London CBT Training

If you’re looking to take your CBT training in London then we have all the information you need to book your CBT training, get you on the way to getting you your bike licence and to getting out on the road.

We currently have 35+ motorcycle training centres available in London that will have you up and riding your motorcycle or scooter confidently and in not time.

Who can take a CBT?

In order to be eligible for a CBT and to get booked onto a CBT course, you must be a UK citizen, be at least 16-years-old, and hold a valid UK provisional licence or a full licence. You do not need to take the theory test before your CBT, and you don’t need any previous experience riding motorcycle or scooters.

What happens on CBT Training?

CBT stands for Compulsory Basic Training, and although it’s commonly referred to as a CBT test, there is no test involved. A CBT is the minimum standard you need to reach before you can legally ride on the UK’s roads with L-plates. Anybody from the age of 16 with a provisional or full licence can take the CBT test.

The day will start in the classroom, where your instructor will teach you how to handle a motorbike and scooter, and make sure you know basic highway code. Next you’ll head outside, where you’ll be introduced to your machine for the day. If you’re riding a manual motorcycle, the instructor will explain how the gears and clutch work on a motorcycle. You’ll spend this portion of the day getting used to your motorcycle or scooter by riding simple routes on the school’s off-road area. Once you can comfortably control the bike, it’s time to head out onto the road.

You’ll head out onto the road with the instructor and another student, taking it in turns to lead so the instructor can get a good look at you both. This portion of the day will take at least two hours. Your instructor is looking for you to show you can handle your bike in a confident and safe manner and that you’re not a danger to other road users. Once you get back to the test centre, you’ll be handed your certificate, and be given the OK to head out onto the roads on your own!

What do I need for my CBT test?

The school will provide the specialty riding equipment that you need for the day, such as a helmet, gloves and jacket. For your lower half you’ll want to wear the sturdiest pair of trousers you own, such as some thick jeans. You’ll want something equally sturdy on your feet, such as walking boots.

Depending upon the time of year and the weather you may also need to consider purchasing a waterproof jacket or even a set of cheap waterproof – and windproof – overalls. It’s always a good idea to check the weather forecast during the week before your CBT training just to be sure.

What’s Next After Taking My CBT?

After succeeding in your CBT Training in Huddersfield you can take a look at getting your first bike, you will be able to ride up to a 125cc motorcycle, moped or scooter unless you are 16 where you will be restricted to a 50cc until your turn 17. If you are unclear on which vehicle to start riding then consider RideTo top 10 motorcycles you can ride on a CBT licence. The final step before legally being able to ride the roads is to get insurance and therefore at RideTo we have put together what you will need to consider before purchasing insurance.

Where Can I Take Motorcycle Training in London?

We have 35 CBT training sites across London and the Greater London area. All of our London CBT training sites are easily accessible with excellent transport links and service areas including popular locations outlined below:

EdgwareWembleyShepherd’s BushRichmondHounslowCroydonCrystal PalaceLewishamSidcupOrpingtonThamesmeadDagenhamWatfordSidcupTottenhamIlfordFelthamMaidstone and Walthamstow.