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ghinzani Avatar
7y, 8m agoPosted 7 years, 8 months ago
Was thinking of resurecting my old 50cc bike from when I was 16 thats been in the barn at my parents for the past 22 years (!), however I am a bit confused about whether I will be able to ride it when Ive rebuilt it. I've been told I will need a CBT, however this seems to say otherwise:
http://www.best-motorcycle-information.com/moped-licence.html

Anyone know if I can just back on a 49cc with a full car licence issued in 1988? Or do I need to splash out on a CBT, which I am told is £300ish.
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7y, 8m agoPosted 7 years, 8 months ago
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banned#1
cbt costs nowhere near £300 its a little test that lasts a few hours to see how you are on the roads

The CBT course involves five elements:

A. introduction

B. practical on-site training

C. practical on-site riding

D. practical on-road training

E. practical on-road riding

The five elements have to be completed in sequence, although the order of the exercises within the element can be varied. You will only move on to the next element when your instructor is satisfied you have learnt the necessary theory and demonstrated the practical skills to a safe basic level. Trainees must, by law, receive a minimum two hour on-road ride in Element E.
Certificate of completion (DL 196)
When all five elements have been satisfactorily completed, a certificate of completion, called the DL196, is issued. This is a legal document which validates the relevant entitlements on your driving licence. It is important that the holder of a DL196 considers the following points:

a DL196 certificate validating a provisional moped or provisional motorcycle entitlement lasts for two years - CBT will have to be retaken if both theory and practical tests are not passed within the two year certificate life
for moped entitlement only, if you pass your car driving test whilst your DL196 is still current or complete a CBT course and obtain a DL196 after passing your car test, the certificate is not subject to expiry, you will therefore need to keep your DL196 certificate safely. Please note that this applies to mopeds only, for riding motorcycles as a learner the DL196 remains valid for two years
Once you have your certificate you are advised to take additional training to pass your theory and practical tests and qualify for a motorcycle or moped licence. You must take the DL196 certificate with you when you go to your practical test.
Where and how much?
Only instructors certified by the Driving Standards Agency (DSA) can teach CBT at an approved training body (ATB). ATBs must have instructors who have successfully completed a two day assessment and have sites approved by DSA for off-road training.

The cost for the course varies typically from £70 to around £100. Most ATBs offer the loan of machines and helmets for the course. The cost of CBT may be incorporated into the cost of a full training course that leads to a motorcycle test.
#2
Thanks for that, but do you actually have to have it for a 49cc? The link in my original post suggested not?
banned#3
i'm not sure on that score
#4
ghinzani;5164837
Thanks for that, but do you actually have to have it for a 49cc? The link in my original post suggested not?

My understanding is you don't need one for riding a moped (limited to 50cc and 31mph) if you passed your car test before 2001

http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Motoring/LearnerAndNewDrivers/RidingMotorcyclesAndMopeds/DG_4022430


If you obtained your car licence before 1 February 2001 you do not need to complete a CBT to ride a moped.

John
#5
my cbt cost about £60-£70 and that was december last year. And make sure you put learner plates on unless you go for the full license because i got stopped recently, £60 fine and 3 points on my license which carry on until i get a car. not nice....
#6
I don't think you have to do a cbt but can't see why you wouldn't want to. It's a good day and well worth the £70 or so, especially if it's a while since you've ridden. It may also help insurance wise.
#7
jtx
I don't think you have to do a cbt but can't see why you wouldn't want to. It's a good day and well worth the £70 or so, especially if it's a while since you've ridden. It may also help insurance wise.


+1 , Although don't know if it will help with insurance.
#8
Johnmcl7
My understanding is you don't need one for riding a moped (limited to 50cc and 31mph) if you passed your car test before 2001

http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Motoring/LearnerAndNewDrivers/RidingMotorcyclesAndMopeds/DG_4022430


John



Good show, Ive been driving for years.
#9
jtx
I don't think you have to do a cbt but can't see why you wouldn't want to. It's a good day and well worth the £70 or so, especially if it's a while since you've ridden. It may also help insurance wise.


yes thats not a bad shout, a refresher of the rules would be good, although Ive been riding bikes off road since so havent forgotten the actual mechanics of the operation. Although I will probably get bored of 28mph head flat on the tank when it comes down to it... still theres a big rebuild to do beforehands, it may end up on Ebay as parts.. If theres a demand for Suzuki X1's still...

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