Book your CBT training with Assured Rider Training Southampton

Cross House Road, Southampton, Hampshire, SO14 5GZ
Indoor classroom
Bike hire included
Helmet hire included
Gloves and jacket hire included
Other CBT dates available

Nearest Public transport

Bus Routes 6 / 7 / 9 / 13 / 11 / X4 / X5

About Assured Rider Training Southampton

We pride ourselves on providing our customers with the highest standard of professional motorcycle training supported by more than 25 years of experience and success! Whether its to complete your Compulsory Basic Training (CBT) course, or give you the best chance of passing your A2 Restricted or Direct Access motorcycle test first time, you are assured of receiving the best instruction available.

Our facilities are comfortable and welcoming with free refreshments. Learn using our spacious on-site training area on one our fleet of modern, easy to ride motorcycles or scooters.

Our instructors are friendly and supportive, providing an exceptional standard of teaching and practical advice to make you a better rider. Whether youve never ridden a bike before or you are an experienced rider looking to get through your test, were here to provide you with the best of service.

What does a CBT test in Southampton 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 SouthamptonElement 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 Southampton 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.