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Sep 12

Posts: 6

Sehp says:


Hi, I'm 18 and have held a CBT for nearly 2 years. Next year will I be able to ride a 125 if I do the CBT after January 19th? Or should I do the CBT before Jan 19th. I Cannot afford to do a bike test as it stands with lessons, should I try without lessons before the law changes

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Mar 11

Posts: 574

teamwindsor says:


I would try and get it out the way as soon as possible. I went without after practising in car parks riding round cones. I too had two years on the road before attempting the tests and found them fine. There are lost of usefull youtube videos on what to expect and the DVLA has diagrams of the dimension for the mod 1 excercises. 

Things get far more complicated in January! Mod 1 is something like £17 and mod 2 ~£70. Even if you don't get both first time it is cheaper than lessons if cash is limited. 

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Nov 12

Posts: 9

DanAtBristol says:


What are you riding at the moment, most importantly, does it have gears? As that's the only place you'll need some experience to get through Mod 1 (Throttle/Clutch control)... I had about 18 months of experience on a 125, but 10 months was back in '05 and 8 months was in '10, I did my Mod 1 and 2 a few months ago, with a few weeks remaining on my CBT and (literally) a day on my Theory - Take my advice, don't cut it so close!

Besides that just make sure you have at least 3 days in total, I had a day, then 2/3 of a day + Mod 1, then 2 weeks later 2/3 of a day + Mod 2 and flew through it without a problem. Just make sure you get plenty of time in front of your instructor who can point mistakes out (one I made was not putting my foot down at a Stop sign - Which you MUST do, or it's instant fail). Oh and good luck!

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Mar 11

Posts: 178

tc330 says:

Cbt won't change

after 19/01/13 - you will still be able ride a 125cc bike on L plates.

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