What does CBT involve?
The CBT course involves five elements:
B. practical on-site training
C. practical on-site riding
D. practical 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.
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.
At Motoden Suzuki we provide full motorcycle and scooter training through our facilities at 507 Kingsland Road.
BOOK YOUR TRAINING COURSE TODAY!
phone: 020 7241 1111
The current charges for CBT Training are:
Weekday on a hire bike - £130*
Weekend on a hire bike - £140*
*These prices include bike hire, insurance with no excess, and use of helmet and gloves for the day.
We frequently have CBTs available for last minute bookings.
Our Training facilities are based at Motoden Suzuki 507 Kingsland Road. London E8, just next door to Scooterden!
In order to book a CBT we will need to receive payment in full in advance. You can do this over the phone to 020 7241 1111.
We will need
1. Full name
3. Mobile number & landline number.
4. Email address
5. Do you physically have both parts of your UK licence?
6. Do you wish to hire a bike?
7. If yes do you want automatic or geared
8. Credit card details - number, expirydate,issue date, issue number(if applicable) and security number (above signature)
9. The day and date you wish to do your training course, and if possible an alternative.
Whether you book online, on the phone, or in person, we will not take payment until we have confirmed a suitable date is available. The payment is non refundable if cancelled less than 3 business days prior to the course. It is very important that you arrive on time wearing appropriate clothing.
If you wish to use your own bike you must remember to bring the following.
1. Original insurance cover note or certificate
2. MOT if bike is over 3 years old.
3. Valid Road Tax
4. L plates front and rear
The other stuff you need to know
The CBT course is essentially good fun - do not think that you are doing a car driving test. The atmosphere will be very different to that, you might even make a friend or two! Some students who do the course begrudgingly because they have to, have come back to the shop at the end of the day surprised that they learnt something and enjoyed themselves.
The Motorcycle Theory Test & Motorcycle Practical Test
Once you have obtained your CBT certificate, if you wish to gain a full motorcyle licence (any category) you must first take the Motorcycle Theory Test, do between one and four days training then take the Practical Test. We are contantly asked how much this will cost. Alot depends on your ability and therefore how many days training you need - think about somewhere between £200and £750. Your way to a FULL LICENCE
There are several motorcycle licence categories.
Light Motorcycle Category 'A1' Licence (125cc machine (max power 11kW)
Restricted Category 'A2' Licence (max power 25kW)
Full Unrestricted Category 'A' Licence (only available to those over the age of 21)
These licences can be gained as follows, but to be eligable to start training, you must have a UK Licence with provisional motorcycle entitlement (A) The Motorcycle Theory Test
If you wish to gain a full licence in any of the above categories, you must pass the Motorcycle Theory Test before taking the Practical Test. This can be booked online at www.dsa.gov.uk
To obtain a Moped Licenceyou must be 17 or over. You must first complete your CBT. You must then pass the Motorcycle Theory Test, undertake training and a Practical Test on machine up to 50cc. Once you have passed your Practical Test, you will have a licence to ride any Moped (up to 50cc) without L-plates and you may carry a pillion passenger. 'A1' Light Motorcycle Licence (max power 11kW)
To obtain a 'A1' Light Motorcycle Licenceyou must be over the age of 17. You must first complete your CBT. You must then pass the Motorcycle Theory Test, undertake training and a Practical Test on machine up between 75cc & 125cc. Once you have passed your Practical Test, you will have a licence to ride any machine up to 125cc, so long as it's power is restricted to 11kW, without L-plates and you may carry a pillion passenger. 'A2' Restricted Licence (max power 25kW)
To obtain a 'A2' Restricted Licenceyou must be over the age of 17. You must first complete your CBT. You must then pass the Motorcycle Theory Test, undertake training and a Practical Test on a 120cc - 125cc machine (the machine must be capable of 100kph). Once you have passed your Practical Test, you will have a licence to ride any machine, so long as it's power is restricted to 25kW, without L-plates and you may carry a pillion passenger.The 'A2' Restricted Licence restricts you for 2 years ONLY. After which you can automatically upgrade your licence to a full category 'A' licence without taking any further training or tests and be able to ride any machine you want!This is the only big bike licence option available to those aged 17-20. If you reach the age of 21 whilst still restricted (within 2 years), you may take an Accelerated Access Practical Test on a bike capable of 47bhp or more and then obtain a full bike licence. Full Unrestricted Category 'A' Licence (Direct Access)
To obtain a Full Unrestricted Category 'A' Licenceyou must be over the age of 21. You must first complete your CBT. You must then pass the Motorcycle Theory Test, undertake training and a Practical Test on a machine with a minimum power output of 47bhp. Once you have passed your Practical Test, you will have a licence to ride any machine without L-plates and be able to carry a pillion passenger.You can only ride a large machine when accompanied by an authorised Direct Access Instructor.