COMPULSORY BASIC TRAINING
is the basic
course that allows you to ride a motorcycle on the road as a learner. It also qualifies you to
practical DSA driving tests in order to gain a full motorcycle licence.
classes of vehicles:
Moped: This is
any motorcycle or
scooter with an engine under 50cc
NB: Not all
scooters are mopeds.
Over 50cc they are legally motorcycles
licences issued before 1/2/2001 automatically carry full moped
However, anyone holding a full car licence issue after that date or who
acquires a full car licence within the 2 year life of the CBT
automatically acquire a FULL licence
for a moped.
you take CBT at 16
years of age you can
ride up to a 50cc moped , you must display L plates , you must not
carry a passenger and you must not use the motorway . When you become
17 years of age or older you can ride up to a 125cc motorcycle as a
learner without having to re-take CBT. The CBT certificate
is valid for 2years from completion.
Any machine over 50cc
complete CBT before you ride any motorcycle over 50cc on the road. The
certificate is valid for 2 years; you must display L plates, you must
a passenger and you must not use the motorway.
Unless you are undertaking an approved training
course with a qualified instructor you may not ride a machine above
125cc or with
a power output exceeding 11kw.
completion of Compulsory Basic Training Quickstart (Mainline) ATB will
you with a CBT certificate that will be valid for 2 years.
WHAT THE COURSE
CBT is NOT a test. It is arranged so that you progress through a series
exercises called “elements”. Once
have demonstrated that you have achieved a satisfactory level of
one level you move on to the next.
Compulsory Basic Training course consists of five elements:
CBT – this takes
the form of a
discussion and your trainer will explain the purpose and content of the
course. He or she
will also explain the
different types of motorcycle clothing available including helmets,
gloves, boots, also protective jackets and trousers.
on-site training – Your
instructor will introduce you to the motorcycle, explain the controls
you what routine checks you should make before riding.
You will be shown how to take the
and on a stand, wheel the bike to the right and left and use the brakes
bring it to a halt. You
will also learn
how to start and stop the engine.
on-site riding – In
this element you’ll begin riding the motorcycle.
You will start by learning how to pull
under full control, ride slowly and stop the bike safely. You will continue to
develop your ability to
control the machine through a number of exercises including riding to
to the right and in a figure of eight.
You will practice emergency braking and
be shown how to take effective
observation when riding on the road.
will also be shown how to approach hazards such as road junctions using
the OSMPSL (Observation, Signal, Manoeuvre, Position, Speed, Look) routine.
on-road training – This is a
classroom based lesson
during which your instructor will advise you on how to ride safely on
road. He/she will
discuss with you the
importance of knowing the Highway Code, staying visible to other road
the legal requirements of riding and other issues such as the effects
weather, road conditions and maintaining the fitness of both the
the rider to ride on a road.
riding – During this
element your instructor accompany you out for a ride on the public
highway. You will
travel on a variety of
particular you will negotiate
junctions, roundabouts, pedestrian crossings and traffic lights.
During the course of the ride there will be a number of stops so you
discuss your progress with your instructor.
is on successful completion of this element
that you are issued your CBT Certificate of Completion.
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