The Hamworthy Club
Magna Road
Dorset BH21 3AP
Tel. 01202 922041
Full licence courses currently have a 1 month lead time. CBTs can now be booked online.

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01202 922041
The Hamworthy Club
Magna Road
Dorset BH21 3AP

CBT Compulsory Basic Training

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CBTCompulsory Basic Training (or CBT) was introduced by the government on the 1st December 1990. The course objective is to reduce the number of accidents involving motorcyclists. CBT must be completed by all new riders* and covers the following 5 elements;

  1. Element A - Introduction
  2. Element B - Practical On Site Training
  3. Element C - Practical On Site Riding
  4. Element D - Safety Talk
  5. Element E - Practical On Road Riding

A 1Designed for the total novice, CBT will take you from zero experience to achieving a minimum standard of safety and competence, as set by the Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA).

When your instructor is happy with your riding you’ll be issued with a certificate of completion of training (DL 196).

The certificate is valid for two years and will allow you to ride a learner legal motorcycle or moped.

If you do not pass your practical test within two years you will need to complete another CBT course to acquire a new certificate.

Legal Requirements

In element A your instructor will check that you have all the legal requirements such as the correct driving licence**, insurance and a roadworthy bike with road tax and MOT (if bike is over 3 years old). L plates must be displayed front and rear, as near to vertical as possible and without being cut down.

After completing a CBT a 16 year old can ride a moped. 17 and older can ride a learner legal 125cc machine.

*If you passed your car driving test before 1st February 2001 then you do not need to complete a CBT if you wish to ride a moped, although it is recommended. The driving licence automatically gives you full category 'p' moped entitlement.

Cost - 1-day course

Maximum group size will be 4 pupils to 1 instructor for the off-road elements and 2 pupils to 1 instructor for the road-ride.

*If you need additional training to complete the CBT the charge will be £80 to redo the off-road section and £80 to redo the on-road section. You do not need to pay for the on-road section again if this was not attempted on the original CBT - you will only need to pay to redo the off-road section.

Call 01202 922041 to book, or book HERE or CONTACT US.

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Cost - 2-day course designed for new riders on 125cc manual bikes, or nervous riders on scooters

Completing a 1-day CBT on a manual bike with zero experience beforehand is extremely challenging, which is why we now offer a 2-day course. This is optional but is designed to progress at a much calmer pace, keeping the stress levels low as well as giving you more time on the road, rather than the standard 2 hours. The structure is as follows:

Day 1: 8am to 1pm - off-road elements only. Focussing on getting you riding competently in a safe, off-road environment with zero pressure.

Day 2: 8am to completion of course. After an initial pre-road briefing, the rest of the morning is spent on the road with your instructor.

Maximum group size will be 2 pupils to 1 instructor.

Call 01202 922041 to book this more specialised course, not via our online booking system which is for the 1-day course. Or use our CONTACT US form.

DVSA approved motorcycle training body (ATB)