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Compulsory Basic Training (CBT) for Women

Compulsory Basic Training (CBT) Laying the best possible foundations

CBT stands for Compulsory Basic Training. It will allow you to ride up to a 125cc or moped (50cc) on public roads, unaccompanied. You will need to complete a CBT before you go on to pass your motorcycle test. The CBT is not a pass or fail test, nor is it an attendance course, which means you will still need to ride to a minimum safe standard to achieve your certificate. If your instructor thinks you are not up to the safe standard required, you’ll be asked to come back and repeat the training again.

Most people are under the impression a CBT is really easy to achieve and we’ve even heard people say “you’d have to be stupid not to get your CBT certificate in a day”. Well the truth of the matter is a CBT is achievable in a day, but usually if you’ve had prior experience at riding. Instructor Laura will often ask her students whether they speak any other languages. Do they think they could learn another language in a day? The majority of people will say no, so why should learning to ride a motorbike be any different?

Two-day bespoke Compulsory Basic Training

That’s why at Women Only Motorcycle Training, we have devised a 2 day CBT programme, which allows our students to relax into the day, familiarise themselves with the motorcycle and learn at a steadier pace. During a usual one day CBT Course, it may seem a bit rushed and you could feel that you have not taken it all in. In some cases learner riders do not feel they have the necessary skills to be riding unaccompanied on the road after just one intensive training day. If more time is taken to learn the basic skills when students are at their most vulnerable, we believe it will result in more proficient riding skills that will be set for a long lasting riding career.

Two-day CBT – four phases:

Booking Compulsory Basic Training

The CBT certificate is valid for two years, if you do not pass a motorcycle test in this time, you must undergo another CBT course. This will enable you to continue riding legally on the road, as a learner with L Plates.

Before you book, please check:

  1. Two-day CBT needs to be completed over two consecutive days
  2. You must have a valid driving licence
  3. You must be able to ride a pushbike proficiently

Receive a £20.00 discount when you book online using CBT20 as your discount code.

If you’re confident you’ll be able to complete your CBT during a one day course, but would rather a female instructor, we also offer the standard one day course. If you’re not sure, or would like some further advice, please call 01527 500333.