CBT Licence at glasgow

Glasgow CBT Training

Taking your CBT training in Glasgow couldn't be easier. Scotland's largest city has a blend of a busy city centre, quiet residential roads and country roads in the suburbs, perfect for motorcycle training. 

RideTo CBT training covers the whole city including areas such as Gorbals, Bridgeton, Rutherglen, Govanhill, Finnieston, Shawlands and Parkhead. Many of our partner schools are easily accessible from Glasgow city centre; Bridgeton and Dalmarnock each have rail stations and road access via M74 and A74. Our East Kilbride locations are accessible from East Kilbride and Hairmyres rail stations and via the A726/Queensway.

What is a CBT Test?

Compulsory Basic Training (CBT) is a course you have to take before you can legally ride a moped or motorcycle unsupervised on the road. The training is run by a DVSA-qualified instructor and ensures you complete the 5 steps of the CBT and are able to ride safely on your own.  

Those who are successful in completing the course and are aged 17+ can then legally ride a motorcycle or scooter up to 125cc, but are prohibited from going on motorways, carrying passengers and riding without L-plates.

What does CBT motorbike training involve?

Taking a CBT test in Glasgow typically takes between 6-8 hours, on one day. Despite often being referred to as a test, there is in fact no ‘test’ involved, just training and monitoring. The day itself will consist of 5 parts, 4 of which will be off-road. The final part of the day will be road riding where your instructor will monitor you riding safely.

The five parts of CBT training consist of the following parts, in sequence:

Once your trainer is satisfied that you’ve understood the theory and shown the needed practical skills for each section, you continue on to the next section. Then, having completed all five, you’ll receive your CBT certificate to safely and legally ride around Glasgow. If the instructor feels you were not at a satisfactory level for any of the 5 training sections, you’ll need to book further training on another day.

After receiving your certificate you’ll be able to legally ride UK roads on a 125cc motorcycle or less if you are above the age of 17. If you are 16 you will be limited to a 50cc moped until you turn 17. At the age of 17, you will not need to retake your CBT to ride a 125cc motorcycle or scooter.

Can I ride a 125 without a CBT?

Yes and no. If you have a full UK car licence you can ride a 125cc scooter or motorbike off-road. But if you want to ride it on roads, you’ll need a CBT licence.

How much does a CBT course cost in Glasgow?

Glasgow prices start from £175, but the specific cost will depend on the location you choose. Trainers will have different pricing depending on their ground rental and equipment costs which dictates what they charge.

When deciding the school for your CBT training, it's important to check what's included in the course price. All of our instructors provide motorcycle or scooter hire, but some require you to bring your own helmet, jacket and gloves.

Booking Motorcycle Lessons in Glasgow

To book motorcycle lessons in Glasgow you will need to have a UK provisional licence or UK driving licence. 

Unlike with driving a car, you won’t need lessons before attending your CBT course. CBT training requires no prior experience and you will be able to succeed in your training as long as the instructor believes that you have trained safely and taken onboard the lessons from the day. So get started today!

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