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What Happens If I Miss My CBT Training?

There could be many reasons that you’re late or miss your CBT Training and it’s important to know what happens in that scenario. If you know of something that may stop you attending your CBT Training you should let your instructor know as soon as possible - the more notice you give the more likely you are to be able to rearrange your CBT Training.

Instructor giving part 1 basic training

If you’re running late on the day you should try and call your instructor, the instructor will do their best to wait for you if you’re nearby but they can only hold off for a certain amount of time. They can’t do anything for you if you don’t let them know.

CBT instructors are only allowed to train 4 riders at a time and as such that makes each available slot very important. It’s like booking a flight, you’ve booked a specific time with the instructor to do your CBT like a seat on a plane, once the plane takes off/the training starts then it’s not possible to move that booking to a different flight/CBT session.

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Instructor working with four riders

It’s important to know the the instructors themselves are not making this decision - the Driving Vehicles Standards Agency known as the DVSA sets the rules that the ATB (approved training body, which is the instructor) have to follow - legally they cannot allow riders to join once the course has started.

So what happens if you miss your CBT? Unfortunately in most cases it means that you won’t be able to move your CBT to a different day and you’d have to book back in for another day. This is why it’s so important to remember to be on time for your CBT.

If you have any questions about the CBT - what happens on the day or you think you might not be able to make your CBT then get in touch with us here at RideTo.


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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.