book CBT training with Ridesure Motorcycle Training Ltd in Cranleigh

Unit 27 Dunsfold Park, Cranleigh, GU6 8TB
Helmet hire included

About Ridesure Motorcycle Training Ltd

CBT 7 days a week subject to availability (please consider the 2hr intro if you are a novice)
Direct Access 7 days a week
Novice Introductions (2hrs one2one)
Advanced Training to IAM or RoSPA standard
Enhanced Rider Scheme
Full Length Module 1 Training Area  

Probably the best facilities you will find for learning to ride, at the home of Top Gear at Dunsfold Park between Horsham in Sussex and Guildford in Surrey. Thanks to these facilities and our friendly professional approach our pass rates are way above average and so is the experience of our hundreds of happy customers.

We have the whole of module 1 laid out so you can practice exactly what you have to do to pass. We have four CBT sites on the aerodrome plus miles of internal roads , along with junctions and  roundabouts so while still a novice we can get you nice and confident before you go on the road.

On the subject of the road, we pride ourselves on producing skilled riders, equipped to deal with everyday situations . With these skills not only do you pass your test but you are ready for the really important bit.

Welcome to Ridesure Motorcycle Training.  We have been established for over 15 years and have trained 1000's of riders. We are conveniently located just off the A281, approximately 9 miles from Guildford and 11 miles from Horsham.  Based at Dunsfold Park, a large aerodrome on the borders of Surrey and West Sussex we probably have the best facilities in the South for motorcycle training!

Our aim is to provide high quality personal instruction in an enjoyable atmosphere, and whether you are taking CBT or advanced training we would like you to go away a better and safer rider.

All of us here at Ridesure started off motorcycling for fun, and its a great thing to have your hobby for a job. Thats one of the reasons that we are confident that you will enjoy your time with us, because we are enjoying it too.

The guys here have very varied backgrounds when it comes to riding, some ride hundreds of miles a week year round, some ride the trails and enduro, and thats on top of training. Most have advanced qualifications ranging from IAM , ROSPA and Police class 1 and as you can see live and breathe bikes.

Without exception we have all worked hard to improve our own riding and place huge importance on our own skills. As far as we are concerned passing your test is a huge step, but its only a step, and you never stop learning and thats why we still train each other and work regularly on our own riding skills whether that be slow riding , cornering or observation.

So you can tell by our attitude that we are really keen and committed to a good standard of riding for you as well as ourselves, and we try to promote that in a safe and friendly environment.

The training school at Dunsfold park is on a massive site. We have a number of CBT areas which are approx 500ft x 200ft, and 1000ft x 100ft and a full crossroads. The site is big enough for the whole of the Mod 1 circuit to be laid out.

There are about 3 miles of roads within the site with junctions, giveways, stop signs, fast stretches, bends and a slow riding control area with cones etc . These facilities are a rarity, and we consider ourselves lucky to be able to offer them to you.

It is a huge advantage to be able to practice and familiarise yourself with the machines off road away from other traffic and you can take to the road with confidence. 

If I book CBT training in Cranleigh what would I be doing?

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
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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
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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.

How long does a CBT Test Take?

A CBT test can normally be completed in a day, but may take longer if you need more time to master the control of the motorcycle or moped. Knowing how to ride a bicycle will really help, so if you have not ridden one for a while it's a good thing to do before you take your CBT.

If you do not complete your CBT to the instructors satisfaction then you will be asked to come back on another day for additional training. If this happens do not be alarmed or upset, some people take longer to master control of a two wheeled vehicle than others, but we all get there in the end. The most important thing to remember is its for your safety. Your instructor will be thinking of your safety if they ask you to come back for additional training.

Is CBT a test or an evaluation?

Contrary to popular belief, a CBT is more of an evaluation than a test; your instructor will, throughout the day, observe your abilities and, if you complete the day to the required competency, you shall be awarded a pass certificate (professionally known as a DL196). A CBT certificate is valid for two years and once you have completed your full motorcycle examination, you will no longer have to renew your CBT. However, if you do not carry on your training in Cranleigh, you will be required to re-sit your CBT test after two years.