Compulsory Basic Training

Most learner motorcycle and moped riders must take compulsory basic training (CBT). You then have to pass your full motorcycle test within 2 years or you’ll have to take CBT again.

After you’ve completed your CBT, you can ride a moped or a motorbike up to 125cc on the road with L plates until you pass your full motorcycle test. 

What is Involved

Compulsory basic training (CBT) has 5 elements:

  • Introduction and eyesight check
  • Practical on-site training
  • Practical on-site riding
  • Practical on-road training
  • Practical on-road riding

You’ll move from one element to the next
when your trainer is happy you’ve:

  • Learnt the Theory, and
  • Shown the practical skills to a safe basic level

What do I need to bring

  • Long trousers. Jeans or similar are acceptable as long as the material is hard wearing
  • Strong Shoes or boots that cover the ankles and are well fitting, but not steel toe capped boots
  • Spectacles or contact lenses if required
  • Valid UK driving licence
  • Approved helmet, jacket and gloves. If you do not have your own you may hire them for £2.50 per item.

If you are using your own bike you will also need

  • Valid Certificate of Insurance
  • MOT Certificate (if more than 3 years old)
  • Ensure your bike is displaying 'L' plates both front and rear
  • Ensure your bike is road worthy
  • Ensure your bike is Taxed

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Shire Oak Motorcycle Training is an approved training body by the DSA . Reg No : 0686