CBT Test In Chelmsford
Taking your CBT test in Chelmsford is the first step to getting out onto the UK’s roads of two wheels, and we’re here to make the process of booking your CBT and getting out on the road as painless as possible.
Here at RideTo we currently have one CBT test centre in Chelmsford. Probike Motorcycle Training Chelmsford is located in Widford, just outside the city centre near the A414 and Hylands Park, so it’s easy to get to from any direction. All the instructors at Probike Motorcycle Training Chelmsford are ex-police riders, so they’re an extremely knowledgeable bunch. Their off-road training area is spacious and they offer a wide variety of motorcycles and scooters for you to take your CBT test in Chelmsford.
If you’re a little further south of Chelmsford, we also have a CBT test centre in Basildon. ART Rider Training is located just a short walk from Laindon train station. They’re also pretty close to the A127, which means they’re easy to get to from places such as Romford and Southend. ART Rider Training are located in a purpose-built facility, although, unlike most CBT test centres, their classroom and off-road training area are located a 10-minute drive apart. Don’t worry, the school will transport you between the two.
What Does A CBT Test Involve?
A CBT (Compulsory Basic Training) is comprised of 5 Separate Parts and takes one day to complete. Before you book your CBT, you’ll need to be at least 16 years of age and hold a valid UK provisional licence.
Your day will start in the classroom, where you will be introduced to your instructor for the day. In the classroom, they will discuss the basic highway code, and they’ll explain how to handle a scooter or motorcycle. For those of you who are completely new to motorcycles, they will also run you through the protective equipment you will be using for the day.
Once you’ve learnt the basics, it will be time to head outside and put that into practice. The instructor will introduce you to your machine for the day, before showing you the off-road training area. Here, you will learn how to handle your bike at slow speeds, and you will have a number of set routes to ride and manoeuvres to perform. Once your instructor is happy it’s time to head out onto the road.
The road section of the CBT is the grand finale. You and another student will head out with the instructor for a minimum of two hours. You will take it in turns to lead the ride - don’t worry, the instructor will be able to communicate with you via radio - so you can be assessed equally. Once you arrive back at the test centre, you’ll be handed your CBT pass certificate, and will be free to enjoy the open road (except the motorways), with your L-plates.