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Riverside 3 Car Park, Sir Thomas Longley Rd, Rochester, Kent, ME2 4SQ
Approx. distance: 1.6 miles
At G Force Motorcycles, Unit IB14 Elm Court, Capstone Road, Gillingham, Kent, ME7 3JQ
Approx. distance: 3.3 miles
Aylesford Bulls Rugby Club, Hall Rd, Aylesford, Maidstone, ME20 7DS
Approx. distance: 6.8 miles
Laguna Motorcycles, Hart Street, Maidstone, Kent, ME16 8AH
Approx. distance: 8.4 miles
Edventure Rider, 560 London Road, West Thurrock, Essex, RM20 3BJ
Approx. distance: 13.4 miles
Unit L Wrexham Road, Basildon, Essex, SS15 6PX
Approx. distance: 13.9 miles
Purdeys Way, Rochford, Essex, SS4 1ND
Approx. distance: 15 miles
Bromfords School, Grange Avenue, Wickford, Essex, SS12 0LZ
Approx. distance: 15.3 miles
Orpington Rovers Football Ground ORFC, Cockmannings Lane, Bromley, Kent, BR5 4HF
Approx. distance: 18.4 miles
Bexley Road Safety Centre, Sidcup, London, DA14 5ED
Approx. distance: 18.9 miles
Have you been looking to book a CBT test in Gillingham? Then Book CBT Now is the place you need to be. We are a highly-experienced team who have sourced some of the best companies for CBT tests for over 19 years and can ensure that you are always working with qualified professionals who can help with all of your training and tests. We are happy to suggest various other companies across Kent for your test or in the surrounding areas of Chatham, Rochester and Rainham.
Here at Book CBT Now, we want all of our clients, prospective or otherwise, to understand what CBT training is, what it entails, and why it is so important. Technically speaking, it is not a test - when you complete your CBT training, you will be awarded with a pass certification known as a DL196. You are able to take the CBT course once you have either turned sixteen if you are riding a moped, or seventeen if you are the owner of a motorcycle which is up to 125 cc.
Once you are CBT accredited, you will be able to ride for up to two years; after this, your CBT will have expired, and if you have not by then taken your full motorcycle test, you will be required to re-take. For anyone that is looking to find out more regarding the CBT tests that we source for clients, you can do so on our website.
Your CBT test in Gillingham 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.
Normally during a CBT test in Gillingham there will be other riders with you, you will all take part in classroom and off-road sections together as well as practical sections. Taking the test in a group is a great way to calm your nerves. The majority of motorcycle training schools will also supply motorcycles for hire during your CBT test in Gillingham so you do not need to bring one with you. Sometimes the price of your CBT includes the hire of a motorcycle and sometimes it doesn't, so we always advise that you check this before booking. Here at Book CBT Now we will provide you with the information for all of your local CBT companies and you can then decide which company you wish to use.
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:
Element B introduces you to the machine and its controls and includes:
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:
Element D is a return to the class room prior to going out on the road. You will get a full briefing explaining:
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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