Motorcycles and the Law

Whether it is a moped, scooter or full sized motorcycle Probike can train you to the standard required


Compulsory Basic Training

Compulsory Basic Training is a course which must be completed before a moped or motorcycle learner irider s allowed to ride unaccompanied on the road with L-plates. CBT was introduced in 1990 to help reduce the accident rate among inexperienced motorcyclists. CBT certificates last for 2 years and must be retaken unless you pass a DSA test. You will need to complete a CBT course if you want to ride a motorcycle, scooter or moped.

Theory and Hazard Perception

f you want a licence for a new category of vehicle, for example you have a car licence and you want a motorcycle licence, you will need to take a theory and hazard perception test. This is the only part of your training that you arrange directly and can be done via the Driver Standards Agency.

Practical Training and Test

At your CBT the instructor will advise the number of training days you should undertake in order to be prepared and trained ready to pass the practical tests first time. Your training days can be arranged at your convenience and do not have to be on consecutive days. Your tests will be on the final days of your course and will include training time prior to test. Tests are normally held at the DSA test centre in Basildon but can be at different test centres. It doesn’t matter where your test is, we train you to ride your bike for life not just on extremely tedious test routes!

License Categories

Confused about the new categories? You’re not the only one! Drop us a line if you need any help or advice. Probike are experts in getting you through your test no matter what licence you wish to hold. Please note that motorcycle tests comprise of two parts, module one and module two, as well as a CBT and theory test.

This information has come directly from the DVSA official website and is subject to change at short notice.