Book your CBT training with A and M Rider Training in Whitby

Airy Hill Community Primary School, Waterstead Lane, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 1PZ
Helmet hire included

About A and M Rider Training

We are a DVSA registered approved training body operating from Whitby on the stunning Yorkshire Coast and at the heart of the North Yorkshire Moors. Offering quality training since 1996 we pride ourselves in our professional training for all motorcyclists, whether novice, riders having recently passed their test or those returning to motorcycling.

How about improving your skills?

All our instructors are DVSA Cardington qualified and we offer training recognised and endorsed by the DVSA for post test training (ERS).

If you have any queries or specific requirements please do not hesitate to contact us and we will try and answer any questions you may have.

The motorcycles you use are maintained to the highest standard.

For all skills and abilities

Whether you are trying the exciting world of motorcycling for the first time, returning to motorcycling after a break or wishing to improve and hone your skills, we can help.


Here at A & M Rider Training we believe that the bikes used by our students should not be a hindrance to their progress. Bikes for A2 and A category students are modern , easy to ride and equipped with ABS. Our machines are regularly serviced and maintained and in the unlikely event of a mechanical breakdown a full refund will be given.

Category AM (Moped)For our 16 year old students or those only wishing to ride a twist and go scooter we have our Peugeot Streetzone machines. Based around the chassis and engine of their class leading Speedfight. Powered by a 50cc air cooled 2 stroke motor the bike is light and agile.

Category A1(125)For 17 - 19 year old students or those only wanting a 125 we have our sturdy and reliable Yamaha YBR125 bikes. The YBR is low, light and unintimidating for new riders.

Category A2For 19 - 24 year old students we have our fantastic KTM690 Duke. What makes this bike unusual is its extreme light weight. Perfect for slow manoeuvres. Light, agile and easy to handle.

Category A (direct access) If you are 24 or over or have had 2 years experience at A2 you can take your practical tests on our brilliant Kawasaki Z650 machines. Bang on the weight limit for category A and an extremely  low seat height makes this the perfect bike for those new to larger capacity motorcycles. Our Kawasakis were kindly supplied by Colchester Kawasaki. 

Instructor bikes
We have exclusively used Triumph motorcycles as our instructor bikes from the outset and are extremely proud to support a British company and A1 Moto, our local Triumph dealer.

What does a CBT test in Whitby 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 WhitbyElement 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 Whitby 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.