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CBT to A1 A2 courses and Direct Access Schemes



At Robinsons Rochdale MotoGB Rider Training, we offer a range of Motorbike Riding courses to enable you to ride confidently and safely on the road. From compulsory basic training courses (CBT) to A1 A2 courses and Direct Access Schemes and Back to Biking Courses, our experienced Motorcycle Instructor Martin will be with you every step of the way during your Training.

Our CBT Courses Start at 9:15am and finish between 3-5pm, We only Train up to 2 people at any one time, Local Training Schools have 4 Trainees to 1 Instructor The CBT is not a TEST it is a Training Course with 5 Elements

A Introduction

B Practical on Site Training

C Practical on Site Training with Riding

D Pre Road Briefing

E Minimum 2 Hour Road Ride

Once completed you will be issued a DL196 Certificate which enables you to ride on the Public Highway unaccompanied for up to 2 Years, Please Visit the Link below for more information.



This information was provided by Greg Walsh, a CBT manager from the Driver Vehicle Standards Agency.

All covered to a very high standard, good use of Q & A and interaction with the trainees, all of the information delivered was clear & concise & pitched at the correct level for all the trainees.

Excellent element, Martin delivered the lessons to a “textbook” standard. I could offer no advice as to how the element could have been improved as there were no weaknesses in any area. The explanations and demonstrations given at the beginning of each module were clear and comprehensive, but without ever becoming overly long and complicated. Due to the high standard of the lesson delivery there were very few faults committed by the trainees, those faults that were committed were immediately identified and remedied. Also worthy of mention was Martin’s concern for the trainee’s welfare, insisting on the trainees taking regular breaks and drinks to ensure that they were not adversely affected by the very hot weather.

Again, this element was exemplary. The route started off in a nursery area, and the trainees were never pushed beyond their comfort zone. The level of difficulty throughout the road ride was carefully judged to be appropriate for the trainee’s ability level. All required traffic situations were covered, Martin’s radio work was clear, and there were lots of pre-emptive guidance when appropriate. His fault identification, fault analysis, and remedial advice were perfect in all cases.

Robinsons Rochdale Rider Training School
Robinsons Rochdale Rider Training School
Robinsons Rochdale Rider Training School


Take a deep breath and relax- The aim of a CBT course is to teach you the BASIC skills you need to stay safe whilst on the road. We ask that you come to us with a good knowledge of the Highway Code, but more than anything else, we just want you to enjoy the day, hopefully the first of many on two wheels.

In order to complete your CBT, you must have a valid provisional licence for the bike you’re going to ride:

  • 16 years old – 50cc scooter or motorbike-style moped
  • 17 years or older – 125cc geared motorbike or scooter
Additionally, you must be able to read a standard number plate from at least 20.5 metres.

You will need to produce your provisional licence on the day of your training. Please don't forget them as you can't train with us without them!

What to wear

At Robinsons Rider Training, we can provide jackets, gloves, helmets and waterproof over trousers in most sizes for our students. We don't supply motorcycle trousers or bike boots. Please wear jeans and sturdy footwear, preferably boots that cover the ankle – trainers offer little protection when you're riding a motorbike.

What can I expect on my CBT?

A – In this classroom-based element, you'll be taught about the legal information on clothing, given sound advice on both what to wear and what not to wear when riding your motorbike.

B – You'll receive an introduction to the motorbike you'll be using for the CBT. You'll be shown all the controls, how to use them and how not to use them. You'll also learn about basic motorbike maintenance, including daily and weekly checks.

C – This is the element of your CBT where you'll learn to ride your bike. We'll focus on slow speed exercises, gear change exercises and emergency stops.

D – At this point, we'll come back to the classroom for a pre-ride discussion about everything you're likely to encounter whilst you're out on the road.

E – At this point, we'll go out riding on the road. Despite what you may have heard from your friends who've already completed their CBT courses, you'll be out on the road for a minimum of two hours, in accordance with the law. This is your chance to show your instructor what you've learned in the previous four elements of your CBT course, and that you can put it into practice on the road.

We will always try to place you on a CBT course with other students of the same ability. For example, if you've never ridden a bike before in your life, it's highly unlikely we'll place you on a course with other students who are doing their CBT for the fourth time.

Despite this, we occasionally have to have a group of students with mixed ability, in which event we will always set the pace to the lowest rider.

Our CBT courses start at 9AM and run through to either 4PM or 5PM. We will have a lunch break and regular stress breaks for both students and the instructor.

Most students complete their CBT in one day, but some take a little longer. At Robinsons Rider Training, we want you to enjoy your day, not going home exhausted and scared senseless because you weren't ready for the road.

Remember, it's the journey you'll remember, not how long it took to get there.

For more information about our CBT courses in Rochdale, email us at ridertraining@robinsonsrochdale.co.uk or call 01706 716 650 today.


Robinsons Rochdale are committed to helping you complete the Direct Access Scheme, so you can hold a full, unrestricted motorbike licence. We the only approved training body (ATB) in Rochdale, so you can rest assured that you’ll receive only the best Direct Access Scheme training.


Who can take the Direct Access Scheme?
In order to start your DAS training, you need to either be  24 years or older, or be 21 or older, passed an A2 test and been riding for 2 years.

What to expect from your Direct Access Scheme (DAS) Module 1 & Module 2 tests
DAS Module 1 – Your module 1 tests consists of a series of low speed exercises, along with 3 higher speed exercises.

DAS Module 2 – This practical road ride and test of how you react in different traffic situations lasts around 40 minutes..

Robinsons Direct Access Scheme/A2 Licence

If you’re currently under 24 and have held your full A2 licence for two years or more, you can do the progressive Direct Access Scheme to move up to a full unrestricted licence. If this is the case, you don’t need the CBT or Theory, just take your practical Module 1 and Module 2 tests again..

When you start your Direct Access Scheme in Rochdale with us, we always go at a pace that suits you and your instructor. You will be given lots of encouragement and advice, and we’ll give you a gentle push in the right direction, whilst ensuring you never have to do an exercise you’re uncomfortable with.

At Robinsons Rochdale, we have a new Kawasaki Z650 fleet including a range of full height and lowered bikes and 46bhp restricted bikes for the A2. Our lowered bikes are especially useful for students who have difficulty getting both feet on the ground, and combined with the low weight of the Kawasaki Z650, you have the bike perfect for Training.

For more information about our Courses in Rochdale, please email ridertraining@robinsonsrochdale.co.uk or Call Martin Catlin on 01706 716650


The MODULE 1 Test is not hard at all, its all down to your Training.

You will Practice at Local Test Centres, Please watch the DVSA Offical Video on the Module one

Robinsons Rochdale Module 1 Test
Robinsons Rochdale Module 1 Test