So you now know what the CBT involves and want to book your test so how do you go about this? When booking your CBT it is important to ensure your training is is being provided by an approved training body (ATBs) whose trainers and sites will have been checked and approved by the Driving Standards Agency (DSA). This way you know that you are getting the correct training, at a high standard, and will be able to leave safe in the knowledge that you are driving safely on the road.
When deciding on your venue you should consider several things:
- Location – Is it easy to get to? Do you know the area? Part of the CBT is riding on public roads so it’s sometimes you can be more comfortable if it’s on roads that you know.
- Cost – How much does it cost for the CBT? Prices range from £90 to £130 but this can vary depending on which part of the country you are in so do your research and don’t be afraid to ring around as every penny counts.
- Equipment – What is provided? Do you need your own bike or is that included in the price? If you do decide to use your own bike then you will have to ensure it’s roadworthy and has insurance for the day and this will add extra costs so we always recommend using bikes supplied by the test centres.
Now that you know what to look out for visit the Driving Standards Agency website and find your nearest approved CBT test centre.
Before you make your booking
There are a few things you must note before making your booking.
- You must be at least 16 years old.
- You must have either a provisional or full UK or Northern Ireland Driving Licence. (if photo card style – must produce both card and paper Counterpart) and EU Licences must be accompanied by a UK counterpart.
- You must be able to read a standard number plate from 20.5 metres away.
- You must be able to prove all of these points on the day so take all documents along with you.