book CBT training with Road Train in Edwinstowe

Edwinstowe House, High Street, Edwinstowe, Nottinghamshire, NG21 9PR

07905 973011

Indoor classroom


Helmet hire included

About Road Train

My name is Stuart , I am a qualified and experienced Instructor to DVSA Standards.

Road-Train is a business of carefully selected staff and instructors to enhance your skill levels.
If you have any questions about the training offered or any issues relating to the services we provide, please feel free to contact me on the number above and I will gladly explain or discuss any issues.

Thank you for taking time to read through our website and I am looking forward to hear from you soon!

The Road-Train Team
All our instructors,are experienced riders and qualified to DVSA Standards.We offer patient, friendly and enjoyable tuition. Riding motorcycles should be a pleasant experience!

The Road-Train Site
Road-Train's training site is the large enough to allow you to learn and develop your riding skills.
To find us, please use the map on the web site. On the road, look out for the large "Road-Train" sign boards.

Our site has a marked Module 1 practice area and DVD training aids are available. The nearest Multi Purpose Test Centre is less than 20 miles away. On the site, you will see the training office where you will be met by one of our instructors on the day of your course.
Please read our Frequently Asked Questions for things you will need and what to bring on the day!

The Bikes
We have a selection of well maintained motorcycles and mopeds to chose from; depending on your age and the training course you have booked.

The Facilities
Road-Train has a heated training room to conduct all of the theoretical side of the training. Here you can relax and have a break between the training elements of the day. We will supply tea and coffee during the day; but also offer snacks and cold drinks on those hot days at a little extra charge. A toilet is available on site, there is also a Cafe that offers a selection of hot and cold food and drinks.

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