Compulsory Basic Training (CBT)


BASIC CBT and CBT Renewals


NEW RIDER incorporating CBT (1 day)


NEW RIDER incorporating CBT (2 day)


The first step to getting a licence to ride a motorcycle, scooter or moped is to take a Compulsory Basic Training (CBT) course. To take the course you need a provisional licence (if you are a car driver then your car licence usually includes provisional entitlement for a motorcycle or scooter). The syllabus is set by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency and is compulsory to complete for all riders – it is not a test. This course is delivered by DVSA approved motorcycle training schools and a certificate is issued to all riders who complete it.

Professional delivery of the course is critical to the safety of all riders both in the short term and the long term. Small mistakes overlooked during CBT can evolve into unsafe riding practices that may or may not lead to serious incidents later.

At Gordano Motorcycle Training we specialise in delivering the full syllabus as required by the DVSA in the wider Bristol area: all our riders can be confident they have received the very best tuition and the syllabus in full as expected by DVSA. In other words, you will be properly trained and coached at these vital early stages of your riding career, there is no corner cutting of standards to deliver the course at a reduced price or in a reduced amount of time.

The Basic CBT course is for riders with experience of riding (which may be that you have had a CBT before or have relevant experience such as trials riding or motocross).

Our 'New Rider' incorporating CBT can be completed in either 1 day or 2 days.

The course structure and timescale will depend on your current level of experience and to an extent, your confidence. Essentially, the best thing to do is discuss your personal requirements and experience with us at the time of booking and we can advise accordingly.

For example: If you want to ride a twist and go scooter, then the 1 day course should be fine.

The 2 day course is ideal for prospective riders with limited or no experience riding a geared motorcycle and includes an extended period of motorcycle control and on-road riding practice.

Please note: There will be an eyesight and driving licence check.

The core skills that you will develop are as follows:-

Covid 19
We no longer run groups and have a maximum of two riders on this course
in strict observance of DVSA and Public Health Guidelines for motorcycle training.

Please telephone to discuss your requirements and arrange a date,
call us on 01275 269385 (08:30 to 17:30 Monday to Friday).