0203 544 4433
NW10 7UD 500 yards from the Ace Cafe
  • **** Our New Location ****
    We have moved to Ace Corner, North Circular Road, Stonebridge, NW10 7UD. We have plenty of parking in the street. 800 yards from Stonebridge Park Station, rail and tube, plus buses 112, 224 & 440 stop outside. Read More
  • DAS
    The Direct Access Scheme (DAS) allows riders aged twenty-four or over to take a test on a large motorcycle, allowing them upon passing the test to ride any motorcycle without restrictions. You must complete CBT training & riding course (which you can do as part of an intensive course), a motorcycle theory test and take a practical test on a 600cc motorcycle. Read more
  • A2
    The Restricted Licence (A2) is aimed mainly at those who want a full motorcycle licence, but do not intend riding too powerful a motorbike in the immediate future. It is also the only licence that can be gained by those aged nineteen to twenty four inclusive (Under 24 years old). Read more
  • ****CBT RENEWALS****
    **** CBT RENEWALS****
    We offer CBT Renewal Courses for clients who are in possession of a valid and current CBT certificate. Please call us on 0203 544 4433 as not all classes are bookable online, and are limited in number. We also offer a discount on a standard CBT class if your CBT certificate has expired within the last six months. ( proof is required for a discount) (Terms & Conditions apply) Read more
  • Renewal CBT Course
    The renewal CBT course London is fundamentally a standard CBT course but is only open to experienced riders who have a current CBT and their own bike. All elements are fully covered, but as classes are reduced to two riders only, there is reduced waiting time for riders. You must be in possession of a current CBT certificate, have your own road legal bike. If you cannot meet these requirements please book a standard CBT course London. Read more
  • Getting Started

    At first, becoming a motorcyclist can be a bit confusing. This guide below is intended to make it a little clearer in four steps. This is not intended as an exhaustive guide, more so as a ‘quick start’ check list for those new to, or relatively new to motorcycling in the UK. If you have any questions, please contact us on 0203 544 4433. Read more
  • Requirements for CBT Courses.
    In order to complete a CBT training course you need either a UK Provisional licence / UK full Car Licence or a British Counterpart to your European licence. You need to provide the plastic picture card and your NI number. The Counterpart is no longer valid. You need to be suitably dressed. Jeans and boots that cover your ankle. Read more

CBT Motorcycle Training Courses

Compulsory Basic Training (CBT)

So What is a CBT?

Compulsory basic training (CBT) was introduced in 1990 to help reduce the very high accident rate among inexperienced motorcyclists. CBT must be completed by Law, before any new moped or motorcycle rider is allowed to ride on the road with L-plates or D-plates in Wales.


You will need to complete CBT training course London if:

– you want to ride a moped (a moped has an engine not over 50 cc with maximum design speed not exceeding 50 kilometres per hour (km/h) which is approximately 31 miles per hour)

– you want to ride a motorcycle/scooter up to 125cc

Note: If you obtained your car licence before 1 February 2001 you do not need to complete a CBT to ride a 50cc moped*.


Age restrictions on CBT training course London:

  • Age 16   You can ride a 50cc moped (geared or automatic)
  • Age 17+ You can ride a 125cc learner bike (geared or automatic)

What does CBT training course involve?

The CBT course involves five elements:

A. introduction
B. practical on-site training
C. practical on-site riding
D. practical on-road training
E. practical on-road riding

The five elements have to be completed in sequence, although the order of the exercises within the element can be varied. You will only move on to the next element when your instructor is satisfied you have learnt the necessary theory and demonstrated the practical skills to a safe basic level. Trainees must, by law, receive a minimum two hour on-road ride in Element E.

Certificate of completion (DL 196) When all five elements have been satisfactorily completed (this may take more than one day), a certificate of completion, called the DL196, is issued. This is a legal document which validates the relevant entitlements on your driving licence.

CBT training Courses in London usually start either 8.00am or 10.00am depending on the time of year, and will normally take till the late afternoon to complete.

It is important that the holder of a DL196 considers the following points:

a DL196 certificate validating a provisional moped or provisional motorcycle entitlement lasts for 2 (two years) – CBT will have to be retaken if both theory and practical tests are not passed within the two year certificate life for 50cc moped entitlement only, if you pass your car driving test whilst your DL196 is still current or complete a CBT course and obtain a DL196 after passing your car test, the certificate is not subject to expiry, you will therefore need to keep your DL196 certificate safely. Please note that this applies to 50cc mopeds only, for riding motorcycles and scooters over 50cc as a learner the DL196 remains valid for two years. Once you have your certificate you are advised to take additional training to pass your theory and practical tests and qualify for a full motorcycle or moped licence. You must take the DL196 certificate with you when you go to your practical test.

Where and how much?

Only instructors certified by the Driving Standards Agency (DSA) can teach CBT at an approved training body (ATB). ATBs must have instructors who have successfully completed a two day assessment and have sites approved by DSA for off-road training.

Most ATBs offer the loan of machines and helmets for the course. The cost of CBT may be incorporated into the cost of a full training course that leads to a motorcycle test.

Please note:

At any point throughout the CBT training course in London the instructor may stop training and ask the student to rebook. This may be due to a number of reasons. If this is the case the instructor will explain why he/she has chosen to do so and be available to give a full debrief and answer any questions. Any rebookings will be charged at an hourly rate and the instructor will advise as to how many hours are required.

Our CBT motorcycle training courses will make you able to learn all the basic and essential facets to handle a motorcycle. You will learn the basic skills that how to make your bike obey your commands and will raise your confidence. At the end of CBT motorcycle training London, there will be minimal chances that you will damage your bike or hurt passenger that could be friend, spouse etc. or even yourself.

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

Question
I have a driving licence for a car – do I need a CBT to ride a 50cc Moped?
Answer

If you passed your car driving test on or after 1 February 2001, you can ride a moped, but only if you complete a CBT course to confirm your full moped rights. You only need to do this once instead of repeating every two years – but keep the CBT certificate safe as it will be your only proof. Remember this only allows you to ride a 50cc moped – nothing larger. If you passed your car driving test before 1 February 2001 you don’t need to complete a CBT course to ride a moped. However, we and the Driving Standards Agency (DSA) highly recommends that you do.

If you want to ride a 125cc scooter or motorcycle you must complete a CBT every 2 years.

Question
How long is a CBT training course?
Answer

The CBT training course should last for at least 4 to 8 hours. There is a set routine that is regulated by the DSA. You will be taught elements in turn and when you are safe to go onto the next element then you progress through all the five stages. Most people get through in one day but sometimes a customer may need to come back another day to carry on training depending on how well they get on. The CBT training course is completely safety orientated so if you can’t complete all the stages on the day, then a rest and a return later on is the best and safest way to progress. This is also a requirement of the DSA.
Question
I have never ridden before – is this course OK for me?
Answer

Yes – the CBT training course is suitable for complete novice riders.
Question
I don’t have a bike or any gear, can I still attend?
Answer

Yes – We have new loan bikes and mopeds, plus helmets, gloves and jackets, catering for small to extra large.
Question
Can I train without the original copy of my driving Licence?
Answer

Sorry but no. As the CBT training course in London is legally required and regulated by the DSA, we have to see the original licence both plastic card and matching paper counterpart or check online using your NI number with the plastic card.
Question
Can I fail the CBT?
Answer

There is no set pass fail mark for the CBT. You need to learn skills and demonstrate that you are competent and safe before moving onto the next one. You won’t pass for just turning up so the input from you is to listen, learn and then show that you can do it.
Question
I have not ever read the highway code – will you teach it to me on the day?
Answer

No – When you sign your licence you are stating that you have read and understood the highway code. You don’t need to be an expert but you will need to know road signs and what the traffic rules mean.