Book your CBT test with Fresh Start Motorcycle in Atherton

Prestwich Street, Atherton, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M46 0FY
Helmet hire included

About Fresh Start Motorcycle

Fresh start motorcycle are Professional motorcycle DSA Approved Motorcycle Training School (ATB) That Teaches in CBT, DAS and Enhanced Rider Skills.7 days a week. Rider Training in all aspects of road riding. being less the 1 mile to the DSA Test center in Atherton As a family run business we small enough to really care about you, and what best suited in your training programme and needs. Yet big enough to cope.We have a Small friendly team of trainers only useing DSA approved trainers we are all also FBos trained. (FIRST AID in FIRST BIKE ON THE SCENE) Togetter we have lots of experience it all types of problems that you may have. A good selection of bikes with lower seat hight if required, our aim is for you to reach your goal.

No short cuts or corner cutting here- just high quality training at a value for money price.

If you are planning on learning to ride, or improve youre riding skills Fresh Start Motorcycle can help you

We are based close to the DSA motorcycle test centre in Atherton Manchester; we are the closest training school to this test centre. Its less the 1 mile away. so from the start you will be learning to ride in the area you most likely be taking your test  We have a very large safe off road training areas for CBT and for practice sessions for your mod 1 test ect.

Extremely good motorcycle and facilities, based in a motorcycle shop called speed demons we have a classroom seating, toilet,   And you also get £10% off some items that you may buy in the shop; you can even buy a motorcycle or have one serviced all under one roof


What does a CBT test in Atherton involve?

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

The CBT test in AthertonElement 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

You can book your CBT training and test in Atherton hereElement 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.