Motorcycle or Scooter riding in London can be a daunting experience with some of the busiest roads in the UK. The positive is that the average speed on London roads is relatively slow, due to the amount of vehicles on the roads causing slow-moving traffic.
Your CBT Training will give you the best opportunity to stay calm and focused on the roads taking the best procedures to remain unflustered from the hustle and bustle of London life.
The great thing is, at RideTo we train thousands of new riders a year and we are here to help you every step of the way, with guides such as What Is a CBT Training and Top Tips For New Riders. There are a number of different motorcycle training courses you will want to consider when starting to learn to ride a motorbike or scooter.
In London, we offer a number of motorcycle lessons across more than 30 London locations, including Introduction to Motorcycling, Gear Conversion Course, CBT Course and Full Motorcycle Licence tests and training course.
There are a number of different CBT training courses in London to choose from, but our website should hopefully make the decisions a little more straightforward. If you are not sure, don't hesitate to contact a member of our motorcycle training team.
CBT Training is often referred to as a CBT Test. However, there is no test involved. CBT stands for Compulsory Basic Training and takes between 6-8 hours on one day. This will allow you to take the first steps on to two wheels.
The requirement for taking CBT Training in London and the UK is that you need the correct licence. The correct licence is a UK provisional licence, 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 and 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:
The five elements of CBT Training need to be completed in sequence and if your instructor believes that you are unsafe or at an unsatisfactory standard for any of the 5 elements then you will not be able to continue your training and you will need to gain some extra training on another day.
CBT Training costs vary between locations, this is due to varying costs in rental for land and equipment. The range of costs between locations and availability is £140 to £180 in London. At RideTo you will be able to compare all training by typing in your postcode above.
We have 35 CBT training sites across London and 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
After you complete your CBT Training you will be able to ride a moped, scooter or 125cc motorbike or less assuming you are 17+, if you are 16 you will be able to ride a 50cc only.
If you are looking for the best starting point whether you are looking to ride the roads of Wembley or Croydon, then check out our Top 10 Motorcycles for New Riders.
If you are looking for work on two wheels then the first step is to take CBT Training. The majority of delivery companies require courier applications to already obtain a CBT certificate. At RideTo we work with a number of these companies such as JustEat, Getir and Deliveroo.
Are you looking for delivery work in London? If the answer is yes then take a look at our job board that has many of the latest delivery jobs available to our customers.
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. Your instructor will have excellent knowledge of the local area and will be able to show you the ins and outs of riding on two wheels.
If you are interested in getting a full motorbike licence then you will need to complete 3 steps. The first is to take your CBT licence, the second is to take your theory test and the third is to take your full motorcycle training.
The motorcycle theory test costs £23, that can be book on gov.uk. This test consists of a multiple-choice Theory Test and Hazard Perception Test.
The final step before gaining your full A licence, A1 licence or A2 licence is to complete your full motorcycle training. This training can take anywhere between 4-7 days depending on your experience of riding a motorcycle.
If you are looking to get started in your journey towards a full licence then take this quiz to see where you need to start.
Motorcycle Lessons in London cost as little as £23/hr. However, unlike a car driving licence to get on two wheels you don't need to take extensive motorcycle lessons to enjoy the freedom of a motorbike.
Motorcycle lessons in London is actually motorbike training to pass the full bike licence and often riders go straight for CBT Training to get started on their journey to two wheel freedom.
To book motorcycle lessons before your CBT Training you can take an Introduction to Motorcycling course. This will give you a quick 2-3 hour course as a taster session before you commence your CBT Training that takes 1 day to complete.