Based next to Fairlop Waters Country Park, our Ilford CBT training site run by 1 Stop Instruction is a great choice for completing your CBT offering a mixture of quieter residential roads and also busier East London streets.
In close proximity to Fairlop tube station the site is easily accessible on the Central line.
Alternatively, another CBT training site also only a short distance away in Dagenham is SL Motorcycle Training based at Barking Rugby Union club. A great location whether you plan to arrive by public transport, being only a short walk from Becontree Tube Station or arrive by car, with its own onsite parking.
RideTo also has partner sites in Tottenham, Walthamstow and Wood Green which are conveniently located for road or rail access from Ilford.
All training sites are priced based on their location and facilities, some offer full kit to train in and others require you to bring some safety gear with you. Browse through the different sites near Ilford above to find which suits you best.
If you need a reliable way to get around town, a scooter or motorbike is a great option. The borough of Rebridge has dedicated motorcycle bays so there are lots of free parking options around town. Rush hour traffic in London is notorious for being frustrating but on a bike you can legally filter through queuing traffic, getting you to where you need to be faster than a bus, car or taxi!
Passing your CBT is simple, all you need to do is attend a one-day training course. There’s no test, you will just need to show the instructor you can safely handle and ride a motorbike.
You also need to know the Highway Code in order to read road signs and drive safely when you go out and train on the roads with other traffic - so brush up your knowledge of this if you’re feeling rusty!
Something worth noting is that you can learn on an automatic and still ride a manual bike once you’ve passed your CBT. We would however advise you do some additional training in this circumstance - a Gear Conversion Course, to make sure you’re safe when riding a manual on the roads as they’re a little harder to get to grips with.
If you are 17 or over you will be able to ride upto a 125cc scooter or motorbike whereas if you are 16 year old you can only ride a 50cc moped.
There are some rules about what you can and can’t do on your bike though. You have to always display L plates when riding and you won’t be able to take any passengers on the back of your bike. You also can’t ride on any motorways and will have to do another CBT in 2 years and continue every 2 years unless you take further training.