The starting point for learner motorcyclists and moped riders is the compulsory basic training course or CBT.
We conduct the course from our spacious site in Inverness and our Instructors are patient and friendly ensuring you have an enjoyable learning experience. We supply the bikes, helmet, gloves and waterproof trousers if required.
CBT is not a test and there is no exam – it is a course of training you are required to complete satisfactorily. It is usually completed within one day, however, should you require longer, we allow up to a further 4 hours of training with no extra charge.
The CBT syllabus includes five elements, which have to be completed in sequence.
• Element A – Introduction
• Element B – Practical On Site Training (Introduction to the machine and basic safety and maintenance checks)
• Element C – Practical On Site Riding (Off road, learning the basic riding and manoeuvring skills at your pace)
• Element D – Practical On road training (Discussion on road safety and awareness)
• Element E – Practical On Road Riding (Minimum of 2 hours, accompanied by an Instructor in radio contact)
You will only move onto the next element when your instructor is satisfied you have learned the necessary theory and demonstrated the practical skills to a safe level. Your Instructor will also give a plan for further training at the end of your course if required.
When all five elements are satisfactorily completed, a Certificate of Completion of Training (DL196) will be issued to you. This is a legal document, which serves to validate the relevant entitlements on the driving licence and should be kept with your licence. You will now be entitled to ride unaccompanied as a learner up to 125cc (Subject to minimum age requirements)
All CBT certificates are valid for two years. You need to retake the CBT if both the theory and practical tests are not completed within the two year period if you wish to continuing riding.
A DL196 (CBT) certificate validating full moped (a 50cc motorcycle with a top speed of 31mph) entitlement on a full UK licence is not subject to expiry.
What do I need to bring?
Whatever the weather, you must wear the correct clothing as we may refuse to train you if you are inappropriately dressed.
• You need to wear long trousers (jeans are fine), and sturdy footwear (strong shoes or boots)
• We supply helmets, jackets, gloves and waterproof over-trousers if you do not already have your own. Waterproof clothing is strongly recommended, as you course will continue if it rains or not
• If you normally wear glasses or contact lenses, you will need to bring them to read a registration plate at a minimum distance of 66 ft (20 metres)
• You will need to bring your UK licence. If you have an old style licence, you will need to bring a valid passport. The document must be original, as photocopies are not accepted
Your licence must have valid provisional entitlement for category ‘A’ (Motorcycles) or ‘P’ (Moped) as required.
For more information or to book the course call 01463 714188