Book CBT compulsory basic training in North Petherton, Somerset

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Cycle Craft Motorcycle Training

Durston Elms, Taunton, Somerset, TA3 5AD

Approx. distance: 3.1 miles

Bridgwater Motorcycle Training

Main Rd, Westonzoyland, Bridgwater, Somerset, TA7 0LZ

Approx. distance: 4.8 miles

Taunton and Exeter School Of Motorcycling

87 Eastleigh Road, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 2YE

Approx. distance: 6.2 miles

Avalon Motorcycle Training

BASC Sportsground, Stoddens Road, Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset, TA8 2BS

Approx. distance: 10.9 miles

Somerset and Mendip Motorcycle Training

Milton Priory Estate, Wells, Somerset, BA5 1UA

Approx. distance: 17.9 miles

Morgan Motorcycle Training

Unit 1 & 2 Brympton Way, Lynx Trading Estate, Somerset, BA20 2HP

Approx. distance: 18.9 miles

Bransons Motorcycle Training

22 Oxford Road, Yeovil, Somerset, BA21 5HR

Approx. distance: 20.5 miles

East Devon Motorcycle Training

Doatshayne Farm, Devon, EX13 8AF

Approx. distance: 23.5 miles

Cardiff Motorcycle School

Cardiff Motorcycle School, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, CF11 8AQ

Approx. distance: 27.1 miles

ALL Ride Motorcycle Training

2 Second Avenue, Midsomer Norton, Radstock, Bath and North East Somerset, BA3 4BE

Approx. distance: 27.2 miles

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Locate CBT compulsory basic training in North Petherton, Somerset

Have you been searching for a company that can help you complete CBT compulsory basic training in North Petherton or nearby in Bridgwater, Westonzoyland and TauntonBookCBTNow is the website you need. We can help you find your  local motorbike training centres and help you get out on the road safely.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 North Petherton 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 North Petherton here

What length of time is a CBT test?

A CBT test can normally be completed in a day, but may take longer if you need more time to master the control of the motorcycle or moped. Knowing how to ride a bicycle will really help, so if you have not ridden one for a while it's a good thing to do before you take your CBT.

Read up on your Highway Code! Make sure you have read the Highway Code thoroughly. You can buy a copy of the Highway code at most bookshops or browse it online using this online link.

How can you help me find CBT training in North Petherton, Somerset

When you use Book CBT Now to find a company for your CBT test in North Petherton 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.