The CBT Course
This initially takes place on our training ground, in a safe environment away from traffic and consists of a comprehensive training syllabus split into 5 elements as required by the Driving and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA). All training is carried out at the student’s own pace and we will only move onto the road when both the student and the instructor are satisfied with the general progress.
Element A : a short introduction with emphasis on the legal requirements, safety and information and advice on motorcycle clothing. An eyesight test is also carried out where the student will be asked to read a standard number plate at a distance of about 20 metres. If glasses are required for this, they must subsequently be worn at all times whilst riding. Failure to read a number plate at this distance would deem the student unsafe (i.e. potentially unable to read a road sign at the same distance and therefore unable to comply with the requirements of that sign.
Once a CBT certificate has been obtained, it is valid for a period of 2 years. During this time, the rider is still classed as a learner and cannot carry a pillion rider or use motorways and must display L-plates. The student must take and pass a DVSA practical test to gain their full licence during that period. If this is not completed within the 2 years, the student must repeat the CBT course before the expiry date or stop riding.