This DVSA learning to ride guide (published in 2013) gives a basic overview of motorcycle compulsory basic training (CBT) and how to pass the practical test. It overviews the five CBT modules, along with advice on booking motorcycle tests and motorcycle theory. Whilst this DVSA learning to ride guide is not an in depth instructional guide, it does cover the ‘off-road’ basics of slalom, figure-of-eight, slow-ride, u-turn, cornering, controlled stop, emergency stop and avoidance.
The practical ‘on-road’ aspects of CBT/learning to ride are also covered, including: motorcycle controls, rear observations, signals, use of speed, making progress, hazards, junctions, roundabouts, awareness, anticipation and positioning.
Paperback: 127 pages
Publisher: TSO (The Stationery Office); Revised edition (Jan. 2013)
DVSA learning to ride guide
This basic 127 DVSA learning to ride guide explains the standards required for a new motorcyclist to pass their CBT course and practical test. It provides useful background reading on the new motorcycle licencing regulations and the process of learning to ride a motorcycle. It covers the five elements of the CBT (key riding skills), along with a useful record of CBT progress for learners to complete. The CBT practical test and how to ‘pass’ is covered.
Extract from Chief Driving Examiner
Whilst riding a moped or motorcycle is fun and can help to reduce congestion, riders must remember how vulnerable they are on the road. Compulsory basic training (CBT) was introduced in 1990 to equip new riders with basic skills before riding unaccompanied on the road. CBT isn’t a test and there is no exam. It is a course of motorcycle training that must be completed to a satisfactory standard. As a road safety initiative it has proved to be a great success. Useful read: DVSA learning to ride guide!