Book your CBT test with Adventures on Wheels Ltd in Melrose

Whinfield Road, Selkirk, Scottish Borders, TD7 5DT
Helmet hire included
Gloves and jacket hire included

About Adventures on Wheels Ltd

Adventure on Wheels are providers of bespoke Car, Car & Trailer, Motorcycle training, and  Motorcycle tours at their best throughout Scotland, Ireland, Spain And Morocco

Adventure on Wheels are providers of motorcycle instruction and tours at their best.


Located in Selkirk the heart of the Scottish Borders we focus on a be-spoke service providing motorcycle instruction/coaching for today's motorcycling needs. Our tours cover Scotland, England, Ireland, Spain and Morocco.

We have a wealth of experience and qualifications within the company spanning over 27 different activities. Our staff are selected for their high level of personal motivation, experience, empathy and qualifications. They come from a wide variety of backgrounds, principally in industry and education.

Our philosophy is based on two simple beliefs. First of all, that everyone is capable of achieving more than they might realise, and secondly that too few people have a real appreciation of what can be achieved by teamwork and mutual support.


Course Aims
Our courses are mainly based on the following syllabus but stretched over different durations:

Introductions followed by candidates aims and course aims.
Equipment inspection and familiarisation: What we have and why we have it / Trying it out / What to buy next.
Skills: Back to basics / Enhancing on what you have / Skills development / Advanced techniques.
How to self-coach.
Maintenance: How to keep maintenance to a minimum / Tools for the job and how to use them.



What does a CBT test in Melrose 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 MelroseElement 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 Melrose 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.