Book your CBT test with Get My CBT Walthamstow

Goals Soccer Centre, London, E4 8SN
Indoor classroom
Bike hire included
Helmet hire included

Nearest Public transport

Highams Park Overground

About Get My CBT Walthamstow

Get My CBT was founded for all those setting out to ride. Introducing new motorcyclists to the open road on two wheels leaves us with a warm feeling in our tummy. We love to teach and watch people learn our motorcycle instructors thrive on it.

Our approach is a simple one, we take away all the barriers that make learning difficult. Whether youre somebody with car experience or you have no experience at all you may have never even ridden a pushbike we can make sure you leave feeling safe and more confident rider.

Providing basic motorcycle training, we believe, is the most exciting and important areas of motorcycle tuition to be involved in. At Get My CBT we have extremely high standards as do all our instructors. As such we make sure that every element of the training experience mirrors these standards, from the bikes you ride to the motorcycle gear you will wear.

Your training is of the highest importance to us and our success rate is second to none. From the moment you arrive we will do our very best to make you feel comfortable and relaxed, so do not fear, regardless of your ability, it is our goal to help you get your cbt with Get My CBT.
We look forward to meeting you at one of our schools soon.

What does a CBT test in Walthamstow 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 WalthamstowElement 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 Walthamstow 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.