Book your CBT test with Bikerite Rider Training in Glasgow

15a Seath Road, Rutherglen Industrial Estate, Glasgow, Strathclyde, G73 1RW
Indoor classroom
Bike hire included
Helmet hire included

About Bikerite Rider Training

Established in 1985, we offer rider training and motorcycle lessons in Glasgow and across Lanarkshire. All our courses are conducted by highly qualified DVSA, Enhanced  Rider Scheme, IAM and DIAmond approved instructors who have many years of industry experience. With the help of our fleet of over 25 new and one year old professionally maintained bikes to choose from, you will be able to improve your skills and get ready to pass the test. We dont use old bikes! We have excellent pass rates and test appointments are always available. We have unrivalled indoor and outdoor training facilities that no other training centre provides. We use the latest technology bikes with ABS, anti-stall, and hi-tech radio communication so you can have complete peace of mind. We dont try to sell you bikes, we are completely independent from any dealership or maufacturer so you can be sure of impartial and commission - free advice.

What does a CBT test in Glasgow 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 GlasgowElement 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 Glasgow 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.