Book your CBT test with Anglia Training Services in Swaffham

Pickenham Activities Camp, Swaffham, Norfolk, PE37 8LL
Helmet hire included

About Anglia Training Services

AngliaTraining Services have been training motorcyclists since the introduction of the CBT (Compulsory Basic Training) in 1990. With nearly 30 years of experience, we offer a variety of courses, conducted in a friendly manner that makes your training feel more like a day out rather than a task

The business was founded by Greg Page; one of Norfolks sporting heroes, he was British Production Champion in 1983 in both 600cc and 1300cc classes.

In June 2006, Anglia Training Services was taken over by Andy Peck. A keen motorcyclist all of his life and now with 46 years experience, he jumped at the chance to turn a lifelong passion for motorcycles into a business opportunity. Most of the training is undertaken by Andy and it is his personal and professional approach to training that keeps first time pass rates for Direct Access Courses at over 86%.

So, whatever your current level of experience, and your future riding targets we can help you progress to become a better, safer rider. There is a lot of information on this site because we wanted it to be informative and transparent about the way we train and what pupils should expect on training days.

What does a CBT test in Swaffham 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 SwaffhamElement 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 Swaffham 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.