Book your CBT training with 1 On 1 Rider Training Ltd in Bedford

Faldo Farm, 1 Moat View, Faldo Rd, Barton-le-Clay, Bedford, MK45 4RF
MCIA RIDE approved training centre
Indoor classroom
Bike hire included
Helmet hire included

About 1 On 1 Rider Training Ltd

Here at 1on1 Rider Training we offer you a complete training package to suit your needs and to guide you through every stage of your motorcycling adventure, all our courses are designed around you and your timescales.

We offer all training from CBT upwards 7 days a week and specialise in more individual learning or a maximum 2:1 ratio. We are a small team of instructors both full and part time. With a combined teaching experience of over 80 years! Our ladies and gents team can offer a wealth of knowledge to help with your training requirements.

1on1 Rider Training is based in Barton le Clay, Bedfordshire, we also have CBT sites in Luton, Bedford. We are within a short travelling distance from Bucks and Herts area. Also just 10 minutes from Junction 12 on the M1, which makes us within reach for North London? B&B can be arranged for anyone wishing to make a break of it and enjoy the area.

We look forward to seeing you or answering any questions you may have do please call or email for any further information or download our App by clicking on the icon below and look out for offers and events we have planned.

What does a CBT test in Bedford 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 BedfordElement 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 Bedford 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.