Book your CBT test with Streetwise Motorcycle Training in West Midlands

Makro, Pitcairn Drive, Dudley Road, Halesowen, West Midlands, B62 8AZ
Indoor classroom
Bike hire included
Helmet hire included
Gloves and jacket hire included
Other CBT dates available

About Streetwise Motorcycle Training

We want you to ride from Streetbike safely and we want you to ride for a long time yet. This is why we invested in our own on site rider training school from day one. We wont rely on a third party to look after our new riders we control the quality from training to bikes to gear

We are proud of our fantastic first time pass rate for Motorcycle Training.

All our bikes are new. All our gear is the right stuff. Steve and the boys live and breathe their craft and they are great with brand new riders. It can be nervy getting on 2 wheels for the first time. Weve been going for 20 years now so we know that and how to get you past it.

Safety is our priority. Period. We get a bit anoraky about it to be honest, but thats the way it has to be. There aint too much room for error so, for your sake, we dont compromise our standards. That said, were here to get you through. And thats what we always aim to do as quickly and safely as possible.

Be it CBT or a full licence, we cover it all. Streetbike is a "One Stop Destination Dealership"

Above all, we never forget its supposed to be fun. And it is. Better than that, when youve got your licence, got your bike and your riding, its life changing. Youll know what I mean when youre there. And once youre in, youll never go back. Its just ace.

What does a CBT test in West Midlands 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 West MidlandsElement 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 West Midlands 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.