If you’re looking to take your CBT training in Leicester then we have all the information you need to book your CBT training, get you on the way to getting you your bike licence and to getting out onto the Leicester roads.
We currently have a couple of motorcycle training centres available and close to the Leicester area, with several more placed in nearby locations: Derby, Nottingham and Birmingham areas too.
So if you’re looking to complete your CBT training in Leicester then we can recommend several motorcycle training schools all within a fairly close distance that will be fantastically suited to your needs.
CBT actually stands for Compulsory Basic Training, and there isn’t a test involved at all. The CBT exists just to make sure you can handle your motorbike or scooter to a safe standard, and ride safely on public roads.
CBT Training in Leicester consists of 5 parts and can be completed in just one day, assuming that you train safely and to the required standard.
CBT Training consists of 5 parts and all courses in the UK will start in the morning as the length of the course typically takes between 6-8 hours. The initial 4 parts or elements of the day are completed off-road in a safe environment so that the student can get used to handling the motorcycle.
These first 4 parts of the day start with basic checks of eyesight, licence checks and ability to understand the highway code and dials on the motorbike. The following parts off-road consist of some basic manoeuvres such as figure eights, right/left turns and U-turns.
The fifth and final part of the CBT course is to take your moped or motorcycle out on the roads for Element E or road riding. This bylaw takes a minimum of 2 hours and your instructor will not cut this time short unless you are unsafe or endangering other road users.
After you have completed your day of training in Leicester, your qualified instructor will issue you with your CBT certificate on-site. This has the condition that you are safe to ride on two wheels and are no danger to yourself or any other road users.
Following this, you will be able to get insurance and a vehicle and ride away the same day solo.
Following, taking and succeeding in your CBT training you will be able to ride up to a 125cc motorcycle or moped, displaying L plates at all times and not proceeding onto motorways or carrying passengers.
Riding with L plates understandably isn’t the coolest statement you can make when riding on two wheels, however, there are a plethora of options of bikes that you can ride after taking your CBT training. If you want to ditch those L plates and carry passengers and get an unrestricted licence then pursue a full Motorcycle Licence
To take your CBT Training in Leicester you will need a UK provisional licence or UK driving licence and to wear suitable clothing on the day. Suitable clothing includes thick trousers and boots. Of course, wrap up for the cold or wet Leicester weather if it's a Winters day.
You do not need to take motorcycle lessons before your CBT Training. Unlike learning to drive a car, when you learn to ride a motorbike you are not required to have any prior experience before undertaking your day of training.
If you are looking to get some motorcycle lessons you are able to take an Introduction To Motorcycling Course. This will not result in a certificate, however it will give you a taster of what to expect on the day of your CBT.