Looking to book with Hotwheelz for your motorbike training Wirral? Please read our helpful FAQ below.
How long does a CBT take ?
We start at 9 am and usually finish around 4 pm.
Do I provide my own bike ?
No, we provide the motorcycles.
What clothing do I need to wear ?
Please wear jeans and a sturdy pair of shoes or boots. ( not trainers or tracksuit bottoms)
Do I need to provide my own helmet ?
No, helmets are provided, but if you have your own equipment please feel free to bring it.
Do I need to take a theory test before the CBT ?
No, but we advise you to read through the Highway Code for your own safety.
Do I need to do another CBT to move from an automatic to a geared bike ?
No, as long as the CBT is in force there is no need, but we would recommend further training before moving over from an automatic to a geared bike.
What is the ratio of instructor to student ?
On the road training there will be a maximum of two students to one instructor.
Is a CBT a test ?
No , it’s a training course , it’s not a pass or fail . You just need to reach the required standard of safety before the certificate is issued.
Do I need a licence ?
Yes , you need a licence with provisional entitlement for “P” moped, or “A” motorcycle, which you can apply for.
What size bike can I ride at 16 years ?
Up to 49cc with a design speed or not more than 31mph (50kph)
What size bike can I ride at 17 years ?
Up to a 125cc, as long as it’s not more than 14.6bhp
How long does a CBT certificate last ?
At present a CBT is valid for two years.
Can I use my own bike?
Yes, it needs to be road worthy and legal, and display full sized “L” plates front and back.
If I pass my practical test on a 125cc , what size bike can I ride ?
You can ride a bike of not more than 125cc.
Do I have to take my theory test before my practical test ?
Yes , but you may begin your training before taking your theory test.
Is there a quicker way to get to a ride a bigger bike ?
Yes, it’s called a ‘Direct Access Scheme’ and is available to people of 24 years and over, and provides a fast track route to larger bikes.
How long does the training take ?
With everybody learning at a different rate it is difficult to give an exact time frame, but on average somebody with a little motorcycle experience and some road sense, 12-15 hours post CBT training is usually sufficient.
How long does the practical test take ?
A. It is approx 45 mins from start to finish, including briefings.