The CBT course day syllabus | Motorcycle Training London

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The CBT course day syllabus

The CBT course is broken down into 5 elements. A, B, C, D, E,

ELEMENT A: Introduction

• Learner should understand the aims of the CBT Course
• Learner should understand why suitable equipment and clothing should be used.
• Trainer should be confident that the learner meets eyesight rules
Read in good daylight, with glasses or contact lenses if they wear them, a motor vehicle number plate from a distance of 20 metres (about 66 feet). Older style number plates
Should be read from a distance of 20.5 metres (about 67 feet).

Wear glasses or contact lenses at all times when riding, if needed to meet licence requirements.

ELEMENT B: Practical on-site training

• Learner should be able to understand how their machine works
• Understand the maintenance cheeks needed to keep their machine legal and roadworthy.
• Have a feel of the weight and balance of their Machine.
• Learner must be able to take bike on/off stand in a controlled manner

Understand the terms and main functions of Throttle, Front Brake, Clutch, Indicators, Choke, Electric Starter, Engine Cut Off (Kill Switch) Lighting Switches, Horn, Fuel Tap, Rear Brake, Kick Start, Gear Change Lever, and Instrument Panel. Understand what each control does and what part it plays in controlling your Motorcycle, Scooter, Moped.

ELEMENT C: Practical on-site riding

All Learners will begin to ride there Motorcycle, Scooter, Moped. In this element the learner must be able to demonstrate they have developed enough basic skills to control there machine safely before going out on the road.

• Moving away
• Slow speed riding
• Observations and blind spot checks
• Riding in a straight line coming to a controlled stop
• Changing gear
• Riding in a figure of eight
• U-turn
• Emergency Stop
• Left and Right turns

The Instructor may Advise more training is required before being able to complete a CBT.

ELEMENT D: Practical on road training preparation

In this element you will discuss with your Instructor the following points

• Importance of understanding the Highway Code
• The need to be more Clearly Visible
• Understand why motorcycle are more Vulnerable
• Riding Defensively and anticipation of other road users
• Importance of Hazard Perception
• The effects of various Weather Conditions
• Separation Distance when following other road users
• Riding at the Correct Speed
• Be aware of various Road Surfaces
• Assuming the correct Road Positioning
• The use of Rear Observations at appropriate times
• The consequences of Aggressive Attitude
• The Legal Requirements for riding on the road
• The dangers of Drug and Alcohol use when riding

This element is aimed to make sure the learner has all the right information they need to ride legally and safely on the road. This will also help them to prepare for the on road riding element of the CBT.

ELELMENT E: Practical on road riding

This element is designed to for the learner to gain the information knowledge and understanding of the skills they need to ride on the road. The learner should ride safely and independently while preparing for their riding test. This element brings together the knowledge, understanding and skills gained through elements A to D.

The instructor will take learner out, exposing them to different traffic situations they might come across while riding on the road. Different situations which will be covered.

• Traffic Lights
• Roundabouts
• Junctions
• Pedestrian Crossings
• Gradients
• Bends

The instructor will asses constantly the level of riding the learner demonstrates in this element. By the end of the element the learner should have demonstrated the knowledge, skills and understanding needed to be able to ride independently on the road.

The learner should know and understand the limits of their competence.
The Learner will be under Radio contact with the instructor at all times. The instructor will choose a suitable route, so risk is managed and as many different situations as possible are covered.

At the end of this element the instructor will give a debrief of the riding demonstrated by the learner. The instructor will continue to Advise more training is required before being able to complete a CBT, or whether the learner was successful in completing the CBT course.

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