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357 Gorgie Road, Edinburgh, EH11 2RP
Approx. distance: 1.5 miles
553 Gorgie Road, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, EH11 3XX
Approx. distance: 2.2 miles
36 Peffermill Road, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, EH16 5LL
Approx. distance: 2.5 miles
40/2 Seafield Road East, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, EH15 1ED
Approx. distance: 3.5 miles
Mitchelson Industrial Estate, Kirkcaldy, Fife, KY1 3WE
Approx. distance: 13.3 miles
Unit 9, Centrex House, Simpson Place, Kirkton Campus, Livingston, West Lothian, EH54 7FN
Approx. distance: 14 miles
14e Blackburn Road, Bathgate, Lothian, EH48 2EY
Approx. distance: 16.7 miles
208 Grahams Road, Falkirk, Falkirk, FK2 7BX
Approx. distance: 22.7 miles
Unit 2B, Old Campbell house, Alva, Clackmannanshire, FK12 5DQ
Approx. distance: 26.3 miles
Whinfield Road, Selkirk, Scottish Borders, TD7 5DT
Approx. distance: 30.9 miles
Your one stop shop for finding a motorcycle CBT test close to you in Lothian. We have all the information here for you to find suitable a motorcycle CBT test close to you or nearby in Edinburgh, Loanhead and Musselburgh. 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.
You should be aware that, once you have completed your CBT Test in Lothian, 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.
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:
Element B introduces you to the machine and its controls and includes:
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:
Element D is a return to the class room prior to going out on the road. You will get a full briefing explaining:
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.
The price varies depending on which motorcycle training company you take your CBT test with, but in Lothian will typically be between £140 and £180. 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
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.
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