CBT Entitles you to:
16 year olds can ride 50 cc machine's until they reach 17 and then move up to 125 cc's Anyone 17+ can ride machine's not exceeding 125 cc's.
You must display L-Plates front and rear.
You cannot carry passengers or use motorways,
The certificate is valid for 2 years after which you must retake the course if you intend to keep riding or during the two years take your practical motorcycle test.
CBT consists of 5 basic 'elements'
A. A talk detailing the importance of the correct clothing and equipment.
B. An introduction to the machine you want to ride. You will be shown all the controls, discuss basic maintenance, practice using the stands, walking with the machine, operation of the brakes and how to use them safely, how to start and stop the engine.
C. A series of practical 'on site' manoeuvre's designed to familiarise you with all the controls and help you establish competent handling. Including, pulling away and stopping, figures of eight, emergency stops, u-turns and left and right turns.
D. A road briefing to discuss the importance of the Highway Code, hazard perception and general road awareness.
E. Finally, a road ride, throughout which you will be in contact with your instructor via radio communication. With their guidance you will deal with most traffic situations such as T-junctions, roundabouts, traffic lights, crossings etc...
You're sure to have fun, make some new friends and wonder why you didn't do this before!
Complete your CBT on a geared or automatic machine, your certificate covers you for both.