What Is a CBT Test?
A CBT test is the compulsory basic training that must be completed in the UK in order to be legally able to ride up to a 125 cc scooter or motorbike (when 17 years of age and older).
It is for anyone 16 or older who wants to learn to ride either a moped, scooter or motorbike. A CBT has to be completed first even if you intend on doing other more advanced courses such as a Full Licence motorcycle test in the future.
A CBT licence is valid for 2 years so you will need to repeat a CBT every 2 years unless you take more advanced motorcycle training.
Other restrictions of only having a CBT licence is that you must display an L plate on your bike when riding and you cannot take any passengers on the back. You also can’t ride on motorways so you may have to adapt some routes in order to avoid these. This can be an issue if you are learning to ride in order to explore the UK or plan to commute further than just across town.
If you’re 16 years old you are limited to riding a 50cc moped until your 17th birthday when you can then ride a bike with an engine up to 125 cc.
Where Can I Do a CBT Near Crawley?
RideTo works with a partner school situated on the outskirts of Crawley which means it’s easy and convenient for you to book in a CBT test.
Apex Havoc are based at Holy Trinity C Of E School and are DVSA approved offering group CBT tests as well as 1-2-1 tuition, should you desire private training.
When out on the on-road riding part of your training you will ride around all the roads surrounding Crawley which you may well know already, to get to grips with riding on a mix of smaller and larger roads both winding countryside ones and busy town streets with lots of other traffic and pedestrians.
What Can I Ride After Passing a CBT Test?
If you are 17 or over you have the freedom of choosing any motorbike up to an engine power of 125 cc. There are loads of brands out there producing bikes in different styles that are 125cc, whether you are looking for something sporty, retro or vintage.
We have listed some of our favourite bikes in our Top 10 Motorcycles for New Riders Guide over on our blog
You may even decide to choose an electric bike if you are eco-conscious, some of our favourites are featured in our Top 10 electric Bike Guide.