Book your CBT test with Force Rider and Driver Training in Bolton

Unit 7A Pilot Industrial Estate, Bolton, Greater Manchester, BL3 2ND
Helmet hire included

About Force Rider and Driver Training

If you are looking to learn how to ride a scooter or motorcycle or looking to take advanced motorcycle lessons then you have come to the right place.

Force Rider Training was born out of continued requests from motorcyclists who wanted to expand and improve on the high level of training they had already received from our very own AndyH, whilst he was employed working for the other training companies.(Andy is Senior Instructor and Boss of Force Rider Training)

Andy spent over 32 years in the local Constabulary (26 years as a Bike Cop) Andy started FORCE Rider Training to provide a highly professional and personal service, he prides himself in producing students that not merely have the skills to pass the DSA tests but have developed a skill for life this helps them to survive on two wheels and enjoy the pleasure.

Our Bolton based motorcycle training ground is a safe and quiet place where we can teach you to ride your scooter, moped or motorcycle safely and build up your confidence before we go out onto the roads. Our riding area has road markings and lanes to ride round and safety barriers Youre in safe hands at Force Rider Bolton Motorcycle Training Centre.

What does a CBT test in Bolton 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 BoltonElement 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 Bolton 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.