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FAQ

HOW LONG DOES THE CBT LAST FOR?

The CBT is usually a 1 day course but can take longer and once successfully completed, lasts for 2 years.

I NEED TO RENEW MY CBT, DO I NEED TO DO THE WHOLE THING AGAIN?

Yes, the CBT course has to be repeated in full but as we move through the elements at  your pace it is generally a little shorter the second time around as you will already have some experience to draw on.

I HAVE A FULL CAR LICENCE DO I NEED TO TAKE THE CBT?

The short answer is yes. To ride a 125cc motorcycle everyone must take the CBT every 2 years unless they have passed the tests and gained their full motorcycle license.

If you only want to ride a 50cc moped and have passed your car test before Feb 2001, you will already have full moped entitlement on your license and have no need to take the CBT.

If you want to ride 50cc moped and passed your car test after Feb 2001 then you will need to take the CBT only once.

WHAT EQUIPMENT DO YOU PROVIDE FOR THE TRAINING?

We can provide you with a helmet, jacket, gloves and waterproofs for the period of the training. We also provide the motorcycle needed for the training in with the price of the course.

If you would like to bring your own equipment then please feel free.

For bikes to be used for the Mod1 and Mod2 practical tests, the bike needs to be legal, road worthy, have L plates displayed and be on the DVSA's list of bikes approved for testing.

HOW DOES THE CBT DAY RUN?

The CBT starts at 09:00 and when it finishes can depend on how the day goes but can be anything up to 16:30, although 17:00 is more likely.

There are 5 elements to get through and they run consecutively.

The last element (E) is the road ride and there is generally a break at some point for a bite to eat and a little bit of time to absorb the day's content up to that point.

HOW DOES A DAS DAY RUN

The Full Licence courses can be a more movable feast. When the DAS / A2 / A1 day starts can depend on the what the day is about to include.  If the MMA is booked for one of the early slots or there is an early test slot, then the day can start as early as 07:00 but 09:00 is more usual.

Depending on which test you are preparing for (Mod1 / Mod2) and where you are with your training, the day will be tailored to your needs and training days can finish as late as 16:00 but actual times will depend on the start time and training requirements.

We understand that motorcycle training can be very taxing and people stop learning when they get too tired, we are generally able to recognise the signs and are able to take this into account in our planning of the day.

I HAVE A FULL CAR LICENCE, DO I STILL NEED TO DO THE MOTORCYCLE THEORY TEST AS A PART OF THE DAS COURSE?

The short answer is yes; in order to be able to book the practical tests you must first have a valid CBT and Motorcycle Theory test.  Both the CBT and Theory test are valid for 2 years from the date of successful completion.

 

CAN I STILL TAKE MY TEST IF I'VE LOST MY THEORY CERTIFICATE?

The short answer is no but....

You can get a copy of your certificate sent to you by emailing the DVSA Theory Customer Services email address.

TheoryCustomerServices@dvsa.gov.uk

You will need to give them:

    24 Hours Notice

    Your Full Name

    Your Address

    Your Date of Birth

    Your Driving Licence No.

    A short explanation as to why you need a replacement certificate

i.e. I'm really sorry but I seem to have lost my Motorcycle Theory Certificate, could you please send me a replacement?

 

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