Compulsory Basic Training (CBT)

Since December 1990 Compulsory Basic Training has been the essential introduction for anyone wishing to ride a motorbike or scooter on UK roads. It takes the form of safety-based instruction and is designed to ensure that any potential biker has the ability and aptitude to stay safe, and is a mandatory first step in motorcycle training that precedes any of the A1, A2 or unrestricted A licences.

Although many novice bikers call to enquire about taking their CBT test at our Birmingham location, there is actually no test involved, just expert instruction and a demonstration that you can meet the required standards of control and safety. The only testing involved is of your eyesight, and a 20.5 metre distance check is mandatory.

Once you complete your compulsory basic training you’ll be issued with a DL196 certificate. Valid for two years this certificate enables you to ride a motorbike up to 125cc/14.6bhp (or a 50cc moped for 16 year olds) unaccompanied on the road. ‘L’ plates are clearly displayed on the front and rear of your bike. For more information or to book your CBT at our Birmingham motorcycle training centre, Contact us here  or call direct on 07886517748.

About our CBT course in North worcestershire / south Birmingham
We run CBT courses 6 days a week.

Prices : From £170 (1 Day)

The course costs £170 Monday to Sataurday which include all equipment and bike hire. This course may take upto 2 days of Training, to reach the required standard. We also provide highway code instruction if required.

Prices : Renewal  (returning customers) CBT £180 
This course is usually completed in one day, Thinking of moving onto a bigger bike take your CBT on our 500cc Honda CB.

We use Honda CB 125cc geared bikes, and we also have a Honda PCX 125cc scooter.

To be able to do the CBT you must have a provisional or full driving licence, and you must bring with you you national insurance number.
Please bring any glasses you may wear as an eye test of 20.5 meters is compulsory.
Students should know the highway code, and will be asked questions regarding it.

Length of Course
The CBT course May take upto Two days of instruction, running from 8.45am, usually finishing by 5pm at the latest.  Your Instructor will go through a Trainee log book with you  so you can feel confidant you’ve gained the skills to be a  competent and safe rider.

Course Structure

  • Element A – Introduction and helmet / clothing brief
  • Element B – Machine controls and basic maintenance
  • Element C – Off road riding
  • Element D – Road safety brief / lunch
  • Element E – Minimum of 2 hours on the road under instruction