CBT Compulsory Basic Training

Compulsory Basic Training
Motorcycle Training
On Road Training
Motorcycle Lessons
Bike Lessons
Bike Training
Learn to ride

BUMPY has a team of dedicated, experienced On-road Instructors who aim to give you the best, safest and most comprehensive training to get you riding on the road.

With warm, dry facilities and well maintained bikes, we will give you an on road training experience which is practical, comfortable and second to none in its quality

Compulsory Basic Training (CBT) courses are the first step in on-road riding. They allow you to ride a 50cc moped or scooter (at age 16) or up to 125cc scooter or bike (over 17’s only) on the road, and the CBT is the first stage in gaining your full motorbike licence.

We run CBT courses 7 days a week. Courses normally start at 8.30am and last one full day. We provide bikes and scooters, and we can loan you a helmet and gloves if you haven’t got your own yet.

Please note: The CBT course is about teaching you what you need to know to be safe on the roads, not how to ride a bike. If you do not reach the satisfactory level of achievement then you may have to come back to complete your CBT at an additional expense to yourself.

If you have never ridden a bike before, you may find it helpful to take a basic riding lesson before you sit the CBT course. 

It is essential that you obtain and understand an up to date copy of  The Highway Code and have a VALID Provisional or Full Driving Licence.

Failure to provide your licence or your knowledge of the Highway Code is not enough, then your CBT will not go ahead and you will have to re book at an additional expense to yourself.

What CBT involves

Compulsory basic training (CBT) has 5 elements:

    • introduction and eyesight check
    • practical on-site training
    • practical on-site riding
    • practical on-road training
    • practical on-road riding


You’ll move from one element to the next when your Instructor is happy you’ve:

    • learnt the theory
    • shown the practical skills to a safe basic level


CBT certificate of completion

When you complete compulsory basic training (CBT) to at least the minimum standard, you’ll get a certificate of completion – also called a DL196.

Your certificate of completion lets you ride a moped or a motorbike up to 125cc on the road with L plates for 2 years. You are not allowed to carry pillion passengers or travel on Motorways.

If you haven’t passed your full motorcycle test in 2 years, you will need to take the CBT again.

If you lose your certificate

The certificate of completion is a legal document. It proves your right to ride as a provisional rider. You may be asked to produce it by the Police.

If you lose your certificate, you will need to contact us for a replacement for which you will have to pay for.

Click here for a short video, provided by the DVSA, which briefly explains the CBT

Areas covered: CBT Leeds, CBT Bradford, CBT Wakefield, CBT Batley, CBT Birstall, CBT Morley, CBT Drighlington, CBT Cleckheaton, CBT Heckmondwike, CBT Mirfield, CBT Farnley, CBT Pudsey, CBT Huddersfield, CBT West Yorkshire

To book your CBT call us now on 
01924 470432

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