Book your CBT test with 1066 Motorcycle Training in East Sussex

The Old Bexhill High School, East Sussex, TN39 4HS
Helmet hire included

About 1066 Motorcycle Training

We are hugely experienced

With over 100 years total experience between 5 instructors we have dealt with most situations to keep your training safe and secure giving you confidence and the HEADS UP for testing and future post test riding, however we are still learning! We have our own in house training to train our future instructors and frequent in house progression testing keeping us on the ball! 1066 also trains the SERVE blood runners which is a charity to deliver blood and donor parts for the south east hospitals.

A caring , friendly and community group we run a open coffee house in the yard where the kettle is always on, there is no better way to meet like minded people while training or after training, we even have a Facebook group where you meet up and go for breakfast and a great ride out.

Amazing location
Bexhill on sea is located on the south coast, a lovely sea side town with rides along side the sea and good country roads, fresh air, oh and the elderly! everything can happen here! but its a great place to train.

VIP/Bespoke Training
There are many reasons why and where you want to train, that's fine, we can offer bespoke training for you, 1 to 1 or hire out the yard for your own training facility, there is always my.... Martini training option! ...anytime any place! not the most economic way to learn, however, when its not all about the money! this is a service reserved for people who want to keep their training to themselves. Hashtagyoursecretissafewithme! email me personally at neilbrennanwright@gmail.com

Looking for a Motorcycle ?
We often have used motorcycles for sale, or we can also help you find the bike of your dreams.

What does a CBT test in East Sussex 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 East SussexElement 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 East Sussex 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.