CBT - Compulsory Basic Training
Anybody wishing to ride any size of moped or motorcycle is required to take this course. At the end of the course (generally a day) you will receive a CBT Certificate which will validate the provisional motorcycle entitlement of your licence. This is valid for 2 years, and allows the holder of the certificate to either ride (with L plates) a vehicle of up to 125cc (50cc for under 17's), or to progress, with further training to obtain a full licence dependant on age. Click here for laws on age specific motorcycle size
The course will consist of the following 5 elements
DL196 CBT Certificate
Element D: Practical on-road training preparation Meeting the legal requirements to ride, attitude, positioning, separation distances, speed, anticipating what other road users may do, and preparing for developing hazards.
Riding in typical traffic conditions (including traffic lights, roundabouts, junctions, pedestrian crossings, gradients and bends), and carrying out a u-turn and an emergency stop; this element will involve a minimum of 2 hours out on the public roads.