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Coronavirus - Who can book and take motorcycle training

Last updated: 1st June 2020.

Following new guidance from the Motorcycle Industry Association and the Driving Instructors Association, motorcycle training courses are now available for Key Workers AND those who need to get to work by avoiding public transport, in line with the Government guidelines.

You MUST be able to show proof on the day of your training with one of the following:

  • Your work ID badge
  • An email to your work address from your employer, confirming you work for them
  • A letter (on headed paper) from your employer, confirming you work for them
  • Delivery Work Application: If you are applying to work for a Delivery company such as Deliveroo or Uber Eats, you must have at the very least; proof you have completed the entire application process, pending the CBT. Just downloading the app, will not be accepted.

Failure to provide sufficient proof on the day will result in the loss of any fees paid.

CBT courses can be booked online.

If you are looking to ride for social purposes only, please join our waiting list.

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 above requirements.

If your work requires you to leave the house and you wish to avoid public transport, or you're classed as a Key Worker (including delivery riders), you should meet the requirements. Check with your employer if you are unsure and ask for a letter/email of proof in order to complete the CBT course.

What do I need in order to book a CBT?

As well as proof of being a Key Worker OR commuting to work, 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?

As long as you have an ID, job offer or proof that you have a position waiting for you at a delivery company, you will be fine to do the training. We recommend checking with your employer first.

Are you running full licence courses?

Full licence courses are essentially on hold, given the closure of practical test centres pending further announcement from the DVSA.

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.