Everyone has to complete a Compulsory Basic Training (CBT) to validate the provisional entitlement on their licence. The course is aimed at the complete novice and the CBT gives you a basic understanding of motorcycle skills.
It lets you ride on L plates but you can’t take a pillion or go on a motorway and it has a life of 2 years. If you don’t pass a motorcycle test in this time you need to retake the CBT course.
A moped has a maximum design speed not exceeding 50 kilometres per hour (approximately 31 miles per hour). It has an engine up to 50 cubic centimetres (cc)
A learner motorcycle has an engine up to 125 cc and a power output not exceeding 11 kilowatt (kw)
The CBT course involves 5 elements:
B. Practical on-site training
C. Practical on-site riding
D. Practical on-road training
E. Practical on-road riding
The 5 elements have to be completed in sequence
This is usually a 1 DAY COURSE.
You will receive your CBT certificate at the end of Element ‘E’ your instructor is satisfied you have learnt the necessary theory and demonstrated the practical skills to a safe basic level.
When you complete the Compulsory Basic Training (CBT) course you will be given a certificate of completion – sometimes called a DL196.
This is a legal document which validates the relevant entitlements on your driving licence.
- A CBT certificate entitlement lasts for 2 years.
- CBT will have to be retaken if both theory and practical tests are not passed within the 2 year certificate life, no expiry reminders are issued.
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Vasco D from Stratford passed his CBT on the 20th February 2013. His instructor was Gary. Vasco lived within 1 ...
Touqeer R from Wembley passed his CBT on the 18th February 2013. His instructor was Danny. Touqeer lived within 30 ...
Sean P. from Northolt passed his CBT on 17th January 2013. His instructor was Danny. Sean travelled 25 minutes to ...
Vincent F. from Tottenham passed his CBT on 7th October 2012. His instructor was Danny. Vincent travelled 30 minutes with ...