Element A is an introduction to CBT. In this section you will learn about the different types of safety equipment and clothing, the necessity to wear it and the consequences of not! You will also be required to have an eyesight check, you will need to be able to read a number plate at a minimum of 20.5 metres, either with or without glasses/contact lenses. If you require any type of reading aid to read the number plate then you will have to wear them whilst riding. If you cannot read the number plate then you will not be able continue with your training, therefore we strongly recommend you get your eyesight checked beforehand if you’re in any doubt!
Element B – In the section you will learn abut the machine, its controls, how they operate and how to handle the machine. you will also learn some basic maintenance tips, remember though this is not a mechanics course, its simple things like tyre pressures, fluid levels, lights and brakes etc.
Element C – This is the section where you get to ride the bike! You will learn all the basic skills required to enable you to go out and learn on the road. Starting with pulling away and stopping in a straight line then moving on to more technical manoeuvres such as a figure of 8 and the slalom. You will also learn U turns, emergency stops and how to safely approach junctions. There’s a lot more on the day but this gives you an idea of what’s involved!
Element D – is all about road safety! You will learn amongst other things conspicuity, vulnerability, the effects of drugs and alcohol, hazard perception, safe following and stopping distances, attitude and aggression on the road.
Element E – This is the final stage of your training, only those that have successfully completed elements A – D will be allowed to continue on to element E, the road ride. Element E will last for a minimum of 2 hours in which you will learn and be expected to demonstrate your ability to ride and control the machine safely whilst dealing with the various hazards, keeping yourself safe whilst also showing due care and consideration to others.
For the health and safety of the public element E of CBT will only go ahead once Elements A-D have been completed successfully. Please note that you will be required to sign an insurance declaration prior to element E.