Many years ago I decided that I want to have a go at riding a motorbike. I have ridden a push bike and I have driven a car for many years. I had all the knowledge of the road and I knew the basics of riding a motor bike. I looked into what I needed to do to learn how to ride a bike and found that I could ride a 125cc bike with L plates as long as I had done a CBT.
What was a CBT? This was a day’s course with the title “Compulsory basic training”. It made complete sense, although I had a lot of experience on the road I knew it would be different riding a motor bike. The basic training covered all the things that you would expect including the safety aspects, helmet and boots etc.
It also looked at basic maintenance of the bike and finally gave me a chance to go out on the road with an experienced rider who could make sure that I was safe out there on the road. Finally the days training gave me the confidence to go out on my own on the bike.