Compulsory Basic Training (CBT)

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Compulsory Basic Training (CBT) was introduced in 1990 as a skills improvement strategy to address the high accident and mortality rate amongst inexperienced motorcycle riders. It’s positive impact on motorcycle accident statistics is undeniable. CBT is a legal requirement for anyone wishing to ride a motorcycle on UK roads and is facilitated at Approved Training Bodies (ATB’s) by qualified motorcycle training instructors. [read more]

The CBT course comprises of five elements (A. Introduction and eyesight test, B. Motorcycle controls, C. Practical off-road training, D. Road briefing and safety talk and, E. Practical on-road training)

Get Learners (CBT) Academy - the UK's most comprehensive video based motorcycle training resource to enhance and prepare for Compulsory Basic Training. [read more]

Compulsory Basic Training

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