book a CBT test with Bike Wise Motorcycle Training in Shrewsbury

Meole Brace Bowling Club, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY3 9JT

01743 233323

Indoor classroom


Bike hire included

Helmet hire included

Gloves and jacket hire included

About Bike Wise Motorcycle Training

There are several motorcycle training organisations to choose from, with varying range of costs, but ask yourself why go to a particular school, true, they all have instructors and motorcycles but what else?

Here at BikeWise we pride ourselves on our professional, yet friendly, comfortable environment. Creating an informal atmosphere for all candidates. We only have qualified instructors for all aspects of tuition. Did you know that if you undertake a 125cc part two test you need not be in the custody of a qualified instructor? Here at BikeWise we welcome you to ask for our instructors Certificate of Authorisation, which has to be carried by all instructors whilst providing tuition.

We believe that we provide true value for money, all tuition/courses can be booked and secured well in advance with just a small deposit.

We do not sublet a section of another motorcycle clothing/parts retailers premises, at BikeWise the building is dedicated to our candidates. We have an open house environment, even after youve passed your test.

We provide helmets, gloves, and waterproofs for all of our candidates, so all you have to do is bring yourself along and leave the worry behind. Should you wish to purchase any protective clothing we have a wide, varied choice for sale, all at competitive prices, just to get you going.

Now, we have all heard about the theory test. Well, not to worry, our candidates are more than welcome to pop in and practice the test on our computers. The official CD-Rom is available for you to use on site. We will even book the theory test for a time that suits you, and then your part two test on your behalf.

You dont have to pay for your part two course of tuition, until you have passed your theory test. We have a variety of motorcycles available for your use whilst doing your CBT, all maintained to a very high standard.

Should you wish to proceed onto a DAS course of tuition, we use modern, late Kawasaki ER5s, and unlike other schools, if we see that you are a competent rider at CBT stage, you go straight onto a larger capacity machine, rather than take your first one or two lessons on a 125cc.

These are only a few reasons why you should train with BikeWise. Why not arrange a visit? See the difference for yourselves, the coffees always on the go.


If I book a CBT test in Shrewsbury 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 Shrewsbury, you will be required to re-sit your CBT test after two years.