book CBT training with Complete Bike Training in Telford

CBT Telford, Telford, Shropshire, TF7 4QR
Helmet hire included

About Complete Bike Training

Welcome to Complete Bike Training, your local motorcycle training school in Telford and Shrewsbury

Complete Bike Training is a modern and well equipped motorcycle / motorbike training school with bases in Telford and Shrewsbury. From CBT to full licence and to advanced skills training Complete Bike Training is the right school for you.

Complete Bike Training has been formed by respected and well known local instructors to give all our customers the very best in motorcycle training. We are all actively involved in teaching and therefore are more aware of what our customers want from us, our facilities, our great prices and our fresh, friendly approach.

We pride ourselves on our great reputation which is based on patience, the highest quality professional instruction, excellent pass rates, great value for money and going that little bit further to ensure our customers are properly trained to ride their own bikes with confidence and safety for life. All coaching is based on a modern, client centred approach of your needs not ours!

Complete Bike Training is fully approved by the Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency.

We even have a Customer Ride-out Club (free of charge) with regular ride outs throughout the year to encourage you to use and enjoy your new bike and to meet all your friends.

Complete Bike Training offers you:
Complete Bike Training

A friendly, professional team of modern and qualified instructors.
A large fleet of modern 125cc, 500cc, 600cc and 650cc motorcycles and 50cc scooters all fully taxed, fuelled and insured. No hidden extra charges!
Compulsory Basic Training (CBT)
Light Licence (125cc) Course
Medium Licence (500cc) Course
Full Licence/Direct Access (650cc) Course
Rusty Rider Courses for those returning to riding
European Advanced Skills Training
Enhanced Rider Scheme
Open 7 days a week

Ideal locations covering Shropshire, Mid Wales and Staffordshire all on regular bus routes
Large, safe training areas for off road tuition and practice
Close to DVSA multipurpose test centres where both modules of the motorcycle test are carried out
Speedy telephone booking service
Value for money check out our great prices!
We provide safety helmets, jackets, gloves and waterproofs
On board bike video cameras a great way to help us teach you
Customer Ride-Out Club regular ride-outs to meet your new friends
DVDs of actual film clips with usual mistakes and how to put them right
DVSA Accredited Instructor Training College courses throughout the year
E-mail contact with your instructor together with full Facebook support

If I book CBT training in Telford 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 Telford, you will be required to re-sit your CBT test after two years.