Book your CBT training with 1st Class Motorcycle Training in Plymouth

Coypool Road, Plymouth, Devon, PL7 4NW
Female instructors
Indoor classroom
Parking
Bike hire included
Helmet hire included
Gloves and jacket hire included
Other CBT dates available

About 1st Class Motorcycle Training

Welcome to 1st Class Motorcycle Training..We are the premier motorcycle training school in Plymouth and the South West, from CBT to A1 and A2 licence courses, to Direct Access courses (DAS), 1st Class have you covered.

Here at 1st Class we offer independent, friendly and honest advice on all motorcycling requirements.

Our staff are highly experienced , and all 1st Class Instructors are fully certified and monitored by the Driving Standards Agency as well as being regularly inspected to ensure a high standard of training is continually provided..

We specialise in nervous and/or 1st time students

We offer a full range of training courses to suit all levels of rider experience, and all of our courses are run on a small group ratio, this allows us to give attention to individual tuition requirements and ensures the highest first time pass rate.. We use the latest in bike to bike communication equipment to offer you the highest standards in safety and to give you the best preparation for your test in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere .

When booking your motorcycle training course with 1st Class, you are ensuring that not only will you receive the best training standards available, in a safe and secure location , but also at a superb price due to our price match guarantee

What does a CBT test in Plymouth 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 PlymouthElement 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 Plymouth 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.