Book motorcycle CBT training in Harlow, Essex

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Camrider Harlow

Fairways Sports & Social Club, Parsloe Road, Harlow, Essex, CM19 4RT

Approx. distance: 1.7 miles

Probike Training Chigwell

Chigwell Hall, Highroad, Chigwell, IG7 6BD

Approx. distance: 9.9 miles

Camrider London

Lee Valley Athletics Centre (Car Park), Meridian Way, Lower Edmonton, London, Greater London, N9 0AR

Approx. distance: 10.6 miles

1 Stop Instruction Ilford

Fairlop Power League, Forest Road, Ilford, Greater London, IG6 3HJ

Approx. distance: 11.7 miles

Edventure Rider

3 Morrison Avenue, Chingford, London, Greater London, E4 8SN

Approx. distance: 12 miles

Vision Motorcycle Training

7 Woodfield Road, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, AL7 1JQ

Approx. distance: 12.1 miles

Stadium Rider Training

IKEA, 6 Glover Drive, Tottenham, Greater London, N18 3HF

Approx. distance: 12.5 miles

1 Stop Instruction Tottenham

Frederick Knight Sports Ground, Tottenham, Greater London, N17 0SL

Approx. distance: 12.7 miles

A2Z Rider Training

New River Sport & Fitness, White Hart Lane, London, Greater London, N22 5QW

Approx. distance: 13.9 miles

Edventure Rider

1 College Lane, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL10 9PJ

Approx. distance: 14.2 miles

CBT training and testing underway in Harlow

Book CBT Now - Book motorcycle CBT training in Harlow, Essex

Do you need compulsory basic training in Harlow or nearby in Sawbridgeworth, Hoddesdon and Epping? Then you have come to the right place. Here at Book CBT Now, we can provide some of the best companies for you to get the training you need. We have many years of experience in this field and have become one of the most trusted sources of online booking for motorcycle training companies. 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.

If I motorcycle CBT training in Harlow 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.


You can book your CBT test in Harlow here

What does CBT stand for?

CBT stands for Compulsory Basic Training, this is something that was introduced in 1990 and it aims to reduce motorcycle accidents. Your CBT training in Haringey will improve rider training and give people of all ages a basic understanding of the controls of a two-wheeled machine and the confidence to use it on the road. Your CBT can normally be completed in a day but may take longer if your instructor feels that you need more training.

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.