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Coronavirus - Who can book and take motorcycle training

Last Updated 4th April 2021

England

The DVSA announced on 8th March that 'Motorcycle lessons and CBT will restart on 29th March, unless coronavirus data prevents government from easing restrictions as set out in step 1 of the roadmap.'

All postponed customers have been contacted to organise new training dates from 29th March onwards. If you are yet to receive a new training date, please do get in touch.

Any courses already booked in for 29th March onwards will be going ahead as planned unless notified otherwise.

We are now accepting new bookings in all locations in England. Courses can be booked online here.


Wales

The DVSA announced on 19th March that Motorcycle lessons and CBT can restart in Wales on 29th March, unless coronavirus data prevents government from easing restrictions as set out in step 1 of the roadmap.

All postponed customers have been contacted to organise new training dates from 29th March onwards. If you are yet to receive a new training date, please do get in touch.

Any courses already booked in for 29th March onwards will be going ahead as planned unless notified otherwise.

We are now accepting new bookings at all locations in Wales. Courses can be booked online here.


Scotland

The DVSA has announced that Motorcycle lessons and CBT can restart in Scotland on 26th April, unless coronavirus data prevents government from easing restrictions as set out in step 1 of the roadmap.

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.

Any courses already booked in for 26th April onwards will be going ahead as planned unless notified otherwise.

We are now accepting new bookings at all locations in Scotland. Courses can be booked online here.


Motorcycle Clothing

Our Online Store offering the best in Motorcycle Clothing, Helmets and Equipment for new riders continues to stay open. We'd like to offer you a thanks for your support during this time with 10% off voucher on any purchase during lockdown. Use the code LOCKDOWN at the checkout. Discount expires 30th March!



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. We will update this blog if there is any change to this. The best option currently is to book a CBT course for after lockdown or join our priority list to be notified as soon as training resumes.

Can I still book a course?

We are now accepting new bookings. All bookings placed are subject to change in the current Coronavirus restrictions. 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. Paper licence counterparts and photocopies are not accepted. Read more about the CBT course. You may also need to show proof that you live in the area you are taking the training.

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 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 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

Are you running full licence courses?

Full licence courses are postponed following the lockdowns detailed at the top of this page.

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.) These are now MANDATORY, the instructor will turn you away if you fail to bring one resulting in a loss of fees paid. 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.

You must bring proof of your current address (this can be your licence) to show you are from the tier and area you are taking training. Please check your local tier restrictions for more information. You may not attend training in a different tier or area to where you live.


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 hello@rideto.com and do not attend your CBT session. All cancellations are in line with our standard T&Cs


Whilst training is postponed, you can still shop 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.