Book a motorcycle CBT test in the county of County Durham

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

Green Light Motorcycle Training Consett

30 Iveston Rd, Consett, County Durham, DH8 7HR

Approx. distance: 8.5 miles

Buds Motorcycle Academy

7 Newton Cap House, Bishop Auckland, County Durham, DL14 7SB

Approx. distance: 8.8 miles

Ace Motorcycle Training

Suite B Elddis Business Park, Durham, County Durham, DH1 5HE

Approx. distance: 13.1 miles

TT Motorcycle Training

10 The Grange, Aycliffe, DL5 4SZ

Approx. distance: 14 miles

Two plus Four Road Training

The Old Chapel, Durham, County Durham, DH6 1PA

Approx. distance: 16.4 miles

Ride Right

Tenth Avenue West, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, NE11 0GU

Approx. distance: 17.2 miles

Team Valley Motorcycle Training

Unit 1, Hadrians Court 7th Ave, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, NE11 0XW

Approx. distance: 17.5 miles

A1 Motorcycle Training School

Henson Motor Group, Gateshead (Metrocent, NE11 9HU

Approx. distance: 18.2 miles

Newcastle Rider Training

Glassworks Business Units, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE15 8SX

Approx. distance: 18.3 miles

MMT Motorcycle Training

Unit 6 Riverbank Trading Estate, Darlington, County Durham, DL1 2NA

Approx. distance: 19 miles

CBT training and testing underway in the county of County Durham

Book CBT Now - Book a motorcycle CBT test in County Durham

Do you need compulsory basic training in County Durham or nearby in Wolsingham, Tow Law and Stanhope? Then you have come to the right place. Here at Book CBT Now, we can provide some of the best companies for you to get the training you need. We have many years of experience in this field and have become one of the most trusted sources of online booking for motorcycle training companies.

Getting a DL196 certificate in County Durham

The incredible instructors will evaluate your skills and progress in a one day course, or over a few days if necessary and once you have completed the training to their satisfaction, you can then receive your pass certificate or DL196. When it comes to CBT training in County Durham, we have a wide range of different companies that are perfect for you listed at the top of this page, please take a good look to find the most appropriate one for you.

You can book your CBT test in the county of County Durham here

If I a motorcycle CBT test in County Durham 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.


Finding a good motorcycle training company for your CBT in County Durham

Your safety is always our number one priority, that is why we can ensure that all of the companies supplied for CBT training in County Durham 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 County Durham, simply visit our help page and we can give detailed information to assist you and your needs.

You can book your CBT test in the county of County Durham here

Is a CBT certificate valid for 2 years?

Once you have completed your CBT training in County Durham your certificate will be valid for 2 years. If you carry on with your training and take a full motorcycle test then you will no longer need to renew your CBT. If you dont then you will need to retake your CBT every 2 years. This re-take is called an experienced CBT and some motorcycle training schools will list this as a separate course with different pricing. So if you are booking a CBT for the first time then make sure you book the right one.