Compulsory Basic Training (CBT) is suitable for anyone that is 16 years old or older, a complete beginner or for people that want to ride a 125cc motorcycle or scooter. CBT certificates are valid for two years, anyone with an expired CBT certificate will need to re-do the course.

CBT is a requirement for a full motorcycle licence, it also entitles you to ride a 50cc scooter from the age of 16 or a 125cc motorcycle from the age of 17. You are still required to display “L” plates and cannot use a motorway or carry a pillion.

The CBT course includes:

  • Introductory talk

  • Practical on-site training

  • Practical on-site riding

  • Discussion on practical road riding

  • Minimum of 2 hours on road training

Training is from 09:00 - 17:00 and can normally be completed in one day or as part of the Full Licence training.

The cost for CBT is £140 per day, the cost includes: motorcycle, safety equipment, comprehensive insurance, petrol and training. 

To check availability and to book please go to the booking page.

Training site address

Stanley Deason Leisure Centre, Wilson Avenue, Brighton, BN2 5PB.


Important Information

Prior to taking tuition on public roads please make yourself familiar with the Highway Code. See our learning page for educational resources.

You will need to bring:

  • Driving licence: photo card or paper licence with passport

  • Suitable clothing and footwear (helmets, jackets, gloves and waterproofs are provided)

  • A snack or cash for refreshments