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Also commonly known as “Introduction to Motorcycling” is a course designed for the very beginner, who has never ridden a motorcycle, scooter or moped before and do not wish to jump straight into the CBT (Compulsory Basic Training) Course.
However, as it’s also a course tailored to an individual’s skill, this course has the advantage of having a 1-to-1 ratio or a 2-to-1 maximum training ratio, that is, 1 Dedicated Motorcycle Instructor per trainee or per 2 trainees, no more than that.
If you are a complete beginner/novice in regards to riding a motorcycle/scooter and if your EXPECTATION is to complete your Compulsory Basic Training (CBT) in one day, then we strongly suggest you start with a Beginners Course (commonly know as ITM – Introduction to Motorcycling) or at least 1-2 hours of Private Motorcycling Lessons prior to your CBT. By doing that you will have a better idea of what to expect and you will also give us a chance to initially assess your skills, in order for us to advise you how to proceed.
If you’ve just moved to the UK and want to ride a motorcycle/scooter, you will have to either exchange your Non-GB Licence for a UK Licence, apply for a UK Counterpart (for Non-GB Licence Holders), or apply for a UK Provisional Licence:
To exchange your Foreign Drivers Licence to a UK one, please use the link below:
To apply for a UK Counterpart (for Non-GB Licence Holders), please use the link below:
To appliy for a UK Provisional Licence, please use the link below:
After obtaining the required licence, you will have to complete your Compulsory Basic Training (CBT), to validade your licence entitlement in order to legally ride a motorcycle/scooter up to 125cc.
CBT will consist of an eyesight check, as well as practical on-site and on-road training, as well as practical experience out on the road with a DVSA qualified instructor. Instructors of any approved training body (ATB) will only take you out on the roads once they are satisfied that you can ride a motorcycle/scooter safely, competently, and independently on the UK Roads. The CBT Course will normally last at least 4 to 8 hours. However, all the training courses will be matched to the students’ skills and abilities. It is inevitable that people will take different lengths of time to reach the required standards.