A guide to your Compulsory Basic Training

What is it?

 CBT was introduced in 1990 to try and reduce the number of accidents to first time riders and it has been working well ever since. Its a basic compulsory course intended to keep you safe on the road. 

You can do your CBT anytime from the age of 16 on a 50cc, or if you are 17 and over you can use one of our geared Benelli 125s, although you can do it on a twist and go Honda Vision if you want to. The only condition is that you have a current licence or provisional licence, a willingness to have fun and positive attitude.

Ask about our TWO TOGETHER or SPLIT DAY CBT’s – these are ideal if you want to train with a friend or partner or can only get a half day off of work.


 Generally takes about 6- 7 hours

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What you’ll need


Strong shoes properly laced
Lunch and snacks (or money for some)
good strong pair of jeans or work trousers

We do supply everything you need, so if you haven’t ridden before and you haven’t had a chance to or haven’t wanted to splash out on all the gear, don’t worry – we’ve got it covered, and it’s included in the cost. Of course it goes without saying that if you have gear you would like to use – you’re more than welcome to. You can also use your own bike provided it has an MOT, is fully insured, and has L plates front and rear.

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What to expect

Expect a whole day there are 5 Modules to cover ad the go something like this:

Element A: Intorduction to CBT, helmets and clothing.

Element B: The bike and its controls, Maintenance.

Element C: (fun part) learning some basic control skills

Element D: A review of the highway code

Element E: A road ride of at least 2 hours to put into practice what you’ve learned.

The course takes the whole day and at the end of the day you get your DL196 which is valid for two years.

What if the weather’s bad?

Well. This is England. If it’s raining you get wet.
You needn’t be afraid of riding in the rain – its a great tutor. We do have some wet weather gear you can borrow and our instructors are fully qualified to help you ride whatever the weather. Of course, if we feel that the conditions are dangerous (for example, strong winds, thick fog, ice and snow) we’ll have to cancel and re-book. After all your safety is paramount to us.

Feel free to call us on 07921 844952  if you have any concerns. we’ll be happy to chat with you. 

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Based in the centre of Chichester with easy access to rail and bus links,  Chichester Motorcycle Training  offers a great motorcycle training experience. We conduct our CBT , Direct Access, and motorcycle training courses from the heart of historic Chichester. With the picturesque Sussex downs as a backdrop you're guaranteed a good days riding.

So If you’re after motorcycle training in Chichester, Bognor Regis, Drayton, Fareham, Cosham, Littlehampton or anywhere on the South Coast and surrounding areas of Midhurst, Petworth, Billingshurst or even further afield than Sussex or Hampshire we look forward to hearing from you.

Give us a call anytime on 07921 844952 or drop us a text message or email OR book online below:

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Weekdays + weekends opening times

We are open every day except Sunday from 8am onwards.- if our bikes are there we're in! There is a cafe in the building where you can purchase tea and coffee.

We can do courses outside these times and very early mornings in the summer by arrangement, so please ask.

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Training Centre:

Tim Peake Sports & Conference Centre, Kingsham Road, Chichester PO19 8AE