Book your CBT training with A1 Motorcycle Training School in Gateshead

Henson Motor Group, Gateshead (Metrocent, NE11 9HU
Helmet hire included

About A1 Motorcycle Training School

A1 Motorcycle Training was formed in Gateshead in 2009 and since that time has trained thousands of students to ride motorcycles safely on the streets of the North East. Our staff, along with being experienced are also very friendly and have lots of patience.

All of our Instructors are fully Qualified by DVSA, also hold RoSPA Gold Advanced certificate.

We operate training courses seven days a week and have a very high pass rate. All our full licence courses are flexible to accommodate your specific needs. They are whole days and take you from CBT, to full licence and beyond.

SMALL CLASS SIZES, LARGE BENEFITS

Our class sizes are kept small which enables us to provide students with excellent instructor to student attention.

A1 Motorcycle Training School offers you a complete package for motorcycle training. Whether you are a complete beginner or wish to improve your riding with off road and rider safety lessons, we have the course for you.

We cover the entire North East of England. Everyone is welcome at A1 Motorcycle Training. We have courses to suit all budgets!

This site will help you decide which one of our many courses is right for you. We will also explain getting started and what you will need before you start your motorcycle training.

What does a CBT test in Gateshead 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.