Before you can get started on the road, regardless of the license you’re looking to obtain, you will need to complete a CBT. This is a day of training, no tests, and it is made of 5 components.
- Introduction & Eyesite Test
- On-site Training
- On-site Riding
- On-road Training
- On-road Riding
If you would like to, read more about the CBT syllabus…
This can be taken from the age of 16+. However, your age will limit which size of bike you can ride:
For people aged 16 years: 50cc is the maximum capacity… For people aged 17 years and above: 125cc is the maximum capacity…
You will also have the choice to learn how to ride a moped, like Suzuki’s Burgman 125cc Scooter or a geared motorbike, such as the MT-125 from Yamaha.
CBTs can cost from £90 to £130 depending on the instructor, if you have your own safety gear and motorcycle, you can train on that to bring the costs down, however, we recommend using the instructors as it means you will have the correct motorcycle and it removes any pressures! You can find your nearest training body on the GOV.UK website.
Your CBT certificate is valid for 2 years, giving you ample time to get your full license! Whilst you can’t ‘fail’ a CBT, your instructor can refuse to give you a CBT certificate if they feel your riding is dangerous.