Compulsory Basic Training
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Motorbike Training from CBT to DAS

Compulsory Basic Training (CBT) is where it all begins.

Before you can begin any formal motorbike training:
You must hold at least a current and valid UK Full or Provisional Driving Licence.
EU Licence holders must produce a  Confirmation of Registration Certificate (D91).

Before commencing formal motorbike training, such as Compulsory Basic Training (CBT), Theory Test, or take a Practical Test such as A1 Light Bike test, A2 Medium Bike test or Direct Access (DAS) you must hold at least a current and valid UK Full or Provisional Driving Licence.

An application for a UK Driving Licence form (D1) can be obtained from a main Post Office. To get a full motorbike licence – there are three steps to follow:

  1. Compulsory Basic Training. (CBT) is training only and not a test.
  2. Theory Test.
  3. Practical Test – for:
    • Moped Test – a moped must not exceed 50cc, and not capable of travelling faster than 50KPH.
    • A1 Light Bike Test is taken on a motorcycle which is 125cc.  You must be at least 17 years old.
    • A2 Medium Bike Test is taken by riders at least 19 years old on a restricted 500cc bike which must be rated to travel faster than 100KPH. This grade of pass will have a  restriction to ride bikes not exceeding 35 kw (46.6 bhp).
    • DAS – Direct Access Scheme – Motorcycle Test, Motorbike Test.  This test is for anyone over 24 years of age (or 21-23 years of age and held an A2 Licence for a minimum of 2 years) wishing to ride an unrestricted bike.

Anyone over 16 years of age with a current valid UK Provisional Licence can take the CBT course, which is intended to be completed in one day. At the end of the CBT course, provided a satisfactory standard has been reached, a CBT certificate (DL196) will be issued. Get Bikes Northfields branch catchment includes the following areas:

  • Hanwell, W7
  • Ealing, W5, W7, W13
  • Chiswick, W4
  • Brentford, TW8
  • Isleworth, TW7
  • Heston, TW5
  • Feltham, TW4
  • Greenford, UB6
  • Brent, UB1
  • Southall, UB2
  • Hounslow, TW3
  • Osterley, TW5
  • Twickenham, TW13
  • Richmond, TW2
  • Shepherds Bush, W6
  • Acton, W3
  • Hammersmith, W6, SW6, SW13
  • London, W1, W2, W10
  • West London

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  • High Wycombe, HP12, 4HJ
  • Beaconsfield
  • Maidenhead
  • Uxbridge
  • Slough
  • Rickmansworth
  • Amersham
  • Aylesbury
  • Watford

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