Book a motorcycle CBT test in Kingston, Surrey

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

Phoenix Motorcycle Training

Danetree Junior School, Danetree Road, West Ewell, Epsom, Surrey, KT19 9SE

Approx. distance: 4.1 miles

Bikewize Motorcycle Training

34A Central Road, Worcester Park, KT4 8HZ

Approx. distance: 4.3 miles

Heathrow Motorcycle Training

Feltham & Hanworth Airparks Leisure, Hanworth, London, TW13 5EG

Approx. distance: 4.4 miles

Twickenham Motorcycle Training

Kempton Park Racecourse, Staines Road East, Sunbury On Thames, Middlesex, TW16 5AQ

Approx. distance: 4.5 miles

Advantage Wimbledon

124 Merton High Street, South Wimbledon, London, London, SW19 1BD

Approx. distance: 5 miles

IPass CBT London

Indian Gymkhana Club, Thornbury Avenue, Osterley, Greater London, TW7 4NQ

Approx. distance: 5.2 miles

Sutton Motorcycle Training

329 High Street, Sutton, Surrey, SM1 1LW

Approx. distance: 5.5 miles

West London Motorcycle Training

Fairholme School, Peacock Avenue, Feltham, TW14 8ET

Approx. distance: 6.4 miles

Off The Kerb Motorcycle Training

White City Ta Centre, London, W12 7RW

Approx. distance: 7.6 miles

Phoenix Motorcycle Training Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace National Sports Centre, London, SE19 2BB

Approx. distance: 10.1 miles

CBT training and testing underway in Kingston

Looking for a motorcycle CBT test in Kingston, Surrey?

Have you been looking to book a CBT test in Kingston? Then Book CBT Now is the place you need to be. We are a highly-experienced team who have sourced some of the best companies for CBT tests for over 19 years and can ensure that you are always working with qualified professionals who can help with all of your training and tests. We are happy to suggest various other companies across Surrey for your test or in the surrounding areas of Surbiton, Twickenham and Richmond.

      

If I a motorcycle CBT test in Kingston 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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Will I be on my own during a CBT?

Normally during a CBT test in Kingston there will be other riders with you, you will all take part in classroom and off-road sections together as well as practical sections. Taking the test in a group is a great way to calm your nerves. The majority of motorcycle training schools will also supply motorcycles for hire during your CBT test in Kingston so you do not need to bring one with you. Sometimes the price of your CBT includes the hire of a motorcycle and sometimes it doesn't, so we always advise that you check this before booking. Here at Book CBT Now we will provide you with the information for all of your local CBT companies and you can then decide which company you wish to use.

What length of time is a CBT test?

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.

Read up on your Highway Code! Make sure you have read the Highway Code thoroughly. You can buy a copy of the Highway code at most bookshops or browse it online using this online link.

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How much is a motorcycle CBT test in Kingston, Surrey?

The price varies depending on which motorcycle training company you take your compulsory basic training with, but in Kingston 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.