exempt.

For other information and useful resources, check out our useful links page.

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Compulsory Basic Training (CBT)

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