FAQs

Here is where you will find some of frequently asked questions from our learners. If you have a question that is not addressed here (about motorcycle training and not the meaning of life please!) get in touch and we'll include it on here.

I HAVE A FULL CAR LICENCE, DO I HAVE TO DO A CBT?

That depends - If you passed car test on or before 1st February 2001 you can legally ride a moped (up to 50cc) with no L plates without taking a CBT course. 

You will, however, need to take a CBT if you want to ride anything larger than a 50cc moped.

If you passed your car test after 1st February 2001 you will have to complete a CBT before being able to legally ride a moped. The CBT will last for the lifetime of your car licence.

WHAT DO I NEED TO DO A CBT?

All you need is a provisional licence, a snack to keep you going and the fee. You must also be able to read a number plate at 20.5 metres (with glasses or contact lenses if necessary).

Everything else is provided. All we ask is that you dress appropriately (no tracksuit trousers/soft trainers) and if you have your own helmet/bike gear feel free to bring them.

NOTE; When you arrive if your instructor feels you are not dressed appropriately your course may be cancelled (please ask beforehand if you are unsure about this). 

CAN I USE MY OWN BIKE TO DO A CBT?

You can BUT it must be fully road legal with tax, insurance, MOT, good tyres, L plates displayed full size front & rear (or D plates) and have sufficient fuel. Be aware that you cannot ride your bike to the training area unless you already have a current CBT.

CAN I FAIL A CBT?

As the CBT course is a training course and not a test the short answer is no. However, if you cannot demonstrate to your instructor that you are safe to be on the road you will not be issued with a certificate until you can do so.

A CBT certificate is not issued just for turning up! Once you have it you are entitled to ride for two years, unsupervised, as a learner. Your safety is our top concern and should be yours too.

Most, but not all, will complete the course in a day.

DO I HAVE TO PASS A THEORY TEST BEFORE DOING A CBT COURSE?

This is not a requirement yet but you should familiarise yourself with the Highway Code, it is your responsibility and if you don't know the rules of the road you will pose a danger and will not get a CBT certificate

I PASSED A THEORY TEST FOR MY CAR TEST CAN I USE THAT FOR MY BIKE TEST?

Unfortunately no, you must take the Motorcycle Theory test. This can be done at anytime once you have a provisional or full licence.

WHAT CAN I RIDE AFTER PASSING THE MODULE 1 TEST?

Until you have passed both Modules 1 & 2 of the full test you are still under CBT category restrictions

CAN I BUY A 600cc SPORTS BIKE AND HAVE IT RESTRICTED FOR AN A2 LICENCE?

In theory you can, however, you cannot restrict a machine for an A2 licence if it produces more than double the legal 35kW (47bhp) maximum permitted in its original form . So you can restrict any machine than does not produce more than 70kW (94bhp) before being restricted. That would rule out 600cc sports bikes but still allow some larger engine capacity machines.

WHAT IS THE EARLIEST AGE I CAN GET AN UNRESTRICTED 'A' LICENCE?

21 years old by taking the progressive access route -

at age 17 A1 licence until

at age 19 A2 licence until

at age 21- A licence

Minimum age for the Direct Access Scheme (straight to A licence) is 24

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO PASS BOTH TESTS?

That depends on several factors;

-if you have any previous riding experience.

-whether you are familiar with using public roads/driving in traffic.

-how fast you learn and how quickly you can put into practice what you are taught.

Courses are a minimum and are tailored to suit each individual so ultimately the answer to this question is... That depends upon you. 

I'M NOT VERY TALL AND WORRIED ABOUT RIDING A BIG BIKE FOR THE TEST, DO YOU HAVE A SMALLER BIKE?

Whilst we don't have a physically smaller bike we do have a bike that is lowered that has been used by people with shorter legs.




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