Book your CBT training with Bikeskool in Sutton In Ashfield

Enterprise Business Centre, Sutton in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, NG17 5LA
Helmet hire included

About Bikeskool

At Bikeskool we are able to train to all levels of ability, from complete novice to test standard and beyond. Our fully qualified instructors are patient, professional and above all friendly, taking a great deal of pride in their work which is reflected in our very high pass rate of which we feel justifiably proud.

WE WELCOME PEOPLE OF ALL AGES AND ABILITIES SO DONT WORRY IF YOUVE NEVER RIDDEN BEFORE

We aim to offer a personal service to novice and experienced riders alike always working at your pace and never pushing beyond what each individual is comfortable with. We have a number of rider training options, to allow for different ages, levels of ability and confidence, from absolute beginners to riders looking for advanced training

At Bikeskool Rider Training we can deliver any training you need, be it a CBT, Direct Access (DAS), or Refresher training we can meet your needs.

Booking a course couldnt be easier. For those doing CBT we can arrange training 7 days a week. For those riders wanting a full licence we can arrange training and test appointments at dates, times and locations to suit you.

What does a CBT test in Sutton In Ashfield 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.