This is where your riding journey begins!
A true taster of what motorcycling is all about, our two-day CBT Enhanced Course will give you all the basic riding skills you need, as well as additional tuition and support to ensure that you can head out onto the roads confidently and safely.
Compulsory Basic Training (CBT) is the start of any motorcycle training course. You can choose to do it on a standalone basis or it can be the first part of a Direct Access (DAS) Elements Course.
This CBT Enhanced course offered by BMW Rider Training has been specially developed by our team of expert instructors to enable all new riders to head out on the roads safely and confidently. With more tuition, more techniques taught, and more road-riding time than most other courses available, this course is the best first step on the road to gaining your full motorcycle license.
This all inclusive course includes all protective clothing from the BMW Rider Equipment range, 2 full days of focused tuition (never more than 2 students to 1 instructor) as well as the use of our BMW G 310 R bikes. All bikes are the latest model and less than 12 months old. Click here to find our more about our fleet of BMW motorcycles used on our courses.
Day one starts on our unique Rolling Road. Here you can learn the key skills of throttle and clutch control whilst feeling the freedom and balance of riding a motorcycle, without the risk of falling.
We then progress to our private tarmac training pad to put these skills into practice on a machine that moves, combining theory and real life practice. You'll then spend the rest of the day building up your confidence and skills, before retiring for the evening to relax and let the day's training sink in.
Day two builds on those skills with a session on the
training pad, before taking to the roads with our
expert instructor. You will spend the rest of the day riding,
exploring, putting your new skills to use and growing familiar with riding on
At the end of the day, if you and your instructor feel you're ready for it, riders will be invited to try a larger BMW motorcycle - like the novice-friendly BMW F 750 GS - on our private training area to experience the feeling of riding a larger bike.
After two exciting days riding, simply ask your Instructor
for more details about the next steps for your training. Whether you
opt for an intensive 5 or 6 Day Direct Access course, or our progressive
Elements path for busy lifestyles, we can make your riding dreams a reality.
note that a CBT holder is restricted to a motorcycle up to 125cc on the road
with L-Plates. The holder is also restricted from riding on motorways and
may not carry a pillion.
You need to demonstrate that you can safely handle a motorcycle on the road and once you have reached the required standard you Instructor will issue a CBT Certificate (DL196).