Book CBT compulsory basic training in Chichester, West Sussex

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Chichester Motorcycle Training

Tim Peake Sports & Conference Centre, Kingsham Road, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 8AE

Approx. distance: 0.5 miles

Phoenix Motorcycle Training Bognor Regis

Bognor Sports Club, 200 Hawthorne Road, Bognor Regis, West Sussex, PO21 2UU

Approx. distance: 4.6 miles

Alan John Bike Training

Beech Avenue, Bracklesham Bay, Chichester, West Sussex, PO20 8HU

Approx. distance: 6.3 miles

M and C Motorcycle Training

Baker Barracks, Emsworth, Hampshire, PO10 8DP

Approx. distance: 6.4 miles

MC Training

Baker Barracks, Thorney Island, Emsworth, Hampshire, PO10 8DZ

Approx. distance: 6.9 miles

1st Castle Motorcycle Training

Unit 4 Challenge Enterprise Centre, Sharps Close, Hilsea, Portsmouth, PO3 5RJ

Approx. distance: 12.4 miles

Kick Start Rider Training

Explosion Museum, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 4LE

Approx. distance: 15.6 miles

Norton Motorcycle and Scooter Training

Worthing united FC, Lyons Way, Brighton, East Sussex, BN14 9LA

Approx. distance: 18 miles

Phoenix Motorcycle Training Wickham

Wickham Community Centre, Wickham, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO17 5AL

Approx. distance: 18.6 miles

Ryde Right

Pell Lane, Ryde, Isle of Wight, PO33 3LL

Approx. distance: 19.1 miles

CBT training and testing underway in Chichester

Find CBT compulsory basic training in Chichester, West Sussex

Are you trying to book your CBT training in Chichester or close by in Bognor Regis, Emsworth and Selsey? Here at BookCBTNow we are one of the most trusted sources of online booking for motorcycle training companies. We can help you find your local training company and help you get your compulsory basic training started. 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 Chichester 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 Chichester here

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 Chichester or the closest towns of Bognor Regis, Emsworth and Selsey 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:

  1.  Bike hire. Not all CBTs include the price of the bike hire so make sure you check if it is included in the price.
  2. 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.
  3.  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.
  4. 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.

How to find CBT compulsory basic training in Chichester, West Sussex

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 Bognor Regis, Emsworth and Selsey.