FAQ

What is CBT?

CBT is a course of instruction and assessment for new riders wanting to ride a moped or geared motorcycle. It’s the first legal step, and must by law be taken by any new rider before they go on the road using “L” plates. At 16 you are limited to taking your CBT on a moped no greater than 50cc and you are then limited to riding a restricted moped displaying L plates until you are 17. At 17 you can move up to a 125cc so long as it is no greater than 14hp. If you are 17 or above you can do your CBT on either a moped or a geared 125cc, and on completion you are limited to a 125cc no greater than 14hp and displaying L plates. Unless you go onto further training and pass your theory and practical tests, in two years time you will have to retake your CBT.

Don’t worry if you have never ridden before, as the course is aimed at complete novices with no experience at all. This is where the Track is such a tremendous benefit, especially for novices. Our instructors take you through all the elements, so you safely learn whilst feeling confident and happy.

N.B. You must hold a UK provisional licence before you can attend any training course and this should show provisional entitlement to category P for moped (for 16 year olds) or A for motorcycle. If you haven’t got a licence you can apply for one by getting a form from the post office.

What does CBT involve?

The CBT course involves five elements:
A. introduction
B. theory on-site training
C. practical on-site riding
D. theory on-road training
E. practical on-road riding

The five elements have to be completed in sequence, although the order of the exercises within the element can be varied. You will only move on to the next element when your instructor is satisfied you have learnt the necessary theory and demonstrated the practical skills to a safe basic level.

Certificate of completion (DL 196)

When all five elements have been satisfactorily completed, a certificate of completion, called the DL196, is issued. This is a legal document which validates the relevant entitlements on your driving licence. It is important that the holder of a DL196 considers the following points:

·         a DL196 certificate validating a provisional moped or provisional motorcycle entitlement lasts for two years - CBT will have to be retaken if both theory and practical tests are not passed within the two year certificate life

·         For moped entitlement only, if you pass your car driving test whilst your DL196 is still current or complete a CBT course and obtain a DL196 after passing your car test, the certificate is not subject to expiry, you will therefore need to keep your DL196 certificate safely. Please note that this applies to mopeds only, for riding motorcycles as a learner the DL196 remains valid for two years

Once you have your certificate you are advised to take additional training to pass your theory and practical tests and qualify for a motorcycle or moped licence. You must take the DL196 certificate with you when you go to your practical test.

 

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Everything changed on the 19th of January 2013 so please read the details below. 

Motorcycle licence requirements from 19th January 2013 Please don't hesitate to ring if you have any questions.

Before any training you must have a provisional UK Licence, then the first step is to take your Compulsory Basic Training. (CBT)

On completion of your CBT, at 16 you can ride a moped up to 49cc, either Automatic or Geared and at age 17 and above you can ride a 125cc bike. If in 2 years time you havent gone onto further training and passed a Motorcycle test to obtain your full icence, you will need to re-take the CBT. Riding on a CBT you must display L plates and you can not carry a pillion passenger.

To obtain your full motorcycle licence you MUST pass a motorcycle theory test and then a practical test.
Law MV(DL)R regs 16 & 68

 A1 motorcycle licence: At age 17 or over, you take a test on a motorcycle without sidecar of between 120 and 125 cc. If you pass you may ride a motorcycle up to 125 cc with power output up to 11 kW, or a motor tricycle with power not exceeding 15 kW.

A2 motorcycle licence: At age 19 or over, you take a test on a motorcycle without sidecar of at least 395 cc with a power output of at least 25 kW but not exceeding 35 kW. If you pass, you may ride any motorcycle not exceeding 35 kW and with a power to weight ratio not exceeding 0.2 kW/kg.

Full A motorcycle licence: Test taken on a motorcycle without sidecar, of at least 595 cc and an engine power of at least 40 kW. This gives you full access to all motorcycles and motor tricycles. You obtain a category A licence by taking progressive access from age 21, or under the direct access scheme from age 24.

Category A under progressive access: You can take a category A practical test at age 21 if you already have an A2 licence that you’ve held for a minimum of two years. You don’t need to take another theory test or hold a CBT certificate.

 Category A under direct access: This is for riders aged 24 or over. To obtain a category A licence you must
successfully complete a CBT course
pass the motorcycle theory test
pass the practical motorcycle test.

Passing the practical test on a motorcycle of at least 40 kW (53.6bhp) gives immediate access to all sizes of motorcycle.

You MUST NOT carry a pillion passenger or pull a trailer until you have passed your test. Also see Rule 253 covering vehicles prohibited from motorways.
Law MV(DL)R reg 16

It was April 2009 when the 2 part, Mod 1 and Mod 2 Test was introduced and this has'nt changed. With plenty of experience behind us we have an excellent pass rate and our best run on the Mod 1 test is 55 first time passes on the trot. Well done to all pupils and especially Jody who made it 50 out of 50. Just for good measure he went on to pass his Mod 2 test in the afternoon and he is pictured here with both of his certificates.

 There is no doubt that the hardest part of the Mod 1 test is achieving the correct speed for the higher speed manoeuvres and you only get 2 chances to get it right. We train for this on the safety of the track and can record your speed by radar, so you will be well prepared for the requirements of Module 1.

A pupil coming through the swerve manoeuvre at 54kmph, to watch the video go to www.youtube.com/watch

The Module 2 Test, involves a 35 minute ride around the test centre area, where we spend plenty of time training before your test.

 Alex and Charlie were our first 2 pupils to take the new test and they passed both modules first time with flying colours. They both felt well prepared for the Mod 1 after the time we spent on the track. Well done to them both, it was nice to get off to a good start.

 
 
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Andy, thank you so much for all your help and support and patience whilst training me especially with them blooming U-turns but I got there in the end. Your faith in me helped me to pass my test 1st time, thank you, thank you, thank you. Happy riding Stacie 
 
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