Pro Scot Ltd Kirkcaldy
Mitchelson Industrial Estate, Kirkcaldy, Fife, KY1 3WE
Approx. distance: 40 miles
Take Charge Training Aberdeen
Woodhill House, Ashgrove Road West, Aberdeen, Aberdeen City, AB16 5GB
Approx. distance: 42.8 miles
Biketec Motorcycle Training Aberdeen
Balgownie Road, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, AB22 8LX
Approx. distance: 45.1 miles
Cameron Bike Training Stirling
Unit 2B, Old Campbell house, Alva, Clackmannanshire, FK12 5DQ
Approx. distance: 50.6 miles
City School of Motorcycling Edinburgh
40/2 Seafield Road East, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, EH15 1ED
Approx. distance: 51.7 miles
Two Wheels Motorcycle Training School Edinburgh
36 Peffermill Road, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, EH16 5LL
Approx. distance: 53.9 miles
Harleys Rider Training Edinburgh
357 Gorgie Road, Edinburgh, EH11 2RP
Approx. distance: 54.3 miles
Saltire Motorcycles Rider Training Edinburgh
553 Gorgie Road, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, EH11 3XX
Approx. distance: 54.8 miles
Jim Allan Motorcycle Training Falkirk
208 Grahams Road, Falkirk, Falkirk, FK2 7BX
Approx. distance: 58.4 miles
A2B Motorcycle Training WL Livingston
Unit 9, Centrex House, Simpson Place, Kirkton Campus, Livingston, West Lothian, EH54 7FN
Approx. distance: 61.6 miles
Looking for CBT compulsory basic training in Angus?
Have you been looking to book a CBT test in Angus? Then Book CBT Now is the place you need to be. We are a highly-experienced team who have sourced some of the best companies for CBT tests for over 19 years and can ensure that you are always working with qualified professionals who can help with all of your training and tests. We are happy to suggest various other companies across Angus for your test or in the surrounding areas of Forfar, Kirriemuir and Brechin. Completing your 'Compulsory Basic Training' CBT test will allow you to ride any scooter, moped, electric motorbike, 50cc moped or 125cc motorbike of your choice. All you'll need to do is get a provisional UK license, suitable clothing and then book your CBT.
How long will my CBT certificate be valid?
You should be aware that, once you have completed your CBT Test in Angus, it shall remain valid for two years. If, after two years have expired and you have not gone on to complete your training and take your full motorcycle certification, then your DL196 will no longer be valid. However, you will be able to book another test through Book CBT Now.
How much is the cost of CBT compulsory basic training?
The price varies depending on which motorcycle training company you take your CBT test with, but in Angus or the closest towns of Forfar, Kirriemuir and Brechin will typically be between £140 and £180. Covid-19 has meant that many motorcycle training companies can only train on a 1 to 1 basis or 2 to 1 at most. This has meant many motorcycle training companies have had to increase their normal prices. There are four main things that affect the price:
- Bike hire. Not all CBTs include the price of the bike hire so make sure you check if it is included in the price.
- Experienced or beginners CBT. If you've done your CBT before you can book an experienced CBT which usually costs less. This is because it will be shorter as you will already have been through all of the basics. Only do this if you have done at least 1 CBT and are confident riding your motorcycle or scooter.
- Clothing and equipment hire. This includes your safety helmet, jacket, gloves and boots. Once again it may not be included in the price, so check first.
- Collision damage waiver. This is an insurance that will be offered to you before your training. It means that if you damage the motorcycle or scooter during your training then you will not have to pay for the repairs. It typically costs between £10 - £20 but is well worth having as repairs are much more than that.
Don't try to simply get the cheapest price, the quality of the training is the most important thing. Quality training will one day save your life.
If I CBT compulsory basic training in Angus what would I be doing?
A CBT test consists of 5 elements labelled A to E. You will do these 5 elements in order throughout the day.
The DVSA have produced an excellent short video showing you the elements of a CBT. Here is the video and below it is the description of each of the elements.
Element A comprises of talk about clothing, safety helmet and equipment. This is also when your licence and eyesight will be checked and the aims of the course outlined. Make sure to bring your glasses or contact lenses if you wear them as you will need to read a registration plate at a distance of 20 metres. You will also learn:
- Understanding the legal requirement to riding
- Reinforcing your understanding of the Highway Code to a good level
- Objectives of completing the CBT test
- Understanding the importance of using good motorcycle equipment and clothing
Element B introduces you to the machine and its controls and includes:
- Using the motorcycle stands to safely park your bike
- Familiarity with the different motorcycle or scooter controls
- Wheel the bike round to the left and right
- Starting and stopping the engine
- Carrying out basic maintenance checks
Element C is the main part of the course and takes place on an approved training site (CBT pad). This is when you will learn to:
- Pull away, stop, start and change gears (where applicable)
- Ride in a straight line
- Ride in a slow and controlled manner
- Change gears
- Use both brakes
- Ride a figure of eight
- Carry out left, right and U-turns
- Carry out emergency braking
- Ride round bends safely
- Carry out rear observation
Element D is a return to the class room prior to going out on the road. You will get a full briefing explaining:
- The use of speed, road positioning, safe driving distances
- The importance of the Highway Code
- Your visibility on the road
- Using rear observation
- Riding at the correct speeds, road positioning and distance between other vehicles according to traffic and road conditions.
- Learning to anticipate danger and riding defensively
- Care will also be given in explaining about the radios and how not to get lost on the road
Element E is where you put all the above into practise by riding on the road. You will go out on the road with an instructor two at a time with a radio link. You must do at least two hours of road tuition, which must include doing a U-turn and emergency stop. At the outset the instructor will give plenty of guidance and help, but towards the end of the time on the road the instructor will be looking to see if you can get safely from one place to another without hurting yourself or anybody else.