There are plenty of CBT test sites near Hammersmith and around West and North London.
The closest motorcycle training school is a short bus or tube journey away from Hammersmith in White City. Our partner school based there is called Off the Kerb Motorcycle Training and is run by a friendly bunch of knowledgeable instructors. The training pad is spacious and hidden away from the hustle and bustle of central London in the Territorial Army Centre on South Africa Road.
How Can I Fail a CBT test?
Although a CBT isn’t technically a test - it stands for Compulsory Basic Training, there are ways in which you can in a sense ‘fail’ and be told to come back for further training.
The first few ways are easy to avoid - firstly make sure you leave plenty of travel time and get to your training early because if you turn up late you won’t be allowed to join the course.
Secondly, make sure you come with all the necessary gear and clothing that your chosen training ground requires you to bring. The CBT test school profile and your booking email confirmation will list what these items are, if any. This could be a helmet, pair of CE rated gloves or/and a protective jacket.
Everyone must turn up in their own sturdy boots that cover the ankle and thick trousers such as jeans- in particular ones without any rips or holes in. To see examples of acceptable types of clothing, look through our clothing guide blog post.
After learning how to control a scooter or motorcycle off road you will be given time to try out what you have learned on the training pad. If you haven’t got to grips with handling the bike before it’s time for the road ride, the instructor may say you are unable to continue with training if it appears unsafe for you to be on the road with other riders.
Similarly, if after learning road riding theory you show signs of not understanding the Highway Code, this is another reason an instructor may ask you to come back for more training.
This is avoidable by making sure you know the rules of the road but either learning from scratch if you only have a provisional licence or brushing up on your knowledge if you already have a driving licence.
Worried about not passing your CBT test?
As mentioned above the only potentially unavoidable way of not passing your CBT on your first day of training is if you are unable to get to grips with controlling the bike.
It’s hard to know how you will get on if you are completely new to motorcycling and here at RideTo we know this can feel a little daunting so we created the Peace of Mind policy. It means that if you do need to come back for additional training - we will cover the cost of your next course, all for £29.99 which can save you over £130!
Please note it does not cover lack of understanding the Highway Code, or being late or turning up without your licence or the correct clothing on! The Peace of Mind Policy is for those who need more time to master how to brake or improve their clutch control or gear changing (for those leaning on a manual motorcycle).
For more information head to our Peace of Mind policy information page.