Book your CBT training with A2B Motorcycle Training Ltd in York

Tockwith Motorsports Autodrome, Fleet Lane, Tockwith, York, North Yorkshire, YO26 7QS
Helmet hire included

About A2B Motorcycle Training Ltd

Welcome to A2B Motorcycle training; Yorkshires fastest growing motorcycle training school with an enviable track record in first time pass rates. We provide the full range of motorcycle training courses including CBT (Compulsory Basic Training), Direct Access, Restricted Licence and Advanced Motorcycle and Rider Assessment Courses. In addition, we provide back to biking training and our very own, unique Bed & Biking residential training.


Passionate about biking our instructors go beyond simply teaching you the basics to get you past your test. With A2B youll gain the confidence and motivation to get the very best from your bike, so you can experience the freedom and enjoyment of biking, safe in the knowledge that youre using best practice techniques and standards to keep you safe along the way. Were experienced in touring, track, off road and racing and youll just love our can-do attitude, passion for what we do, professional approach and absolute commitment to getting you to the next level.

Motorcycle Training in York
Situated within the established Tockwith Motorsports & Driving Centre we offer possibly the largest & safest training area within the North Of England.

With a massive dedicated training area offering 5 CBT sites & full size Module 1 training area, our clients are guaranteed the best facilities helping to generate the confidence & skill of the first time CBT rider whilst ensuring good progress towards the Module 1 & 2 tests for Direct Access & other riders.

What does a CBT test in York 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 YorkElement 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 York 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.