Compulsory Basic Training (CBT)

We have our own CBT site here at JT's and undertake the courses 7 days a week.

Call 01792 461776 opt 1 to book or enquire about training .

The CBT assessment. All Riders will participate in another brief safety chat and go through the basic bike checks along with all modules of the standard CBT. They will then train in our secure on-site yard and complete  2 hour road ride assessment at the end. All safety equipment will be supplied along with insurance and bike hire. Once the CBT has been successfully completed you will be qualified from that date.

Ever Consider Learning To Ride A Motorcycle But Don't Know Where To Start? Never Ridden Before? No problem, we will teach you. Don't Own A Motorcycle? No problem, use one of ours.

We will organise your training and book your test.

Never ridden a motorcycle before?

JT's can help with on-site training
Don‘t worry you will not be expected to ride on the public road right away. We have a private area at each of our stores where we will teach you how to control the motorcycle/scooter, and allow you to become confident and comfortable on the motorcycle / scooter before heading out onto the road.

In addition to learning to physically ride a motorcycle / scooter you will also be taught basic road rules. This includes traffic lights, roundabouts, junctions etc. This is mainly for the benefit of non-drivers who have no previous road experience but serves as a useful refresher for those who can drive.

Riding a 50cc / Moped / Scooter on the Road

A moped has an engine not over 50cc with maximum design speed not exceeding 50 kilometres per hour which is approximately 31 miles per hour.
(If you obtained your full car licence before 1 February 2001 you do not need to complete a CBT to ride a moped).

A moped MUST have an engine capacity not exceeding 50cc, not weigh more than 250kg and be designed to have a maximum speed not exceeding 28mph (45 km/h). Before June 2003 a licence allowed the riding of mopeds up to 50km/h.

To ride a moped, learners must ... Be age 16 or over & Have a provisional moped licence & Complete CBT training.

You MUST first pass the theory test for motorcycles and then the moped practical test to obtain your full moped licence. If you passed your car driving test before 1 February 2001 you are qualified to ride a moped without L plates or D plates although it is recommended that you complete CBT before riding on the road. If you passed your car driving test after this date you must complete CBT before riding a moped on the road. Laws RTA 1988 sects 97(e) & 101 & MV(DL)R regs 38(4) & 43

What To Bring On The Day


  • The photo card of your driving license
  • Helmet (one can be provided)
  • Legal documents if you are using your own bike (tax, insurance and MOT).
  • Warm, waterproof and protective clothing including boots and gloves.

Theory Test / Motorcycle Theory Test

Whichever route you choose, a theory test pass is required before you can undertake a practical motorcycle test. The theory test is not difficult providing you prepare for it. Study books are available at all good bookstores. Should you have any difficulty obtaining the relevant books or are in any doubt please contact us for help.

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