Mon - Fri

0900 - 1800


0900 - 1700


1000 - 1600

Arrow Rider Training

Bill Smith Motors Ltd

30 - 36 Tarvin Road






Tel: 01244 350 600

Compulsory Basic Training (CBT)

£ Call for prices


CBT is the first stage for anyone wishing to ride a bike on the road. It is a great day of fun learning how to ride a motorcycle or moped.


The course is designed to ensure that everyone who wants to learn to ride on the roads receives the correct training and has the skills needed to ride safely in modern road and traffic conditions.


At Arrow you can be sure of our undivided attention with a maximum of two trainees per instructor for all aspects of your course.



The course

The course is designed to be done in a day and is split into five basic elements:


  • Element A - Introduction, including an eyesight check and clothing chat
  • Element B - Machine controls and basic maintenance
  • Element C - Practical training exercises
  • Element D - Pre-ride Briefing
  • Element E - Practical on road training and riding (it is a minimum of 2 hours on the road by law before a CBT certificate will be issued)

When you have reached the required standard and passed your CBT you will receive a DL196 CBT certificate which is valid for two years. This will enable you to ride on the road as a learner and continue your training with us to gain a full bike Licence.


At the end of your CBT our expert staff will be able to advise you which of the more advanced courses to follow to obtain your full licence!


Types of full licence

There are many different types of full Licence obtainable. The types available are all dependent on your age and the bike you take your test on:


  • AM Licence – For those who only want to ride a 50cc scooter (min age 16)
  • A1 Licence – Ideal for younger riders (min age 17) - A1 Training (125cc)
  • A2 Licence - More freedom and choice than an A1 licence (min age 19) - A2 Training (500cc)
  • Full Licence – The only option if you want to ride any bike you wish. (Min age 24 or 21 if you’ve held an A2 Licence for 2 years) - Direct Access Training (650cc)
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