CBT (Compulsory Basic Training)
'Think Bike' is an approved training body (ATB) by the DSA (Driving Standards Agency) to carry out compulsory basic training. Our instructors are also certified by the Driving Standards Agency to teach CBT at our centres.
In 1990 the government in the UK introduced the requirement for new motorcyclists to complete the CBT before a learner moped or motorcyclist is allowed to ride unaccompanied on UK roads. The main reason for implementing this new law was to help reduce the very high accident rate among inexperienced motorcyclists. After passing, new motorcyclists are still required to display an L-plate (D-plate in Wales).
NOTE - If you obtained your car driving licence before the 1st of February 2001, you do not need to complete the CBT to ride a moped.
The law says you will need to complete the CBT if :-
you want to ride a moped (a moped has a maximum engine size of 50cc and a maximum speed of 31mph)
or you want to ride a motorcycle
The above five parts are completed in sequence. The on-site riding part is carried out in a safe environment, away from road users in order to build your confidence. We will move you on to the next part when your instructor is satisfied you have learnt the necessary theory and demonstrated the practical skills to a safe basic level. You will then, as required by law, receive a minimum two hour on-road ride in part 5. During this part, you will be under the watchful eye of our instructor, who will be in contact with you via a radio link.