If you’re looking to take your CBT Training in Lancaster let RideTo do all the work for you. We’ve got a few schools in the Lancater area which we know will provide you with a great level of training to get you out on the road and riding with confidence. Once you’ve decided which school you want to go to you can book your day of training quickly and simply right here.
In order to be eligible for a CBT and to get booked onto a CBT course, you must be a UK citizen, be at least 16-years-old, and hold a valid UK provisional licence or a full licence. You do not need to take the theory test before your CBT, and you don’t need any previous experience riding motorcycle or scooters.
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 upto 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.
If you take your CBT at the age of 16 then you’ll only be allowed to ride a scooter or motorcycle with a maximum capacity of 50cc and a restricted top speed of 30mph. There are 50cc motorcycles available, but most people opt for a scooter due to the practicality and ease of use.
Once you turn 17 you can then ride a machine with a maximum capacity of 125cc. The top speed is no longer limited, but a motorcycle or scooter with a 125cc engine will only go so fast! But don’t worry, most modern 125s can keep up with traffic on national speed limit roads.
If you choose to take your driving test in an automatic car, then you will only be qualified to drive automatic cars on the road, but that’s not the case with the CBT.
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.
During your CBT, the instructor will test you on you knowledge of the highway code, so it’s wise to spend a little bit of time studying this to make sure you know the basics. To do this, we really do recommend using YouTube. It’s easier than ever to prepare for your CBT, and there are plenty of YouTube videos detailing the CBT itself.
It would also be wise to brush up on the basic theory of riding a motorcycle or scooter, but make sure you know which type of machine you intend to ride first. There’s no point learning how to ride a motorcycle, if you end up riding a scooter. You can check out our more in-depth guide to prepare for your CBT here.
You don’t need to worry about buying your own motorcycle or scooter prior to your CBT, or purchasing your own protective equipment - in fact we would highly recommend that you wait until you’ve had your CBT training session before considering any purchase.
The school will provide you with a bike, as well as a helmet and most, if not all, schools will provide you with gloves and a jacket too (we suggest that it’s worth some contact to find out exactly what the training school will supply before you attend the training session).
As for clothing on the day, you’ll want to wear some thick jeans and sturdy boots that cover your ankles.
We also, strongly recommend that you check the weather a day or two before you’re planning to take your motorcycle or scooter CBT, because wind chill can make it especially cold on two wheels. Even a light rain can make a dramatic difference regardless of whether you’re riding a motorcycle or scooter on your CBT training day, so pack extra layers or some waterproofs if you need to.