Book a motorcycle CBT test in Mountain Ash, Monmouthshire

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

Chris Bike Training

Abercwmboi RFC, Aberdare, Mid Glamorgan, CF44 6AX

Approx. distance: 2.4 miles

Celtic Rider Training

325-326 Cardiff Road, Aberdare, Mid Glamorgan, CF44 6UU

Approx. distance: 3 miles

Motorcycle Training Wales Cardiff

Riverside Building, CF371BW

Approx. distance: 6.3 miles

Active Rider Training

Central Logistics Car Park, Tredegar, Gwent, NP22 4EF

Approx. distance: 9.3 miles

Bridgend Motorcycle Training Centre

Horsefair Road, Waterton Industrial Estate, Bridgend, CF31 3YN

Approx. distance: 14.4 miles

Biketrain Wales

Road Safety Resource Centre, Cwmbran, Gwent, NP44 2JJ

Approx. distance: 15.6 miles

Biketrain Wales

Head of the Valleys Training, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, NP7 0EB

Approx. distance: 16.2 miles

Cardiff Motorcycle School

Cardiff Motorcycle School, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, CF11 8AQ

Approx. distance: 16.7 miles

Vale Moto Training

The Old Main Runway, Sigingstone, Cowbridge, Vale of Glamorgan, CF71 7LP

Approx. distance: 18 miles

B Bikers Ltd

New House, Corporation Road,, Newport NP19 4RD, Wales, NP19 4RD

Approx. distance: 19.1 miles

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Book CBT Now - Book a motorcycle CBT test in Mountain Ash, Monmouthshire

Do you need compulsory basic training in Mountain Ash or nearby in Aberdare, Merthyr Tydfil and Porth? 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.

Is CBT a test or an evaluation?

Contrary to popular belief, a CBT is more of an evaluation than a test; your instructor will, throughout the day, observe your abilities and, if you complete the day to the required competency, you shall be awarded a pass certificate (professionally known as a DL196). A CBT certificate is valid for two years and once you have completed your full motorcycle examination, you will no longer have to renew your CBT. However, if you do not carry on your training in Mountain Ash, you will be required to re-sit your CBT test after two years.

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How do I complete my CBT in Mountain Ash, Monmouthshire?

Your CBT test in Mountain Ash is training that you must complete before you are able to ride independently. If you are safe to ride on the road unaccompanied you will receive a CBT test certificate. Whether you pass or fail your CBT test will be determined by the instructor who will be training you on the day. If the trainer doesnt think you are ready to be riding alone you will be asked to come back for additional training until the instructor feels you are safe to ride on the road.

How long will my CBT certificate be valid?

You should be aware that, once you have completed your CBT Test in Mountain Ash, 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.

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If I a motorcycle CBT test in Mountain Ash 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.