Taking your CBT Training in Cambridge is the first step to getting out on the road on a scooter or motorcycle.
Although it is commonly referred to as the CBT test, you don’t have to worry about failing because the CBT is just a day of supervised riding and instruction, with the end goal of making you a safe motorcycle or scooter rider. It’s motorcycle training, not a test and technically you can’t fail.
Your CBT - which stands for Compulsory Basic Training - will only take one day - you don’t need to worry about lessons. Although it’s commonly referred to as CBT Training, you don’t have to worry about failing, as there is no actual Training. Here’s what you can expect from your CBT.
The school will provide riding equipment that you need for the day, such as a helmet, gloves and jacket, although it’s best to check exactly what they can provide. For your lower half you’ll want to wear the sturdiest pair of trousers you own, such as some thick jeans, and some boots that cover your ankle, such as walking boots.
To undertake CBT Training you will need a UK provisional, UK full driving licence or EU licence (with UK counterpart number)
A CBT Test is in fact, compulsory basic training. There is no test during your CBT, it is a single day of training. However, if you are unsafe during your CBT Training in Hull then you will need to take a second day of training to improve your skills second time around.
The CBT Test or CBT Training in Cambridge is designed to take you from beginner or novice rider to being competent on two wheels and overall to ride safely. Unlike, your driving test, getting your first road legal licence can be completed in 5 steps on one day.
The first 4 steps of your CBT Training consist of off-road training where you will go through some basic maneuvers such as turning, figure of eights and emergency stops. The last part of the day is to complete a two hour road riding session around the roads of Cambridge.
Once you complete our Compulsory Basic Training, you will receive your CBT certificate, which will allow you to ride on the road on L-plates using your provisional licence for up to two years. If after the two years you wish to continue riding without upgrading to a full motorcycle licence you will have to retake your CBT.
When you decide you want to gain a motorcycle provisional licence and take your CBT test in Cambridge, the next step is deciding what kind of powered-two-wheeler you would like to ride.
If you favour practicality and ease of use, then your best bet would be a scooter. Scooters have an automatic gearbox, which means you don’t need to worry about selecting the right gear while you’re riding. Most scooters also offer underseat storage, which in many cases doubles a space to store your helmet when you’re not riding.
On the day you’ll be given the choice of riding an automatic scooter or a manual motorcycle. Which one you choose is entirely up to you, but we recommend choosing whichever it is you’re going to be riding once you’ve completed your CBT.
It doesn’t make much sense spending a day learning to ride a manual motorcycle when you’re going to spend the next two years riding a twist ‘n’ go scooter.
Still unsure? Check out our in-depth guide here.
Yes. You will be able to ride a larger sized engine once you complete your full motorbike licence training and tests. On a CBT certificate you will be restricted to a 125cc motorcycle. To ride a larger bike you will need a A1 licence, A2 licence or A licence.
To ride a motorcycle larger than a 125cc then you will need to book your CBT, gain your certificate, take your theory test, gain your certificate and then take your full motorcycle training and motorcycle tests.