24/10/2014 at 3:46 PM #10188
What your CBT Test Day will involve
Are you thinking of booking a CBT test in Manchester or another busy city but are put off by the amount of traffic you see on the roads? Are you nervous about what the day will involve and what will happen if you aren’t a born natural on a motorbike?
Well you’re not the first and you certainly won’t be the last; but providing you choose a fully licensed Approved Training Body to provide your CBT in Manchester then you shouldn’t have any problems at all. For your peace of mind though the following is a short run down of how your CBT day will progress.
Part 1 – an introduction to riding a motorbike on UK roads
Before you learn anything at all about motorbikes and bike riding you will be required to take a simple eyesight test. This will involve reading a licence plate from a distance of around 20 metres, so make sure you take your glasses with you if you normally wear them. Following a successful eye test you’ll then learn the aims and objectives of CBT, the basic motorcycle equipment and its importance and anything your instructors feels is necessary.
Part 2 – preparation training
This is probably the most important part of the day as it introduces you to the motorbike, its controls and the pre-ride checks that you must always carry out. If you fail to listen here you will find learning to ride the motorbike much more difficult.
Part 3 – controlled riding onsite
Here you learn the basic elements of motorcycle riding in a controlled and safe environment. You will practice pulling off, braking, indicating, rear observation and several different manoeuvres until your instructor is fully satisfied that you are in control of your bike. If you can’t grasp the basics in the time allowed then you won’t be allowed to progress to the road.
Part 4 – the classroom
Providing your instructor feels you are skilled enough to ride on the road you will need to learn the important theory points first. In the classroom you learn all of the elements of the Highway Code that pertain specifically to motorbikes, and a bit about road positioning and defensive riding.
Part 5 – road riding
You are now ready to bring all of your newly learnt knowledge together and get out on the roads. In order to be issued with your DL196 certificate you will need to show a high level of riding competence and adherence to the Highway Code – but if you pay attention throughout the day this is easy to achieve.
Hopefully this short explanation has given you the confidence to book your CBT test in Manchester, so contact the RJH Group today and make your life a little bit easier.
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