Book your CBT test with Think Bike Training in Nottingham

Unit 5, Garnet Court, Clarence Street, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG3 2ET
MCIA RIDE approved training centre
Indoor classroom
Bike hire included
Helmet hire included

About Think Bike Training

Over 60 Years of combined experience on the road with Barry & Tracey
Think Bike Training Born from the passion of Barry and Tracey who both love biking (well in fact, almost anything with an engine).
Here at our school we take pride in helping you to learn not just ride well, but become more aware of the dangers around you, as well introducing you to the challenges and pleasures you will be dealing with in the future.

We have both male and female instructors, and offer a full range of courses including female only training sessions.

Our business was born from a passion and obsession for motorcycling, and we want to pass that on. We will tailor your training to your needs and at a pace that works for you. We will never pressure you to do anything you dont feel ready for.

Think Bike Training aim to train you to become a responsible, confident, safe rider and by the end of the course, we hope you become fully equipped with the skills and knowledge for a lifetimes safe and really enjoyable riding.

Mod 1 test for example, you will receive training Nottinghams MMA (Motorcycle Manoeuvring Area) Test centre to get in as much practice and to gain the skills to pass with confidence.

We work around your other commitments when booking your tests; and this will be done only when you are absoulutely ready for it.

Were open 7 days a week, from Dawn until Dusk helping you to fit lessons in with your life style. No matter how busy your schedule is, well do our best to work with you.

We understand that motorcycle training can be a big financial commitment. To help, you can spread the cost of your training by paying in instalments (at no extra charge). Just chat to us and well happily come up with a plan to suit you.

We have many courses available to help with the training you need, come and talk to us so that we can discuss the best options for you.

What does a CBT test in Nottingham 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 NottinghamElement 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 Nottingham 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.