Book your CBT test with Cameron Bike Training in Stirling

3 Back O' Hill Rd, Stirling, Stirlingshire, FK8 1SH
Indoor classroom
Helmet hire included

About Cameron Bike Training

Welcome to Cameron Bike Training

We are based in Stirling and offer a range of products and services including:

Motorcycle Training and Tuition
Motorbike Tests
CBT Instruction
Cameron Bike Training has been established for over 25 years and has built an excellent reputation as the outstanding motorcycle training school in and around the Stirling area.

We work with domestic pupils in the local areas and ensure that all of our clients receive the very best, high quality motorbike lessons possible. We've got plenty of experience so you can be sure the training and service commitment you will receive is unrivalled.

"DVSA Approved"
We ensure that all develop the skills to not only pass their test but to be a safe rider for life.

The training body was started in Galashiels in 1991 and by 1992 we were also providing training in Central Scotland in Stirling.

In 1999 Cameron Bike Training ceased to train when Rosie took up a position with Pinnacle Auto centre , and run their training school till its closure in 2005. So in 2005 Cameron Bike Training was born again.

What does a CBT test in Stirling 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 StirlingElement 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 Stirling 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.