Finding A CBT Test In Kingston Upon Thames
The RideTo booking platform makes it quick and easy to find CBT test centres near Kingston Upon Thames. Depending on exactly where you live in Kingston (enter your postcode above for a more accurate search) our partner training schools in Wimbledon, Worcester Park or Hanworth are likely to be your best 3 options.
Universal in Wimbledon provides not only a helmet but gloves and a motorcycle jacket for you to wear for your CBT test making it a great option if you don’t already have gear or aren’t in the right stage to buy any just yet!
They are located at Goals Soccer Centre in Wimbledon providing great facilities, close to a bus stop that will get you to your training from Kingston in around 45 minutes by public transport.
Bikewize in Sutton can also be reached by bus in a similar amount of time, their CBT tests are priced slightly cheaper but you will need to bring your own gloves and jackets (as well as wear the correct trousers and boots - read more information in our Clothing Guide).
Heathrow Motorcycle Training in Hanworth is yet another CBT test centre 45 minutes away from Kingston by bus, they also have parking should you want to drive to your CBT test.
What Motorbike Is Good to Ride Around London?
If you are learning to ride in order to commute across central London, a 50cc scooter may be all you need. The benefits of an automatic 50cc bike is that it is easier to ride in busy traffic and nippier to get around queuing vehicles.
It also costs less to insure saving you money year upon year. If your commute takes you on some larger roads then maybe consider an automatic 125cc motorbike. We‘ve put together a list of ourTop 8 Scooters For Commuting to help you decide what to buy after you’ve passed your CBT test.
Should I Learn On An Automatic Scooter Or A Manual Motorbike?
The choice is yours however ultimately it will be easier to learn to ride an automatic bike in one day simply because you don’t have to worry about using a clutch or changing gears.
If you know you will never ride an automatic after passing then it’s probably best to learn on a manual motorcycle as gears can take some getting used to.
The perks of a CBT test is that no matter what type of bike you learn on, you can then ride either an automatic or manual bike after passing!
It is best to be the safest rider possible though so we would recommend that, if you learn on an automatic and then in the future decide to ride manual, you take an additional Gear Conversion Course. This will make you a safer rider, protecting yourself and others when on the road.