London is a hub for motorcycle training schools and RideTo has CBT test sites all around the capital so if you’re based in Camden there are lots of options of places for you to learn to ride - all located just a short bus or tube ride away!
The closest option is in Shepherd’s Bush, run by Off the Kerb, who are based at the White City Territorial Army Centre. Despite being so central, the training ground is spacious and quiet.
Another option, to the North of Camden, is 1 Stop Instruction in Tottenham - which is only a walking distance away from Meridian Water and Northumberland Park train stations.
What can I ride after passing a CBT Test?
Once you have ‘passed’ your CBT test (which isn’t actually a test but a day of training) you will be able to ride a motorbike with an engine up to 125cc, but only if you are over the age of 17.
A 50cc moped or scooter might be all you need to get around the city or a 125cc scooter or motorbike might be more your thing? If you are 16 you will be restricted to a 50cc moped until you turn 17.
There are loads of great 125cc options out there, from modern electric scooters to retro ‘sports heritage’ style bikes that look a lot ‘bigger’ than they are. Check out our guide to popular 125cc motorbikes to get dreaming of the bike you’ll get when you complete your training!
There are some restrictions that come with only doing a CBT as opposed to going on and completing a Full Licence. For instance, you will need to redo a CBT test every 2 years in order to remain legal to ride on the roads.
You also aren’t allowed to take passengers on the back of your bike or ride on motorways so you will need to figure out if that prevents you from doing what you want to do when owning a motorbike?
If it does you may need to consider doing a Full Licence course to ride without restrictions or at least with limited ones! Read our UK Licence guide on what restrictions there are even with a Full Licence if you are under 24.
The last restriction with a CBT licence is that you must display L plates on your bike at all times when riding. Not the coolest thing to see especially if you've just got yourself your dream bike...another reason to get thinking about booking in that Full Licence course.