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It all starts with Compulsory Basic Training

We give you the perfect solution to become a better rider. Our practical training creates safer riders and our online products training course gives you the ideal learning platform.

We offer an excellent CBT programme with thorough and professional training delivered to you with outstanding instruction. With a maximum of two students per instructor you are guaranteed a personal and memorable experience.

You initially book the Compulsory Basic Training course as a one day programme but may need further education to complete it to a satisfactory standard. The course can be taken from either the Redditch or Birmingham training facility. The day is broken down into five elements:

Element A

CBT Course introduction and classroom briefing.

Element B & C

This is off-road training in a safe environment, where you will become familiar with the motorcycle, its controls and how it works. You will be taught step-by-step on how to ride a motorcycle.

Element D

During lunch you will be given a road safety briefing in the comfort of our training premises.

Element E

Once you reach the required standard in the off-road motorcycle training, you will be taken out for a road ride assessment.


A final debrief of your riding, issuing your DL196 certificate and a discussion on your further training requirements.

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Compulsory basic training is a legal requirement

The CBT is a basic training course and is required by law if you want to ride a moped or motorcycle on the road, it is not an attendance course.

The issue of a CBT (DL196) certificate means you have achieved a safe and satisfactory riding standard during the motorcycle training and can now ride your motorbike unaccompanied on the road, putting into practice what you have been taught. If for some reason you do not reach the required standard on the day, further CBT motorcycle training will be necessary in order for you to obtain a certificate.

If you are not a road user, it is vital that you read and understand the Highway Code prior to attending the CBT course. We strongly advise that you know what all road signs mean and understand the rules of the road, for your own safety and for the safety of other road users.

The CBT certificate is only valid for two years. Riding in places like Birmingham and Redditch can be demanding, if you do not pass your motorcycle test during this period, you must complete another CBT course to continue riding legally on the road.


Receive a £5 discount when you book online using CBT5 as your discount code.

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Receive a £5 discount when you book online using CBT5 as your discount code.