Book a motorcycle CBT test in Crawley, West Sussex

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

MTS Crawley

The Mill Primary Academy, Crawley, West Sussex, RH11 0EL

Approx. distance: 1.4 miles

ART MCT Crawley

61-63 Gatwick Road, Crawley, West Sussex, RH10 9RD

Approx. distance: 2.2 miles

ART MCT East Grinstead

Silverwood Industrial Estate, Snowhill, Copthorne, West Sussex, RH10 3EN

Approx. distance: 3.2 miles

ART MCT Haywards Heath

South of England Showground, Ardingly, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH17 6TH

Approx. distance: 5.6 miles

MTS East Grinstead

Imberhorne School, Imberhorne Lane, East Grinstead, West Sussex, RH19 1QY

Approx. distance: 6.9 miles

Bike Smart Haywards Heath

Unit 1a, Eden House, Burrell Road, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16 1TW

Approx. distance: 7.9 miles

MTS Burgess Hill

Triangle Way, Burgess Hill, West Sussex, RH15 8WA

Approx. distance: 10.1 miles

Ridesure Motorcycle Training Ltd

Unit 27 Dunsfold Park, Cranleigh, GU6 8TB

Approx. distance: 15.1 miles

Phoenix Motorcycle Training

Danetree Junior School, Danetree Road, West Ewell, Epsom, Surrey, KT19 9SE

Approx. distance: 17.6 miles

Phoenix Motorcycle Training Croydon

Wolsey Junior School, Croydon, London, CR0 0TF

Approx. distance: 17.7 miles

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Find a motorcycle CBT test that is just right for you in Crawley, West Sussex

Your one stop shop for finding a motorcycle CBT test close to you in Crawley. We have all the information here for you to find suitable a motorcycle CBT test close to you or nearby in Copthorne, Horley and Horsham.

Where is there a motorcycle CBT test in Crawley, West Sussex?

You can find your nearest CBT test training centre by entering your postcode in the box at the top of this page. This will then show you which CBT test 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 then show you only those CBT test training centres that have availability on that date.

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If I a motorcycle CBT test in Crawley 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.


Is Compulsory Basic Training (CBT) really a test?

Here at Book CBT Now we want you to fully understand what is required before you go on to undertake your CBT test in Crawley. Although the word 'test' is used, this is misleading; in actual fact, you will not be examined, but rather your ability evaluated by the instructor throughout the day.

Subsequently, if you are deemed to have the required competency level, you will be awarded with a pass certification, known as a DL196 certificate. However, this certification does not last indefinitely - its validity will expire after two years, after which you will be required to renew your CBT, unless you have taken and passed a full motorcycle A1, A2 or DAS  test. For anyone that would like to read further regarding the specific details relating to CBT tests, we encourage you to take a look at our dedicated informative page.

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Trusted by Motorcycle Training Companies in Crawley, West Sussex

Over the years we have worked hard to ensure that all of our clients find the perfect team of experts for CBT training in Crawley, we also have many different companies across West Sussex. 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.