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The first step to getting out on the road on two wheels is taking your CBT test in Colchester and we’re here to make the process of getting your CBT as easy and painless as possible.

If you’re looking to book your CBT test in Colchester, then look no further than RideTo's training partner Global Motorcycle Training. Located close to Hythe train station, Global is easily accessed from the city centre Elmstead Market to the east, thanks to its proximity to the A133. They’re the longest-running CBT school in Colchester, so they’ve got plenty of experience and know what they’re talking about. If you book your CBT test in Colchester with Global Motorcycle Training through the RideTo website, you’ll be able to take advantage of our Instant Booking system, which means your CBT will be confirmed instantly - as simple as book today, ride tomorrow.

What Is a CBT?

CBT stands for Compulsory Basic Training, and it is the minimum level of training you must receive in order to ride a scooter or motorcycle up to 125cc on the road in the UK. Despite often being referred to as the CBT test, the CBT isn’t actually something you can pass or fail.

Who Can Take a CBT?

If you want to complete your CBT, you must hold a valid British passport, or have been a UK resident for more than 185 days, and be at least 16-years-old. You will also need a valid UK provisional licence.

What Can I Ride On A CBT?

This depends on your age. If you are 16-years-old, then upon completion of your CBT you will only be allowed to ride a motorcycle or scooter with a maximum capacity of 50cc and a top speed of no more than 30mph. Once you turn 17, you will be able to step up to a 125cc machine with a maximum power output of 11kW. You will have to display L-plates on the front and rear, and your CBT certificate will only be valid for two years. After this two years you must retake your CBT, or take the full motorcycle test if you wish to continue riding. Whether you want to ride an Automatic Scooter or Manual Motorcycle is completely up to you. This infographic on RideTo blog Can You Take a CBT may help.

Is a CBT Test Difficult?

As mentioned above, the CBT is simply a training day, there’s no test to complete. The majority of the training is practical - you’ll spend most of the day riding a scooter or motorcycle either on the road or on a controlled training area. All you have to do is show that you can handle the machine confidently and safely and carry out the instructions given by your instructor. Having said that, it wouldn’t hurt to brush up on your Highway Code before your CBT. This article goes more in-depth about the CBT test, and we have plenty more articles to help you with your CBT.

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