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COMPULSORY BASIC TRAINING (CBT) The Beginning - This is the start of your journey

Before you book a CBT Course

If you want to learn to ride a motorbike, the CBT Course is the very start of your adventure. Everyone starts here and we are as excited as you are, to help you achieve your dream.

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For Our Customers

When you book your CBT Course with us, you automatically qualify to join Motorcycle Riders Hub as a FOUNDER NEMBER. It is our online training platform and unique resource.

The package you’ll need is called ‘The Learners Academy’. The CBT Course can be used for your pre CBT learning, which helps you understand how to operate the motorcycle before you attend the course.

It also gives you in-depth training about learning to ride, giving you step by step demonstration videos on how to ride. There is also a dedicated section to help you when riding on the road.

Our customers say it has helped them massively when learning how to ride. It has helped them to understand what to do, especially their first time riding on the road. It eliminates the initial apprehnsions, anxiety and stress of learning new skills for the first time.


Weekday Courses are available for riders with little or no experience as our weekday training site is a very good size for new and novice riders. 

Learn in safety on a good size training area to give you confidence and the space to learn to ride properly.


Weekend CBT Courses are available for riders who are renewing their CBT Certificate or have previous riding experience.

You must be competent on a motorcycle to book a weekend course. If you have never ridden before we do not recommend a weekend course (you may need a 2nd day).

It all starts with Compulsory Basic Training

Our promise, is to help you over the first few hurdles and guide you perfectly over the stepping stone to success. Our practical training helps create safer riders and our online training course gives you the ideal learning platform.

We offer an excellent Compulsory Basic Training (CBT) programme with thorough and professional training, delivered to you with outstanding instruction. With a maximum of two students per instructor you are guaranteed a personal and memorable experience.

You can initially book the Compulsory Basic Training Course as a one day programme but may prefer to opt for a two day course. These have become more popular because you need to be well prepared and the best rider you can be to reduce personal risk.

All the courses are delivered to our customers, at our bespoke training facility in Park Farm Redditch. The CBT course is broken down into five separate elements through the training. They must be conducted in full and you must achieve a satisfactory standard to move on.


Once you book a CBT with us you will receive immediate access to the FOUNDER MEMBER online training platform. This gives you a head start, showing you how the bike works, how to operate the controls and how to ride. 

Element A

CBT Course introduction and classroom briefing. 

Element B & C

This is off-road training in a safe environment, where you will become familiar with the motorcycle, its controls and how it works. You will be taught step-by-step on how to ride a motorcycle, pulling away & stopping, slow control, gear changing, how to use the brakes and how to control the motorcycle.

Element D

During lunch you will be given a road safety briefing in the comfort of our purpose built training facility.

Element E

Once you reach the required standard during the off-road motorcycle training, you will be taken out for a road ride assessment. This is a minimum period of 2 hours on the road.


A final debrief of your riding, issuing your DL196 certificate and a discussion on your further training requirements.

Compulsory basic training is a legal requirement

The CBT is a basic training course and is required by law if you want to ride a moped or motorcycle on the road. It is not an attendance course, you must feel comfortable and confident to ride on your own on the road.

The issue of a CBT (DL196) certificate means you have achieved a safe and satisfactory riding standard during your motorcycle training. You can now ride your motorbike unaccompanied on the road, putting into practice what you have been taught. 

If for any reason you do not reach the required standard on the day, you will need to complete further CBT motorcycle training. This is to ensure you are safe and confident enough to ride on your own.

If you are not a road user, it is vital that you read and understand the Highway Code prior to attending your CBT course. We strongly advise that you know what all road signs mean and that you understand the rules of the road. This is for your own safety and for the safety of other road users.

The CBT certificate is only valid for two years. Riding in towns and cities like Birmingham and Redditch can be demanding. If you do not pass your motorcycle test during this period, you must complete another CBT Course to continue riding legally on the road.

If you need further help or clarification on your training, please call 01527 500333. We will be more than happy to explain your training route.

What Our Customers Say

I took my CBT yesterday and just wanted to say what a great day I had. Malcolm was calm and very patient, his instructions were clear and well explained and he generally put me at ease by boosting my confidence when things went well whilst being considerate when things weren’t so good.

Having done my CBT with another company a number of years ago and trying unsuccessfully (I’m now happy to say) to book with one of your competitors this time around, I would happily recommend RMT to anybody considering any level of Motorcycle training. Thanks once again and keep up the great work!

Karl Motion

CBT – Compulsory Basic Training

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