provisional licence holders MUST successfully complete CBT
before riding a motorcycle or moped unsupervised on the road.
CBT is a one day course designed to equip you with basic machine handling
and road awareness skills. The CBT course is based on a six hour day and
follows a syllabus that is set by the
does NOT allow the carrying of passengers under any circumstances
and you are NOT allowed on motorways.
At age 16 you can only ride a
moped, a machine with an engine no
larger than 50cc; it can be either geared or twist-and-go.
At age 17 and above you may ride a machine of
up to 125cc, again
either geared or twist-and-go.
You may take CBT on either a twist-and-go or
geared machine subject to the above age and engine capacity regulations. If
you take CBT at age 16 on a 50cc twist-and-go the same CBT certificate will
cover you from age 17 for machines of either type up to the maximum of
For CBT you must
already have a provisional motorcycle licence, or a licence which gives
provisional entitlement (see Licences
for more info). You may use your own machine but it
must be roadworthy, have a valid MOT certificate (if applicable), display a
current road fund licence, be insured and display L plates. We will need to
check these items at the start of your CBT day so please bring your
Alternatively you can hire one of our
twist-and-go mopeds or 125cc geared machines, subject to your age/licence.
We can also provide a helmet and protective clothing if you do not have your
own. We do not charge for helmets or clothing.
We strongly suggest you read
the Highway Code before attending for CBT. You also need to ensure that your
eyesight meets the legal minimum standard. If you need to wear glasses or
contact lenses to achieve this then they must be worn at all times when
riding. The minimum standard is to read a car number plate at 20.5 metres.
certificates are valid for two years from the date of issue. You will need
to re-take CBT if you do not pass a motorcycle or moped test before your
CBT certificate expires and you still wish to ride on the road.
you passed your car driving test after 1st Feb 2001 and then take CBT your
certificate remains valid for the duration of your licence. You may then
ride a moped without L plates. If you took your car test prior to Feb 2001
you are entitled to ride a moped without L plates and do not need CBT,
though we recommend you take the course.
CBT is a fixed price course,
machine hire is extra.