Click on any of the motorcycle training schools below to view more information and check availability.
Waterside Park, Thatcham, Berkshire, RG19 4PA
Approx. distance: 1.4 miles
108 Lindenmuth Way, Newbury, Berkshire, RG19 6HN
Approx. distance: 2.3 miles
Popley Fields Community Centre, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG24 9AE
Approx. distance: 11.7 miles
BCOT North Site, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG21 8TN
Approx. distance: 12.4 miles
Rivermead Leisure Complex, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 8EQ
Approx. distance: 12.9 miles
Unit 1, Duke Close, Andover, Hampshire, SP10 5AP
Approx. distance: 15.6 miles
Royal British Legion Club, Reading, Berkshire, RG2 9PR
Approx. distance: 15.7 miles
Culham Science Centre, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 3EB
Approx. distance: 17.5 miles
Thruxton Race Circuit, Andover, Hampshire, SP11 8PW
Approx. distance: 20 miles
Pinewood Leisure Centre, Wokingham, Berkshire, RG40 3AQ
Approx. distance: 20.4 miles
Are you seeking to take a CBT test in Thatcham or in the towns of Newbury, Tadley and Hungerford? Would you like this to be helped by a professional company? When you come to Book CBT Now, you will be able to partake in a hassle-free experience - why not just enter your postcode at the top of the page and we will find the closest motorcycle training companies operating in your area right now.
The price varies depending on which motorcycle training company you take your compulsory basic training with, but in Thatcham will typically be between £110 and £140. 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:
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.
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:
Element B introduces you to the machine and its controls and includes:
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:
Element D is a return to the class room prior to going out on the road. You will get a full briefing explaining:
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.
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. If you have done a CBT already and this is your second or third time then you should have no problem completing it in a day.
If you do not complete your CBT to the instructors satisfaction then you will be asked to come back on another day for additional training. If this happens do not be alarmed or upset, some people take longer to master control of a two wheeled vehicle than others, but we all get there in the end. The most important thing to remember is its for your safety. Your instructor will be thinking of your safety if they ask you to come back for additional training.
We can assure you that when you use Book CBT Now to find a company for your CBT test in Thatcham 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.
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