Book your CBT test with On 2 Wheels in Wrexham

Unit 2 The Bridgeway Centre, Wrexham, Wrexham, LL13 9QS
Helmet hire included

About On 2 Wheels

On 2 Wheels Motorcycle Training is a DVSA approved training body (ATB) with professional, friendly and experienced motorcycle instructors, covering training in Wrexham and surrounding areas.

We offer a wide range of training from Compulsory Basic Training (CBT), for anyone looking for a cheap form of transport, to 125cc, A2 and Direct Access training to obtain your full motorcycle licence. We also offer refresher training for riders getting back into biking after a number of years. On 2 Wheels is co-owned by Carol and Chris, who have many years of experience guiding their pupils through their training. All training is available 7 days a week.

At On 2 Wheels Motorcycle Training, our instructors train to a high standard on well-maintained motorcycles. Our instructors will give you their knowledge and guidance to help you gain the relevant skills needed to obtain your full motorcycle licence and to help keep you safe on todays roads. They will also ensure you feel relaxed and that you enjoy your training with On 2 Wheels Motorcycle Training.

Our training takes place in the relaxed environment of our training room based at our centre on Wrexham Industrial Estate. Also at our large off road training site, where you will gain confidence with your riding ability.

What does a CBT test in Wrexham 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 WrexhamElement 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 Wrexham 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.