Why you need to do a CBT:

CBT was introduced in December 1990 with the aim of improving road safety and reducing motorcycle accidents. All learner motorcycle and learner moped riders must successfully complete a CBT course before riding on the road, the only exception being if you have passed your car driving test before 1 February 2001, then you are able to ride a 50cc moped restricted to 30 mph on that licence without having to obtain a CBT. The course is designed for the beginner. It is a training course and not a test, so don’t worry if you have never ridden a motorcycle/moped – this course is designed for YOU! Once you have successfully completed your CBT, you will be issued a DL196 (CBT) certificate which will allow you to ride a 50cc moped at 16 and up to 125cc if you are 17 and over. You must display L-plates clearly both on the front and rear of your bike, you may not carry passengers nor use motorways.

What you’ll be required to do:

Our CBT course contains all the requirements laid down by the Department of Transport, and combines these with a whole range of additional information to ensure a complete understanding of basic motorcycling skills and forms the basis of safe and enjoyable motorcycling for life. There are five elements to the CBT course all of which must be completed to a satisfactory standard, this does include a minimum time on road of 2 hours, no matter what your experience.

How long does the CBT certificate last for?

The CBT certificate lasts for two years. If in that time you have not taken and passed a practical test you have to take another CBT course.

What are the requirements?

In order for you to book on to a CBT course you will need to be 16 years old or over and have a valid Photocard driving licence (provisional/green or full/pink), older paper style licences are still acceptable with photo ID.

How long does the CBT take?

The time taken to complete a CBT course varies, for the majority it can be completed within a day, the day itself however can be tougher than you might have thought, so it is for this reason we kindly ask you to consider the following based on your experience: 1 day CBT – For riders with some riding experience and knowledge of the road or looking to retake their CBT. 2 day CBT – Strongly Advised for riders who are completely new to riding bikes or with a limited or no practical experience/knowledge of the road itself. If you plan to go on to take your full motorcycle test, then a two day course can be of great benefit as it can include introduction and time on one of our 650s. PLEASE NOTE: If you do not meet the required standard as set out by the DVSA within the day course and should you wish to proceed, you will be required to return for further training at a cost of £25 per hour until completed.

Our CBT training sites:

Okehampton: Fatherford Farm Ind Est, Okehampton, Devon, EX20 1QQ – Any day of the week. Exeter: Devon Travel Academy, Westpoint, Clyst St Mary, Exeter, EX5 1DJ – Monday to Saturday. Torbay: 334 Torquay Road, Paignton, TQ3 2DZ – This is our meeting point for free travel to one of our two CBT training sites. Both our training sites have onsite toilets and tea/coffee making facilities.

To book or for more information:

Simply give us a call on 0800 009 6464 or 07805 202385 and one of our friendly instructors will be more than happy to advise you further or process your booking. Alternatively you can request more information via our contact form.