Book your CBT training with GMTS (Tayside) Ltd in Dundee

Old Kings Cross Road, Dundee, Dundee, DD3 6AB
MCIA RIDE approved training centre
Bike hire included
Helmet hire included

About GMTS (Tayside) Ltd

Ian, Michal and Aris will take you through your CBT, and then, if you choose to go on with your training, Ian and/or Michal will continue to train you to above test standard to ensure you pass with ease! Margaret is on-hand to take your bookings, book your tests and make sure your training with us is a fruitful and enjoyable experience, and fits in with YOUR schedule.

We are based at Old Kings Cross Road, off Loons Road in Dundee, DD3 6AB in Dundee. We will work out a programme of lessons to suit your individual requirements and deliver your training at a time and a pace which suits YOU. We offer a full range of courses from CBT to Direct Access that cater for the beginner to the more experienced rider and have a fleet of motorcycles ranging from 50cc (both geared and automatic) to 650cc for use.

You can be certain that we will do our utmost to make sure that you have the best instruction we can offer, in a safe environment, and with the biggest amount of FUN we can fit in!!
Please give us a call, or drop an email, and give us the opportunity to get you started on your very own road to freedom..!

What does a CBT test in Dundee 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.