It is a legal requirement to complete the Compulsory Basic Training (CBT) course for you to ride a motorcycle or moped on UK roads. The CBT training is a multi-stage course that you are required to clear for you to ride on the roads of the UK for at least 24 months. If you are not ready for this test, the following tips will help with your CBT test.
– Take It Easy
CBT is not a test but essentially training. This training is thorough and usually takes the entire day. Provided that the instructor is satisfied with your road awareness and riding skills, you will be issued with a CBT certificate at the end of the training. But in case he or she is not satisfied with your skills, you can still undergo the training another day. Don’t think that you have failed and won’t be allowed to take the training again if you did not complete the test on your first take. Just wait until a set period from your previous training elapses and you can do it again.
– Know the Theory
Your ability to safely and skillfully ride a bike is not everything that is gauged in a CBT test. Other aspects of riding a bike are looked into too. These aspects include your basic knowledge of the Highway Code and UK traffic signs among others. You should know all the rules that govern moped and motorcycle riders. You will also be tested on your knowledge of the likely course of action other motorists may take in different road traffic scenarios. For this reason, it is good to familiarise yourself with key CBT riding skills and licensing regulations.
– Know a Motorbike Beforehand
Your instructor will introduce you to the bike and show you all of its controls on the day of the test. It is a good idea to familiarise yourself with a motorbike beforehand to avoid being overwhelmed by all the information you are given by the instructor.
– Book a Course with a Training School
Contact a motorbike training school to book your CBT course. The course consists of five sections. The first section of the course includes an introduction to CBT and an eyesight check. The other sections are on-site training, on-site riding, on-road training, and on-road riding, in that order. In essence, the course teaches what is expected of you as an amateur moped or motorcycle rider. Therefore, if you would like to have the most comprehensive training, contact an approved CBT training school.