Book your CBT test with Finesse Rider Training in Great Yarmouth

Caister Youth & Comm. Centre, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 5BS
Helmet hire included

About Finesse Rider Training

Gavin Brewer believes passionately in the use of low number classes as the best way of providing effective training on modern well maintained equipment. The small class size enables him to identify any problems and explain how to remedy them in a clear, calm and concise manner.

It is important to him that Finesse Rider Training retains its independence and can give objective advice to their customers. Remaining small gives our students a consistency and quality that bigger schools with multiple instructors (sometimes part time or down trained) will find hard to match.

Rider Training
L Plates

Those happy to keep L Plates just need a CBT, at 16 a restricted 50cc bike only (moped), at 17 and over this can go up to a restricted 125cc.

Can be either manual or automatic.

The full test is made up of:

CBT (Compulsory Basic Training)
Theory Test
MOD1
MOD 2

The type of test available depends on age and allows access to different levels (engine size/power/power to weight ratio) A, A1 & A2.

What does a CBT test in Great Yarmouth involve?

A CBT test consists of 5 elements labelled A to E. You will do these 5 elements in order throughout the day.

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

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

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.