Nestled in the middle of Bath and Bristol, you have a few CBT training school options that will cost between £150 and £160 depending on where you choose.
B-Bikers in Bristol is a great option for new riders around Bristol, they have a great selection of bikes to learn on including electric scooters.
Travelling to their site is simple. Based at Goals Sports Complex, just off Bath Road, it’s just a 6-minute walk from Emery Road Bus stop. There are also plenty of car parking on site should you want to drive there.
If you would like to train nearer Bath, Phoenix Motorcycle Training is based in Walcot Rugby Club at Lansdown Racecourse. This is an MCIAC accredited school with an indoor classroom and high-quality motorcycles and automatic scooters to learn to ride on.
If you’ve always wanted to get on 2 wheels, CBT Training is the first step to get you there! Just one day of training and you could be legally allowed to ride a 50cc or 125cc moped, scooter or motorbike (age depending - read more here).
While it’s not officially a test, there is no guaranteed ‘pass’ and you will need to show the instructor you are safe handling the bike and understand the Highway Code.
If they are concerned you aren’t safe controlling the bike or would be a danger to other road users they will ask you to take an additional day of training.
There are 5 parts of a CBT, starting with an eye test and introduction from your instructor. The next part is the on-site training where you will learn about bike controls and checks. You will then get the chance to try what you have learnt by riding around the site to get to grips with it all.
Part 4 is based around learning how to ride on the road and this will be followed by part 5 which is around 2 hours of road riding in and around the streets nearby to gain experience of busier and quieter roads.
After completing your CBT training and finding the right bike, why not head down to PJ's Café in Bristol. It’s open Wednesday to Saturday and serves great food and will make you feel like a proper biker!
Weston-Super-Mare is a great day trip option on a bike, especially on a warm, sunny day! Only an hour away from Keynsham when avoiding motorways (remember you can’t ride on Motorways with a CBT) it’s a nice ride across the Somerset countryside and along the coast.