Book your CBT test with Motorcycle Training Wales Swansea

Edwards Works, Neath, Swansea, West Glamorgan, SA10 6JY
Indoor classroom
Bike hire included
Helmet hire included

Nearest Public transport

Local Bus Route

About Motorcycle Training Wales Swansea

Motorcycle Training Wales is an established training school with 2 centres covering South Wales. Telephone bookings for both centres can be made by phoning 01792 817092.

The Pontyprdd centre is just off the Broadway at Nile Road Pontypridd CF37 1BW

The Neath, Port Talbot, Swansea centre is just 2 mins from junction 43 of the M4 at E.M. Edwards works site Llandarcy, SA10 6JY

Our extensive team of highly dedicated, patient and professional instructors hold the highest classification in their field, including ROSPA membership.

Consequently we are able to provide you with a vast array of expertise and knowledge in the art of safe motorcycle training and riding.

Our training school can provide you with all levels of training from mopeds right through to advanced motor cycling.

We have a comprehensive supply of training bikes which cater for the needs of every class of student, and clothing, waterproofs and helmets all supplied. All necessary equipment is provided so that you can enjoy the experience of motorcycle training in a safe and worry-free environment.

Our DVSA authorised training site has classroom facilities, including video presentations and instructor tutorials. Refreshments and toilet facilities are also provided.

What does a CBT test in Swansea involve?

A CBT test consists of 5 elements labelled A to E. You will do these 5 elements in order throughout the day.

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

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

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.