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Unit 17, Dales Road Business Centre, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP1 4JP
Approx. distance: 1.3 miles
Lindbergh Community Site, Lindbergh Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP3 9QX
Approx. distance: 2.4 miles
Mototechniks, Tothill, IP14 3QQ
Approx. distance: 12.6 miles
Weston Homes Community Stadium, United Way, Mile End, Colchester, CO4 5UP
Approx. distance: 14.2 miles
Colchester Football Stadium, United Way, Mile End, Colchester, Essex, CO4 5UP
Rota House, Cowdray Avenue, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1YA
Approx. distance: 15 miles
The TA Centre, Circular Road East Lower, Colchester, Essex, CO2 7SZ
Approx. distance: 16.2 miles
4 Ford Road, Clacton on Sea, Essex, CO15 3DS
Approx. distance: 18.3 miles
Eye Airfield, A140 Ipswich Road, Brome, Eye, Suffolk, IP23 8AW
Approx. distance: 19.3 miles
Sizewell Club, Leiston, Suffolk, IP16 4JX
Approx. distance: 21.3 miles
Your one stop shop for finding motorcycle CBT training close to you in Ipswich. We have all the information here for you to find suitable motorcycle CBT training close to you or nearby in Kesgrave, Woodbridge and Needham Market. 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.
The price varies depending on which motorcycle training company you take your CBT test with, but in Ipswich will typically be between £140 and £180. Covid-19 has meant that many motorcycle training companies can only train on a 1 to 1 basis or 2 to 1 at most. This has meant many motorcycle training companies have had to increase their normal prices. There are four main things that affect the price
Don't try to simply get the cheapest price, the quality of the training is the most important thing. Quality training will one day save your life.
Contrary to popular belief, a CBT is more of an evaluation than a test; your instructor will, throughout the day, observe your abilities and, if you complete the day to the required competency, you shall be awarded a pass certificate (professionally known as a DL196). A CBT certificate is valid for two years and once you have completed your full motorcycle examination, you will no longer have to renew your CBT. However, if you do not carry on your training in Ipswich, you will be required to re-sit your CBT test after two years.
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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