Book your CBT test with Dragon Motorcycle Training in Ellesmere Port

The Groves, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, CH66 2NZ
Helmet hire included

About Dragon Motorcycle Training

Dragon Motorcycle Training is a family owned rider training school and is based in Ellesmere Port Cheshire less than 5 minutes from the  DVSA mod 2 test centre. We offer one of the North Wests largest enclosed training areas.

We have over 40 years of instructing experience, we have male & female instructors who are DVSA approved and are trained and qualified to the highest standard who take great pride in their work and offer very friendly client based training. We treat everyone as an individual and hope you join us as a customer and leave us as a friend.

We offer first class and safe motorcycle training over the North West, Cheshire, Merseyside, the Wirral and North Wales, from CBT to full direct access test and also offer advanced and refresher courses to suit the individual. Our aim is to make you a safe and competent rider in a relaxed environment and offer an efficient and competent rider training experience from the very first phone call to our experienced office staff. We will plan all aspects of your training so that you can concentrate on enjoying your riding experience and learning new skills.

We want you to enjoy your training experience with us. You are our priority and your success our aim. Give us a call to find out how we can help you enter the exciting world of motorcycling. Whether you want an economical commute to work or to undertake a motorcycle trip of a lifetime, we can help you achieve your goal. 

What does a CBT test in Ellesmere Port 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 Ellesmere PortElement 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 Ellesmere Port 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.