Book a motorcycle CBT test in Thatcham, Berkshire

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

Bike2Bike

Waterside Park, Thatcham, Berkshire, RG19 4PA

Approx. distance: 1.4 miles

Bike2Bike

108 Lindenmuth Way, Newbury, Berkshire, RG19 6HN

Approx. distance: 2.3 miles

ADT Motorcycle Training

Popley Fields Community Centre, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG24 9AE

Approx. distance: 11.7 miles

Bike2Bike

BCOT North Site, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG21 8TN

Approx. distance: 12.4 miles

Lightning Motorcycle Training

Rivermead Leisure Complex, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 8EQ

Approx. distance: 12.9 miles

Andover Rider Training

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

Approx. distance: 15.6 miles

3 Counties Motorcycle Training

Royal British Legion Club, Reading, Berkshire, RG2 9PR

Approx. distance: 15.7 miles

Lightning Motorcycle Training

Culham Science Centre, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 3EB

Approx. distance: 17.5 miles

Motorcycle Academy

Thruxton Race Circuit, Andover, Hampshire, SP11 8PW

Approx. distance: 20 miles

Pinewood Motorcycles

Pinewood Leisure Centre, Wokingham, Berkshire, RG40 3AQ

Approx. distance: 20.4 miles

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How to find a motorcycle CBT test in Thatcham, Berkshire

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.

How much is a motorcycle CBT test in Thatcham, Berkshire?

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:

  1. 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.
  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. Bike hire. Not all CBTs include the price of the bike hire so make sure you check if it is included in the price.
  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.

You can book your CBT test in Thatcham here

If I a motorcycle CBT test in Thatcham 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.


Can a CBT test take more than one day?

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.

You can book your CBT test in Thatcham here

How can you help me find CBT training in Thatcham, Berkshire

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.