Book motorcycle CBT training in Workington, Cumbria

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Cumbria Motorcycle and Driver Training

Moorclose School Bungalow, Workington, Cumbria, CA14 3SE

Approx. distance: 1.2 miles

Peter Cairns Rider Training

Unit E1 10 Allenbrooke Road, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA1 2UT

Approx. distance: 31.1 miles

Northern Route

25, Lake District Business Park, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 6NH

Approx. distance: 38.5 miles

Real Rider Motorcycle Training

Vickerstown Foolball Club, Mill Lane, Barrow in Furness, LA14 3NN

Approx. distance: 38.5 miles

TNT Rider

New Galloway Road, Newton Stewart, Dumfries and Galloway, DG8 6AW

Approx. distance: 43.2 miles

Practical Bike Training

Stevant Way, White Lund Industrial Estate, Morecambe, Lancashire, LA3 3PA

Approx. distance: 49.7 miles

Raceways Rider Training

48-60 Dock Street, Fleetwood, Lancashire, FY7 6AG

Approx. distance: 54.4 miles

Adventures on Wheels Ltd

Whinfield Road, Selkirk, Scottish Borders, TD7 5DT

Approx. distance: 68.7 miles

Riverview Rider Training

Rimington, Guide Road, Preston, Lancashire, PR4 6XS

Approx. distance: 70.3 miles

Green Light Motorcycle Training Consett

30 Iveston Rd, Consett, County Durham, DH8 7HR

Approx. distance: 70.5 miles

CBT training and testing underway in Workington

Find motorcycle CBT training in Workington, Cumbria

If you are looking for motorcycle CBT training in Workington then look no further! We have all the information here for you to find suitable CBT training and testing close to you or in the surrounding areas of Harrington, Maryport and Whitehaven.

If I motorcycle CBT training in Workington 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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Getting a DL196 certificate in Workington, Cumbria

The incredible instructors will evaluate your skills and progress in a one day course, or over a few days if necessary and once you have completed the training to their satisfaction, you can then receive your pass certificate or DL196. When it comes to CBT training in Workington, we have a wide range of different companies that are perfect for you listed at the top of this page, please take a good look to find the most appropriate one for you.

How do I get my CBT test DL196 certificate?

It is crucial to undergo a CBT test in Workington as this can train riders to ride safely, reduce the risk of minor to potentially fatal road accidents, improve rider training and give people of all ages the best knowledge of controls, steering and more. When it comes to a CBT test, we can ensure that each company listed will work hard to make you a more confident rider, so you can enjoy a smooth and safe driving experience. Each instructor will evaluate your skills over and once you have met their standards, you will be able to receive a pass certificate.

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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.