The CBT course
If you are new to riding a motorbike or scooter and before you can lawfully ride on the public highway, then this is the course for you.
Before booking your course, please read the important notes you will find here.
What is Compulsory Basic Training (CBT)?
The principle of CBT was introduced some years ago to help reduce the high accident rate among inexperienced motorcyclists.
Who needs to complete a CBT course?:
If you hold a provisional licence in categories P, A1, or A then you must not drive or ride your motorcycle or scooter on a public highway unless you have successfully completed a training course for motorcyclists (CBT) and have been issued with a certificate of completion.
If you are moving from an automatic (e.g. a scooter) to a geared bike, then you will have to take the full CBT course.
Where is the CBT course held? The CBT course will be held every Saturday at St Peter Port School with the second part of the course being held on the Sunday.
Please note that additional training may take place during school holidays, these dates will be added onto the booking form if available.
What does the CBT course involve?
The course is designed for novice riders or those who have never ridden a motorcycle before and is done over two sessions.
The first session is divided into three elements:
|Element A||First the eyesight test then a safety talk||20+ mins|
|Element B||Learning the controls of the bike||45+ mins|
|Element C||Learning to ride the bike||2 to 3 hrs|
The second session will normally be done the following day and consists of two elements:
|Element D||A longer but important talk||45+ mins|
|Element E||Riding on the roads||2 hrs|
How much does it cost?
Fees for the courses can be found here:
Will any kind of bike do?
For safety reasons and also because some motorbikes or scooters are not representative of their class, there are some motorbikes you cannot do your course on. These bikes include (but not limited to) ‘Thumps’ and the Honda ‘Monkey Bike’. If you have any doubts, please contact us.
If you are doing a CBT course, then the engine must not exceed 300cc capacity.
Can I book CBT in advance of having my provisional license?
The booking can be made in advance based on the available dates on the booking form, usually two months ahead of the current date.
For instance if you are getting your provisional license for your 14th birthday you can book CBT before are 14. You must ensure that you have your provisional license, insurance etc in time for the date that you have booked!
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