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 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 ride your motorcycle or scooter on a public highway unless you have completed a training course for motorcyclists (CBT) and have been issued a certificate of completion,  the CBT4 pink slip.

If you are moving from an automatic (e.g., a scooter) to a geared bike, you must take the full CBT course.

Where is the CBT course held? The first part of the course will be held every Saturday & Sunday at Raymond Falla House, St Martins.
Please note that additional training may take place during school holidays, these dates will be added to 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, you cannot do your course on some motorbikes. These bikes include (but are not limited to) ‘Thumps’ and the original Honda ‘Monkey Bike’. If you have any doubts, please contact us.
If you are doing a CBT course, 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 you are 14. You must ensure that your provisional license, insurance, etc., is valid for the date that you have booked!

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