Book your CBT training with Dorset Advanced Motorcycle Training in Bournemouth

Kinson Conservative Club, 1394-96 Wimborne Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH10 7AR
Indoor classroom
Helmet hire included

About Dorset Advanced Motorcycle Training

Started in June 2000, Dorset Advanced Motorcycle Training (Previously Known As Dorset & Wessex Motorcycle Training) has quickly established itself as one of the most popular and successful training centres in the area. A family run business, the atmosphere is very friendly and fun whilst retaining the important message of road safety.

Our students benefit from our instructors vast riding experience combined,exceeding 50 years! Always updating instructional techniques, you can be assured of the very best training available, using the most up-to-date equipment.

You will be taught by one of our highly trained instructors. All our instructors are fully approved with the D.S.A. offering professional tuition with a maximum of only two students at any one time, and wish to continue to hold our prime position in motorcycle training. We feel this is the best way to offer quality training at the right price.

What does a CBT test in Bournemouth involve?

A CBT test consists of 5 elements labelled A to E. You will do these 5 elements in order throughout the day.

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

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

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.