Book your CBT training with ADT Motorcycle Training in Basingstoke

Popley Fields Community Centre, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG24 9AE
Helmet hire included

About ADT Motorcycle Training

Whether you would like to ride a moped, superbike or anything in between, ADT Motorcycle Training can help you achieve your goal.

Since 1994 our team of motorcycle training instructors have taught more riders in Hampshire area than any other training school. Ensuring that our motorcycle training courses are conducted by qualified professional instructors to the highest of standards has resulted in over 20,000 succcessful CBT courses, and some 10,000 successful full tests. Hampshire's roads are full of ADT trained commuters, cruisers, fair-weather sportsters, moped riders, adventure seekers and alike. You only have to ask a handful of motorcyclists about ADT to see the effect we have had on the riding population over the past 22 years. Check out our extensive reviews on our facebook page, and click like for updates and offers.

Our success is simple. We are built on a strong foundation of total dedication and enthusiasm for both motorcycles and motorcycling. See our company history for more information.

If you are looking to complete your CBT test in Southampton, CBT in Portsmouth, CBT in Basingstoke, or any other motorbike training in Southampton, Portsmouth or Basingstoke, then you have arrived at your one-stop destination.

What does a CBT test in Basingstoke 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 BasingstokeElement 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 Basingstoke 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.