Book CBT compulsory basic training in the county of Berkshire

Click on any of the motorcycle training schools below to view more information and check availability.

Bike2Bike

Waterside Park, Thatcham, Berkshire, RG19 4PA

Approx. distance: 5.9 miles

Bike2Bike

108 Lindenmuth Way, Newbury, Berkshire, RG19 6HN

Approx. distance: 7.7 miles

Lightning Motorcycle Training

Rivermead Leisure Complex, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 8EQ

Approx. distance: 8.7 miles

3 Counties Motorcycle Training

Royal British Legion Club, Eversley Road, Arborfield, Berkshire, RG2 9PR

Approx. distance: 13.2 miles

ADT Motorcycle Training

Popley Fields Community Centre, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG24 9AE

Approx. distance: 13.3 miles

Lightning Motorcycle Training

Culham Science Centre, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 3EB

Approx. distance: 13.3 miles

Bike2Bike

BCOT North Site, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG21 8TN

Approx. distance: 14.6 miles

Lightning Motorcycle Training

Sandy Lane Sports Ground, Blackbird Leys Road, Oxford, OX4 3RD

Approx. distance: 17.7 miles

Pinewood Motorcycles

Pinewood Leisure Centre, Wokingham, Berkshire, RG40 3AQ

Approx. distance: 17.8 miles

Quickstart Oxfordshire Motorcycle Training

Garsington Road, Cowley, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX4 2PG

Approx. distance: 18.3 miles

CBT training and testing underway in the county of Berkshire

Find CBT compulsory basic training in Berkshire

If you are looking for CBT compulsory basic training in Berkshire then you have come to the right place. We have all the information here for you to find suitable CBT training and testing close to you or in the surrounding areas of Thatcham, Newbury and Tadley. 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 to find CBT compulsory basic training in Berkshire

Easy! Just enter your postcode in the box at the top of this page. This will show you which CBT training centres are closest to you. If you have a specific date or dates in mind then you can also enter the date. This will show you only those CBT training centres that have availability on that specific date. If you cannot find the date you need then you can also check the nearby areas of Thatcham, Newbury and Tadley.

You can book your CBT test in the county of Berkshire here

Trusted by Motorcycle Training Companies in Berkshire

Over the years we have worked hard to ensure that all of our clients find the perfect team of experts for CBT training in Berkshire, we also have many different companies across Berkshire. If you are not sure if you area is covered, simply check our areas covered page and find the best company near you. We can ensure that all of the companies available will easily suit your needs and budget.

If I CBT compulsory basic training in Berkshire 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.