Compulsory Basic Training (CBT) Course

Complete Motorcycle Training provide Compulsory Bike Training (CBT) from our North, East and West London locations

Already completed a CBT but need to renew it? Visit our CBT renewals section

Do your CBT Test Training with us

We run CBT training everyday from our west London site and twice a week from East and North London.


Prices range from £130-£175 depending on location and day (you'll get the lowest price at our west london location Monday-Friday).


You can book your CBT online or give us a call.

from £130-£175


CBT For New Riders

  • You're legally required to do a CBT course if you want to ride a Motorcycle or Scooter in the UK

  • You need to have a UK driving licence (full or provisional). If you have an EU licence, please visit the DVSA website and complete a D9 form.

  • Depending on your ability and the number of students in your class, the course can take up to 7 hours to complete.

  • You need to be able to complete the tasks to a satisfactory standard to receive the CBT certificate. A CBT Certificate lasts 2 years

Learn More About CBTs Here

CBT Renewals

This Course is for people who have completed their CBT before and are experienced riders.


If you've completed a CBT before but your certificate has expired, you'll use one of our fully insured scooters. Please bring your old certificate with you if you have it.

You Must have:

  • A valid drivers licence (provisional is ok)

From £130-£175

​£130 OFFER Save some money and use your own bike for your CBT renewal. 

You Must have:

  • Valid CBT

  • Valid MOT Certificate (if the bike is over 3 years old)

  • Valid Insurance Certificate

  • Full tank of fuel

  • L-Plates on the front and Rear

  • Fitted Mirrors

Only £130

What happens on a CBT course?

Once you arrive to the training site, your instructor will look at your documents (including your licence and past CBT if you have one). You'll have a chance to meet the other students, then it's time to get started.

The course is made up of 5 elements:

  • ​A: Introductions, Eyesight Check, the Legal requirements for riding a motorcycle, helmets and proper clothing.

  • ​B: Basic Motorcycle Controls & Safety Checks - How to use the Stand, How to move the motorcycle, Switching the bike on and off 

  • ​C: Basic handling of the motorcycle – this is your first time on the bike. You'll learn how to ride in a straight line, use the brakes, steer the motorcycle, change gear (if on a manual), perform a U-turn, an emergency stop and a figure of 8.

  • D: Theory work covering the highway code, being safe on the road, legal requirements, road positioning and attitude.

  • E: Road Ride – your instructor will take you out onto the road to put into practice what you've learned.

What happens after a CBT course?

  • Once you have your certificate you can ride a manual or automatic motorcycle or scooter up to 125cc  (49cc if you're 16 years old).

  • You must display 2 L-Plates (front and rear), you can't carry passengers or ride on motorways

  • You need to do a CBT before you can get your full motorcycle licence

Where do we run CBT courses from?

We train at the following locations, North London - Wilf Slack Sports Ground (N32LE), west London - ARY Building (HAO4LU) and East London - Mile End Leisure Centre (E34HL)