Compulsory Basic Training
Who needs to do CBT?
PLEASE NOTE! IF YOU ARE TOLD THAT YOU CAN COMPLETE CBT IN LESS THAN A DAY THEN IT IS UNLIKELY YOU ARE GETTING A FULL COURSE AS LAID DOWN BY THE DRIVING STANDARDS AGENCY! BE SURE YOU KNOW WHAT YOU ARE GETTING FOR YOUR MONEY!!! THE ON-ROAD ELEMENT ALONE BY LAW TAKES A MINIMUM OF 2 HOURS.
ALSO NOTE THAT CBT IS YOUR STARTING POINT FOR YOUR TRAINING. PRE CBT TRAINING IS AGAINST DVSA POLICY! WE FEEL YOU SHOULD NOT BE PAYING FOR THIS.
AT BIKE-IT WE PRIDE OURSELVES IN CARRYING OUT THE MOST THOROUGH COMPULSORY BASIC TRAINING, AS LAID DOWN BY THE DVSA.
All learner motorcyclists must complete their CBT before riding ANY motorbike or scooter on the road. This means they must hold a certificate DL196. The ONLY exceptions are:
- If you passed a full moped test after 1st December 1990
- If you live and ride on specified offshore islands.
- If you already hold a certificate of completion obtained during a previous motorcycle entitlement or when riding a moped.
- Or if you wish to ride a moped using the full moped entitlement provided by a full car licence.
Please check with us to see if you need to take CBT or not, don’t ride illegally – it’s not worth it!
It should be noted that the DL196 only has a two year life.
What is CBT?
Introduced in 1990 CBT is intended to reduce the rate of accidents in new and inexperienced riders. CBT must be taken with an approved training Body, such as BIKE-IT. CBT is designed to be helpful not difficult and will give you a good start to your training. Feedback tells us people find it a very enjoyable experience.
There are five main parts (A-E) to CBT. Each must be passed before a DL196 can be issued. PLEASE NOTE OUR IMPORTANT POINTS AT THE HEAD OF THIS SECTION.