The Compulsory Basic Training (CBT) is the “first step” you must take when learning to ride a moped or motorcycle and is a course of training you are required to complete satisfactorily.
All new riders must by law, complete this course before they are legally entitled to ride a moped or motorcycle on the road, including when they are on riding lessons.
When attending the CBT course, you will need to be dressed appropriately, suitable jacket, motorcycle jeans or motorcycle pants heavy jeans are fine (must be no holes in clothing) sturdy footwear must have ankle protection, Must use only motorcycle gloves.
Waterproof clothing is highly recommended also if it looks like it might rain, as your course will go ahead whether it rains or not.
The CBT course syllabus includes five elements and these five elements have to be completed in turn.
You can only move on to the next element when your A1 instructor is satisfied you have learnt the necessary theory and demonstrated all the practical skills needed to a safe basic level.
Ensure you have your UK licence with you (your photocard licence) and have your glasses or contact lenses with you if normally worn.
If you are planning to use your own bike, you will need to have valid motorcycle insurance, valid MOT certificate (if your bike is more than three years old) and full sized L-plates clearly displayed both front and rear.