Compulsory Basic Training


Compulsory Basic Training (shortened to CBT) is a training course which must be completed by people wishing to ride a motorcycle, moped or scooter unaccompanied on the road.

Completing CBT allows a rider to;

  • ride a scooter up to 50cc with a provisional licence from 16 years of age, or
  • ride a motorbike up to 125cc with a full or provisional car licence from 17 years of age

Unless you already have a full motorcycle licence we require that all new scheme members undertake Compulsory Basic Training before hiring one of our scooters.

What is CBT?

Compulsory Basic Training (CBT) aims to make you comfortable, familiar and confident on your scooter. The training consists of 5 elements:

  • introduction and eyesight check
  • practical on-site training
  • practical on-site riding
  • practical on-road training
  • practical on-road riding

The training moves at your pace. You’ll move from one element to the next when your trainer is happy you’ve:

  • learnt the theory
  • shown the practical skills to a safe basic level

Where will I carry out my CBT?

Wheels 2 Work Lincolnshire (Access Your future Ltd) is a fully approved training provider of CBT. All of the fully qualified trainers are friendly and experienced. You will carry out your Compulsory Basic Training at our site in Spilsby and on the roads in the surrounding area.

How long does CBT take?

CBT is completed within one session as part of your W2W Induction day. The induction day also includes a full scheme induction and interview.

When you complete Compulsory Basic Training (CBT) to the required standard, you’ll get a certificate of completion – also called a DL196.

How long is my CBT Certificate valid for?

Your CBT certificate lets you ride a moped or a motorbike up to 125cc on the road with L plates for 2 years. After 2 years you must repeat your CBT to renew your certificate.

To find out more about CBT or to book a training session click here to contact us