book a CBT test with Learn2Ride Motorcycle Training in Milton Keynes

The National Bowl gate 1, V4 Watling Street, Milton Keynes, MK5 8AA

01908 694 333

Helmet hire included

About Learn2Ride Motorcycle Training

Thank you for visiting our website. We are a friendly and enthusiastic motorcycle training school, where we are passionate about the quality of the training and customer service we deliver. We provide all forms of motorcycle training, from CBT through to DAS and onto advanced training, 7 days a week. With never more than 2 customers to 1 instructor, there is lots of individual attention with no large groups spoiling the enjoyment of learning to ride a motorcycle. Being an approved and regulated Driving Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) training establishment, you can be assured that all our instructors are fully DVSA qualified, assessed and enthusiastic motorcyclists themselves. Our motorcycle fleet, equipment and facilities are maintained to a high standard. Learn2Ride Motorcycle Training is proud to be a member company of 'The Motorcycle Industry Training Association' (MCITA), whose standards we diligently uphold.

We are also an Approved Training Body (ATB), Driving Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) for learner motorcycle training.

We have an excellent DVSA approved off road site with facilities, including classroom and toilets. All learner training includes the free use of automatic scooters, manual 125cc, 500cc and above motorcycles. Safety helmets, jackets and gloves can also be supplied if required.

Why learn to ride a motorcycle?
There are many good reasons for wanting to learn to ride a motorcycle, which could be in connection with work, commuting to and from work or riding purely for fun, whatever the reason, the one thing you can be certain of is all motorcyclists derive a great deal of pleasure from riding. We have all been stuck in a car, in traffic, on a hot day, wishing we could do what the guy on the bike who had just filtered pass us was doing, enjoying the unhindered journey knowing you will arrive at your destination on time. Imagine a ride-out with friends during a warm summer's day through beautiful countryside or even a trip down to the coast.

Cheap transport costs are also another big plus point, as is no hassle parking, it is easy and you never need to pay, step off your bike and step into work, or the shops or anywhere you wish to go, there are no congestion charges, you can use the bus lanes (where permitted) all of these advantages and more are available to you, as well as doing your bit towards making our country that little bit greener.

There are very few downsides to riding, one being the weather, but with proper clothing you can be warm and dry no matter how inclement the weather may be. Another one is the obvious danger associated with being on two wheels, unlike a car you do not have the protection of a metal cage around you, Of course this is where professional training is not just important but vital to your future safety whilst riding motorcycles. As with most things quality and price can vary, it is important that you choose carefully your choice of training provider. Do not make the mistake of being swayed by cost alone, you can not put a price on your personal safety. We stand by our pledge to provide you with competitive high quality training that will exceed your expectations. To us the quality of the training we provide is what matters the most.

If I book a CBT test in Milton Keynes what would I be doing?

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
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Element 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
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Element 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.

How long does a CBT Test Take?

A CBT test can normally be completed in a day, but may take longer if you need more time to master the control of the motorcycle or moped. Knowing how to ride a bicycle will really help, so if you have not ridden one for a while it's a good thing to do before you take your CBT.

If you do not complete your CBT to the instructors satisfaction then you will be asked to come back on another day for additional training. If this happens do not be alarmed or upset, some people take longer to master control of a two wheeled vehicle than others, but we all get there in the end. The most important thing to remember is its for your safety. Your instructor will be thinking of your safety if they ask you to come back for additional training.

Is CBT a test or an evaluation?

Contrary to popular belief, a CBT is more of an evaluation than a test; your instructor will, throughout the day, observe your abilities and, if you complete the day to the required competency, you shall be awarded a pass certificate (professionally known as a DL196). A CBT certificate is valid for two years and once you have completed your full motorcycle examination, you will no longer have to renew your CBT. However, if you do not carry on your training in Milton Keynes, you will be required to re-sit your CBT test after two years.