Hackney is on the edge of North London and East London and is a great location for easily getting into central London. Despite its central location, travelling around London can often be a headache whether you travel by bus, tube, train or taxi.
There’s many benefits of riding a scooter or motorbike that make it a great mode of transport for getting around the capital. These include leaving when you want as opposed to getting held up by train delays, filtering through traffic during rush hour and parking in one of the many free parking spaces.
If you’re based in Hackney and are looking to learn how to ride a motorcycle, RideTo’s easy to use the platform can get you booked in for a CBT course at a location within just 5 miles from Hackney!
Closest CBT Test Centre - Hackney
There are two CBT test sites within a 5-mile radius of Hackney and plenty of others for you to choose from under 10 miles away.
The closest of our partner schools is 1 Stop Instruction Tottenham which is based at Frederick Knight Sports Ground, just a short bus ride away from Hackney. There is also on-site parking should you need it.
Another nearby CBT test centre is Edventure Rider who have a site in Chingford at Goals Soccer Centre. Edventure provide you with a bike for training as well as a helmet, gloves and jacket.
What Happens During a CBT Test
A CBT test consists of one day of training where you will learn how to control and ride a scooter or motorbike on the road.
The day is made up of different elements and although it’s not technically a test, if your instructor feels you haven’t mastered a certain element they may ask you to come back for further training.
In order to start the CBT test you will need to turn up on time, wearing the correct protective clothing. We work with many CBT partner schools and they all provide different packages, some CBT schools only provide the bike whereas others provide the bike, a helmet, jacket and gloves as part of their training package.
When you search for a local CBT test centre on RideTo’s website, you can see what is included in the package price at each location. Make sure that whatever you need to bring with you fits the necessary safety requirements. You can find out more by checking out our helpful clothing guide.
As part of the introduction to the CBT test you must pass an eye test to prove you can safely read signs from a suitable distance, so remember your glasses or contact lenses if you need them.
The next element is where you will learn how to control and handle the bike you choose to learn on, which will be either an automatic or manual bike. This will be followed by putting what you’ve learnt into practice by trying out different road riding scenarios and techniques on the training pad.
After a bit more theory - this time learning how to safely ride on the road, you will then again take what you have learnt and go out riding on the roads.
Be sure to already know the Highway Code before your CBT test as you will need this knowledge to make sure you are safe on the roads as this isn’t taught on the day of training.
You will be asked questions about the rules of the road over the course of the day and it will be clear to the instructor if you don’t know them, when they are following behind you during the road ride.