Find a CBT Test Near Chester
RideTo’s booking platform makes it easy to find local CBT Tests in Chester.
Entering your postcode into the search box will bring up your closest RideTo partner schools. If you live in Chester this might be Hotwheelz Motorcycle Training in Birkenhead or Wallasey Motorcycle Motorcycle Training in West Kirby.
Both schools price their CBT tests at £150 but please note Wallasey require you to bring your own helmet, gloves and jacket to your training day.
If you’re looking to get your own motorcycle kit anyway in preparation for when you pass, take a look at the various brands we sell on the RideTo store. We stock all different styles of clothing such as sporty, adventure and street with prices that suit all budgets.
Should I Learn on a Manual or Automatic Motorbike?
The choice is yours as you’re not limited to riding only the type of bike that you learn on once you pass your CBT test.
Our recommendation would be that it’s probably worth doing your CBT test on a manual motorcycle if you plan to ride a manual motorcycle in the future and/or plan to get your full motorcycle licence.
This will then give you as much experience as possible of using a clutch and changing gears making you a safer rider and helping you pass your full licence test the first time when it comes to it.
If you only ever plan on riding a scooter short distances around Chester, an automatic scooter might be all you ever need, so there's no point overcomplicating your training and learning clutch control and how to change gears if you don’t need to.
What Helmet Should I Buy for My CBT Test?
If the training school you want to complete your CBT test at requires you to bring your own helmet, consider what type of motorcycle riding you plan to do in the future to make sure you make a good investment when buying your first helmet.
We sell all styles of helmet over on our RideTo Store and offer a 30-day return policy should it not fit or suit you.
For short distance rides and/or fair-weather riding you could consider an open face helmet, however, these aren’t great for use in the Autumn and Winter and they offer less protection.
For the highest level of protection go for a full-face helmet, these are best for those who plan to ride longer distances all year round. Although some find them a little claustrophobic at first they protect your whole head.
A flip-up or modular helmet is somewhere between the other 2 styles, offering protection from the weather when the visor is shut but the flexibility of being able to have it open if you are hopping on and off a bike a lot (handy for courier/delivery riders).
Choosing the right size and shape of helmet is vital as we all have different shaped heads, certain brands are more suitable for certain shapes.
We have a really useful helmet guide on our blog explaining everything to think about when buying a helmet and how to measure your head to find the best helmet.