Compulsory Basic Training (CBT)

All learner motorcyclists and moped riders must satisfactorily complete compulsory basic training (CBT) before riding on the public road M&C Motorcycle Training is an approved training body (ATB) using a site approved by the DSA for off-road training and with instructors who have passed the relevant DSA assessment.
M&C Motorcycle Training provide hire of appropriate motorcycles and mopeds as well as safety helmets and insurance cover is in place. The CBT course syllabus includes 5 elements. The duration of each element will depend on individual trainees’ performance:

Cost of CBT £135

Element A – Introduction (30 min approx)
Eyesight Test*
Legal Requirements for riding a motorcycle on the road
Aims of course
Equipment & Clothing
*The course will not continue if eyesight test is failed

Element B – Practical on-site training (45 min approx)
An introduction to the motorcycle you will be using
Control Positions and their use
Basic machine checks including side & centre stands, wheeling, braking, starting and stopping the engine

Element C – Practical on-site riding (2 – 3 hours)
Riding including clutch control and gear changing
Indicating & maneuvering including rear observation, lifesaver shoulder checks & the OSM/PSL routines
Moving off, stopping at kerbs, turning left and right, junctions, roundabouts and u-turns

Element D – Practical on-road training
Knowledge of ‘The Highway Code’
Rear Observation
Road positioning
Effect of weather conditions and road surfaces
The use of conspicuity aids
Vulnerability of motorcyclists
Correct speed for road and traffic conditions
Consequences of aggressive attitudes
Importance of hazard perception
Dangers of drug & alcohol use

Element E – Practical on-road riding (2 hours minimum)
Put into practice everything learnt in Elements A – D
Demonstrate competence and safety in range of road and traffic conditions
Training to include:
Traffic Lights
Pedestrian crossings
Carry out the U turn correctly
Bring the machine to a stop under full control as in an emergency

On satisfactory completion of all five elements, a Certificate of Completion of Training (DL196) will be issued and is valid for two years validating the provisional licence with which it must be kept and produced at the first motorcycle test.

The CBT is the first step to 2 wheels the course consists of a day’s basic introduction to the safety equipment, introduction to the machine, off-road training to bring you up to a competent standard, before being accompanied by an instructor for on-road tuition. The CBT is conducted at a pace that will suit your ability and needs. During the on-road training, your instructor will be in radio contact with you at all times. Once your instructor is happy with your skills on the road you will be issued with a CBT certificate (DL196) which is accompanied by your licence.

Please note you will need a basic understanding of the highway code to be successful, we will quiz you on signs and road markings prior to going on the road.

Do not book if you are not in possesion of your licence, no refund will be given if you cancel for this reason. Plan ahead allow 10 weeks for it to arrive.

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2 thoughts on “Compulsory Basic Training (CBT)

  1. Hiya my partner done his CBT with you in August 2014. How does he go about renewing his current CBT when it runs our please? Thanks


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