Book a motorcycle CBT test in South West London

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

CBT West London

West Wimbledon Primary School, Bodnant Gardens, Raynes Park, Wimbledon, Merton, London, SW20 0BZ

Approx. distance: 1.9 miles

Bikewize Motorcycle Training

34A Central Road, Worcester Park, KT4 8HZ

Approx. distance: 3.2 miles

Sutton Motorcycle Training

329 High Street, Sutton, Surrey, SM1 1LW

Approx. distance: 3.5 miles

Choice Bike Training

Ewell T.A Centre, 135 Welbeck Close, Epsom, Surrey, KT17 2BG

Approx. distance: 5 miles

Phoenix Motorcycle Training

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

Approx. distance: 5.3 miles

Phoenix Motorcycle Training Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace National Sports Centre, London, SE19 2BB

Approx. distance: 5.8 miles

CBT West London

St.Marys Centre, Church Lane, Chessington, Greater London, KT9 2DR

Approx. distance: 6.1 miles

Off The Kerb Motorcycle Training

White City Ta Centre, London, W12 7RW

Approx. distance: 6.5 miles

Circa Motorcycle Training

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

Approx. distance: 7.7 miles

Heathrow Motorcycle Training

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

Approx. distance: 8.4 miles

CBT training and testing underway in South West London

Find a motorcycle CBT test in South West London

Are you looking to take a motorcycle CBT test in South West London or nearby in Wimbledon, Merton and Mitcham? 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 online bookings so you can book training with them easily. 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.

How long will my CBT certificate be valid?

You should be aware that, once you have completed your CBT Test in South West London, 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.

You can book your CBT test in South West London here

If I a motorcycle CBT test in South West London 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.


How much is the cost of a motorcycle CBT test?

The price varies depending on which motorcycle training company you take your CBT test with, but in South West London or the closest towns of Wimbledon, Merton and Mitcham 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:

  1.  Bike hire. Not all CBTs include the price of the bike hire so make sure you check if it is included in the price.
  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.  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.
  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.