If you’re looking to take your CBT training in Withington, Fallowfield, Didsbury, Chorlton-cum-Hardy or the surrounding city of Manchester, then let RideTo do all the work for you.
We’ve got a few schools close to the Withington and the wider Merseyside area which we know will provide you with a great level of training to get you out on the road and riding with confidence.
Once you’ve decided which school you want to go to you can book your day of training quickly and simply right here. What’s more, the local roads in and around the city of Liverpool are actually pretty good for new riders to learn on, and the training will be to the highest standard.
The CBT isn’t actually as hard as you might think. Because contrary to what most people believe, there is no actual test involved with your CBT as there is with a full motorcycle licence - it’s literally just a day of training that is intended to help you get to grips with the basic skills and knowledge required for motorcycle or scooter riding.
In order to be eligible for a CBT and to get booked onto a CBT course, you must be a UK citizen, be at least 16-years-old, and hold a valid UK provisional licence or a full licence.
There’s also no requirement for you to take a theory test before your CBT either, and you don’t need any previous experience riding motorcycle or scooters. You can literally turn up, do the training and be off and riding on the local Liverpool roads by the end of the day.
The school will provide the specialty riding equipment that you need for the day, such as a helmet, gloves and jacket. For your lower half you’ll want to wear the sturdiest pair of trousers you own, such as some thick jeans. You’ll want something equally sturdy on your feet, such as walking boots.
Depending upon the time of year and the weather you may also need to consider purchasing a waterproof jacket or even a set of cheap waterproof - and windproof - overalls. It’s always a good idea to check the weather forecast during the week before your CBT training just to be sure.
Once you complete our Compulsory Basic Training, you will receive your CBT certificate, which will allow you to ride on the road on L-plates using your provisional licence for up to two years. If after the two years you wish to continue riding without upgrading to a full motorcycle licence you will have to retake your CBT.
If you take your CBT at the age of 16 then you’ll only be allowed to ride a scooter or motorcycle with a maximum capacity of 50cc and a restricted top speed of 30mph. There are 50cc motorcycles available, but most people opt for a scooter due to the practicality and ease of use.
Once you turn 17 you can then ride a machine with a maximum capacity of 125cc. The top speed is no longer limited, but a motorcycle or scooter with a 125cc engine will only go so fast! But don’t worry, most modern 125s can keep up with traffic on national speed limit roads.
Life on two wheels is pretty good, but why not earn money while you’re riding? There are numerous companies around Manchester 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 Withington 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.