Book your CBT test with Access Driver Training in Horncastle

Main Street, Horncastle, Lincolnshire, LN9 5PT
Helmet hire included

About Access Driver Training

Access Driver Training, based in West Ashby just outside Horncastle in Lincolnshire and we run Compulsory Basic Training (CBT), Direct Access Scheme (DAS) motorbike training and B+E trailer training courses.

We are ideally located for customers from Horncastle, Louth, Spilsby, Market Rasen, Coningsby, Tattershall and Wragby.

We have our own purpose-built training area as well as friendly & experienced staff so you can learn at your own pace and be on the road in no time at all.

We wont tell you that you need a 3 or 4 day course when you can be more than prepared after just a day or two.

We will give you the very best training over a 1, 2 or 3 day period, with either a 1-1 tuition or 1-2 tuition when requested.

For our Compulsory Basic Training you will have the use of a fully insured, modern scooter or 125cc bike.

For our Direct Access we use SV 650s.

Our training is not split into lots of short sessions where you have to keep coming back. We recognise that your time is precious so we aim to get you fully prepared and hopefully passed as quickly and conveniently as possible.

Safety is of the utmost importance to us. We will not allow anyone who we believe is not fully ready to progress to a test or allow them out onto the open road.

What does a CBT test in Horncastle 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.