CBT resources (Rider Basics)

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CBT basic skills

Following an initial CBT briefing, candidates are taken through basic controls, how to use the brakes, using the stand, starting/stopping the engine, how to wheel the motorcycle – along with essential daily and weekly safety checks. See below for CBT basic skills – overviews and tips.


Learning to ride a motorcycle - video training resources
Today’s congested roads, require high standards of observation, anticipation and of reading-the-road. [more]


Essential motorcycle observations
Good observations are vital to rider safety and demand an ongoing commitment to professional training. [more]

Other controls

Other motorcycle controls
Practice is essential to a rider keeping their eyes on the road, whilst intuitively operating these additional controls. [more]


Preparing for motorcycle training
Compulsory Basic Training (CBT) is a legal requirement for all motorcyclists before riding on UK roads. [more]

Basic controls

Five basic motorcycle controls
CBT candidates need a level of skill with the five basic controls (clutch, throttle, rear brake, front brake & gears). [more]

Daily checks

Daily motorcycle checks
Confidence in a bikes road worthiness helps with rider safety and reduces the risk of a dangerous situation [more]

Avoiding faults

Avoiding common motorcycle rider faults
Trust the CBT instructor. Listen, take their advice and don’t proceed to the road unless fully confident. [more]

Holding the bars

Holding motorcycle handle bars
Using a light grip can avoid suffering with sore hands, tension in the arms, shoulder and neck. [more]

Weekly checks

Weekly motorcycle checks
To help remember essential weekly motorcycle safety checks, the mnemonic POWDDERSS is a good memory aid. [more]

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