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.
What options are there for taking your CBT?
1 Day Course: This is going to suitable for the majority or new riders especially those wishing to ride an automatic. Typically this course will take a min of 7 hours to complete.
2 Day Course: This will be most suited to those riders wishing to learn on a geared machine, that have no previous riding experience and who would benefit from being given extra time to learn and build the confidence to feel comfortable and safe. You should allow for a minimum of 6 hours training per day.
Re-Certification: This course is conducted on a 1-2-1 basis and is for riders who have a current CBT certificate which is close to expiry, you don’t necessarily need to have your own bike but you should have been riding on a regular basis and require the CBT certificate to be renewed in order to continue riding under a learner status. In this instance please allow for a minimum of 4 hours.
Our CBT training sites:
Okehampton: Fatherford Farm Ind Est, Okehampton, Devon, EX20 1QQ – 7 days a week.
Exeter: Devon Travel Academy, Westpoint, Clyst St Mary, Exeter, EX5 1DJ – 7 days a week.
Torbay: 334 Torquay Road, Paignton, TQ3 2DZ – This is our meeting point for free travel to one of our two CBT training sites.
Both of 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. You may also prepay by Paypal and then call to arrange a suitable date for your CBT. You can also request more information via our contact form.
CBT Course Prices and Payment:
We accept cash, debit/credit cards, BACS and have offered the option here to purchase your CBT course in advance via paypal as we know it is not always easy to find time during normal operating hours to call and discuss your booking. We are also often out on the bikes, meaning payment can be difficult to take. We have included an option for a smaller deposit payment as we know not everyone can always pay for it all in advance. If you choose to pay for your course in advance (either in full or via the smaller deposit payment), please remember to then either call or email us within a few days to discuss available dates for your chosen training site.