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CBT (Compulsory Basic Training)



Sedgemoor Motorcycle Training in Bridgwater, Somerset can offer the CBT (Compulsory Basic Training) course.

Back in 1990 the UK government introduced the need for new motorcyclists to complete a CBT course before a learner motorcyclist (including mopeds) is permitted to ride unaccompanied on roads in the UK.

The aim for bringing in this law was to help reduce the very high accident rate among inexperienced motorcyclists. After passing, new motorcyclists are still required to display an L-plates (or D-plates in Wales). You cannot carry a passenger or ride on a motorway.

PLEASE NOTE – If you obtained your car driving licence before the 1st of February 2001, you do not need to complete the CBT to ride a 50cc moped (restricted to 28mph).

You will need to complete a CBT (Compulsory Basic Training) course if you want to ride a moped (a moped has a maximum engine size of 50cc and a maximum speed of 28mph), or a motorcycle. Your CBT will last for two years. After the two years, if you have not completed further training and a test you will have to repeat the CBT course in full.

At Sedgemoor Motorcycle Training riding is carried out on site at our centre in Bridgwater, Somerset. CBT Training is carried out in a safe environment, away from road users and is an excellent environment to improve your confidence when riding.

When your motorcycle instructor is satisfied you have learnt the necessary theory and shown the practical skills required, you can then progress.

Next you will go out on the road. During this stage, you will be under the supervision of one of our experienced instructors, who will be in contact with you via our two way Bluetooth communication systems.

CBT Compulsory Basic Training Bridgwater Somerset

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Sedgemoor Motorcycle Training is approved by the DVSA (Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency), so you can rest assured you are in safe hands.

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CBT Moped/Motorcycle Training

Compulsory Basic Training (CBT) is for 50cc mopeds and motorcycles.

CBT isn't a test that you pass or fail – it's a training course.

Check out our Frequently Asked Questions page if you have any doubts.

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If you have any questions or want to get started contact Kevin and the Sedgemoor Motorcycle Team. We cater to all confidence levels and are the number one Motorcycle Training School in Somerset.

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