Book a motorcycle CBT test in Salisbury, Wiltshire

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

A1 Roadcraft

A1 Roadcraft Centre, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP2 8RH

Approx. distance: 1.8 miles

Phoenix Motorcycle Training

The Stonehenge School, Antrobus Road, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP4 7AH

Approx. distance: 7.3 miles

Motorcycle Academy

Thruxton Race Circuit, Andover, Hampshire, SP11 8PW

Approx. distance: 12.8 miles

Andover Rider Training

Unit 1, Duke Close, Andover, Hampshire, SP10 5AP

Approx. distance: 17.8 miles

Maverick Motorcycle Training

Old Air Field, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 8RH

Approx. distance: 20.1 miles

Phoenix MCT Bournemouth and Poole

Queen Elizabeth's School, Blandford Road, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 4DT

Approx. distance: 20.4 miles

Assured Rider Training Southampton

Cross House Road, Southampton, Hampshire, SO14 5GZ

Approx. distance: 21.3 miles

Lets Ride

The Hamworthy Club, Magna Road, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 3AP

Approx. distance: 21.3 miles

Dorset Advanced Motorcycle Training

Kinson Conservative Club, 1394-96 Wimborne Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH10 7AR

Approx. distance: 21.3 miles

The Bike School

Cannings Hill, Devizes, Wiltshire, SN10 2JG

Approx. distance: 22 miles

CBT training and testing underway in Salisbury

Looking for a motorcycle CBT test in Salisbury, Wiltshire?

Have you been looking to book a CBT test in Salisbury? Then Book CBT Now is the place you need to be. We are a highly-experienced team who have sourced some of the best companies for CBT tests for over 19 years and can ensure that you are always working with qualified professionals who can help with all of your training and tests. We are happy to suggest various other companies across Wiltshire for your test or in the surrounding areas of Wilton, Amesbury and Fordingbridge.

      

What is a CBT?

For those that are unaware, we are more than happy to provide a brief education regarding CBT tests in Salisbury, and explain as to why they are so important. Having first been introduced in December 1990 by the government, the acronym stands for Compulsory Basic Training; the thought process behind its conception was to try and combat a rising number of accidents involving either motorcycles and mopeds. Not only this, but its aims also included improving the overall competency of those that rode two-wheeled vehicles. When you come to Book CBT Now, you will have the opportunity to browse through various test-taking opportunities across the country - if you would like to book your space now, we invite you to do so on our website.

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How much is the cost of a motorcycle CBT test?

The price varies depending on which motorcycle training company you take your CBT test with, but in Salisbury or the closest towns of Wilton, Amesbury and Fordingbridge will typically be between £115 and £145. 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.

Do you need professional help finding a CBT in Salisbury, Wiltshire?

Do you want to take CBT training in Salisbury, Wiltshire, but unsure on how to go about acquiring a place? Would you like to be taken care of by a business which has over nineteen years experience in this industry, which has led to an extensive, reliable list of sources? When you come to Book CBT Now, you will not be disappointed in our endeavours to ensure you are satisfied by our services. If you have any further questions, dont hesitate to get in contact .

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If I a motorcycle CBT test in Salisbury 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.