PLEASE NOTE: The DVSA only approve training bodies, they do not police them, and therefore there are some particularly poor training schools around who are not following the DVSA Rules. They are issuing Certificates when the standards have clearly not been met. You can be assured that Bikewize Motorcycle Training follow and comply to all DVSA regulations.
We provide the bike you will be training on, insurance (please read our terms and conditions), fuel, approved safety helmet and motorcycle gloves.
Arrive with either a provisional or full U.K. driving license
Arrive with your National Insurance Number
Be able to ride a pushbike
Have a good working knowledge of the highway code
Wear either a motorcycle jacket or sturdy jacket
Wear either motorcycle trousers or decent jeans
Wear motorcycle boots or boots that, at a minimum, provide ankle protection
In order to book the CBT course, you need a U.K. driving license. (The D9 form found here only applies to European Union/European Economic Area (EU/EEA) licence holders. People who do not have a driving licence should use form ‘Application for a driving licence’ (D1) available at the post office to apply for a photocard driving licence. Alternatively you can apply online).
Jogging tops, jogging bottoms and trainers are NOT acceptable and you will not be allowed on the course. You will NOT receive a refund or a discount when rebooking.
Element A: Your instructor will introduce the CBT course and its purpose, followed by a discussion about protective clothing and safety equipment
Element B: You will be taken to our off-road training area, and introduce you to the controls of the bike you will be riding, talk about daily and periodic checks to ensure that your bike is roadworthy and will remain so; how to take the bike off and onto it stands; and walk the bike around to get a feel for the balance of the bike.
Element C: You will be taught how to sit on the bike safely; how to start and stop the bike; for geared bikes how to select first gear; the art of moving off and stopping; how to ride the bike around the training ground; use of mirror and shoulder check observations; slow speed control; figures of eight; u-turns; emergency stops; gear changing (if applicable); and finally the OSMPSL routine for dealing with junctions.
Element D:You will be taken back to the office where your instructor will talk to you about a number of things that are important to consider whilst you are riding a bike out on the roads such as visibility, road position, weather and traffic conditions that affect us, drugs and alcohol, the importance of the highway code etc.
Element E: The CBT course concludes with a minimum of a two-hour road ride to assess your newly learned skills.
Our instructors will progress the CBT at your pace and the whole course usually takes one full day, although it can occasionally take a little longer.
If you have reached the required standard, you will be issued with a DL196 CBT certificate. This is a legal document that permits you to ride a 49cc moped if you are 16 years old, or a 125cc scooter or motorcycle if you are 17 or over on the road. You must display ‘L’ Plates on your bike at all times, not carry passengers, not use the motorway network. If you have not taken and passed all parts of your DVSA test to obtain a motorcycle licence within the two years your CBT certificate is valid for, you will have to complete a CBT again.
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