Taking your CBT training in Bow is the first step to getting out on the road on a scooter or motorcycle. You can expect your CBT - which stands for Compulsory Basic Training - to last up to 8 hours and all you need to complete it is a UK provisional licence and to be at least 16 years of age.
Although it is commonly referred to as the CBT test, you don’t have to worry about failing because the CBT is more like a day of instruction, with the end goal of making you a safe motorcycle or scooter rider. It’s motorcycle training, not theoretically a test.
Want to know more about the day itself? Here’s what a full CBT test entails.
If you’re looking to take your CBT test in Bow or the surrounding area of Tower Hamlets then there are several motorcycle training schools all within close distance that are fantastically suited to your needs.
Don’t stress too much about the difficulty of the CBT course. CBT actually stands for Compulsory Basic Training, and there isn’t a test involved at all. The CBT exists just to make sure you can handle your motorbike or scooter to a safe standard, and ride safely on public roads.
The course itself only lasts a day and is broken down into three simple parts.
First you’ll learn how to handle your machine, and learn basic highway code in the classroom. This will take just an hour or two at best and the best schools usually accompany this learning with a good cup of tea and perhaps even a biscuit or two!
Once you’ve understood the theory, you’ll head outside onto the school’s purpose built off-road training area, where you will perform basic maneuvers on your motorbike or scooter.
Then, assuming that your instructor is happy that you can handle the bike safely, it will be time to head out onto the open road for a short assessment ride. During this portion of the day your instructor is looking for you to be a safe and confident rider on the road. And that’s it… It really is that simple.
And once this is all over, you’ll be able to head out on the open road on your own.
As you don’t have your full bike licence, then you won’t be expected to have the full range of riding kit recommended for your Compulsory Basic Training. And there’s no need to worry about not owning your own motorcycle or scooter for your CBT either, the bike training school in Bow will provide you with one you can use.
As for what size or style of bike you’ll be able to ride?
Well, If you’re 16-years-old you’ll be limited to motorcycles or scooters with a capacity of no more than 50cc and a top speed of 31mph. If you’re 17-years-old and above you’ll be allowed to ride anything up to 125cc.
It’s also important to know that f you choose to book your CBT training in Bow on an automatic machine, such as a scooter or a moped, then you won’t be limited to just automatic machines once you head out onto the road on your own. And this means that you’ll be able to ride a geared motorcycle should you wish to change your style of bike later on.
We would however suggest completing your CBT on whatever type of machine you are likely to be using once you have finished your CBT though, because there are a few significant differences between the two kind of machines that would affect your style of riding, so we really do recommend that it’s always best to be comfortable road riding on the style of bike that you are used to.
Life on two wheels is pretty good, but why not earn money while you’re riding? There are numerous companies around Bow all looking for reliable delivery riders, so put your new skill to good use!
If you fancy earning a bit of extra cash, head over to our delivery jobs to find a job and that CBT cost will have paid for itself in no time.
If you haven’t taken your CBT training in Bow yet, don’t worry. You can still start applying for interviews and book your CBT training with RideTo. We’ll have you on the road and earning money in no time.