Book a motorcycle CBT test in Bury, Greater Manchester

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

Focus Rider Training

Unit G, Pilot Mill, Alfred Street, Bury, Greater Manchester, BL9 9EF

Approx. distance: 0.8 miles

Elite Rider Training

Birch Garage Yard, Manchester Road, Heywood, Greater Manchester, OL10 2QD

Approx. distance: 3.5 miles

Force Rider and Driver Training

Unit 7A Pilot Industrial Estate, Bolton, Greater Manchester, BL3 2ND

Approx. distance: 5.2 miles

Williams Motorcycle Training

16 Kendal Road, Bolton, Greater Manchester, BL1 4DS

Approx. distance: 6.5 miles

Moto Technique Manchester

Units 1 & 2 Millgate, Dantzic Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M4 4JW

Approx. distance: 7.6 miles

RJH Motorbike Training Ltd Manchester

215 Church St, Eccles, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M30 0LY

Approx. distance: 7.9 miles

HRC Motorcycle Training

St Annes Rugby Club, Higginshaw Road, Oldham, Greater Manchester, OL1 3JY

Approx. distance: 8.4 miles

Fresh Start Motorcycle

Prestwich Street, Atherton, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M46 0FY

Approx. distance: 9.7 miles

MSM Motorcycle Training Manchester

Bellevue Stadium, Kirkmanshulme Lane, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M18 7BD

Approx. distance: 10.3 miles

Road Rider School of Motorcycling

Aldwinians RUFC, Audenshaw, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M34 5SN

Approx. distance: 10.4 miles

CBT training and testing underway in Bury

Find a motorcycle CBT test in Bury, Greater Manchester

If you are looking for a motorcycle CBT test in Bury then you have come to the right place. We have all the information here for you to find suitable CBT training and testing close to you or in the surrounding areas of Tottington, Radcliffe and Whitefield. 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.

How can you help me find CBT training in Bury, Greater Manchester

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

You can book your CBT test in Bury here

If I a motorcycle CBT test in Bury 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.


How long does a CBT Test Take?

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.

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.