Book a motorcycle CBT test in Darlington, County Durham

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

MMT Motorcycle Training

Unit 6 Riverbank Trading Estate, Darlington, County Durham, DL1 2NA

Approx. distance: 1 miles

Corser Motorcycle Academy

THE OFFICE, UNIT 15, BUILDING 201, MT YARD, DURHAM TEES VALLEY A, County Durham, DL2 1LU

Approx. distance: 5.2 miles

TT Motorcycle Training

10 The Grange, Aycliffe, DL5 4SZ

Approx. distance: 7.8 miles

Shield Rider Training

Yarm Road, Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 3RT

Approx. distance: 9.3 miles

Buds Motorcycle Academy

7 Newton Cap House, Bishop Auckland, County Durham, DL14 7SB

Approx. distance: 11.5 miles

Ace Motorcycle Training

Billingham Rugby Club, Billingham, County Durham, TS23 4BA

Approx. distance: 12.8 miles

Train To Ride

Teeside Motorsports Park, Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire, TS6 6XH

Approx. distance: 15.4 miles

Better Bike Training

Hartlepool Workshops, Hartlepool, County Durham, TS25 1PD

Approx. distance: 17 miles

Two plus Four Road Training

The Old Chapel, Durham, County Durham, DH6 1PA

Approx. distance: 17.6 miles

Ace Motorcycle Training

Suite B Elddis Business Park, Durham, County Durham, DH1 5HE

Approx. distance: 19.4 miles

CBT training and testing underway in Darlington

Find a motorcycle CBT test in Darlington, County Durham

If you are hoping to take a motorcycle CBT test in Darlington then this website will help you. You can find everything you need to find suitable CBT training close to you. You can also find training in Aycliffe, Newton Aycliffe and Eaglescliffe.

Will I be on my own during a CBT?

Normally during a CBT test in Darlington there will be other riders with you, you will all take part in classroom and off-road sections together as well as practical sections. Taking the test in a group is a great way to calm your nerves. The majority of motorcycle training schools will also supply motorcycles for hire during your CBT test in Darlington so you do not need to bring one with you. Sometimes the price of your CBT includes the hire of a motorcycle and sometimes it doesn't, so we always advise that you check this before booking. Here at Book CBT Now we will provide you with the information for all of your local CBT companies and you can then decide which company you wish to use.

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How can you help me find CBT training in Darlington, County Durham

We can assure you that when you use Book CBT Now to find a company for your CBT test in Darlington you will only be provided with approved training bodies that meet all requirements set by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency. We will provide you with all the relevant details about the company along with additional information such as; whether bike hire, helmet hire and gloves and jacket hire are included, if there is parking on the premises, if there is an indoor classroom and if they have female instructors. If you would like to find out more about the company local to you then we will also provide you with their contact details.

Finding a good motorcycle training company for your CBT in Darlington, County Durham

Your safety is always our number one priority, that is why we can ensure that all of the companies supplied for CBT training in Darlington 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 Darlington, simply visit our help page and we can give detailed information to assist you and your needs.

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If I a motorcycle CBT test in Darlington 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.