Book a motorcycle CBT test in York, North Yorkshire

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

Ride 4 Life

Robert Wilkinson School, York, North Yorkshire, YO32 5UH

Approx. distance: 5.8 miles

A2B Motorcycle Training Ltd

Tockwith Motorsports Autodrome, Fleet Lane, Tockwith, York, North Yorkshire, YO26 7QS

Approx. distance: 8.6 miles

3D Motorcycle Training

Tockwith Airfield, Rudgate, York, North Yorkshire, YO26 7DW

Approx. distance: 9.1 miles

Professional Biker Training

Four Gables, Hensall, DN14 0QA

Approx. distance: 18.1 miles

Tommy Bee Motorcycle Training

Royds School, Pennington Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS26 8EX

Approx. distance: 21.7 miles

A2B Motorcycle Training Ltd

Modernians Clubhouse, Cookridge Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS16 7ND

Approx. distance: 22.6 miles

A2B Motorcycle Training Ltd

121 Bradford Road, Otley, West Yorkshire, LS21 3JT

Approx. distance: 25.5 miles

S and K Motorcycle Training

Frickley Athletic Football Stadium, Westfield Lane, South Elmsall, Pontefract, West Yorkshire, WF9 2EQ

Approx. distance: 27 miles

BUMPY Ltd

Howden Clough Industrial Estate, Leeds Road, Birstall, West Yorkshire, WF17 0JB

Approx. distance: 27.2 miles

Moto Pass

Dunsville Primary School, Broadway, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN7 4HX

Approx. distance: 27.4 miles

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Find a motorcycle CBT test in York, North Yorkshire

Are you looking to take a motorcycle CBT test in York or nearby in Haxby, Tadcaster and Easingwold? 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 does a CBT Test Take?

A CBT test can normally be completed in a day, but may take longer if you need more time to master the control of the motorcycle or moped. Knowing how to ride a bicycle will really help, so if you have not ridden one for a while it's a good thing to do before you take your CBT.

If you do not complete your CBT to the instructors satisfaction then you will be asked to come back on another day for additional training. If this happens do not be alarmed or upset, some people take longer to master control of a two wheeled vehicle than others, but we all get there in the end. The most important thing to remember is its for your safety. Your instructor will be thinking of your safety if they ask you to come back for additional training.

You can book your CBT test in York here

How long will my CBT certificate be valid?

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

If I a motorcycle CBT test in York 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.