Book your CBT test with Riding in Action in Swindon

Thorney Park, Wroughton, Swindon, SN4 0QT
Indoor classroom
Parking
Helmet hire included
Gloves and jacket hire included
Other CBT dates available

About Riding in Action

Our patient and friendly instructors create a relaxed atmosphere, where you are taught how to ride safely and not just how to pass your test, you will actually learn to ride, giving you skills for life.

We aim to achieve a much higher than test standard outcome from our training, giving you the essential skills needed to ride safely and enjoyably.
We believe the best way to learn, is to have fun and really enjoy new skills. We pride ourselves on the fact that most of our business is through word of mouth and repeat business. We believe this speaks volumes about the first class service that we provide.

Maximum of 2 students per instructor for all training including CBT
Large, secure off road training area
A fleet of modern Motorcycles
Helmet, Jacket and gloves provided
Lowered bikes available
Flexible courses, day by day training or condensed intensive courses
No extra charge for weekend training
The option to hire a bike or use your own.

What does a CBT test in Swindon 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 SwindonElement 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 Swindon 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.