Can I Do a CBT Test?
If you are 16 or over and have a driving licence that is either a full UK drivers licence, UK provisional licence or EU licence (with a UK counterpart licence number) you can in theory take a CBT test.
Other requirements are that you also need to be able to speak and understand English to a good level, know The Highway Code and be able to ride an adult-sized bicycle (this demonstrates you can balance something that only has two wheels!).
What Motorbike Can I Ride After Passing a CBT Test?
This depends on your age, if you are 17 or over you will be legally able to ride a 125cc motorcycle or anything with a smaller engine such as a moped or scooter.
If you are keen to ride something with a larger engine then you will need to take a Full Licence Course after your CBT which consists of either 4 or 5 sessions and includes training as well as Module One and Module Two tests.
With a CBT 16-year-olds are only able to ride 50cc mopeds until they turn 17, even if they are to do a Full Licence Course after a CBT.
Where Can I Learn To Ride a Motorbike in Gosport?
You won’t have to travel far to do a CBT test in Gosport -RideTo has a partner school located at St Vincent College on Mill Lane.
Run by Fatboy Motorcycle Training, the CBT test centre has both male and female instructors and spacious facilities providing lots of areas to safely learn to ride. There is also an indoor classroom for the theory elements of the training day.
What Happens At A CBT Test?
Don’t worry there is no official test, written or otherwise - CBT actually stands for Compulsory Basic Training. It is a day of training where you will learn how to ride a bike from an experienced, qualified instructor.
There are theory and practical parts to the training day so you can learn what to do and then put into practice what you have learnt!
Although it’s not actually a test, it is possible to essentially ‘fail’ by being asked to return for another day of training (if this happens you will have to pay for another day of training).
This will only happen if your instructor believes you are unsafe to go out onto the roads and need some more time to practice maneuvers, gain confidence or if you need to brush up on/ learn the Highway Code.