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CBT Test Centres in Durham

If you’re wondering where you can take a CBT test in Durham, RideTo has a partner school located just 8 miles away in Bishop Auckland called A&C Motorcycle Training.

If you book to train with A&C and need to get to your CBT test via public transport there are regular buses running to Bishop Auckland from Durham. The training centre also has onsite parking for those wanting to drive.

What’s Provided at My CBT Test Course in Durham

A&C will provide you with a bike to learn on for the day's course. You can choose whether you would prefer to train on an automatic scooter or manual motorbike.

If you’ve never ridden before it may take you longer to get to grips with a manual motorbike as you will need to master clutch control and changing gears.

You can always choose to train on an automatic and then complete a 2 hour course called a Gear Conversion where you will be taught in depth how to ride using gears, should you want to buy and ride a manual bike in the future.

A&C ask that you bring your own helmet to wear during your CBT test. If you don’t already own one, we sell a huge range of helmets on our online store, prices starting from as little as £49.99.

We have even made it super easy for you to add a helmet to your CBT test booking with just a few extra clicks once you’ve selected your preferred school and training date.

Be wary of borrowing a helmet from a friend/ relative because if it’s been dropped previously it won’t be as protective.

Can I Complete a CBT Test in Durham?

There are a few requirements you must meet before being able to book and complete a CBT test in Durham.

You must be 16 or over to learn to ride. If you are 16 you will only be able to ride a 50cc moped until you are 17 years old.

You will need to have a valid UK driving licence or provisional licence (or an EU licence with a UK counterpart licence number) and you must remember to bring it with you to your CBT test.

You must be able to speak and understand English to a good standard as you will be taught in English by your instructor. They will ask you questions throughout the day to check you are understanding everything.

If they believe you cannot speak or understand English to a high level at the start of your training day they will terminate your training. This is all stated in the terms and conditions when you book your CBT test so be sure to read everything carefully.

If your eyesight isn’t very good you must bring glasses or contact lens to wear as there will be an eyesight check before training commences.

A slightly random but important requirement is that you must be able to ride an adult sized bicycle. This proves that you have the skills to balance on a 2 wheeled vehicle which is important when learning to ride a motorcycle.

Lastly you must turn up in the correct clothing and with any gear that isn’t already supplied by the CBT test school. Details of what you need to bring are listed in your confirmation email.

Should you need to buy any gear / motorcycle clothing we sell lots of brands at great prices over on our RideTo Store.

What Will I Need to Wear for a CBT Test?

If you choose to train at A&C Motorcycle Training you will be given a jacket and gloves to wear for protection during your CBT test should you not have your own.

Other schools may not provide these so always be sure to check what is included at each location.

Every trainee rider must turn up to their CBT test wearing appropriate footwear and clothing. We have put together a useful guide about this with examples of what is and isn’t acceptable attire.

Boots must cover your ankles to keep you fully protected and if you don’t have motorcycle trousers you will need to wear denim jeans without any rips or holes in them. Tracksuit trousers, leggings or shorts are unacceptable.

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