CBT (Compulsory Basic Training)

Element A – Introduction

Welcome and introductions.

Licence and eye sight check.

The aims of the CBT training course.

The importance of having the right equipment and clothing.

Element B – Practical Training

Motorcycle controls.

Carry out basic machine checks.

Safe use of stands.

Manual handling of machine.

Safely starting and stopping the engine.

Element C – Practical Riding

Completed on a DVSA approved off road training area;

Moving off and making proper use of both brakes in a straight line.

Left and right circuits.

Changing gears satisfactorily.

Ride the machine slowly under control.

Figure of eight.

Appropriate rear observations.

Simulate left and right hand turns using a systematic approach (OSM / PSL).


Emergency stops.

Element D – Preparation For On Road Riding

The importance of the highway code.

Ride defensively and anticipate the actions of other road users.

Use appropriate rear observations.

Identifying the correct road position.

Leave sufficient space when following other vehicles.

Understand the effect of weather conditions.

Be aware of the different types of road surfaces.

Be aware of the need to be visible.

Understand the legal requirements of riding on the road.

Understand why motorcyclists are more vulnerable.

Keeping to the correct speed according to road and traffic conditions.

Be aware of the importance of hazard perception.

Dangers of drug and alcohol use.

Correct attitudes for safe motorcycling.

Element E – Practical On Road Riding

Demonstrate the ability to deal with:

Traffic lights.



Pedestrian crossings.




Successfully repeat the following exercises under on-road conditions:


Emergency stops.