A training course for independently riding and operating a motorcycle and/or moped is the Compulsory Basic Training course or CBT. Beginning in 1990, in the UK it became mandatory for all riders in an effort to lessen road accidents which result from uninformed and inexperienced drivers. Drivers are enabled by Compulsory Basic Training to gain their license once they pass the practical and theory tests. After the CBT has been completed, for two years it will remain valid.

What Can Be Expected

Five phases, to be completed in sequence one by one, are what the Compulsory Basic Training course consists of. This means, of course, that you should complete the first phase before advancing to the second, and so on. Only if the instructor is totally satisfied and convinced that you have mastered the necessary skills for one level can you move forward to the next one. These levels are as follows:

-Basic Introduction

You are going to be awarded a certificate of completion which is also known as the DL196, once you have successfully completed each of these phases. After you receive this document, considered valid will be all the entitlements which are included in your driving license.

In regard to the DL196, you must keep in mind that there are some considerations. After it is granted to you, for the next two years any entitlement included in it will be valid, but you are still expected to complete and pass tests on practical application and theory. Should these tests be failed by you during this two year period, the requirement you will face will be to retake the CBT.

Still another vital consideration is that if your driving test has been passed by you with an active DL196, or if you pass the car test and have a DL106 and then complete the CBT, then the certificate will not expire. You will thus, as a result, be required to keep your DL196. Keep in mind though that it is to mopeds that this consideration is applicable. Should you be a learner seeking to qualify to ride motorcycles, for two years, the DL196 will remain active.

Receiving The Best Training

You can expect, and will receive at Motoden Suzuki the highest quality instruction and training to give you the right knowledge and skills in driving scooters and motorcycles efficiently and safely. The DSA(Driving Standards Agency) has approved our training, ensuring you the confidence that you are learning from only authorized instructors who are simply the best at what they do.

The location of our facilities is 507 Kingsland Road, London E8, which is next to Scooterden. You may call us at 020-7241-1111 for any inquiries and appointments, or you can email Tim Carmichael.

Charges for Training

Weekdays with a hire bike being used – L130*
Weekends with a hire bike being used – L140*

*Included in these prices besides the bike hire is the use of helmets and gloves, and insurance.

When a Compulsory Basic Training course is booked by you, prior to your scheduled appointment, we require training charges to be paid in full. Give us a call at 0020-7241-1111 to manage your payments and arrange any special bookings. Provide the following information to us:

-Your complete name
-Full address
-Contact Numbers(landline and mobile)
-Email Address

Additional Information We Require/Need

-The two parts of your U.K license
-Whether or not it is a motorcycle or scooter that you wish to hire
-If it is a bike you want, would you prefer an automatic or a geared machine
-Information on your credit card like number, date of issue, expiry date, security number and if applicable, issue number
-The date you prefer to undertake training, and the day of the week you prefer with possible alternatives

Should it be your bike you prefer to use, you are required to bring:

-Original certificate of insurance or cover note
-Valid Road Tax
-MOT(for bikes more than 3 years old)
-L-Plates Rear & Front

Last minute bookings for riders we can also facilitate. Just send us an email or call us so we can get your requirements facilitated.