Have you been dreaming of getting on two wheels? Whether your dream is to ride a racy Suzuki GSX R1000R for track days, use a scooter for your delivery job or simply to get out for a lazy Sunday ride, before you can get those leathers on you’ll need to pass your motorcycle riding lessons!

There are a few rules and regulations you’ll need to follow but as long as you’re prepared, you’ll be on two wheels in no time.  

Motorbike Riding Lessons – what’s involved

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Before you do anything you’ll need to apply for a provisional licence and take your motorbike theory test. 

The provisional licence is the same licence as the one that lets you drive a car.  If you already have this you can skip this step. The motorbike theory test follows the same format as the car theory test.  There are two parts to the test: multiple choice questions and hazard perception. Details on what’s involved and how to apply for the test can be found on the gov.uk website here:

CBT Training 

Got your provisional licence and passed your motorcycle theory test? You’re now ready to take your CBT lessons (Compulsory Basic Training). At North London Motorcycle Training our team of fully trained and very friendly motorcycle trainers will take you on a day’s training course geared towards passing your CBT.

The CBT course isn’t a test, it’s a training day where you will learn the basics of riding a bike. Here at North London Motorcycle training we are authorised by the Driving Standards Agency as an ‘Approved Training Body’ and we can deliver your CBT course and issue your certificate (DL196) on site.

When you arrive for your CBT you will be introduced to your Instructor who will discuss your previous experience and discuss what you want to achieve from motorcycle riding. We will then check your license and conduct a simple eyesight test, reading a number plate at 20.5 metres.

Once we have completed these simple steps we are ready to start.

Remember we are here to help and we will do everything we can to make your new experience, comfortable, educational and enjoyable. If you’re ready to go, you can book online here.

How much does a CBT cost?

If you’re learning to ride and have a limited budget we understand you’ll be very conscious of the cost of the CBT course. Many motorcycle training schools offer the CBT course at different price levels however before you choose, make sure the training school is authorised by the Driving Standards Agency as an ‘approved body’.  

Also take some time to read the reviews from previous pupils. We have some fab reviews on Google and Facebook.  These reviews are submitted independently by previous customers and provide honest feedback when it comes to the standard of the motorcycle training school. 

Our CBT costs are:

  • £109 automatic
  • £120 clutch and gear
  • £95 CBT renewal

Looking for a Full Licence Course?

Once you have completed your CBT you are then ready to go for your full motorcycle licence and take the DAS course (Direct Access Scheme). Training of the DAS course allows you to take the Driving Standards Agency (DSA) motorcycle test. 

You must have a valid Motorcycle Theory Test certificate and a valid CBT certificate prior to joining this two part module course. The purpose of these modules is to demonstrate that you can handle a bike safely and competently on the open road.

How do I book a DAS course?

Before you move forward, we recommend booking a FREE Rider Assessment session where we will assess your confidence and ability with riding a motorcycle. Our training courses vary from 3 days to 5 days in length therefore the rider assessment will help us to advise you on the best module length.  

We have found that by taking advantage of our FREE RIDER ASSESSMENT you will increase your pass rate probability and at the same time make sure your learning experience is completed accurately, safely and confidently.

We’ve made it easy to book,  just complete the Rider Assessment form online and we’ll contact you to arrange a suitable time.  

Got a question? Our front desk team are ready to take your call on 020 8952 9622 or email training@northlondon-mct.co.uk.  Want to find out more about us before you book? We have some great reviews on Google or check out the reviews on our Facebook page.

We also feature all our successful pupils on Facebook and Instagram. Take a look – you might see someone you know! 

Good luck and if you decide to take the plunge on Motorbike Riding Lessons – have fun learning!