Morse's Motorcycles // Weston-super-Mare // Tel: 01934 621187
This is where every new rider starts. We believe we offer the best value CBT in the area, with comprehensive, unrushed training. Our instructors are committed to giving you a full day of training.
The CBT is a short course, with no exam, which all new riders, and riders who have not passed their test within 2 years of their last CBT, must take before riding on the road. It usually takes a full day. You learn the controls of the bike, are taught to ride (or have your ability checked), there are 2 classroom discussions, and finally a ride on the roads of at least 2 hours. When the instructor is happy you have shown the ability to ride at the required level, you will be issued your CBT certificate.
CBT is a course of mandatory basic motorcycle training which must be completed before a learner moped or motorcycle rider is allowed to ride unaccompanied on the road with L-plates.
CBT takes the form of five training modules, officially known as 'Elements'.
There is no test, but you will be required to reach a basic level of skill before the certificate will be issued. When you have satisfactorily completed all 5 elements, you will then be issued with a Certificate of Completion of Training (DL196). This is a legal document which serves to validate the relevant entitlements on the driving licence.
*Car drivers who held a FULL car licence before 1st February, 2001 do not require a C.B.T. certificate if they want to ride only a 50cc. However, car drivers who passed their car test after 1st february, 2001 must hold a C.B.T. certificate to validate their full moped entitlement (50cc). Provided the individual only rides a 50cc machine, the C.B.T. certificate will be valid for the life of the driving licence.
A DL196 is valid for 2 years. If you have not passed your practical test within the 2 years, you will have to re-take CBT.
Although most will complete in a day, this is your introduction to riding, and so should not be skimped. We will not allow any student who has not reached a safe level to complete the course, regardless of time taken.
We also recommend you use one of our bikes for this training, unless you are already used to your own machine. It does cost more, but if you do drop it, it's better that it's ours than your new pride and joy.
The course costs include fully comprehensive insurance (on our bikes and equipment), use of helmet, gloves, hi-visibility jacket, and waterproof over jacket and trousers. Many training bodies do not supply the waterproofs, but you cannot ride well if you are soaked and cold.
If you don't already have your own motorcycle clothing, you should be wearing full length trousers, and a long sleeved top or jacket, both of which should be hard wearing, such as denim. You should also wear boots if you have them. We cannot provide footwear for you.
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