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Motag are a nationwide chain of Motorbike instructors. They are currently running a deal (quote WCO/09) which brings the cost of a CBT down to £95, including bike/helmet hire. Other types of training are also available

I've just done my CBT with them today and was very impressed. It was one to one tuition, very friendly and worthwhile
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#1
nice find
#2
Paid £90 for my CBT September 2007 (including a £10 excess waiver fee and hire of all equipment and bike). You'd think with the current economic climate it would cheaper than £95 two years on.
#3
CBT's seem to vary a lot in price! I'm looking at doing mine and in my area they range from £85 - to £175! It's crazy for the same training!
#4
What is the average CBT price? I'm tempted
#5
Lewis321
What is the average CBT price? I'm tempted


Seems to be about the £100 - £110 mark in my experience
#6
Lewis321
What is the average CBT price? I'm tempted


Not sure what the national average is, but I shopped around first and Motag were already probably one of the cheapest, (and that was before I found the discount code :) ).

The only places that were cheaper (marginally) were one's where you had to provide your own bike.

I'm so pleased I finally found time to do the CBT, I've had a bike sitting idle in the garage for the last 4 months; at last I can use the thing. :)

Regards
#7
Are CBTs limited? Is there a a required time boundry in order to complete the motocycle test? Like the time boundry you have with a theory test!
1 Like #8
Lewis321
Are CBTs limited? Is there a a required time boundry in order to complete the motocycle test? Like the time boundry you have with a theory test!


yes, 2 years. During that time you either need to take your test or else you are restricted to riding a 125cc with L plates. After 2 years you would need to take another CBT
#9
£700 for the novice to full liscence. Does that contain CBT? what's your opinion on it as a deal price?
#10
Lewis321
£700 for the novice to full liscence. Does that contain CBT? what's your opinion on it as a deal price?


No idea, sorry.
#11
Lewis321
What is the average CBT price? I'm tempted


Not sure, but I paid £120 (Sept '07)in Wembley London (CBT was on a sunday, I think less if it was during the week if I remember rightly), hope this helps:)
#12
£700 for direct access is about right, did mine 12 months ago and was £500.00 all in but that was before the new test came in, at £700 it should include CBT, and test fees
#13
my cbt was £85
#14
Do i need any experience / lessons if i opt to do the CATEGORY A2? Or is it just say the 5 days training offered?
#15
noodles1631
Do i need any experience / lessons if i opt to do the CATEGORY A2? Or is it just say the 5 days training offered?


When I did my direct access (5 days), I never had any experience on a clutch. I had a twist & go but this is nothing like a proper bike.
#16
noodles1631
Do i need any experience / lessons if i opt to do the CATEGORY A2? Or is it just say the 5 days training offered?


No you do not need any experience. In fact, some instructors prefer a complete novice as you wouldn't have any bad habits. A teenager that has had some experience riding off road can be a nightmare to retrain to pass a test!

For £700 you want to make sure they guarantee you a pass i.e. you get additional training free of charge if you fail the test on day 5. This is the arrangement I had when I did a 3 day intensive course with the (now defunct) CSM. Passed the test 2nd time after two further, half day sessions and loads of practice on my own 125, which would suggest 5 days is about right...
#17
Woah! thats insane! Knew the prices in cbt went up but 95quid? done 2 cbts, first was around 75, 2nd was 80. And 700 for DA? I looking at paying 270 for 2days, off road and on road and that includes test. I belive if you take some time and look around or even be cheeky and ask, some trainers will give discount over the winter season.
#18
Thank you
#19
I paid for my bro to do his 3 years back..... £50.... :(
#20
Yeppy Kinksta
Woah! thats insane! Knew the prices in cbt went up but 95quid? done 2 cbts, first was around 75, 2nd was 80. And 700 for DA? I looking at paying 270 for 2days, off road and on road and that includes test. I belive if you take some time and look around or even be cheeky and ask, some trainers will give discount over the winter season.


Yeh I rang up a local bike company and they do the DAS including 2 days training both tests and bike hire for the day for £380. Think thats quite a good price?
#21
Yeppy Kinksta
And 700 for DA? I looking at paying 270 for 2days, off road and on road and that includes test.


I'm not an expert on this, but I don't think you'll find many companies offering novice to full licence in just 2 days.
#22
I did my CBT in June and it cost me £140 including bike hire.

Couldn't get it any cheaper in my area (Edinburgh) at the time and I had to wait about 8 weeks to get a date to do it. Direct Access is about £750 for a 5 day course (albeit they take £140 off that price if you have done your CBT separately) but I just can't afford that unfortunately. :cry:
#23
I think i'm going to use Motag for passing my CBT but keep my options open considering their course offer isn't too impressive.
#24
If you live in Plymouth or the surrounding area, First Class do CBT's for £75. Very good school with a lot of space off road to practice on unlike the other place in Plymouth where you have about as much space as a tennis court, which is pants if you have never rode a bike before.

Did my full test about a year ago, awesome fun!
#25
£95 for a deal on a CBT??

I paid £80 a year ago and my sis just done hers for £90

iots only £95+ cos its a national chain, find any local place and they'll be doing it for less
#26
Lewis321
£700 for the novice to full liscence. Does that contain CBT? what's your opinion on it as a deal price?
Yeah I would imagine for £700 it should be from novice to test.

Also, you won't be ready for the test after only 2 full days of training. I was novice and I needed 4 full days....
#27
CBT's in Sheffield are averaging £95-99 atm. The schools I've been looking at estimate a course cost of £700 but work it on a payg basis so you only pay for what you need but I don't think this includes the test fee's.

Are you guys also including the Theory/Hazard perception test costs in the costings mentioned?
1 Like #28
dorack_uk
If you live in Plymouth or the surrounding area, First Class do CBT's for £75. Very good school with a lot of space off road to practice on unlike the other place in Plymouth where you have about as much space as a tennis court, which is pants if you have never rode a bike before.

Did my full test about a year ago, awesome fun!


Absolutely spot on there; I totally agree. Surepass (another one in Plymouth) is a complete loads of B0ll0cks! ;-)
#29
If I have a full driving licence but have never been on a bike before, this would be the first step, right ?
Also , I know helmets are the law, but are there any other restrictions on clothing during the CBT training?
#30
Paid £100 for mine in summer 2008.
#31
forcedv
If I have a full driving licence but have never been on a bike before, this would be the first step, right ?


Yes, but if you only want to ride a moped, then you *might* have other options.

forcedv
Also , I know helmets are the law, but are there any other restrictions on clothing during the CBT training?


Stout shoes, preferably boots, warm clothing (you will definitely need it this time of year) and decent gloves. These aren't legal requirements, just good advice.
#32
Quite expensive really.

I got my CBT, 6 x 1 hour lessons, theory test, practical test & all bike & gear hire for £400.
#33
Jupiter Obscure

Stout shoes, preferably boots, warm clothing (you will definitely need it this time of year) and decent gloves. These aren't legal requirements, just good advice.


For footwear sturdy boots are what you want - without toecaps.
#34
ChrisUK
Quite expensive really.

I got my CBT, 6 x 1 hour lessons, theory test, practical test & all bike & gear hire for £400.


[FONT="Arial Black"]£400!!![/FONT] :?

The training places round here would only let you look at their bikes for that price!! :-D
#35
nb-
For footwear sturdy boots are what you want - without toecaps.


Any reason for "no toecaps" :?
#36
forcedv
Any reason for "no toecaps" :?


Yes. 2 reasons.

Steel caps are designed to prevent injuries from things being dropped on your toes. In a bike accident, the cap can actually cause an injury. I won't go into details. The other reason is more practical, steel capped boots are often too bulky to fit under the gear lever or are not flexible enough to have proper control.

Top quality bike boots e.g. Daytona, have reinforced soles in the boots. This is a metal plate that will protect your foot by supporting the weight of the bike, should you be unfortunate enough to fall over.

For a CBT, the bikes will be lightweight 125cc jobs so a pair of Doc Martens or walking boots would be fine. A decent pair of gloves would be my recommendation. When learning you are likely to have one or two low speed mishaps, so protecting your hands is worthwhile. Most bike shops will have a bargain bin where you can pick up something protective in a garish colour for ten or fifteen quid.
#37
wessie
Yes. 2 reasons.

Steel caps are designed to prevent injuries from things being dropped on your toes. In a bike accident, the cap can actually cause an injury. I won't go into details. The other reason is more practical, steel capped boots are often too bulky to fit under the gear lever or are not flexible enough to have proper control.

Top quality bike boots e.g. Daytona, have reinforced soles in the boots. This is a metal plate that will protect your foot by supporting the weight of the bike, should you be unfortunate enough to fall over.

For a CBT, the bikes will be lightweight 125cc jobs so a pair of Doc Martens or walking boots would be fine. A decent pair of gloves would be my recommendation. When learning you are likely to have one or two low speed mishaps, so protecting your hands is worthwhile. Most bike shops will have a bargain bin where you can pick up something protective in a garish colour for ten or fifteen quid.


Very good advice...

When I did my CBT, I took my own gloves and helmet to get around wearing smelly wet stock gear. If your doing a CBT, you'll need a it all anyway. Hein Gericke have some offers on and you get 20% extra £££ if you buy the vouchers before purchase i.e. £50 gets you £10 free.

Be sure to get a properly fitted helmet, if unsure ask. It will save your life and money! I got the wrong size helmet to start with. It was fine for around 1-2 hours use, any more and it felt like my head was in a vice.
#38
There was a government scheme to get a free lesson for motorcycle riding as a taster to see if you liked it,this was a couple of months ago so don't know if its still on now,ask at your local motorcycle training place,I only found out after I had done my test last month.
hgv
#39
I done my CBT in July and I paid £110, this was in Glasgow.

I was more than happy paying this as the company I dealt with where brilliant.
#40
hgv
There was a government scheme to get a free lesson for motorcycle riding as a taster to see if you liked it,this was a couple of months ago so don't know if its still on now,ask at your local motorcycle training place,I only found out after I had done my test last month.
hgv


I did this at the Builth Wells site in Wales, absolutely loved it and would recommend it to anyone!

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