Book a motorcycle CBT test in Penzance, Cornwall

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

Cornwall Bike Training

Brewinney Farm, Paul, Penzance, Cornwall, TR19 6UU

Approx. distance: 2.4 miles

Camborne Motorcycle Training

Roskear School, Camborne, Cornwall, TR14 8DJ

Approx. distance: 13 miles

North Coast Motorcycle Training

Blackwater CP School, North Hill, Cornwall, TR4 8ES

Approx. distance: 19.1 miles

Damerells Training

Lodge Way, Indian Queens, TR9 6TF

Approx. distance: 33.4 miles

1st Class Motorcycle Training

Coypool Park & Ride Lower car park, Coypool Road, Plymouth, Devon, PL7 4NW

Approx. distance: 67.3 miles

U Pass Motorcycle Training Devon

Trago Mills, Stover, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ12 6JD

Approx. distance: 88.2 miles

Coast Motorcycle Training

South Devon College, Vantage Point, Long Road, Paignton, Devon, TQ4 7EJ

Approx. distance: 88.8 miles

Triumph Training

Motorcycle Training Centre, Cofton Road, Exeter, Devon, EX2 8QW

Approx. distance: 97.8 miles

Anthonys Motorcycle Training

Maer Road Car Park, Exmouth, Devon, EX8 2DB

Approx. distance: 100.6 miles

MTS Rider Training

Red One Ltd, Clyst St Mary, Exeter, Devon, EX5 1DJ

Approx. distance: 101.4 miles

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Book CBT Now - Book a motorcycle CBT test in Penzance, Cornwall

Do you need compulsory basic training in Penzance or nearby in Newlyn, Marazion and St Just? 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. 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 Penzance 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 Penzance here

How long will my CBT certificate be valid?

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

Getting a DL196 certificate in Penzance, Cornwall

The 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 Penzance, 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.