C.B.T. (Compulsory Basic Training)
This course is designed to teach you how to ride a motorcycle or scooter to a basic level.
It can be completed on an automatic scooter or a manual motorcycle; we can provide you with either machine, along with a helmet and waterproofs. You must supply your own motorcycle gloves.
The course covers a wide range of topics over five elements. You MUST have read and understood the Highway Code before attending your C.B.T.
- Practical on site training
- Practical on site riding
- Practical on-road training
- Practical on-road riding
The C.B.T. is initially conducted at our safe off-road Training Centre, before finally taking the training onto the road
There is no pass or fail with a C.B.T as this is a training course. On successful completion of the above elements, you will receive a CBT Certificate, which expires after 2 years. You may now ride up to a 125cc motorcycle if you are aged 17 and above, and at 16 years of age you may only ride up to 50cc motorcycle or scooter. YOU MUST DISPLAY L PLATES TO THE FRONT AND REAR OF YOUR MOTORCYCLE/SCOOTER.
1st Gear conduct C.B.T's 7 days a week. Registration is at 8.00am; the finishing time varies.
If you do not complete your CBT on the same day, you will have to re-book additional training for an additional charge.
Advance Motorcycle Training
Having passed your test it would be a great idea to improve your riding skills. 1st Gear recommend enrolling on one of the Bike Safe Scheme’s which is an initiative run by police forces around the UK.
Tel: 08444 151206
Rule 92 of the Highway Code
Vision. You MUST be able to read a vehicle number plate, in good daylight, from a distance of 20 metres (or 20.5 metres where the old style number plate is used).
If you need to wear glasses (or contact lenses) to do this, you MUST wear them at all times while driving.
The Highway Code applies to England, Scotland and Wales
and is essential reading for everyone.