Here are some of the most frequently asked questions we receive about Compulsory Basic Training.

Can I use my own motorcycle for CBT?

Yes but you cant ride it to the training school and it must be taxed, insured and have a valid MOT.

What type of motorcycle will I be able to ride after completing CBT?

Age 16 – Mopeds up to 50cc with L plates. Age 17 – Light motorcycle up to 125CC with L plates.

Do I need to take Theory Test before CBT?

No – you need only legally need to take theory test before taking your full motorcycle licence.

I passed my car theory test, do I need to take another theory test for my motorcycle licence?

Yes  – you must take the motorcycle theory test.

I have passed a full car licence – what are my options?

If passed before 1st February 2001 – No CBT required to ride a moped. Anythiing over 50CC – CBT required. If passed after 1st February 2001 – CBT required for all motorcycles and scooters.

Can I carry pillion passengers after completing CBT?

No – you are not allowed to carry pillion passengers until you have passed your full motorcycle licence test.

Can I ride on motorways after taking my CBT?

No – you are not allowed to ride on motorways until you have passed your full motorcycle licence test.

Do I need Learner plates?

If you are riding on a provisional licence you must display L plates

How long is CBT certificate valid for?

2 years

I passed my CBT on a moped at age 16 – can I ride a 125CC when I reach 17?

Yes – although if moving from an automatic to a geared bike it is advisable to get some extra training.

Is CBT a test?

No – it is a training course designed to teach you how to ride to a safe standard on the road.

What happens if I dont complete CBT in one day ?

Dont worry CBT is not a test – you will be invited back to do further training. Only when your instructor is happy that you are safe to ride on the road unaccompanied will you be given your certificate.

Can I use a European licence to take CBT?

No – you will need to exchange it for a UK licence.