Compulsory Basic Training (CBT)

Compulsory basic training (CBT) was introduced in 1990 to help reduce the very high accident rate among inexperienced motorcyclists. CBT must be completed before a learner moped or motorcycle rider is allowed to ride on the road with L-plates, or D-plates in Wales.

CBT is a training course normally completed in one day, consisting of 5 Elements covering both practical and theory sessions. Upon successful completion a CBT Certificate will be issued which is valid for two years.

The Course price includes bike hire, use of helmet & clothing if you don't have your own, fuel, insurance etc'. (Contact SMART for the latest prices.There are NO hidden additional charges. The price is all inclusive).

You will need to complete a CBT if:

  • You want to ride a motorcycle.
  • You want to ride a moped.
  • Minimum age for riding on road is 16yrs (Limited to 50cc until 17yrs)

A moped has an engine not over 50 cc with maximum design speed not exceeding 50 kilometres per hour which is approximately 31 miles per hour. (If you obtained your car licence before 1 February 2001 you do not need to complete a CBT to ride a moped, but it is advisable).