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CBT INFORMATION

You will need to complete a CBT training course if you wish to ride a motorcycle or scooter up to 125cc. The only exception is if you obtained a car licence before the 1st February 2001 and only wish to ride a moped (a moped has an engine not over 50cc with a maximum designed speed not exceeding 28 miles per hour.)
The training course actually involves:-

  • An introduction including a demonstration of the controls of the motorcycle or scooter.
  • Practical training on how to control a motorcycle in a safe area away from the road
  • Time to get used to riding and handling the motorcycle before you move out onto the road.
  • Practical training on the road including a minimum of two hours riding on the road accompanied by your instructor.

This course is not a test but is designed to provide you with training to ensure you are a safe rider. You will have to complete all the training to a safe basic level to receive your certificate. If you need more than one day’s training it is not a problem as the training facility usually offer a free second day if it is required - ask the staff at John Banks Group for authorised training facilities in the area who we work with to get you on the road.


On completion of your CBT you will be allowed to ride a 50cc moped if you are 16 years of age or a 125cc bike if you are 17 years of age or older.  You must display L plates and you cannot carry a pillion (additional rider) or travel on any motorways.

With L Plates a CBT licence is valid for two years.

Without L PLates, the CBT does not expire after 2 years.

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