Book your CBT test with Ride Right in Gateshead

Tenth Avenue West, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, NE11 0GU
Helmet hire included

About Ride Right

At Ride-Right Motorcycle Training, we have trained up hundreds of students over the years since the company was formed in Gateshead to enable them to ride safer on the roads. Not only do we employ highly experienced staff, but they are also incredibly friendly and patient, providing our students with the best learning experience.

Our training courses are provided every day of the week, and we are proud to boast a high pass rate. We provide flexible full-licence courses to match your own timetable, and we will take you up from CBT to a full licence and further.

Small Classes, Big Benefits

We keep our class sizes purposefully small so that we can provide our students with the best attention. We run courses for every level, so whether you are just starting out or you want to take some lessons to improve your off-road safety, we can provide you with the course you need.

We provide courses for the whole of the north east of England, and we have courses for all budgets everyone is welcome.

On this website you will be able to find out which of our courses is the right option for you. You will also find out how to get started as well as all the information you will require in order to begin your training.

we also offer post training, Cornering clinic, advanced riding

What does a CBT test in Gateshead 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 GatesheadElement 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 Gateshead 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.