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Where Can I Do a CBT in Braintree?

Finding a motorcycle training centre offering CBT tests near Braintree is simple when using RideTo’s search platform.

Enter in your postcode and you will be shown any CBT test school within 30 miles of Braintree. This offers you a chance to see where each training ground is lcoated, who they are run by, what is included in the CBT test package and the availability of courses.

RideTo works with CBT schools offering training every day of the week so you will be able to find somewhere that suits your own schedule.

This might be Probike in Chelmsford, on the South edge of the city or Excel Motorcycle Training who are located on the outskirts of Chelmsford.

Excel’s CBT tests cost slightly more and are a bit further away from Braintree than Probike, however they do provide a helmet, gloves and jacket to train in which is something to consider when deciding on where you would like to take your CBT test.

You will be required to bring your own gear if you learn at Probike. Your helmet must have an ECE 22.05 rating and your gloves must be CE approved.

All of the helmets and gloves sold on the RideTo Store fit all of the relevant safety requirements in the UK, should you be looking to purchase some pre or post CBT training.

How Much Does It Cost to Learn to Ride a Motorbike in Braintree, Essex?

The first step in learning to ride which will allow you to ride either a 50cc moped if you’re 16, or upto a 125cc scooter or motorbike once you’re 17, is passing a CBT test. In Braintree a day's training course called a CBT will cost you between £140 and £165 depending on where you go to learn.

What Is the Difference Between a CBT and Full Motorcycle Licence?

The main difference is that there are many restrictions with a CBT licence. It’s also worth noting you must complete a CBT test before you can complete a full licence course.

Firstly a CBT test only takes one day to complete whereas a full licence course consists of multiple days of training as well as 2 practical tests and a theory test.

With a CBT licence you can only ever ride up to a 125cc motorbike (once you are 17) but with a full licence, if you’re 24 or over you can ride any motorcycle you want and even at 19 you can ride up to a 395cc motorbike.

A CBT has to be retaken every 2 years to stay valid and keep you legal when out on the roads. Once you pass a full licence test you never have to complete more training again.

A CBT licence isn’t valid for riding on motorways, or taking passengers and you have to display an L plate on your bike at all times.

There are definitely big benefits to progressing onto a full licence once you’ve completed your CBT, however the main disadvantage is the cost.

You may also find that if you’re only using a scooter or motorbike to bop around town on, there maybe no need to ride a larger bike and a CBT licence gives you all that you need!

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