Have you ALWAYS wanted to ride a motorbike?! or know someone who has? Why not purchase a CBT voucher and have the opportunity to learn in Scotland’s ONLY indoor CBT training yard!
The Compulsory Basic Training is the minimum requirement to get you out on the road on a motorcycle!
It is designed to ensure that all novice riders have the same basic level of skill, knowledge and confidence prior to be being allowed out on the road on their own.
It Consists of 5 elements A through to E:
A. Introduction- The aims of CBT, making suitable decisions about equipment and clothing, and meeting the eyesight rules.
B. Practical On-Site Training – How the motorcycle or moped works, what maintenance checks are needed, and getting a feel for the weight and balance of the bike.
C. Practical On-Site Riding – Carrying manoeuvres safely and under full control, using the brakes, changing gears, and carrying out observations.
D. Practical On-Road Training Preparation – Meeting the legal requirements to ride, attitude, positioning, separation distance, speed, anticipating what other road users may do, and preparing for developing hazards.
E. Practical On-Road Riding – Riding in typical traffic conditions (including traffic lights, roundabouts, junctions, pedestrian crossings, gradients and bends), and carrying out a u-turn and an emergency stop.
Once you purchase the voucher, our Rider Training department will contact you to go over available dates, what you need to bring and what to expect when you arrive at Saltire Motorcycles.
Boring Important Bits:
The main things you need in order to do a CBT are; either a full or provisional uk car license, your national insurance number, a sturdy pair of shoes or boots, and a good base knowledge of the highway code.
A CBT is generally a one day course, if for whatever reason you do not manage to complete in one day, we would arrange to get you back in for another half-day, but would discuss further training with you on the day.
We run CBTs 6 days a week. At Saltire Rider Training, we have two students per instructor, so you would be paired up with another trainee who has similar experience as yourself to try and give you the best chance of completing in a day.