Coronavirus - Who can book and take motorcycle training
Last Updated 15th September 2021
England & Wales
The DVSA announced that Motorcycle lessons and CBT courses are currently going ahead as planned unless notified otherwise, such courses have been operating since 29th March 2021.
All postponed customers have been contacted to organise new training dates, If you are yet to receive a new training date, please do get in touch.
We are now accepting new bookings in all locations in England & Wales. Courses can be booked online here.
The DVSA announced that Motorcycle lessons and CBT courses are currently going ahead as planned unless notified otherwise, such courses have been operating since 26th April 2021.
All postponed customers have been contacted to organise new training dates from 26th April onwards. If you are yet to receive a new training date, please do get in touch.
We are now accepting new bookings at all locations in Scotland. Courses can be booked online here.
Top FAQS for motorcycle training during the Coronavirus outbreak:
Are you still open, will I still be able to train during the outbreak?
Please see the latest guidance above based on the country you live in. Our office remains open, although we are operating at a reduced capacity.
Will I be allowed to ride on the road if my CBT runs out and I can’t get training?
No, if you can’t get training and your CBT runs out, there are no plans announced for any grace period as it currently stands. Please ensure you book as far in advance as you are able to as there are extensive waiting lists for training post lockdown.
Can I still book a course?
Yes, we are taking new bookings and motorcycle training courses are taking place as it stands. Motorcycle courses including CBT can be booked online here.
What do I need in order to book a CBT?
You'll need to provide on the day of the CBT a valid UK Driving or Provisional Licence card and your National Insurance Number. Paper licence counterparts and photocopies are not accepted. Read more about the CBT course.
Will you still be able to provide me with a bike, helmet, motorcycle jacket and gear?
We’re asking everyone to bring their own motorcycle gear if possible, some locations are not providing any equipment, please review the gear icons on the results page. You will need the following items to train: a face mask or covering, thick jacket, boots that support and protect your ankle, motorcycle gloves and a motorcycle helmet.
We recommend the RideTo Store for fast delivery and best range of gear! If you arrive for the training without the correct equipment, you will be unable to train and asked to book and pay again.
Are training times different?
Always check your confirmation email and text for the start time of course, please ensure you arrive at least 15 minutes prior to that time to enrol. We will always send a text message and an email to inform you of any updates.
Are you running full licence courses?
Full licence courses are taking place, please ensure you make a booking in advance as there are extensive waiting lists post lockdown.
I have another question, no problem, contact us.
Motorcycle Training Coronavirus Advice
Motorcycles are one of the safest and infection-free forms of travel you can use. Still, there are a few things you can do to help prevent the spread of the virus and be best prepared for your motorcycle training.
You MUST bring a face covering to your training (such as a neck tube, thin scarf or face mask.) You can buy motorcycle face covering/neck tube here.
We strongly recommend all riders to bring your own equipment; helmet, gloves, jacket and face masks. Some locations are NOT providing gear, this is clearly shown under "What's Included" when booking. The RideTo Store is the perfect place to purchase all your new rider gear with free delivery.
Please read carefully the information for each location and refer to the icons as outlined below. If the icons are not shown, equipment is not provided. All CBT courses do include bike hire.
Please call the NHS on 111 if you have the following symptoms - High fever and a new, continuous cough. A full list of symptoms are at this link.
If you think you have the virus, please let us know by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org and do not attend your CBT session. All cancellations are in line with our standard T&Cs
Be best prepared and shop at our Online Store for the best new rider motorcycle clothing, helmets and equipment!
This information is given to you as a guide to support you in your choice of licence and RideTo has made every attempt to ensure the accuracy and reliability of the information provided about motorcycle licence and training requirements. However, RideTo cannot guarantee the information is up to date, correct and complete and is therefore provided on an "as is" basis only. RideTo accepts no liability whatsoever for any loss or damage howsoever arising. We recommend that you verify the current licence and training requirements by checking the DVSA website.