Compulsory Basic Training (CBT)


To take this course you must have a Provisional Motorcycle Licence and to validate this you must complete your CBT. On completion of the course, your CBT certificate will be valid for two years from the date of issue. If your CBT certificate expires before you pass your practical motorcycle test, you must re-take your CBT. Please note, car drivers who pass their Practical Driving Test after February 2001 must now complete CBT before riding a moped.

If you don't have a provisional licence you can apply by using the GOV website...

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Your CBT can be conducted at our Manston & Barham Canterbury training centres 7 days a week and it takes one day to complete. It is essential that have a good knowledge of the Highway Code before attending the course. The course comprises classroom work and off-road riding followed by a road ride with your instructor with radio contact.

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CBT: £160 Monday to Sunday

This fee includes the use of a motorcycle, helmet, jacket, gloves and bike-to-bike intercom. You must bring your "Driving Licence" as we cannot start the course without sight of this. It is a course requirement that you are able to read a number plate, in good daylight, containing letters and figures 79.4mm high, from a distance of 20.5 metres - whilst wearing your normal glasses or contact lenses if required. You will need to wear suitable strong boots or shoes and we suggest you bring a packed lunch and drink with you.

On the day of your CBT, you will be asked to provide your LICENCE CHECK CODE, you can obtain this from the GOV website:

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What To Expect...

Check out our in-depth look at what you should expect when taking your CBT with Kent Motorcycles!

What To Expect On Your CBT

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Check available CBT dates at our Manston site

The dates shown on this calendar are for our Manston site only. This facility is to view the time slot only you cannot book the slot online, when you’ve found the date that suits your needs please call 01227 832601 and book the slot over the phone.

Check available CBT dates at our Canterbury site

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The dates shown on this calendar are for our Canterbury site only. This facility is to view the time slot only you cannot book the slot online, when you’ve found the date that suits your needs please call 01227 832601 and book the slot over the phone.


First Introduction Ride: Free Of Charge
Additional Introduction Sessions: £42
Gears Training: £42
CBT Cost: £160

Failing to complete a CBT on the day will incur additional charges depending on the reason for not completing it. The minimum charge for a revisit to complete your CBT is £80. In exceptional cases, you may be asked to pay the full £160 again.

If you attend a free introduction ride and you are deemed unsuitable to progress to your CBT booking, a refund of £118 will be offered. A full refund of £160 will NOT be offered.  

Contact us for more details

Call: 01227 832601


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