book CBT training with Excelerate Motorcycle Training Centre in Surrey

Mytchett Community Centre, 140 Mytchett Road, Surrey, GU16 6AA

01252 401 250

Helmet hire included

About Excelerate Motorcycle Training Centre

Excelerate Motorcycle Training Centre is a custom built motorcycle training facility created in 2010 to offer motorbike training to clients Nationwide.

As professional motorcycle instructors, we are fully qualified and monitored by the Driving Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA).

We have a small and friendly team and can offer tailored bike training to meet the needs of all types of riders, including complete beginners and returning bikers. We offer friendly and professional training to male and female riders alike. We have a female fully qualified instructor for both CBT & DAS.

We run our CBT courses in and around the Farnborough area of Hampshire. We now conduct training from both the Wavell school in Farnborough and the Mytchett Community centre, 140 Mytchett Road, Mytchett, Surrey, GU16 6AA. For the On Road element we use the Roads in Farnborough Town often travelling towards Aldershot, Ash Vale, Mytchett, Frimley, Fleet and surrounding Areas.

We would use similar routes for both Restricted courses & Direct Access Courses and depending on the weather conditions we would perhaps stop for a break at the ever popular Alton Cafe or occasionally Newlands Corner & Boxhill. For Motorcycle Training we would use both country lanes and the main roads around Guildford Surrey and all surrounding areas. We are a few minutes away from the Farnborough Test Centre in Hampshire and would familiarise you with the Roads used for the Module 2 Test.

We are registered with trade associations:

Pulse Motorcycles
Snells Ducati - Alton


If I book CBT training in Surrey what would I be doing?

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
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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
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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.

How long does a CBT Test Take?

A CBT test can normally be completed in a day, but may take longer if you need more time to master the control of the motorcycle or moped. Knowing how to ride a bicycle will really help, so if you have not ridden one for a while it's a good thing to do before you take your CBT.

If you do not complete your CBT to the instructors satisfaction then you will be asked to come back on another day for additional training. If this happens do not be alarmed or upset, some people take longer to master control of a two wheeled vehicle than others, but we all get there in the end. The most important thing to remember is its for your safety. Your instructor will be thinking of your safety if they ask you to come back for additional training.

Is CBT a test or an evaluation?

Contrary to popular belief, a CBT is more of an evaluation than a test; your instructor will, throughout the day, observe your abilities and, if you complete the day to the required competency, you shall be awarded a pass certificate (professionally known as a DL196). A CBT certificate is valid for two years and once you have completed your full motorcycle examination, you will no longer have to renew your CBT. However, if you do not carry on your training in Surrey, you will be required to re-sit your CBT test after two years.