If you’re looking to take your, you’ve come to the right place. Here at RideTo we have a number of CBT test centres in and around Milton Keynes which will get you on the road in no time.
Our first test centre is located in the south of Milton Keynes, just a short walk from Fenny Stratford train station. Rebel Dogg Motorcycle Training have a variety of 125 and 50cc scooters and motorcycles for you to choose from for your CBT. Rebel Dogg are a unique training school, in that they have an indoor training facility for use in the cold winter months!
To the south east of Milton Keynes is 1 on 1 Rider Training, based in Barton-le-Clay. The instructors at this school have over 80 years of combined instructing years between them, so you can bet they know a thing or two about teaching beginners how to ride bikes. Since this school is located away from the centre of Milton Keynes, the roads are quieter - perfect for your first few miles on two wheels.
What Bike Can you Ride with a CBT?
Depending on your age, you will either be limited to a machine with a 50cc engine, or a 125cc engine. At 16-years-old you’ll be limited to the smaller 50cc capacity, as well a top speed of 30mph. 30mph is enough to keep up with the traffic in town, but you’ll want to stay away from faster roads if possible.
The most popular choice of 50cc bikes are scooters, which are incredibly easy to ride as well as practical. Scooters have automatic gearboxes, which means all you have to worry about is twisting the throttle to go, and squeezing the brakes to slow down. There is no clutch or gear shifting to worry about. Most scooters also have under-seat storage. While the capacity varies from scooter to scooter, most can fit a full face helmet, so you don’t have to carry it round with you once you reach your destination.
50cc motorcycles are much less popular than scooters. The addition of a clutch and gears provides the rider with greater control of the machine - especially at slower speeds - but you will lose the practicality and ease of use that a scooter provides. A 50cc motorcycle will also still be restricted to a top speed of 30mph, so you’ll be busy changing gears a lot of the time.
If you’re 17 or older then you will be allowed to ride a bike with a maximum capacity of 125cc, and maximum power output of 11kW. You won’t be limited to any particular top speed, so you’ll be able to keep up with traffic outside of the city much easier. 125cc bikes are incredibly popular in cities, as they’re incredibly lightweight - which means they’re easy to handle - and they have enough power to make city riding fun and hassle-free. Whether you want to ride a 125cc scooter or 125cc motorcycle is up to you - there is a huge choice for both.
No matter your age or experience, there is a huge array of motorcycles and scooters to choose from. We think these are the best bikes to choose once you’ve .