Book your CBT training with Bike Moore in Banbury

Alkerton Oaks Business Park, Banbury (Upton), OX15 6EP
Helmet hire included

About Bike Moore

bike-moore is committed to providing you with professional training which will not only meet, but exceed your expectations of the industry. Our training centre moves away from the days of the steel storage container or trailer 'class room', training on car parks, the use of tired, battered machines and not so witty anecdotes recited by a 'bad-ass' biker.

With the introduction of our female instructor to compliment the team, we intend to remove the stereotypes of motorcycling, breaking down the barriers and delivering an environment where everyone feels at ease and is able to learn and improve their riding skills whatever their age, gender or background. Here at bike-moore we aim to provide a different kind of training environment - relaxed, fun, professional and safe.

Motorcycling is a greener form of transport, cutting down congestion, but with the rising fuel costs its fast becoming a more cost effective way of reducing the daily commute. It's also quickly becoming the transport of choice for the youngsters. Working with Oxfordshire County Council's road safety team, we are aiming to raise awareness within schools and youth groups that mopeds / motorcycles can be a fantastic way to gain independence, and that it can be done safely.

Motorcycling is safer today than its ever been. This is mainly due to training and the riders riding responsibly as a result.

But above all, IT'S FUN!

Why not give us a call or drop in for coffee to find out more.

What does a CBT test in Banbury 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 BanburyElement 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 Banbury 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.