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UK's most comprehensive Compulsory Basic Training video guide
Learners Academy enhances Compulsory Basic Training (CBT) when utilised alongside practical motorcycle training and is for anyone intending to complete a CBT with a DVSA certified Approved Training Body (ATB) – more commonly known as a motorcycle training school. The Learners Academy is also a good novice rider revision tool and recommended as a starting point for ‘born-again bikers’ and those returning to riding after a break.
How does Learners Academy work?
The Learners Academy gives access to 7.5 hours of comprehensive Compulsory Basic Training education which helps learner riders to more effectively prepare for their instructor-led practical training course. The Learners Academy includes: instructional videos (classroom & practical), fact-sheets, MP3’s, knowledge tests, along with instructor top-tips and rider safety advice. Members gain a thorough understanding of Compulsory Basic Training (CBT) ahead of their practical CBT training.
The Learners Academy covers essential CBT preparation, whilst minimising novice rider stress and has been designed to perfectly compliment practical training. Learners Academy members report increased levels of confidence, skill, safety and enjoyment, plus are far less likely to have their CBT extended to a second day.
Comprehensive Compulsory Basic Training preparation
Learners Academy is divided into four sections (Rider Basics, Key Skills, Junction Guide and Road Rides). These four sections are then further organised into 36 essential Compulsory Basic Training (CBT) modules.
Rider Basics: (1) Learning to ride, (2) Preparing for training, (3) Academy explained, (4) Avoiding rider faults (5) Observations, (6) Basic controls, (7) Holding the bars, (8) Other controls, (9) Daily bike checks, and (10) Weekly bike checks. Key Skills: (11) Safety position, (12) Neutral & 1st gear, (13) Pulling away, (14) Slow control, (15) Figure-of-eight, (16) U-turn, (17) Operating gears, (18) Controlled braking, (19) Emergency stop, and (20) Counter steering. Junction Guide: (21) OSMPSL, (22) Slowing down, (23) Poor stopping, (24) Left at ‘T’ junctions, (25) Left into side-roads, (26) Right at ‘T’ junctions, (27) Right into side roads, (28) Roundabouts left, (29) Roundabouts ahead, and (30) Roundabouts right. Road Rides: (31) Urban roads, (32) City roads, (33) Rural roads, (34) First road ride, (35). Further training, and (36) Take responsibility.
Highly effective CBT preparation
Focuses on novice riders & Compulsory Basic Training
Is very effective at preparing novice riders to complete CBT
Results in significantly less novice rider stress
Is designed to greatly enhance the value of Compulsory Basic Training
Covers essential motorcycle riding theory
Is proven to increase novice rider confidence
Detailed discussion of the essential practical skills
Empowers rider responsibility & encourages safe riding
Results in better levels of hazard awareness
Maximises enjoyment of CBT
Structured and logical approach
Comprehensive CBT video training modules
Individual CBT exercise overviews
Detailed CBT fact-sheets
Instructor narrated example road-rides (urban, city & rural)
Interactive knowledge tests
Highly informative audio guides (MP3)
Useful Compulsory Basic Training eBook
Instructors top tips
Member discounts and special offers
Exclusive motorcycle insurance discount
No quibble 90-day money back guarantee
Learners Academy Instructors - Simon Hayes & Mike Harbon
A full-time instructor since 1991, Simon Hayes is amongst the UK’s most experienced motorcycle training instructors and since 1996 has operated a respected multi-site motorcycle training business. Twenty years of dedication to the highest possible standards of motorcycle training has forged a reputation for motorcycle training excellence.
VideoBiker is accountable to an independent Advisory Panel. All content is evaluated, with feedback used to ensure value, validity and to advise required changes. Courses are then further verified and sponsored by a nominated instructor. Learners Academy is sponsored by experienced DAS and CBT instructor, Mike Harbon.
More CBT resources
CBT rider basics: Learning to ride a motorcycle (CBT), CBT motorcycle training preparation, Avoiding common CBT rider faults, Essential CBT motorcycle observations, Basic motorcycle controls, How to hold motorcycle handlebars, Other motorcycle controls, Daily motorcycle safety checks and Weekly motorcycle safety checks. Key CBT motorcycle skills: Motorcycle safety position, Tips for selecting motorcycle first gear & neutral, Pulling away/stopping skills for CBT, Motorcycle slow control skills, Motorcycle CBT figure-of-eight skills, U-turn motorcycle skills for CBT, How to operate motorcycle gears, Motorcycle controlled braking skills, CBT emergency stop, Basic counter steering skills for novice (CBT) riders. CBT junction guide: What is OSMPSL?, Slowing down for junctions, Poor stopping at junctions, How to turn left at ‘T’ junctions, How to turn left into a side-roads, How to turn right at ‘T’ junctions, How to turn right into side roads, How to turn left at roundabouts on a motorcycle, How to ride straight ahead at roundabouts, Advice for novice riders turning right at roundabouts. CBT road-ride advice: CBT tips for urban/town riding, Top CBT tips for safe city riding, Rural riding CBT tips, Tips for riding a motorcycle for the first time, Post-CBT further motorcycle training, Staying safe on a motorcycle after CBT