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Introduction to motorcycling Course (IMT)

A 2 hour introduction course, to give new riders experience before the CBT

  • Focus on the core skills and controls of riding a motorcycle
  • Experience the fun and freedom before committing to the CBT course
  • Not a valid licence to ride on the road

What you’ll learn

Introduction to basics of motorcycle controls and handling

You’ll learn how a motorcycle works; the controls, maintenance and safety checks you should conduct before riding including how to move and park your bike.

How to safely ride and control a scooter or motorcycle

The instructor will start from scratch and teach you the core skills of how to stop, start, turn and brake. You’ll also learn the basic observations you should make and spend time learning clutch control and gear changing (on a manual motorcycle).


In order to take the Introduction to motorcycling course, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Have the correct licence card: UK driving, UK provisional or EU licence with UK counterpart licence number. Photocopies or images are not accepted.
  • Be able to read a registration plate from 20.5 meters
  • Speak and understand English and the Highway code
  • Be able to ride an adult sized bicycle
  • Wear suitable clothing including thick trousers (such as jeans) and leather boots

What you can ride after

The introduction to motorcycling course is not a valid licence, so you are not legally entitled to ride a motorcycle on the road after the course. The next step is to complete the CBT course to be able to ride on the road.

Course details

The introduction motorcycle lesson follows the same format as the beginning of the CBT. Introducing you to the most basic skills and techniques you will need to ride a motorcycle and progress on to the CBT.