Book motorcycle CBT training in Elgin, Moray

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Fast Track Rider Training Buckie

37 Golf View Crescent, Elgin, Moray, IV30 6JP

Approx. distance: 1.1 miles

Moray Motorcycle Training

kinloss barracks, Kinloss, Forres, Moray, IV36 3UH

Approx. distance: 9 miles

Biketec Motorcycle Training

Balgownie Road, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, AB22 8LX

Approx. distance: 55.3 miles

Take Charge Training

Woodhill House, Ashgrove Road West, Aberdeen, Aberdeen City, AB16 5GB

Approx. distance: 55.6 miles

Pro Scot Ltd

Mitchelson Industrial Estate, Kirkcaldy, Fife, KY1 3WE

Approx. distance: 105 miles

Cameron Bike Training

Unit 2B, Old Campbell house, Alva, Clackmannanshire, FK12 5DQ

Approx. distance: 105.3 miles

Jim Allan Motorcycle Training

208 Grahams Road, Falkirk, Falkirk, FK2 7BX

Approx. distance: 115 miles

City School of Motorcycling

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

Approx. distance: 117.1 miles

Hebrides Rider Training

RAF SHQ ANNEXE, Eilean Siar, HS2 0BN

Approx. distance: 117.3 miles

Harleys Rider Training

357 Gorgie Road, Edinburgh, EH11 2RP

Approx. distance: 118.6 miles

CBT training and testing underway in Elgin

Find motorcycle CBT training in Elgin, Moray

If you are looking for motorcycle CBT training in Elgin then you have come to the right place. We have all the information here for you to find suitable CBT training and testing close to you or in the surrounding areas of Lossiemouth, Forres and Buckie. 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 Elgin here

If I motorcycle CBT training in Elgin 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.


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In the twenty first century, it is imperative for a business to not simply be professional in the service it provides; it must also have a pristine customer care system in place. Here at Book CBT Now, for anyone that is looking to book a CBT test in Elgin, or any location, we are happy to receive any inquiries, as we have been doing so for over 20 years.