Book your CBT test with Bike It Motorcycle Training in Paisley

53 Clark Street, Paisley, Strathclyde, PA3 1RB
Helmet hire included

About Bike It Motorcycle Training

Since 1998 the BIKE-IT team have been providing quality motorcycle rider training. Our instructors are amongst the most experienced around, with cumulatively more experience than any other school in Central Scotland and, of course, we have Driving & Vehicle Standards Agency status as an Approved Training Body.

We offer a very friendly and highly professional service within a relaxed atmosphere. This adds to your enjoyment of the whole training experience. Many of our customers, past and present, will call in for a chat with other riders enabling each to benefit from the others experience.

A full range of training is available to enable you to pass your motorcycle test and later to improve your safety and build confidence on the road. The BIKE-IT team will help you gain the freedom and enjoyment that motorcycling brings to thousands.

Located away from major routes but easily accessible our school provides a great environment for learner riders to gain confidence before taking to the road. All our staff are approachable and will go out of their way to help in any way they can. You wont be pressurised to leave the confines of the school training ground until you feel ready to ride on the road.

Combined with our experience and training skills we have all the equipment needed to give you the best quality and safest training. All motorbikes used are carefully maintained and regularly serviced to ensure safe operation.

NO rider is allowed on the road unless the tutor is 100% happy that they are able to cope and you will always be made to wear high visibility clothing.

We have our own secure yard used for CBT and off road practice and stay in touch with our learner riders at all times on the road with radio headsets worn under your safety helmet.

What does a CBT test in Paisley 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.