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Aberdeen and North East Motorcycle Training

Motorbike test - CBT - Direct Access - Motorbike License

Frequently Asked Questions


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  1. Do I need to do my theory test in order to start my CBT?
  2. A: No! You do need to get your provisional motorcycle license though, you can do that here. Once you pass, your CBT lasts for 2 years; you must pass first a motorcycle theory test and then a practical test within that time to obtain your full motorbike license.

  3. What motorcycle license can I get?
  4. A: The structure's a bit complex now, based on your age and the size of bike you want to drive. It's all explained on the Direct.gov website here and in this handy flow chart from the Telegraph:

    Motorbike License Flowchart

    Basically, if you're 19 and pass the A2 test, you can upgrade to the other tests after 2 years.

  5. I lost half my driving license, can I still start the CBT?
  6. A: Unfortunately you need to order a new complete license from DVLA, you can do that here

  7. I don't have any safety gear or motorbike clothing yet, can I borrow some?
  8. A: Yes no problem, we can kit you out with full armour!

  9. Where do I book my Theory Test?
  10. A: Here - https://www.gov.uk/book-a-driving-theory-test
    Or by phone: 0300 200 1122

  11. How long will it take to pass everthing?
  12. A: Some people pass in just two days and some prefer to take more time and spread the cost - it's up to you!

  13. How long does the CBT take?
  14. A: We can never tell. We try to book you in with pupils of the same experience level. Taking an extra day to finish usually doesn't carry an extra charge

  15. What's included in the CBT price?
  16. A: Bike (or moped) hire, use of helmet and clothing, expert motorbike tuition.

  17. What should I wear?
  18. A: We're in Scotland and we'll be operating powerful machines, so wear strong, warm clothing and sensible shoes. If you require glasses or other aids in order to drive, wear those too.

  19. Where should I go to do the CBT with Aberdeen Bike School?
  20. A: At the moment we run the test at the Northfield Academy playground. Click here for Google directions or put AB16 7NU into your Satnav.

  21. Where does the DSA test start?
  22. A: In Cove at the Gateway Business Park, Moss Road (next to Hydrasun). Click here for Google directions or put AB12 3GQ into your Satnav

Route to your bike license

Aberdeen Bike School is able to provide all types of motorcycle training, including CBT, Direct Access, single session and intensive course.



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