Wales has some of the best roads for biking not just in the UK, but in the whole of Europe, so why not take advantage of some of those amazing roads and take your CBT test in Pontypridd?
Motorcycle Training Wales have a CBT test centre in Wales, just a short walk from Pontypridd and Treforest stations, which means it’s easy to get to from Cardiff, Bridgend and Barry Island to the south, and Aberdare and Merthyr Tydfil in the north. If you’re travelling by car then there is also parking on site. Motorcycle Training Wales have a good variety of modern scooters and motorcycles for you to use for your CBT and they also use our Instant Booking system. This means your CBT will be confirmed the moment you checkout. Training centres that don’t use our Instant Booking system require confirmation from the instructor.
Bridgend Motorcycle Training Centre, offer CBT Training for those of you a little further south of Pontypridd, and offer a great off-road area to learn on. This school also uses our Instant Booking system.
Our third training school in the Pontypridd area is Vale Motorcycle Training, based in Cowbridge. This is a family run school, so you can be sure the staff will be friendly and the customer service will be top notch. They’re based at an old airfield, which means they can offer a huge off-road area for you to take your first steps on two wheels.
Scooter or Motorcycle?
When you turn up for your CBT, you will be given the choice of riding a scooter or motorcycle. If you’ve already bought yourself a bike, then it would make sense to ride something similar, but if you’re unsure which type of bike would be best for you, let us help you out.
If you live in the city, chances are you see a lot more scooters than motorcycles. Scooters offer more practicality and are easier-to-ride than motorcycles, but they fall behind when it comes to excitement and slow speed control. Scooters use automatic gearboxes, which means all you have to do is twist the throttle, and the bike will do the rest - no gears or a clutch lever to worry about here. Scooters also have the added bonus of under-seat storage. While this isn’t the same on all scooters, most of them can fit a full face helmet under the seat, which means you don’t have to carry it around with you all day.
Motorcycles on the other hand are a little harder to get the hang of, due to the clutch and gears, but once you’ve mastered those you have much more control. During slow manoeuvres you can balance the clutch and rear brake to make speed changes smooth and effortless. On the road you’ll be able to choose whichever gear is right for the current situation, so you’ve always got the right amount of power at your wrist. Unfortunately, motorcycles don’t provide any storage, which means you’ll be lugging your helmet wherever you go, but they are a lot more engaging than scooters, and, let’s face it, cooler. These are some of our favourite scooters and motorcycles.