Find a motorcycle CBT test in Romford, Essex
Are you looking to take a motorcycle CBT test in Romford or nearby in Havering, Hornchurch and Dagenham? Do you want help finding the closest motorcycle training companies, as well as assist you in getting the next available date? If the answer to those questions is yes, then Book CBT Now is who you have been looking for. We have spent many years helping ATBs (Approved Training Bodies) with their electronic and online bookings, you are in capable hands.
If I a motorcycle CBT test in Romford 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.
Will there by other learners with me?
On the day of your CBT test in Romford there may be others training with you, with a maximum of four per classroom, instructor aside. When you subsequently take to the road, there are permitted to be two learners per instructor. This is in order to give a slightly more realistic scenario, as well as giving you someone to talk to, which can help with nerves.
How do I complete my CBT in Romford, Essex?
Your CBT test in Romford 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.
Is Compulsory Basic Training (CBT) really a test?
Here at Book CBT Now we want you to fully understand what is required before you go on to undertake your CBT test in Romford. Although the word 'test' is used, this is misleading; in actual fact, you will not be examined, but rather your ability evaluated by the instructor throughout the day.
Subsequently, if you are deemed to have the required competency level, you will be awarded with a pass certification, known as a DL196 certificate. However, this certification does not last indefinitely - its validity will expire after two years, after which you will be required to renew your CBT, unless you have taken and passed a full motorcycle A1, A2 or DAS test. For anyone that would like to read further regarding the specific details relating to CBT tests, we encourage you to take a look at our dedicated informative page.