Book motorcycle CBT training in the county of East Lothian

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

City School of Motorcycling

40/2 Seafield Road East, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, EH15 1ED

Approx. distance: 13.7 miles

Two Wheels Motorcycle Training School

36 Peffermill Road, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, EH16 5LL

Approx. distance: 14.9 miles

Harleys Rider Training

357 Gorgie Road, Edinburgh, EH11 2RP

Approx. distance: 18.2 miles

Saltire Motorcycles Rider Training

553 Gorgie Road, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, EH11 3XX

Approx. distance: 18.8 miles

Pro Scot Ltd

Mitchelson Industrial Estate, Kirkcaldy, Fife, KY1 3WE

Approx. distance: 19 miles

Adventures on Wheels Ltd

Whinfield Road, Selkirk, Scottish Borders, TD7 5DT

Approx. distance: 28.3 miles

Coldstream Bike Training

67 Lennel Mount, Coldstream, Scottish Borders, TD12 4NS

Approx. distance: 29.4 miles

A2B Motorcycle Training WL

Unit 9, Centrex House, Simpson Place, Kirkton Campus, Livingston, West Lothian, EH54 7FN

Approx. distance: 30.6 miles

Lothian Motorcycle Training

14e Blackburn Road, Bathgate, Lothian, EH48 2EY

Approx. distance: 33.4 miles

Jim Allan Motorcycle Training

208 Grahams Road, Falkirk, Falkirk, FK2 7BX

Approx. distance: 39.4 miles

CBT training and testing underway in the county of East Lothian

Find motorcycle CBT training in East Lothian

Are you trying to book your CBT training in East Lothian or close by in Haddington, Haddington and Tranent? Here at BookCBTNow we are one of the most trusted sources of online booking for motorcycle training companies. We can help you find your local training company and help you get your compulsory basic training started. 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.

When were CBTs introduced?

CBT tests were introduced at the tail-end of 1990 and stands for Compulsory Basic Training. The thinking behind them was to try and reduce the number of motorcycle and moped accidents. Not only this, but it helps in giving people of all different ages a better basic understanding relating how to best control a two-wheeled machine.

You can book your CBT test in the county of East Lothian here

If I motorcycle CBT training in East Lothian 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.


Is a CBT certificate valid for 2 years?

Once you have completed your CBT training in East Lothian your certificate will be valid for 2 years. If you carry on with your training and take a full motorcycle test then you will no longer need to renew your CBT. If you dont then you will need to retake your CBT every 2 years. This re-take is called an experienced CBT and some motorcycle training schools will list this as a separate course with different pricing. So if you are booking a CBT for the first time then make sure you book the right one.