£69 Motorbike CBT is back! @ Groupon - getbike.net + 5% Quicdo
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£69 Motorbike CBT is back! @ Groupon - getbike.net + 5% Quicdo

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Found 15th Nov 2012
I Posted this one a little while ago and I have just seen it has come back for a few days - this is as cheap as you will find a CBT!

Valid until May next year. ONLY AVAILABLE FOR WEST LONDON LOCATION I'M AFRAID!

5% cashback with quidco, about £3.45

These are the guys I did my CBT with years back, and I thought they were great

EDIT:******Didn't expect so much interest/so many comments, so I'll answer questions raised, if you have any more feel free to message me:******

1) You do NOT need your own bike nor do you *ever* have to have ridden one (I hadn't when I did my CBT). ALL you need is:
>Be able to ride a bicycle; that is be able to balance on two wheels when moving
>Be able to read a number plate at about 20 feet
>Have a valid Full or Provisional License (both parts are needed)
>Be over 17 year old.

Any training centre will provide the bike, insure you on it for the day, and give you gloves, helmet, trousers, and jacket included in the CBT price.

2) On a CBT there is NO test as such - it is nothing like a car test, it is a day of training to teach you the basics and raise you awareness, if you turn up on time, listen to what they say and don't act like a dick - you will get your CBT certificate. THERE IS NO THEORY TEST AND NO PASS/FAIL TEST - I found this ridiculous at the time (re: no theory test mostly) and still do now, but this is the case!

3) With the CBT:
You can ride a motorcycle/scooter up to 125 ccs (and I think about 11kw of power maximum)

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I also did my CBT with them, great and very professional. Also bought my 125 motorbike from them and planning to take my full license with them soon! No better way to travel around London.
Thank u OP I miss the offer last time and has since been waiting for another deal like this. With cost of travelling going up. Scooter is the way forward
Typical! Just took mine (Passed first time. lol) and cost £120 with bike and equipment hire. Might've saved a few quid even with the cost of the petrol to the test centre thrown in. Nice find OP, heat added
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Super Noob

Thank u OP I miss the offer last time and has since been waiting for … Thank u OP I miss the offer last time and has since been waiting for another deal like this. With cost of travelling going up. Scooter is the way forward

Exactly why I originally got a scooter! I did my full test with North London MCT up in Edgware who I thought were equally good as these guys, but for me - closer to home
I fell sorry for anyone who is not doing there licence before Jan 19th once all the changes to restrictions happen!

Good deal for a cbt if you are close
jonconlon

I fell sorry for anyone who is not doing there licence before Jan 19th … I fell sorry for anyone who is not doing there licence before Jan 19th once all the changes to restrictions happen!Good deal for a cbt if you are close



what changes?!
Always good to see people taking up biking........ we're a dying breed.
Bike shops are closing all over due to lack of custom........ and when i'm at a bike rally or a bike meet these days, 99% of the people there are middle aged geezers like myself.

Heat.
Wish this had other locations! Good find
Heat added great price, where exactly can you do this is there more than one location its something ive been meaning to do for ages.
Everyone should do this course, even car drivers. Doing a motorbike cbt makes you fully aware of everything that's going on around you, making a car driver a better car driver.
So what does a geezer like myself need to do, aged 52 and owned a full licence for 30 years. I used to be able to ride a 125 on l plates
Always wanted to do a CBT. What is actually required to do one? Do i need to have been on a motorbike prior to the cbt?
I've been thinking of doing a cbt for awhile now, shame this is only available in london.
steviecross

So what does a geezer like myself need to do, aged 52 and owned a full … So what does a geezer like myself need to do, aged 52 and owned a full licence for 30 years. I used to be able to ride a 125 on l plates



You will now have to apply for your provisional MC license again, take a CBT, then do a direct access course and take your test on a bike of 595cc and a minium of 54 BHP..... then you will be able to ride anything you want. Assuming you pass.
So , I want to learn how to ride a motorbike, is this for me?
Best thing I ever did doing my cbt, made me go onto get my full unrestricted license (aged 25) I believe they are changing everything so best to do it asap if your thinking of taking up biking! Also Ill openly admit it made me a better car driver!
saayinla

So , I want to learn how to ride a motorbike, is this for me?



100% Yes!
info about the new riding laws and tests:

getbike.net/lic…013
Biker Jeff

You will now have to apply for your provisional MC license again, take a … You will now have to apply for your provisional MC license again, take a CBT, then do a direct access course and take your test on a bike of 595cc and a minium of 54 BHP..... then you will be able to ride anything you want. Assuming you pass.


I take it that you are talking about someone who doesn't already have a full MC licence. I got mine about 35 years ago and I'm considering dusting off my old bike and putting it back on the road. I would consider a little refresher course if nothing else to reduce my insurance costs.
JunkMail

I take it that you are talking about someone who doesn't already have a … I take it that you are talking about someone who doesn't already have a full MC licence. I got mine about 35 years ago and I'm considering dusting off my old bike and putting it back on the road. I would consider a little refresher course if nothing else to reduce my insurance costs.



Obviously he doesn't have a full MC license.... because he said he was riding a 125 on l plates.
BTW.... what old bike will you be dusting off ?
Hey Guys, Can I ask a silly question?

If you pay for and take this course, does it include a test at the end that gives you a license to ride a motorcycle on the road? Sorry to sound so silly but all it really says is it gives you an 8 hour course.

Thanks - Sounds like fun though!
Aha! I fancy this! Driving around town costs way too much in petrol!! I've ridden a twist n go moped before. Do I need this provisional bike licence I've seen mentioned? Or will full car licence be okay?
They supply the bike, a days training, and the CBT test at the end of the day.... you can then ride up to a 125cc bike on the road with L Plates.
Hmm sounds ok, but I'm over 24 so I would probably be better doing the direct access course that does it all in one go for bikes of any power, otherwise I'll have to do more tests. Will think about it, would still be fun to drive a 125cc
thedeviants

Hmm sounds ok, but I'm over 24 so I would probably be better doing the … Hmm sounds ok, but I'm over 24 so I would probably be better doing the direct access course that does it all in one go for bikes of any power, otherwise I'll have to do more tests. Will think about it, would still be fun to drive a 125cc



I'm pretty sure you will still have to do a CBT before you can take the direct access course.
So at 29 if I do a CBT and then pass teh test I can currently ride any bike I wish?
Had my Driving license for ~3 years.
Great find, in response to "Gazzie"....that's exactly what my husband says!!! Both he and I are full motorcycle DAS license holders. Car learners should be made to complete a similar course before being let loose on the roads. I do think that some CBT centres pass people on a whim tho looking at some of their hazard perception and road positioning...lol

Also some CBT centres charge a one off fee and if you're not quite up to scratch you can return on another day. Others charge each time should you not be successful on the first attempt.
If i had my time again and had to go through all this hassle, i doubt i would ever have started riding bikes.

At 16 got a provisional license and could ride a 50cc bike, then at 17 could ride up to 250cc, still on L Plates. Then took a MC test where you just had to ride round a few streets with the examiner standing on a street corner where he couldn't even see you 99% of the time. Virtually everyone passed first time. Then go out and buy a 1000cc bike.
Jobs a good un.
Yes CBT first, then you can move onto your lessons for your small bike test or DAS depending on your age as more things have come into place now.
If I do the CBT and pass. I can pretty much get any 125cc, get insurance just start riding right?
Interested in learning to ride, have a full UK car licence, pre 97 or whenever it was when they removed 7.5tonners and trailers.

What would I need to ride a bike? Would this change after Jan? Was thinking of a lotus7 type kit car to have fun with next summer but with fuel costs the way they are a Bike isn't a bad idea.
Biker Jeff

You will now have to apply for your provisional MC license again, take a … You will now have to apply for your provisional MC license again, take a CBT, then do a direct access course and take your test on a bike of 595cc and a minium of 54 BHP..... then you will be able to ride anything you want. Assuming you pass.



Not 100% sure I totally agree, because if steveicross wants he could do the CBT without applying for any additional licence, and then be able to ride a 125cc for the next 2 years with L plates.
cmidge

Not 100% sure I totally agree, because if steveicross wants he could do … Not 100% sure I totally agree, because if steveicross wants he could do the CBT without applying for any additional licence, and then be able to ride a 125cc for the next 2 years with L plates.



Yeah he can..... if he only wants to ride a 125 and not get a bigger bike,
kalel786

If I do the CBT and pass. I can pretty much get any 125cc, get insurance … If I do the CBT and pass. I can pretty much get any 125cc, get insurance just start riding right?



Yes
A CBT only lasts 2 years...I think....unless it's changed now. People would get their CBT ride upto a 125 as long as you are 17+ and then just renew in 2 years time. Not sure if that still is correct. Some youngsters pass their CBT on a twist & Go at 16 years old then when they reach 17 go and get a geared 125 bike and have an accident due to inexperience and not being tutored for a geared bike.
kalel786

If I do the CBT and pass. I can pretty much get any 125cc, get insurance … If I do the CBT and pass. I can pretty much get any 125cc, get insurance just start riding right?



Yes. Passing the CBT would let you ride most 125cc's for 2 years. Upon expiry, you could then do another CBT and that would see you right for the next 2 years (and so on)...
Biker Jeff

Yeah he can..... if he only wants to ride a 125 and not get a bigger bike,



Agreed. I just wanted to highlight there was another option available :-)
Biker Jeff

If i had my time again and had to go through all this hassle, i doubt i … If i had my time again and had to go through all this hassle, i doubt i would ever have started riding bikes.At 16 got a provisional license and could ride a 50cc bike, then at 17 could ride up to 250cc, still on L Plates. Then took a MC test where you just had to ride round a few streets with the examiner standing on a street corner where he couldn't even see you 99% of the time. Virtually everyone passed first time. Then go out and buy a 1000cc bike.Jobs a good un.



The hassle is unbelievable and about to get ten time worse. I've failed my mod 2 no less than 6 times now. Except for one occasion it's always been because of a single serious fault. During lessons, instructors have told me that if I don't pass I'll be walking home. The examiners are extremely nit picky - particularly with younger riders (I'm 20). I failed last time for being in the middle of the road for a right turn in a confusing industrial estate where the roads were not marked. The guy with me who was 30-40 came out beaming saying that despite doing an emergency stop at some red lights he saw late the DSA instructor let him off.

I cringe when I think of what I've spent on this ****. I made an appeal for the last one but lo and behold the DSA's hammer came down in favour of the DSA.
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