Book CBT compulsory basic training in Birmingham, West Midlands

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Solo Motorcycle Training Handsworth

Merlin Ind Park, Wood Lane, Birmingham, West Midlands, B24 9QJ

Approx. distance: 3.3 miles

Solo Motorcycle Training

Merlin Ind Park, Wood Lane, Erdington, Birmingham, B24 9QJ

Approx. distance: 3.5 miles

Riders Motorcycle Training

Drivers, 670 Bristol Rd, Selly Oak, Birmingham, B29 6BJ

Approx. distance: 3.6 miles

1st Motorcycle Training

West Midlands Travel & Social Club, Birmingham, West Midlands, B13 0ST

Approx. distance: 4 miles

Riders Motorcycle Training

Mary Vale Community Centre, Old Oscott Hill, Kingstanding, Birmingham, B44 9SP

Approx. distance: 4.4 miles

Riders Motorcycle Training

Yardley Wood Social Club, Birmingham (Yardley , B14 4JR

Approx. distance: 5.1 miles

Steel Horse Motorcycle Training

Shard End Youth Centre, Birmingham, West Midlands, B34 7HY

Approx. distance: 5.4 miles

Blacktop Motorcycle Training

Goals Dudley, Cakemore Road, Rowley Regis, West Midlands, B65 0QX

Approx. distance: 5.7 miles

Love 2 Ride MotorcycleTraining

Gurkha 1816 Restaurant, 77 Wood Green Road, Wednesbury, West Midlands, WS10 9QW

Approx. distance: 7.2 miles

David Brown Rider Training School

Unit 3 Jack O Watton Industrial Estate, Water Orton, B46 1NU

Approx. distance: 7.4 miles

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How to find CBT compulsory basic training in Birmingham, West Midlands

Are you seeking to take a CBT test in Birmingham or in the towns of Smethwick, West Bromwich and Oldbury? Would you like this to be helped by one of the best companies in the UK for motorcycle training? When you come to Book CBT Now, you will be able to find CBT training quickly and easily - why not just enter your postcode at the top of the page and we will find the closest motorcycle training companies operating in your area right now. 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.

If I CBT compulsory basic training in Birmingham 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.


You can book your CBT test in Birmingham here

Is a CBT certificate valid for 2 years?

Once you have completed your CBT training in Birmingham your certificate will be valid for 2 years. If you carry on with your training and take a full motorcycle test then you will no longer need to renew your CBT. If you dont then you will need to retake your CBT every 2 years. This re-take is called an experienced CBT and some motorcycle training schools will list this as a separate course with different pricing. So if you are booking a CBT for the first time then make sure you book the right one.

Finding a good motorcycle training company for your CBT in Birmingham, West Midlands

Your safety is always our number one priority, that is why we can ensure that all of the companies supplied for CBT training in Birmingham are highly-skilled and qualified to deliver extensive training for clients across the area. You can be sure that you will be able to receive a reliable course that will give you the confidence to ride on the road safely. Our main aim is to reduce the risk of motorcycle/ moped accidents, improve rider training and give people of all ages the best knowledge of controls, steering and more. To find out more about CBT training in Birmingham, simply visit our help page and we can give detailed information to assist you and your needs.