Considering taking a CBT course?
Excel offers flexible courses tailored to suit your needs.
Novice courses or a more progressive course, even a refresher course.
CBT (Compulsory Basic Training) (AM, A, A1, A2).
The Law requires you to take a CBT before riding on the road.
CBT offers an opportunity to learn important core skills which will make your riding safer and improve your general control over the machine, helping you deal with road traffic conditions. It’s a valuable building block for any further training.
CBT comprises of 5 basic elements: No written tests!
You’ll move from one element to the next when your trainer is satisfied that you
understand the elements, demonstrate the practical skills to a safe basic level
and archive the learning outcomes.
A simple eyesight test of 20.5m 67ft (You can write down if have difficulty reading).
You need no prior knowledge of motorcycling for CBT, in fact often the less you know the better!
You don't even need to own a motorcycle or motorcycle clothing as we have our own fleet of hire machines and safety clothing for you to use.
If you do want to use your bike, many dealers will deliver straight to us, but remember you can't ride the bike to us.
CBT normally takes a day to complete but can sometimes take longer depending on individual needs. There's no rush and the course progresses at the pace of the student. If you don’t reach the required standard in one day we just pick it up where we left off there is a small charge for extended courses
We offer CBT 7 days a week.
Once you have completed CBT you will be issued a certificate (DL196) which is valid for 2 years. This enables you to ride on the road for two years displaying L-plates or you may wish to progress to the next step. At the end of the two year period, if you have not taken a full test you MUST retake CBT before continuing to ride on the road. If you take a full motorcycle or moped test within the two years the CBT becomes obsolete.
If you passed a car driving test before 1 February 2001, you don’t need to take a CBT to ride a moped (50cc). However, you’ll still need to complete a CBT to ride a motorbike (over 50cc). We would recommend the training regardless.
If you passed a car driving test on or after 1 February 2001, you need to take a CBT to ride a moped which is valid for the length of the licence.
Everyone who wants to ride a motorcycle on the road must complete a CBT
If you don't take your CBT training before riding your motorbike, you could get up to 6 points on your licence and be fined up to £1,000
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