Taking your CBT training in Selly Oak will most probably be your first port-of-call before getting out on the road on a scooter or motorcycle. In fact, you’ll need those L-Plates if you’re to ride legally on the Selly Oak roads.
If you’re looking to take your CBT test in Selly Oak, then there are several motorcycle training schools all within close distance and through Hornchurch and beyond that are fantastically suited to your needs.
The CBT - which stands for Compulsory Basic Training - usually lasts up to 8 hours and all you need to complete it is a UK provisional licence and to be at least 16 years of age.
And it is easier than you might think… Because although it is commonly referred to as the CBT test, you don’t have to worry about failing because the CBT is more like a day of instruction, with the end goal of making you a safe motorcycle or scooter rider. It’s motorcycle training, not theoretically a test.
Want to know more about the day itself? Here’s what a full CBT test entails.
Don’t stress too much about the difficulty of the CBT course. CBT actually stands for Compulsory Basic Training, 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 safelyon public roads. As such, the day itself is broken down into three simple parts.
First you’ll learn how to handle your machine, and learn basic highway code in the classroom. Once you’ve understood the theory, you’ll head outside onto the school’s purpose built off-road training area, where you will perform basic maneuvers on your motorbike or scooter. Once your instructor is happy you can handle the bike safely, it will be time to head out onto the open road for a short assessment ride. During this portion of the day your instructor is looking for you to be a safe and confident rider on the road.
Once this is all over, you’ll be able to head out on the open road on your own.
As you don’t have your full bike licence, then you won’t be expected to have the full range of riding kit recommended for your Compulsory Basic Training. And there’s need to worry about not owning your own motorcycle or scooter for your CBT either, the school in Selly Oak will provide you with one you can use.
As for what size or style of bike you’ll be able to ride? Well, If you’re 16-years-old you’ll be limited to motorcycles or scooters with a capacity of no more than 50cc and a top speed of 31mph. If you’re 17-years-old and above you’ll be allowed to ride anything up to 125cc.
If you choose to book your CBT training in Selly Oak on an automatic machine, such as a scooter or a moped, then you won’t be limited to just automatic machines once you head out onto the road on your own - which means that you’ll be able to ride a geared motorcycle should you wish to change your style of bike later on.
With all that said though, we would however recommend completing your CBT on the actual type of bike that you are likely to be using once you have completed your CBT because there are a few differences between the two kind of machines and it’s always best to be comfortable road riding on the style of bike that you are used to.
Life on two wheels is pretty good, but why not earn money while you’re riding? There are numerous companies around Selly Oak and the wider, Birmingham area all looking for reliable delivery riders, so put your new skill to good use!
If you fancy earning a bit of extra cash, head over to our delivery jobs to find a job and that CBT cost will have paid for itself in no time.
If you haven’t taken your CBT test in Selly Oak yet, don’t worry. You can still start applying for interviews and book your CBT test with RideTo. We’ll have you on the road and earning money in no time.