CBT Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Do I really need to complete a CBT?

A: If you want to ride any kind of bike, a CBT is usually mandatory, although there are a few exceptions. If you're in doubt, visite our pages for more information.

Q: How long is a CBT Course?

A: There's no 'one size fits all' length when it comes to your CBT course. Because everyone moves at an individual pace, your trainer will assess you at each level, moving you on to the next stage of training when they feel you've reached the standard required.

Q: Isn't CBT really expensive?

A: The cost for your CBT will vary depending on the provider you choose and what time your training takes place. You'll always find the best deals from the most affordable providers on our site, and our partners appreciate how busy life can get, so there's no need to worry if you work long hours during the week as weekend training is readily available.

Q: Can I complete my CBT course if I wear glasses or contact lenses?

A: The law states that you must be able to read a vehicle's number plate from a distance of 20 metres, but it's fine to wear glasses or contact lenses to do so. It's also important that you have a good field of vision. If you're in any doubt, it's best to arrange an appointment with your optician before booking your training.

Q: Do I need a bike to complete my CBT?

A: All of the providers will loan you a bike - just check our website for more information. This is a great option for anyone on a budget or those looking to 'try before you buy' and is the perfect way to see which bike is right for you before purchasing your own.

Q: What happens if I fail my CBT?

A: This is something which worries almost all trainees - the good news is, your trainer has seen it all before and is experienced at helping trainees pass their CBT. They will assist you at each stage of training until you meet the required standard, so there's no need to worry about being an expert. Your trainer works with you at your own speed to ensure you feel confident and safe at every stage of training.

Q: How long after my CBT can I book my full test?

A: Once you've passed CBT, you have two years in which you can take your test at any time. Don't wait too long though - after the two year deadline if you haven't passed your full test, you'll need to repeat CBT. Remember, without your full licence you won't be able to ride more powerful bikes, carry pillion passengers or drive on the motorway.

Q: How old do I have to be to book a CBT course?

A: It depends on the type of bike you're riding - each has different age restrictions. You can generally apply up to 3 months before your birthday and should always ensure you have your provisional licence before booking your CBT.

Q: How large are classes?

A: There's no need to worry about huge classes when booking your CBT - for safety reasons there is a specific ratio of trainees to trainer which must be followed. During initial training at the centre, there are 4 trainees per trainer, and once you take to the open road, this reduces to 2 trainees per instructor.

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