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.

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.

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