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Coronavirus - Who can book and take motorcycle training

Last updated: 17th July 2020.

The DVSA has announced that motorcycle training will open to the general public from the following dates:

  • England - July 4th
  • Scotland - July 22nd
  • Wales - July 27th

Anyone may book a course from these dates onwards, following the usual training criteria.

Please note, many instructor locations now require you to bring your own motorcycle equipment; helmet, jacket and gloves. Please read carefully the information for each location and refer to the icons as outline below. If the icons are not shown, equipment is not provided. All CBT courses do include bike hire.

You can book your CBT 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?

Yes we are. Most instructors are working, we have a little less availability than normal, as class sizes have naturally shrunk. Enter your postcode and book online if you meet the requirements above.

I'm not sure if I meet the requirements.

Anyone in England, Wales and Scotland can now book a CBT and other motorcycle training courses in line with the standard requirements and the dates outlined above. Any site specific requirements are show under each location.

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. 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, this is shown with the Helmet icon on our results page. You will need the following items: A thick jacket, boots that support and protect your ankle, motorcycle gloves and a motorcycle helmet. We recommend the RideTo store powered by Sportsbikeshop for the fastest delivery and best range of gear! http://bit.ly/RideToStore. If you arrive for the training without the correct equipment, you will be asked to book and pay again.

Are training times different?

We will make sure we keep you informed with start and finish times, there has been a little natural disruption. We will always send a text message and an email to inform you of any updates

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. We will update this blog if there is any change to this.

I want to start working at a delivery company, can I attend CBT training?

Yes you can.

Are you running full licence courses?

Full licence courses should be restarting in the coming weeks, however there is a substantial waiting list currently. In the meantime, we recommend all riders complete the CBT and theory test to be ready for a full licence course.

I have another question!

No problem, contact us.

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.