If you’re looking to take your CBT training in St Albans 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 on the local roads around Hatfield and Watford.
So, if you’re looking to take your CBT test in St Albans, we’ve got you pretty well covered.
The course itself only lasts a day and is broken down into five simple parts.
First, you’ll learn how to handle your machine, and learn basic highway code in the classroom. This will take just an hour or two at best and the best schools usually accompany this learning with a good cup of tea and perhaps even a biscuit or two!
Once you’ve understood the theory, you’ll head outside onto the training partners purpose built off-road training area, where you will perform basic manoeuvres on your motorbike or scooter.
Then, assuming that your instructor is happy that 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. And that’s it… It really is that simple.
Don’t stress too much about the difficulty of the CBT course. 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.
All CBT Training in the UK have the same requirements, you will need the correct licence which is any of a UK provisional licence, UK full driving licence or EU driving licence with UK/D9 counterpart. If you have the correct licence you will be able to book your CBT.
On the day of your training you will be required to present your card copy of one of the above licences and have a knowledge of your National Insurance number. Also, make sure you wear suitable clothing, these are thick trousers (e.g jeans) and boots (that come above the ankles and do not have steel caps).
There’s need to worry about not owning your own motorcycle or scooter for your CBT, the school in St Albans, Hatfield, Luton or Watford will provide you with one you can use.
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 St Albans 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.
After you have completed your CBT in St Albans you may wish to pursue a full motorbike licence such as the A1 licence, A2 licence or full A licence. These difference licences depend on your age. Similar to a car licence you will need to complete a theory test first before taking your motorcycle tests.
The theory test take the same format as the driving test theory which is multiple choice and hazard perception. Following the successful completion of your theory and CBT you will be able to get booked in for full motorcycle training that takes between 5-7 days.