Do I need experience before taking my CBT test in Hayes?
Not at all! CBT stands for Compulsory Basic Training, which means the day is designed to train you from learning how to move the bike, all the way up to riding live roads and heading out on your own. It is the most basic level of motorcycle education, so you do not need any experience. As long as you can balance a bicycle, you’re halfway there. If you want to do some studying before your CBT, you could aim to brush up on your highway code. Knowing the rules of the road beforehand will mean you can concentrate on your riding, without having to worry about which way around a roundabout you should be going!
If you still feel like you’d like to go into your CBT with a bit more knowledge than most, you could take an ITM (Introduction To Motorcycling) course. This is a 2 hour course to introduce you to the controls, maintenance and safety checks you will need when riding motorcycles. You could also comb through our New Rider Journal to learn some handy tips and tricks before hitting the road.