If you live in Cowbridge, you’re incredibly lucky in that you have some of the best biking roads, and best scenery anywhere on this fair isle. If you want to enjoy those roads on two wheels, then taking youris the first step.
The nearest CBT test centre to Cowbridge is Vale Motorcycle Training, based in Sigingstone. This school is a family run business, based on an old airfield, so there is plenty of room for your to get used to your machine. Vale provide a fleet of Honda motorcycles and scooters for you to use on the day.
Further east, along the A48 is Bridgend Motorcycle Training. The team at Bridgend boast a purpose-built off-road area, and use our Instant Booking system, which means your CBT is confirmed as soon as you checkout. You won’t have to wait for the instructor to confirm availability.
Motorcycle Training Wales will be able to put you through your CBT if you’re in. These guys also take advantage of our Instant Booking system, and the offer on site parking if you prefer to drive.
Great Roads in Wales
Once you’ve passed our CBT, the great roads of Wales will be your oyster. And when we say great, we mean great. However, if you’re 16 and still restricted to a maximum capacity of 50cc, we recommend waiting until you can ride something able to keep up with the flow of traffic. The A470 is the main road up into the Brecon Beacons. It’s twisty but it’s also busy. If you’re not in any rush, you can stay away from the main road and explore the smaller roads near Afan Forest Park. The A4061 and A4107 provide some amazing curves and amazing scenery.
In the Brecon Beacons themselves, there are many roads to choose from, all with great views across the park, and amazing corners. The A4069 between Llangadog and and Upper Brynamman is one of the twistiest, if that’s what you’re looking for. If you want to take things at a more leisurely pace and enjoy the scenery, any of the other roads will do. They all offer great views, with plenty of stopping points to take it all in.
Further east, the A466 follows the winding River Wye up from St Arvans, al the way to Monmouth. It’s not a long road, but it has some nice wide, flowing bends and isn’t too technical.
If you’re feeling more confident and adventurous you could head further north to Snowdonia, where you’ll be spoilt for choice. Llanidloes is a good base to explore Snowdonia and the surrounding roads. The A44 east towards Aberystwyth is a wide, flowing A road with a smooth, consistent surface and great views across the valley. Snowdonia itself is packed full of amazing roads, so don’t worry about missing out.
If you’re used to commuting on busy city roads, these twisty and relatively empty country roads will provide a nice break from all the hustle and bustle. Strap your tent on the back, head out with your mates, and see what amazing roads you can find.
What Is a CBT Test?
A CBT Test comprises of 5 parts and the majority are being active on riding the bike - the best way to learn. The CBT Test despite the name is more like motorcycle training and the objective is to make riders safe and comfortable on the roads. The training takes between 6-8 hours with the afternoon session having a 2 hour training session on the roads. A good knowledge of the highway code is important as this will allow you to focus on excelling at riding on two wheels. At RideTo we look to make getting on two wheels as easy as possible so all of our prices include bike and helmet hire, insurance and a 3 working day free cancellation policy. In many cases gloves are also included, this is especially useful during cold months. To take your CBT Test you will need two things, the first is the correct licence (UK Provisional or Full Driving Licence or EU Licence with UK counterpart), the second part is to wear suitable clothing (sturdy jeans and boots that cover the ankles). If you are looking at more information on what is a cbt test then look no further than our guides section.