CBT Training

CBT Training

£160 weekdays, £175 weekends

What is CBT?

CBT is Compulsory Basic Training which all learner motorcycle and moped riders must complete before riding on the road. It is a course which consists of 5 elements.

Element A: The aims of CBT, making suitable decisions about equipment and clothing, and meeting the eyesight rules.

Element B: practical on-site training
How the motorcycle or moped works, what maintenance checks are needed, and getting a feel for the weight and balance of the vehicle.

Element C: practical on-site riding
Carrying out manoeuvres safely and under full control, using the brakes, changing gear, and carrying out observations.

Element D: practical on-road training preparation
Meeting the legal requirements to ride, attitude, positioning, separation distances, speed, anticipating what other road users may do, and preparing for developing hazards.

Element E: practical on-road riding
Riding in typical traffic conditions (including traffic lights, roundabouts, junctions, pedestrian crossings, gradients and bends), and carrying out a u-turn and an emergency stop.

Whilst you cannot fail a CBT, you do need to achieve a minimum standard of control of the bike and competence to ride on the road safely. Whilst the majority of people achieve this in a single day, it’s not uncommon to need a little longer. In this case, you will come back to continue your CBT, continuing from the element which you needed more time to complete.

How old do I need to be?

16 for Moped riders (Category AM)
17+ For Motorcycles (125cc/15bhp)

Licence Requirements?

To begin riding a motorcycle on the road you must be at least 17 years old and hold a driving licence, which allows you to ride motorcycles (Category A). The licence can be any of the following:

  • A provisional driving licence. This provides provisional car, motorcycle and moped entitlement.
  • A full car licence. This provides provisional motorcycle entitlement.
  • If you hold a full moped licence. This provides provisional motorcycle entitlement.

Any other requirements?

You must:

  • provide your own motorcycle helmet, jacket, trousers, boots, and gloves
  • be able to read a standard number plate 20 meters away
  • be medically fit (i.e. not signed off under a doctor’s note)
  • able to speak and understand English
  • most importantly you want to ride your bike!

What happens after?

Your CBT certificate is valid for 2 years from issue. After completing your CBT learner riders may ride:

  • A solo motorcycle up to 125cc with 15bhp.
  • A moped or scooter up to 50cc (for 16-year-olds)

You then have a choice depending on your age:

  • Remain riding on your CBT certificate
  • Take a 125cc motorcycle to test 17+
  • Take a 395cc motorcycle to test 19+
  • Progress onto our Direct Access Course 24+

So how do I book my CBT?

It’s easy just call us on 07872 319161 or book now online.

The cost of our course starts at £160 which includes all 5 elements of training and, if required, bike hire. Unfortunately, we are currently not operating from Abergavenny until further notice.

We run the courses on most weekdays and some weekend dates.

To book a course you need to pay the full amount upfront, this can be done over the phone by any debit or credit card. Please give us a call or take a look at our online booking form for the latest availability.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the high demand for our courses it is a non-refundable payment.

On the day requirements

  • You will need to present your valid driver’s license.
  • Glasses if you wear them.
  • Read a number plate from 20 metres.
  • Firm boots (no steel caps) and no trainers.
  • Wear suitable clothes for the weather conditions.
  • Your own helmet, jacket, trousers (jeans as a minimum) and gloves.
  • Please also bring some lunch and refreshments for the day.

Cancellation policy

Biketrain Wales Ltd. retains the right to withhold the full amount paid in the event of personal cancellation, failed eyesight test, expired driving license or non-attendance on the course day. No payments will be lost in the event that Biketrain Wales has to cancel or postpone courses. A £25 charge will be administered in the event of any cancellations by our customers based on individual circumstances.