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Do you need a Motorcycle Theory Test to do a CBT?

Motorcycle Theory Test to do a CBT

Do you need a Motorcycle Theory Test to do a CBT?

To answer the question ‘Do you need a Motorcycle Theory Test to do a CBT?’ At the time of writing this article, anyone who wants to learn to ride a motorcycle does not need to take a motorcycle theory test prior to undergoing a CBT course. But it is strongly recommended that you learn the rules of the road and have a good understanding of the Highway Code.

If your intention is to complete a motorcycle practical test to gain a full license, you must have a valid motorcycle theory test. You can undergo your practical motorcycle training without a theory test pass certificate, but you cannot book or take a practical test without a theory test pass certificate number and it must be in date.

For CBT no theory test required

Even though you do not need a motorcycle theory test to do a CBT, it does cover the Highway Code and riding on the road. It is in the interest of the person taking the CBT to study, learn and understand the Highway Code prior to attending any riding courses.

Some training schools turn customers away who have not read the Highway Code. Whether you believe this is right or wrong, is only your opinion. If you do not know the rules of the game, how can you play it? 

As a rider with a provisional licence who has never been on the road before on anything more than a bicycle, you must take responsibility. You must make sure you have read and understood the Highway Code prior to learning to ride or drive.

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Booking a theory test

To book a theory test, you need to be in possession of a valid and in date UK driving licence (licensing rules apply). You can make an online booking via the DVSA website and at the time of booking you will need an email address and credit/debit card to make payment.

If you do not have access to the internet you can make a booking by telephone. Details below:-

Telephone: 0300 200 1122

Monday to Friday, 8 am to 4 pm

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