The Compulsory Basic Training (CBT) is designed to equip a new rider with a basic set of skills including machine control, observation and road positioning to get started safely on two wheels. Once completed, the CBT allows you to ride a 50cc moped (at 16) or a 125cc geared or automatic motorcycle (at 17) with L-plates. The CBT is usually completed in a single day, which includes classroom lessons, training off the road and a supervised road ride.
Some riders feel that this is too short a course, with not enough time spent riding on the road with an instructor. Fear not, BMW Rider Training offers an extended two-day course – the CBT Plus. The first half of the course is based in the classroom and on a private, off-road tarmac training pad. You'll spend the day building up your confidence and skills before retiring for the evening to relax and let the day's training sink in.
The next morning you'll take to the roads with an instructor and spend a full day riding, exploring, putting your new skills to use and growing familiar with riding on the road. At the end of the day, if you and your instructor feel you're ready for it, riders will be invited to try a larger BMW motorcycle - like the novice-friendly BMW F 650 GS - on our private training area to experience the feeling of riding a larger bike.
Please note that a CBT holder is restricted from riding on motorways and may not carry a pillion.
Of course! A CBT Plus course can be even more fun when you attend with a friend, relative or partner. And to encourage you (and your guest!) to experience the wonderful world of motorcycles for the first time, you can add a second rider from just £149!
If you have an older paper style licence, then you should bring photographic ID. The best ID is your UK Passport.
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