Book your CBT test with SL Motorcycle Training in Dagenham

Barking Rugby Union Football Club, Dagenham, London, RM9 4TX
MCIA RIDE approved training centre
Female instructors
Indoor classroom
Parking
Bike hire included
Other CBT dates available

Nearest Public transport

Becontree Underground

About SL Motorcycle Training

Here at SL Motorcycle Training, we are dedicated in providing you, our students with the best possible standard of Motorcycle Training, as governed by the MCIAC and DVSA.

So if you are new to the world of Motorcycles or a seasoned rider returning from a lengthy period away from two wheels, rest assured that by choosing SL, you are in good capable hands thanks to our wealth of experience.

We are able to cater for automatic and Manual Transmission Motorcycles and have Female Instructors available!

We are also the first Motorcycle Training school in Essex to be accredited by the MCIA 


Covid-19 Please note during this time we are not providing PPE. You must bring your own ECE/CE Approved motorcycle helmet, jacket and gloves. Failure to bring on the day will result in forfeit of course fees. Please contact us if you have any questions.


What does a CBT test in Dagenham 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 DagenhamElement 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 Dagenham 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.