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Motorbikes & CBT

Whether on 4 wheels, or two, driving can be fun – Weekends away, the open road, driving holidays / road trips.

Check out our page on taking a vehicle abroad.

If you are on a motorbike, make sure you have the correct protective clothing for your trip / journey.

Compulsory Basic Training – CBT

Compulsory basic training (CBT) is a course you usually have to take before you ride a moped or motorcycle on the road.

The training makes sure you can ride safely on your own while you practise for your full moped or motorcycle test.

CBT is not a test that you pass or fail.

After you’ve completed CBT, you can ride a:

  • moped if you’re 16 or over
  • motorcycle up to 125cc and with a power output of up to 11kW if you’re 17 or over

You must use L plates (L or D plates in Wales).

You must pass your full moped or motorcycle test within 2 years, or you have to either take CBT again or stop riding.

You can be fined up to £1,000 and get up to 6 penalty points for riding if you do not have a valid CBT certificate.

Motor Goods