C.B.T (Compulsory Basic Training) is a training and information course, introduced in December 1990 by the government to help reduce the accident rate of novice riders. It is a course to give a person the basic skills and knowledge to stay safe on the road. The C.B.T course is also in place to promote road safety but is also a legal requirement if you wish to ride a motorcycle or scooter on the public highway
No! It is not a test, but an assessment of competence and a continuous assessment of ability. Most trainees wishing to ride motorcycles/scooters on the road must undertake this course and obtain a cbt certificate. C.B.T trainees must reach a ‘minimum standard’ to obtain your Compulsory Basic Training certificate (dl196). The instructor will judge if you are competent to ride unaccompanied on the road without instruction before issuing the cbt certificate.
ELEMENT A: This element is the introduction and does not involve riding the machine. It is a classroom based element explaining the aims of the cbt training day, the importance of correct motorcycle clothing and the legal requirements of motorcycle helmets.
Your eyesight and driving licence will also be checked before we start this session.
ELEMENT B: This element does not involve riding the machine. It is about on-site, hands-on training.you will be shown some basic machine safety checks-use of the controls-use of stands-wheeling the machine and starting and stopping the engine.
ELEMENT C:This element the learner will begin to ride their machine. The learner will be shown the exercise's which need to be carried out, with a full demonstration by your A1 instructor if required.
ELEMENT D: This element is to make sure the learner has the information they will need to ride
legally and safely on the road and to prepare them for the on-road riding element of C.B.T. The learners knowledge of the highway code will then be checked.
ELEMENT E: This element the learner will ride out on the public highway, with a qualified trainer, and possibly with another learner, under radio guidance for at least two hours.
This can be taken on a machine between 115 and 125cc. If you are aged between 17 and 19 this will be your only option.Upon passing the A1 you will get a full licence to ride on motorways and take pillion passengers, but you will NEVER be able to ride anything bigger than a 125cc machine that produces a maximum of 11 Kwh (14.6 Bhp) until you pass the next test (A2) when you reach a minimum age of 19 or two years after passing your A1 test.
This will be taken on a machine of a minimum of 395cc that produces a maximum of 35 Kwh (46.6 Bhp). This can only be taken when you are at least 19 years old or two years after passing your A1.
Upon passing you can ride any size of motorbike but the power is capped at 35 Kwh (46.6 Bhp) this will never increase!. The other “restriction” on this category, is the machine cannot be restricted to 35 Kwh if it produces more than 70 Kwh or 93.5 Bhp in standard trim.
This module is conducted at the D.V.S.A MPTC (multi purpose test centre) This test can be booked by our staff for you if you require, but can be booked by you if so wish.The test takes an average of 8 to 15 mins to complete, but you are under no pressure to rush through the test by the examiner.They conduct the test at your pace.
Various slow speed and higher speed manoeuvres make up the mod one test, and our instructors will guide you through and give you ample time to practice this test at one of the local D.S.A test centres using the same equipment as the actual practical test itself.
This module consists of a 38 to 40 min road ride whilst being followed by a D.V.S.A Examiner who will assess you riding ability.You will of course by this stage be fully acquainted with the test requirements as our instructors would have taught you what is required to obtain your full motorcycle licence entitlement.
A1 ridertraining or any of its instructors can not be held responsible for any candidates documents required for test.
Remember that all documents are required for training for test day.