Where Can I Get a CBT in Old Trafford
The process of learning to ride a motorbike in Trafford, Greater Manchester starts with booking yourself in for a CBT test. Conveniently there are RideTo partner schools based all around Manchester and its surrounding boroughs.
By entering your postcode into the RideTo search box you will be able to find out which CBT school is closest to you.
This might be Scotti Knights Motorcycle Training who are based in Sale at Trafford MV Rugby Club. Another option is Moto Technique situated right in the heart of Manchester, only a 7-minute walk from Manchester Victoria Station.
What Kit Do I Need to Wear for a CBT Test?
Whenever you are riding a scooter or motorcycle you need to consider your own safety, whether that’s when learning to ride on a training pad or when out on the roads.
The legal requirement in the UK is that you must wear a helmet that has been tested to the ECE 22.05 standard, you can find out more about this in our Helmet Guide for Beginners.
For CBT tests you must also wear CE approved gloves to protect your hands in case of a fall/accident whilst you learn to control and ride the vehicle.
Some training schools will provide you with a helmet, gloves and a jacket to wear, however, some require you to bring your own. Check when you make a booking what your chosen CBT test centre provides, this is also listed in your booking confirmation email.
There are also other clothing requirements for when you attend your CBT test, including making sure you wear sturdy boots that have ankle protection and that you wear either motorcycle trousers or thick denim jeans - without any rips!
If a jacket isn’t provided, the one you bring with you must be thick and ideally weatherproof as CBT tests happen come rain or shine!
We have put together a Clothing Guide to help you figure out what kit to wear to your CBT test and if you’re looking to buy yourself motorbike clothing ready for once you pass, check out the items we stock over on the RideTo Store.
Why Learn To Ride In Old Trafford
Being so close to Manchester, learning to ride a motorbike or scooter if you live in Trafford is a great mode of transport for travelling around the city and surrounding boroughs.
If you need to commute into the city, hopping on a scooter can get you there easily and take the stress out of commuting as you’re in control rather than having to rely on public transport.
Being able to ride and passing your CBT test also gives you lots of employment opportunities especially for flexible work as a courier rider. There are lots of courier jobs going in central Manchester. RideTo have a Jobs Board listing courier jobs throughout the UK.
Having a motorbike is a great way to explore the surrounding countryside in your free time. Take a ride to Daisy Nook Country Park in Oldham or if you are looking for a longer route head into the Peak District for a proper nature fix!
Just remember if you are over 17 and have a CBT licence you won’t be able to travel on motorways or take passengers on the back of your motorbike. These restrictions are also valid if you’re 16 and you can only ride a 50cc moped up to 28mph.