There are 2 stages to the Motorcycle Learner License.

  1. BHST – Basic Handling Skills Test
  2. Theory component: 35 Questions – (25 Core and 10 motorcycle specialized Questions)
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Practical:   BHST – Basic Handling Skills Test.  Must be completed before you can complete the Theory Test.

The Basic Handling Skills Test is the first stage in the licensing process, it is designed to ensure you have the right level of basic riding skills , confidence and motorcycle management to safely operate a motorcycle on public roads.  The Basic Handling Skills Test (BHST) course will also show your ability to multi-task when performing these basic maneuvers, whilst maintaining a good level of control of the motorcycle.

If you are new to motorcycle riding, your CnB Personal Trainer will coach you step by step where needed to give you encouragement and the confidence to manage this initial stage of your motorcycle license.

For the experienced rider you also will have the necessary guidance to ensure you pass this licensing stage with ease.

Once you have successfully passed the Basic Skills Test, you will be issued with the appropriate Certificate which will allow you to progress to the second part (theory test), to obtain your (6L) Motorcycle Learners License.

Theory component:  You will need to book in with the AA.

Basic handling skills test (BHST)

Four stages in the test

The basic handling skills test consists of four stages:

  • basic turn and stop
  • figure of eight and park
  • linking figures of eight
  • increased speed and emergency stop

Each stage has various tasks

Each stage is broken down into varying combinations of the following tasks:

  • move off
  • straight ride
  • corner
  • stop
  • park

Each task has assessment items

In completing the tasks above you will be assessed against the relevant assessment items below:

  • looking in the correct direction
  • signalling correctly
  • making head checks before changing position
  • lateral position of motorcycle
  • control of motorcycle
  • using appropriate speed
  • parking observation
  • parking movement.

These are the basic tasks.

You will be assessed on smooth transitions, good motorcycle control and managing the motorcycle within the correct positions on the set course. You will also demonstrate your ability to multitask with head checks, scanning and maintaining correct head and eye position.

You will be coached to a level to achieve this with confidence.

Bike and all gear provided included in price..