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Compulsory Basic Training for new motorcycle, moped and scooter riders. 19/12/12

If you are hoping to get a motorcycle, moped or scooter this Christmas or are just buying one for yourself, here is a helpful video from the Government Driving Standards Agency showing whats involved in the Compulsory Basic Training (CBT) course.

Click here to watch the video

All new riders have to take the Compulsory Basic Training (CBT) course before taking their motorcycle test.

After taking the course you then have up to 2 years to pass your full motorcycle test, otherwise you will have to take your CBT course again.

Do I always have to take a CBT?

No. These are the circumstances when you don't
need to take a CBT.

  • If you have passed your car driving test before 1 February 2001 then you don’t need to take CBT to ride a moped

  • You have a full moped licence from passing a full moped test after 1 December 1990

  • You have a full motorcycle licence for one category and want to upgrade to another

  • You don’t need compulsory basic training (CBT) to ride on some offshore UK islands.

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