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C.B.T.

Compulsory Basic Training (C.B.T.)
Compulsory Basic Trainng at our training centre at the Pirelli Stadium in Stretton (Burton Albion's football ground).

Before you can ride a motorcycle on the road you must complete a course of Compulsory Basic Training (C.B.T.).

This consists of both Theory and Practical training on a closed site and culminates in a road ride, where your instructor will give further training in road skills and carry out an assessment of your ability. The courses are run with a maximum of 2 students per instructor.

The C.B.T. course is designed to teach students the basics about how to ride safely on the road and is aimed at the student with little or no experience of motorcycles. So there is nothing to be worried about if you have never been near a motorcycle before.

You must have both parts of your license with you on the training day

During the course you will cover the following:

Section A - Introduction
Aims of the training course and what to wear and why we wear it.
 
Sections B - Practical on Site Training
Motorcycle controls- Be familiar with the motorcycle. It's controls and how it works. Being able to move the bike on and off it's stands correctly.

Be able to wheel the bike and to bring the bike to a controlled halt by breaking. Able to start and stop the machine.
 
Section C - Practical On Site Riding
You will be taught how to ride the machine slowly under control.

Change Gear satisfactorily.

Perform a "U" turn using correct observations.

Perform simulated left and right turns and how to perform an Emergency Stops.

These are just a few things that you will be taught on site.
 
Section D - On The Road Training
This section prepares you before you go out on the road for the first time and covers the subjects as follows:

Defensive Riding (forward planning and anticipation)

Visibility (Fluorescent/Reflective Clothing)

Legal requirements

Vulnerability

Hazard Reception

Section E - On The Road Riding
This is your 2 hour road run. For this you will be accompanied by an instructor who will be in radio contact with you. This section is completed in groups of 2 students to each instructor.

On successfully completing this course you will be issued with a DL196 certificate (C.B.T.) which will allow you to ride on the road with 'L' Plates (up to 125cc for over 17 year olds and up to 50cc for 16 year olds). If you do not reach the required standard you will be asked to come back for a revisit (within two months) for further training at a cost of £60.

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Direct Access Courses (Aged Over 24)  /  Restricted Access Courses (Aged Over 17)

Theory Test
Before taking any practical test all pupils have to pass the D.S.A. Theory Test (even with a full car licence).

Theory Test can be booked through our office staff.

Direct Access over 24 year olds

For a licence to ride any motorcycle you will need to complete a Direct Access course which are taken on a motorcycle of over 600cc. You will be trained by a Direct Access qualified instructor.

You will need to:

  • Be over 24 years old
  • Hold a valid C.B.T. Certificate
  • Hold a valid Provisional or Full car licence, we require both the photo ID & Paper Counterpart parts of your license (or old style license & passport).
  • Hold a Theory Test Certificate before taking your practical Bike Test.

Training days are from 9am - 4:30pm and training starts at our training centre at The Pirelli Stadium, Princess Way, Stretton. You will be riding a 600cc motorcycle from day one unless your instructor thinks you may benefit from being on a 125cc to start with.

During the course helmets are provided for free (if needed) but we recommend that you supply your own. Waterproof over suits are available to hire at £5 per day.

There is a £500 excess on all bike hire in case of damage, if the repair is less than the excess the cost of repair will be charged. This is a 3rd party training insurance only.

Restricted Access over 17 year olds

If you are over 17 and would like to obtain a full motorcycle licence you will need to complete a Restricted Access course which is taken on a 125cc motorcycle. You will be trained by a qualified instructor.

By obtaining a full motorcycle license you can remove your L-plates and carry a pillion passenger.

You will need to:

  • Be over 17 years old
  • Hold a valid C.B.T. Certificate
  • Hold a valid Provisional or Full car licence, we require both the photo ID & Paper Counterpart parts of your license (or old style license & passport).
  • Hold a Theory Test Certificate before taking your practical Bike Test.

Training days are from 9am - 4:30pm and training starts at our training centre at The Pirelli Stadium, Princess Way, Stretton. You will be riding a 125cc motorcycle.

During the course helmets are provided for free (if needed) but we recommend that you supply your own. Waterproof over suits are available to hire at £5 per day.

There is a £500 excess on all bike hire in case of damage, if the repair is less than the excess the cost of repair will be charged. This is a 3rd party training insurance only.

All courses

Day 1: On the first morning you will start at our training centre, so that you can familiarise yourself with the weights, height and how your chosen bike works. This will then be followed by some slow maneuvering, when you feel confident you will be taken for your on road training the level of which will be determined by your instructor.

Day 2: You will meet your instructor at our training centre to check over your chosen bike. Then you will get a briefing of your aims and objectives of the day. Normally you will be on the road all day apart from food & drink breaks. By the end of the day you should be able to cope well with most normal road traffic conditions.

Day 3: Day 3 will start the same as Day 2 but you are now expected to raise the level of your riding up a notch - towards your test, for example fast driving & lanes on a dual carriage way, perfect emergency stops and calm cool & collected slow maneuvers ready for your DSA test as arranged at time of booking.

LDC cant accept responsibility for the DSA canceling your test or the weather conditions.

A2 Medium Motorcycle upto 35kw 19 years old and over.

This is that same as the above direct access course but on a 400cc (35kw). Two years after passing this A2 test you would then be entitled to take your direct access course. 

 

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DSA Clothing Rules

As of the 1st July 2011, the DSA are not allowing anyone to take part in CBT, Motorcycle training or tests without the correct clothing - this applies too all schools. L.D.C do keep some jackets, gloves boots etc at the site in order to assist trainees, however availability of sizes is not guaranteed. We do provide helmets and florescent tabards for all of our trainees as standard. It is the responsibility of the pupils to be suitably dressed for all training.

At our office at 10 Falcon Business Park, Burton on Trent you can buy low cost helmets, gloves, jackets and boots with at least 10% off normal retail prices. Please call for details. Examples of prices are, Helmets from £35.00, Gloves from £16.00, Jackets from £45.00, and Boots from £59.00. We may also have good quality second hand kit available.

What the DSA will accept for CBT training, Bike Courses and Tests

  • Sturdy boots that cover the ankle. NOT CANVAS. Preferably motorcycle boots.
  • Thick jacket with layers underneath but preferably a motorcycle jacket with built in Armour.
  • Heavy denim jeans or preferably leather or textile motorcycle trousers with Armour. Defiantly NOT tracksuit bottoms.
  • Motorcycle gloves with protection. NO OTHER GLOVES WILL BE ACCEPTED.
  • British standard helmets (provided).
  • Florescent tabards (provided).

Please note that if you are refused training or tests due to unacceptable clothing, YOU WILL NOT BE ENTITLED TO A REFUND.

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