book a CBT test with United Motorcycle Advanced Training Ltd in Newport

CMC, Queensway Meadow Industrial Estate, Newport, NP19 4SP

0845 3707 731

07811 591771

Helmet hire included

About United Motorcycle Advanced Training Ltd

UMAT is a Professional motorcycle training school with training sites located in Cardiff and Newport, we offer a high level of training with real value for money.

At United Motorcycle Advanced Training we run CBT courses every Saturday at Britannia House, Caerphilly Business Park, Van Rd, Caerphilly CF83 3GG and every Sunday at CMC, Queensway Meadow Industrial Estate, Newport, NP19 4SP.

A CBT course in Caerphilly will start at 9am and finish at 4pm, or CBT in Newport starts at 8am and will normally finish at 3pm. In the summer evening courses can also be arranged with prior appointment. Generally, CBT can be achieved in one day or two sessions (Off-road and on-road element) but is not a guaranteed pass.

United Motorcycle Training have been trading since 1999 have a proved track record in the provision of motorcycle instruction to thousands of riders being one of the longest trading motorbike schools in the City of Cardiff and the longest established motorcycle training school in Newport, Gwent.

At United Motorcycle Training there is a comprehensive training fleet of over 20 machines and are able to deliver a full range of motorcycle training from 50cc scooter, 125cc and 500cc Direct Access Scheme (DAS) training.

The CBT training, Module 1, Module 2 and DAS motorcycle training instructors are professional riders trained and qualified to the standards laid down by the Driving Standards Agency who have an enormous amount experience of riding both in the UK and Europe.

United Motorcycle Training continues to have a solid customer base, in particular Newport, Cardiff and the surrounding area of South East Wales.

The company has a fully staffed office Monday to Friday where customers can call in to ask questions or confirm arrangements such as CBT, theory tests, module 1 or module 2 training. Over evenings and weekends the duty manager can always be contacted via mobile phone.

If I book a CBT test in Newport 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
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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
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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.

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.

Is CBT a test or an evaluation?

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 Newport, you will be required to re-sit your CBT test after two years.