Place Category: Instructors
Compulsory Basic Training
CBT certificates are valid for a two year period and if the rider has not passed his motorcycle test they must repeat CBT or in some circumstances an upgrade CBT.
Category AM 16 year old can do CBT on a 50cc geared motorcycle or a 50cc automatic scooter. When the rider turns 17 years old the CBT certificate will cover them to ride a 125cc machine while the certificate is still valid for its two year period.
Category A1 17 -19 year old can do CBT on a 125cc motorcycle or 125 automatic scooter. Anyone doing CBT on an automatic would have to repeat CBT if they wanted to change to a geared motorcycle at a later date. If at 19 years old they wanted to move up to category A2 they could do an upgrade CBT as long as their original certificate was still in force.
Category A2 19 – 21 year old can do CBT on a 500cc machine but the CBT certificate only allows them to ride a 125 motorcycle unaccompanied. To ride a bigger machine they must have a DVA approved motorcycle instructor with them. If a rider passes all tests in this category they can redo tests on a category A motorcycle after holding licence for a two year period.
Category A 24 year old can do CBT on a 600cc motorcycle but again only allowed to ride a 125cc unaccompanied. All tests would have to be completed within the two year validation period of the CBT certificate or a repeat CBT will have to be done.
CBT courses can be done as a day course or split up into hours depending on the individuals circumstances.
CBT prices are £130 for all categories, price includes Hire of bike, Insurance, Use of Helmets if required, radio communication gear and tuition.
Off Road Manoeuvres Test
Comprises of 7 manoeuvres,
1, Avoidance swerve test.
2.correct way to mount, dismount and put the machine on its stand.
3.Walk round U turn.
4. Ride round U turn.
5. Slow ride. ( riding the machine at walking pace)
6. Emergency stop.
7. Slalom and figure of eight exercise.
Lessons towards Off road Manoeuvres test are charged at £20per hour lesson and include all the above. Off road tests can be conducted in Portadown or Downpatrick.
On road Test
This is the main test where an examiner follows you giving direction via radio. He will be watching to see how you position your bike in the road, deal with other traffic, turn left and right at junctions, roundabouts, traffic lights to name but a few.
Lessons for the On road test are charged at £20 per hour lesson and include hire of bike, insurance etc etc.
All lessons carried out by a qualified D.V.A. approved Motorcycle Instructor.