Book a motorcycle CBT test in Watford, Hertfordshire

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

Avsco motorcycle training

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

Approx. distance: 1.6 miles

North London Motorcycle Training

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

Approx. distance: 5 miles

121 Motorcycle Training

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

Approx. distance: 5.6 miles

Universal Motorcycle Training

The Hive London, Edgware, London, HA8 6AG

Approx. distance: 5.8 miles

Beacon Motorcycle Training

London Road, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP3 9SX

Approx. distance: 6.2 miles

Exceptional Rider Training

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

Approx. distance: 7.1 miles

Alpha Motorcycle Training

6 Lumen Road, Wembley, London, HA9 7RE

Approx. distance: 7.4 miles

Lightning Motorcycle Training

Sattavis Patidar Centre, Forty Avenue j/w The Avenue, Wembley Park, London, HA9 9PE

Approx. distance: 7.8 miles

Exceptional Rider Training

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

Approx. distance: 8.1 miles

Edventure Rider

1 College Lane, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL10 9PJ

Approx. distance: 9.6 miles

CBT training and testing underway in Watford

Find a motorcycle CBT test in Watford, Hertfordshire

If you are hoping to take a motorcycle CBT test in Watford then this website will help you. You can find everything you need to find suitable CBT training close to you. You can also find training in Bushey, Rickmansworth and Elstree.

Is Compulsory Basic Training (CBT) really a test?

Here at Book CBT Now we want you to fully understand what is required before you go on to undertake your CBT test in Watford. Although the word 'test' is used, this is misleading; in actual fact, you will not be examined, but rather your ability evaluated by the instructor throughout the day.

Subsequently, if you are deemed to have the required competency level, you will be awarded with a pass certification, known as a DL196 certificate. However, this certification does not last indefinitely - its validity will expire after two years, after which you will be required to renew your CBT, unless you have taken and passed a full motorcycle A1, A2 or DAS  test. For anyone that would like to read further regarding the specific details relating to CBT tests, we encourage you to take a look at our dedicated informative page.

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How long will my CBT certificate be valid?

You should be aware that, once you have completed your CBT Test in Watford, 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.

If I a motorcycle CBT test in Watford 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.


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Finding a good motorcycle training company for your CBT in Watford, Hertfordshire

Your safety is always our number one priority, that is why we can ensure that all of the companies supplied for CBT training in Watford are highly-skilled and qualified to deliver extensive training for clients across the area. You can be sure that you will be able to receive a reliable course that will give you the confidence to ride on the road safely. Our main aim is to reduce the risk of motorcycle/ moped accidents, improve rider training and give people of all ages the best knowledge of controls, steering and more. To find out more about CBT training in Watford, simply visit our help page and we can give detailed information to assist you and your needs.