Getting your CBT certificate in Barking is simple, with a training school less than 2 miles away in Dagenham you can be on the road in no time at all! Whether you want to commute into central, work as a courier or just ride around the country in your free time!
SL Motorcycle Training has a training ground at Barking Rugby Union club and they offer CBT training courses every day of the week.
A CBT course takes around 6-8 hours to complete and as long as you show your instructor that you have understood how to ride a bike safely in that time and show you have good knowledge of the Highway Code, you can get your CBT certificate at the end of the day.
If you want to get public transport to your CBT training in Barking, hop on the Underground to Becontree and SL is only a 15-minute walk from there.
A CBT is a one day course and is the first step into learning how to ride. After completing the course, if you are 17 or older you will be able to ride a 50cc or 125cc motorbike or scooter. No matter whether you are trained on a manual or automatic bike you will legally be allowed to ride any type of bike.
There are some restrictions with having just a CBT as opposed to a Full licence. With a CBT you can’t ride on motorways, you can’t take a passenger on the back and you must always display an L plate when riding on UK roads. You will also need to renew every 2 years, which comes around quicker than you think!
If you would like complete freedom and fewer restrictions you should definitely consider doing a Full licence course after completing your CBT.
What bike you get depends on your needs, taste and budget.
If you just want to get around town quickly and easily, a 50cc or 125cc scooter is all you might need. They are generally cheaper and are plenty fast enough for town roads.
If you are wanting to ride for fun, look the part and turn heads, then there's no denying a 125cc will look more impressive and there are some really cool brands creating CBT friendly bikes in vintage or sporty styles depending on what vibe you like.
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