Compulsory Bike Training (CBT)

You must complete  Compulsory Basic Training (CBT) before you ride any moped, scooter or  motorcycle on the road. It’s not a motorcycle test, but the instructor will  assess your riding to make sure you are safe to ride before you can get your  DL196 certificate.
If you have not gained a full motorcycle or moped licence two years after  completing CBT, your DL196 is no longer valid and you must repeat CBT.
If you have a full car licence issued before 1st February 2001 you may ride a  restricted 50cc moped on the road without L plates (and carry a passenger), but  you still need to successfully complete your CBT to ride any motorcycle over  50cc. However, if you have not ridden a motorcycle or scooter before, it is a  good idea to complete CBT as a minimum.


About The CBT Certificate

  • It is valid for 2 years
  • It entitles you to ride on the road unaccompanied while displaying L Plates
  • Your CBT certificate does not allow you to carry pillion passengers or ride on motorways
  • You will need to re-take the CBT if you do not pass both the theory and practical tests before the CBT Certificate expires.

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CBT Theory Test Practical Test

Our News
Jan 25

Welcome to Central Motorcycle Training's Brand New Website. Feel Free To Have A Look Around And Ask Any Questions You Might Have

Jan 19

The motorcycle Licence will all change in Jan 2013 when you will be able to ride a slightly more powerful machine at 19 but direct access will rise to 24 unless you have 2 years experience on an A2 licence which you can get when you are 19. Check out our page detailing these changes here. Or check out our flow chart here.


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