Book a motorcycle CBT test in Darlington, County Durham

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

MMT Motorcycle Training

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

Approx. distance: 1 miles

Corser Motorcycle Academy

THE OFFICE, UNIT 15, BUILDING 201, MT YARD, DURHAM TEES VALLEY A, County Durham, DL2 1LU

Approx. distance: 5.2 miles

TT Motorcycle Training

10 The Grange, Aycliffe, DL5 4SZ

Approx. distance: 7.8 miles

Shield Rider Training

Yarm Road, Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 3RT

Approx. distance: 9.3 miles

Ace Motorcycle Training

Billingham Rugby Club, Billingham, County Durham, TS23 4BA

Approx. distance: 12.8 miles

Train To Ride

Teeside Motorsports Park, Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire, TS6 6XH

Approx. distance: 15.4 miles

Better Bike Training

Hartlepool Workshops, Hartlepool, County Durham, TS25 1PD

Approx. distance: 17 miles

Two plus Four Road Training

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

Approx. distance: 17.6 miles

Ace Motorcycle Training

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

Approx. distance: 19.4 miles

Ridercraft

Thwaites Lane, Redcar, Redcar and Cleveland, TS10 2FD

Approx. distance: 20.8 miles

CBT training and testing underway in Darlington

Find a motorcycle CBT test in Darlington, County Durham

If you are looking for a motorcycle CBT test in Darlington 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 Aycliffe, Newton Aycliffe and Eaglescliffe. 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.

If I a motorcycle CBT test in Darlington 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.


You can book your CBT test in Darlington here

Where is there a motorcycle CBT test in Darlington, County Durham?

You can find your nearest CBT test training centre by entering your postcode in the box at the top of this page. This will show you which CBT test training centres are closest to you. If you have a specific date or dates in mind then you can also enter the date. This will show you only those CBT test training centres that have availability on that date.

When were CBTs introduced?

CBT tests were introduced at the tail-end of 1990 and stands for Compulsory Basic Training. The thinking behind them was to try and reduce the number of motorcycle and moped accidents. Not only this, but it helps in giving people of all different ages a better basic understanding relating how to best control a two-wheeled machine.