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CBT Course

Compulsory basic training (CBT) is a course you usually have to take before you ride a moped or motorcycle on the road.

Maximum 2 students on each course.

Course cost:   £175 (each day)

Fee includes: Bike hire, fuel and insurance

Duration: Each day of CBT training will last approximately 6 hours. There is no guarantee that you will complete in one day. You must meet all of the DVSA requirements before you can progress and complete the CBT.

Equipment: Motorcycle hire is included in all of our courses. Motorcycle safety equipment is not provided within the training. You must bring with you a motorcycle helmet and motorcycle gloves. There is other requirements for the clothing that must be worn detailed below.

We have motorcycle clothing available in our our office to try on and buy. All Whiteline Motorcycle students get 10% off our clothing when they book a course with us. Visit our shop list here: Click Here

Locations available: Princes Risborough (HP27)    or   Quainton (HP22)

We currently offer CBT training for age 16+ on our 50cc automatic scooter or age 17+ on our 125cc automatic scooter or geared motorcycle.

You must be able to ride a push bike and have ridden one in the last 12 months before booking a CBT course with us. This will ensure you have the balance to learn on a motorcycle.

You must have current knowledge of the UK Highway Code and basic roadcraft.

What does a typical CBT training day look like?

Arrive with all required clothing, equipment and documentation to start at 09:00

We will then complete a driving licence check on your provisional or full car licence. At this time we will also conduct an eye sight check and sign you on to our course.

The first two elements are conducted off the bikes and will go through an introduction to the CBT, what is expected of the day, as well the required elements of clothing, safety equipment and kit, as well introducing you to the bikes. 

Once this is completed you will move on to getting on the bike and covering all required areas. 

Only when you are happy and feeling comfortable will we be able to move onto the final parts of the road discussion and going out on the road. 

It is a DVSA requirement that all on-road training takes at least 2 hours. 

For a CBT to be achieved you must successfully demonstrate your ability to understand and put into practice each of the elements listed below.

Each element will be included in the training day, and each element must be successfully achieved before moving to the next one.

Element A: Introduction
Element B: Practical on-site training
Element C: Practical on-site riding
Element D: Practical on-road training
Element E: Practical on-road riding


There are a few things you must know and learn about before you can take your CBT.

  • Highway Code

  • Traffic Signs

The DVSA mandates that you need to know the following before your CBT course:

  • the main rules that apply to moped and motorcycle riders

  • what other road users are likely to do.

If you do not know these you will be unable to complete your CBT, and will need to complete another day of training.

What you need to bring with you, to your CBT training:

  • UK Driving Licence (can be a provisional)

  • Driving licence check code

  • Motorcycle Helmet

  • Motorcycle Jacket

  • Jeans 

  • Motorcycle boots, or other sturdy boots that come up past the ankle. 

  • Motorcycle gloves

After you’ve completed a CBT, what you can ride will depend on your age.

For both age groups you are not permitted to use motorways.

Age 16

  • 50cc moped/scooter

  • Geared or automatic

  • Restricted to 28mph

  • No pillion/passengers

  • Must display L plates at front and rear

Age 17+

  • Up to a 125cc motorcycle/scooter

  • Geared or automatic

  • Maximum power output of 15bhp

  • No pillion/passengers

  • Must display L plates at front and rear

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