Learners (CBT) Academy - Key skills
Learners Academy ‘members’ should complete Rider Essentials, before moving on to the 10 ‘key motorcycle skills’ that are covered in this section. Working logically through Learners Academy ensures that riders are fully prepared for practical motorcycle instruction with their local training provider. Learners are advised to complete modules 1-20 before starting the Junction Guide.
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Important practical motorcycle riding skills
This section of the Learners Academy is structured to compliment ‘Element C’ (practical on-site riding) of Compulsory Basic Training. Watching these videos helps novice riders to understand important skills such as using the gears, brakes and clutch. The safety position is explained, along with an overview of basic counter steering and emergency braking. Key CBT exercises are also explained.
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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