Compulsory Basic Training

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All learner motorcyclists and moped riders must satisfactorily complete compulsory basic training (CBT) before riding on the roadrrts22

Rugby Rider is an approved training body (ATB) using a site approved by the DSA for off-road training and with instructors who have passed the relevant DSA course.

Rugby Rider offer hire of appropriate motorcycles and mopeds as well as safety helmets and insurance cover is in place

The CBT course syllabus includes 5 elements taken over a period of 6 – 8 hours on one day. The duration of each element will depend on individual trainees’ performance:

Element A – Introduction (30 min approx.)

  • Eyesight Test*
  • Legal Requirements
  • Aims
  • Equipment and clothing

*The course will not continue if eyesight test is failed

Element B – Practical on-site training (45 min approx)

  • Control Positions Overview
  • Foot Controls
  • Left handlebar controls
  • Right handlebar controls
  • Instrument panel
  • Basic machine checks including side & centre stands, wheeling, braking, starting and stopping the engine

Element C – Practical on-site riding (2 – 3 hours)

  • Riding including clutch control and gear changing
  • Braking
  • Indicating & manoeuvring including rear observation, lifesaver shoulder checks & the OSM/PSL routines
  • Moving off, stopping, turning left and right, junctions, and u-turns

Element D – Practical on-road training (45 min approx)

  • Conspicuity
  • Legal requirements
  • Vulnerability
  • Speed
  • Highway Code
  • Anticipation
  • Rear Observation
  • Road positioning
  • Separation distance
  • Weather conditions
  • Road surfaces
  • Alcohol & drugs
  • Attitudes
  • Hazard perception

Element E – Practical on-road riding (2 hours approx)

  • Put into practice everything learnt in Elements A – D with a maximum of one other student for at leased 2 hours
  • Demonstrate competence and safety in range of road and traffic conditions
  • Training to include coping with a range of hazards including as many of the following as possible:
  • Traffic Lights
  • Roundabouts
  • Junctions
  • Pedestrian crossings
  • Gradients
  • Bends
  • Obstructions

Repeat the following exercises (originally practiced during Element C):

  • Manoeuvre satisfactorily
  • Carry out the U turn correctly
  • Bring the machine to a stop under full control as in an emergency

On satisfactory completion of all five elements, a Certificate of Completion of Training (DL196) will be issued and is valid for two years validating the provisional license with which it must be kept and produced at the first motorcycle test.