book a CBT test with Able Motorcycle Training in Worksop

Rockford Components, Worksop, Nottinghamshire, S80 3HA

07814 845 876

Helmet hire included

About Able Motorcycle Training

My name is Dave and I am the owner, instructor, and general dogs body!
After 18 years working for other training schools up and down the country i decided to start my own school with the ethos of providing very high quality instruction at affordable prices.
I opened  Able mct in 2010 establishing myself in Worksop. Since opening, Able MCT has grown steadily mainly through word of mouth.
This of course meant recruiting more instructors, all of which are friendly, patient, fully qualified and extremely passionate about the job they do.  We have a very high first time pass rate and all take pride in the instruction we give. We always base the teaching and courses around the customers needs.
In a small period of time we have established a very good reputation for quality of service within the motorcycle industry both in the Worksop area and beyond.
We have welcomed customers from Chesterfield , Sheffield , Barnsley, Worksop , Mansfield, Retford, Gainsborough, Lincoln, Newark and as far away as Skegness. 
We offer a full range of motorcycle training courses including CBT, CBT+, A1, A2, & Das training and Post test training.
All equipment and bike hire is included in the cost, which inevitably will vary depending on the students experience and ability. You can opt for a pay as you go option or a pay up front option as we offer courses or single sessions to make it eraser for customers to fit training around work and family commitments.
To find out more about specific courses just give me a call on 07814 845 876

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