CBT Licence at london

London CBT Training

Getting CBT training in London has never been easier. RideTo allows you to book a CBT course near you that fits your schedule and motorcycle type. London can be a great city to ride in, with slow-moving traffic allowing you to filter through congestion, and designated parking bays across the city so you can easily get to where you need to go. 

We offer motorcycle lessons across more than 30 locations across London, including Introduction to Motorcycling, Gear Conversion Course, CBT Course and Full Motorcycle Licence courses.

If you’re unsure which training you need, don't hesitate to contact a member of our motorcycle training team.

So if you want to learn to ride a motorcycle, you've come to the right place, read on for the steps you need to take to get your CBT and Full Motorcycle Licence.

What's Involved in London CBT Training?

CBT training is often referred to as a CBT test. However, there is technically no ‘test’ involved. CBT stands for Compulsory Basic Training and takes between 6-8 hours on one day, ensuring you can ride safely on your own. 

To take a CBT test in London , you’ll need a valid UK provisional licence or UK full driving licence.

Whether you aim to ride a moped or motorcycle you will need to take a CBT course to get a bike licence. 

The day itself will consist of 5 parts, 4 of these 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:

You move onto the next section when your trainer is happy you’ve learnt the theory and shown the practical skills to a safe level.

If your instructor believes that you are not at a satisfactory standard for any of the 5 elements then you won’t be able to continue your training, and you’ll need to book further training on another day.

How Much Does CBT Training Cost?

Motorcycle CBT training costs vary between London locations due to differing training ground rental and equipment costs. The range typically falls between £170 to £195 around London. At RideTo, you’ll be able to compare all training locations and costs by typing in your postcode, guaranteeing the best price.

Is There CBT Training Near Me?

Yes! We have 30 CBT training sites across the Greater London area. All of our London CBT training sites are easily accessible with excellent transport links and service areas including popular locations outlined below:

Edgware, Wembley, Shepherd’s Bush, Richmond, Hounslow, Croydon, Crystal Palace, Lewisham, Sidcup, Orpington, Thamesmead, Dagenham, Watford, Sidcup, Tottenham, Ilford, Feltham, Maidstone and Walthamstow

Where Can I Take CBT Training in London?

RideTo offers comprehensive choice of CBT Training locations, whether your training in South London, North London, East London or West London.

To find your closest CBT training location type your postcode into the top search bar or select the nearest location to you below.

South London

North London

East London

West London

North West London

What Motorbike, Scooter or Moped Can I Ride In London with a CBT?

After completing your CBT training, if you're over 17 years old, you'll gain the ability to ride a moped, scooter, or motorbike with an engine size of 125cc or less. However, if you're 16 years old, you'll be restricted to riding a 50cc moped.

How Do I Get a Full Motorcycle Licence?

If you're aiming for a full motorbike license, you'll need to follow three key steps. First, you'll obtain your CBT license. Second, you'll take your theory test. Finally, you'll undergo full motorcycle training.

The motorcycle theory test costs £23, that can be book on gov.uk. This test consists of a multiple-choice theory and a hazard perception test.

The last hurdle before obtaining your A, A1, or A2 license is completing your full motorcycle training. This typically lasts between 4 to 7 days, depending on your prior motorcycle riding experience.

If you're eager to kickstart your journey toward a full license, take our quiz to determine your starting point.

Book Motorcycle Lessons in London

In London, motorcycle lessons can be as affordable as £23 per hour. However, unlike obtaining a car driving license, you don't need extensive motorcycle lessons to experience the thrill of riding on two wheels.

You can opt for an introductory session known as an Introduction to Motorcycling courseto gain some experience riding a motorcycle, before booking any CBT training. This will give you a 2-3 hour taster session, allowing you to learn how a motorcycle works; the controls, maintenance and safety checks you should conduct before riding including how to move and park your bike.

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