Book CBT compulsory basic training in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire

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Exceptional Rider Training

Tudor Primary School, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP3 9ER

Approx. distance: 0.8 miles

Beacon Motorcycle Training

London Road, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP3 9SX

Approx. distance: 1.6 miles

121 Motorcycle Training

Nash Mills Village Hall, Lower Road, Hemel Hempstead, HP3 8RT

Approx. distance: 1.8 miles

Avsco motorcycle training

Fullerians Rugby Club, Coningesby Drive, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD17 3BD

Approx. distance: 6.2 miles

Exceptional Rider Training

Oaklands College, Car Park at rear of building 30, Hatfield Road, St Al, Hertfordshire, AL4 0JA

Approx. distance: 6.9 miles

Edventure Rider

1 College Lane, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL10 9PJ

Approx. distance: 9 miles

North London Motorcycle Training

101e High Street, Edgware, Edgware, Greater London, HA8 7DB

Approx. distance: 11.4 miles

Vision Motorcycle Training

7 Woodfield Road, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, AL7 1JQ

Approx. distance: 11.6 miles

Chiltern Motorcycle Training

Dunstablians RUFC, Houghton Regis, Bedfordshire, LU5 6JW

Approx. distance: 11.7 miles

Universal Motorcycle Training

The Hive London, Edgware, London, HA8 6AG

Approx. distance: 12.6 miles

CBT training and testing underway in Hemel Hempstead

Find CBT compulsory basic training that is just right for you in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire

Your one stop shop for finding CBT compulsory basic training close to you in Hemel Hempstead. We have all the information here for you to find suitable CBT compulsory basic training close to you or nearby in St Albans, Berkhamsted and Harpenden. 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 Hemel Hempstead 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 Hemel Hempstead here

How do I get my CBT test DL196 certificate?

It is crucial to undergo a CBT test in Hemel Hempstead as this can train riders to ride safely, reduce the risk of minor to potentially fatal road accidents, improve rider training and give people of all ages the best knowledge of controls, steering and more. When it comes to a CBT test, we can ensure that each company listed will work hard to make you a more confident rider, so you can enjoy a smooth and safe driving experience. Each instructor will evaluate your skills over and once you have met their standards, you will be able to receive a pass certificate.

How long will my CBT certificate be valid?

You should be aware that, once you have completed your CBT Test in Hemel Hempstead, it shall remain valid for two years. If, after two years have expired and you have not gone on to complete your training and take your full motorcycle certification, then your DL196 will no longer be valid. However, you will be able to book another test through Book CBT Now.