Book your CBT test with 121 Motorcycle Training in Hemel Hempstead

Nash Mills Village Hall, Lower Road, Hemel Hempstead, HP3 8RT

About 121 Motorcycle Training

We are here to ensure that the service you receive is of a very high standard we have been working closely with other training schools for many years so that we could choose the best one for you. That's why we have opened our own training site in Hertforshire and we are now opening our new school in enfield to bring back that 'personal' in service to your area too.
Being a people's business we have created this service for you, making sure that the training you receive is of a very high standard and by friendly, polite and patient instructors. If you're having a good time it makes learning that much easier.

We provide that extra service that includes one to one with yourself and your instructor. There are also group lessons available on request.

If you are new to motorcycling, your first step is a CBT (Compulsory Basic Training) which is a one day course that consists of 5 elements from A to E. Within that course you will become familiarised with all the aspects including Eyesight check, Clothing, Maintenance of your motorcycle, practical on-site training, practical on-site riding and practical onroad training and practical onroad riding, cbt courses are 6-8 hours but dont worry we can divide it into two parts or even more so you dont feel rushed, here at 121 there is no time limit and no further charge or hidden extras, the cbt is to get you riding with confidence and if we can not do that i will eat my helmet.

We cater for all your motorcycle training requirements:
CBT Courses
125cc practice
Module 1 training (mod 1)
Module 2 training (mod 2)
Direct Access (to any engine size bike) (das)
Advanced training
One to one personal training (1 to 1)
Back to biking (if you have not been riding for a while we can help)

Whether you are a beginner or getting back to biking we are happy to assist you with whichever stage you are at no set training time, do you have a test booked? and just need us on the day? lets us help.

All our courses and lessons are at affordable prices and there is no deposit to pay upfront as we want it to afforable as possible so you will pay for your test and training as and when you take them.
We cover St Albans Hemel Hempstead Harpenden Luton Stevenage Watford Hertfordshire Bedfordshire Buckinghamshire

What does a CBT test in Hemel Hempstead 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.