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For the CBT course at Team Valley Motorcycle Training (TVMT), it’s essential to dress in the appropriate attire. This includes a proper jacket, motorcycle jeans, or heavy jeans without any holes. Your footwear should be durable and offer ankle protection. Only motorcycle gloves are allowed. Considering the unpredictability of weather, wearing waterproof gear is advisable, especially if rain is anticipated, as the course at TVMT proceeds regardless of weather conditions. The CBT course is structured around five essential elements, which must be completed sequentially at TVMT. Progression to the next element is contingent upon the instructor’s approval, confirming that you have acquired the requisite theoretical knowledge and demonstrated practical skills at a basic level of safety. Remember to bring your UK driving licence (photocard version) and your glasses or contact lenses, if you usually need them, to TVMT.



The Compulsory Basic Training (CBT) syllabus in the UK covers essential skills and knowledge necessary for safe and responsible riding on the road. While the exact syllabus may vary slightly depending on the training provider, here’s a general overview of what the CBT typically includes:

  1. Introduction and Eyesight Check:
    • Introduction to the training course, including its objectives and requirements.
    • Eyesight check to ensure the candidate meets the minimum eyesight standards for riding.
  2. On-Site Training:
    • Introduction to the motorcycle/scooter and its controls.
    • Basic motorcycle/scooter safety checks 
    • Understanding the motorcycle’s primary controls: throttle, brakes, clutch (if applicable), gears (if applicable), and steering.
    • Slow-speed control and balance exercises, including maneuvering, figure-of-eights, and U-turns.
    • Emergency braking exercises to develop braking skills and hazard awareness.
    • Observation and awareness training, including scanning for hazards and planning routes.
  3. On-Road Training:
    • Practical on-road training with an instructor.
    • Emphasis on road positioning, signaling, and effective observation.
    • Practice in various traffic conditions, including urban and rural environments.
    • Guidance on dealing with common hazards, such as junctions, roundabouts, and pedestrian crossings.
    • Instruction on how to interact safely with other road users, including cars, cyclists, and pedestrians.
  4. Highway Code and Road Safety:
    • Classroom-based instruction on key elements of the Highway Code relevant to motorcycle riding.
    • Discussion of road safety principles, including defensive riding techniques and anticipating potential dangers.
  5. Post-CBT Assessment:
    • Evaluation of the candidate’s performance throughout the training.
    • Feedback on areas of strength and areas needing improvement.
    • Certification upon successful completion of the CBT, valid for two years.

It’s important to note that while the CBT provides essential training for beginner riders, it does not replace full motorcycle training or a motorcycle license. Riders must continue to practice and gain experience on the road after completing the CBT, and many choose to pursue additional training and testing to obtain a full motorcycle license.

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