3. What CBT involves

Compulsory basic training (CBT) has 5 elements:

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

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

The practical on-road riding part must last at least 2 hours.

How many people you’ll train with

You might train with other learners. There’s a maximum number of:

  • 4 learners per trainer for on-site elements
  • 2 learners per trainer for on-road elements

Find out more

Read the CBT syllabus and guidance notes for detailed information about what the training involves.