book CBT training with Willem Louw (Motorcycle Instructor) in Doncaster

Armstrong House, First Ave, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN9 3GA

About Willem Louw (Motorcycle Instructor)

I am Willem Louw. I love riding motorcycles and I have discovered that I love teaching others to ride properly and safely. Road riding, track riding, off road riding, trials riding, flat track riding, supermoto riding, touring - you name it! You could say that motorcycling is my passion! If you would like to do some Motorcycle Training please contact me for a friendly discussion.

I am a Driving Standards Agency (DSA) approved Compulsory Basic Training (CBT), Direct Access Scheme (DAS) Motorcycle Instructor.

I hold a National Diploma in Advanced Motorcycle Instruction from the Royal Association for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) and I am member of RoSPA and the Driving Instructors Association (DIA). I have also attended a First Aid for Motorcyclists course which is run by the Lincolnshire Integrated Volunteering Emergency Service (LIVES).

I would welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and give you the best service

For all your Motorcycle Training needs, please do contact me. I would love to help you learn to ride a motorcycle.

I am a specialist road traffic solicitor. I can help you save your driving licence.

I specialise in professional, personal One to One Direct Access (DAS) Motorcycle Training. I will help you get your bike licence in the most pleasant way. I hold a National Diploma in Advance Riding Instruction from the Royal Association for the Prevention of Accidents. (ROSPA). If you want to start your spring and summer motorcycling plan now give contact me and I will help you design the plan to get you on a motorcycle in the best time of the year to start your training.

I can help with a CBT. (Compulsory Basic Training)

Please contact me to discuss your motorcycle training needs.

Get the personalised experience when it comes to motorbike training. You will be learning to ride using the best machines available. You will be riding light weight, easy handling, performance machines such as the KTM 690 Duke and Honda CB650F motorcycles. This will contribute to you learning to ride in a relaxed and fun way.

You will get top-quality motorcycle training and bike lessons. I am an Advanced Rospa National Diploma holding and DSA approved Instructor.

If I book CBT training in Doncaster 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 Doncaster, you will be required to re-sit your CBT test after two years.