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1 x 2.5 hour session a week for 6 weeks plus 1 day of Compulsory Basic Training.

Each session is split evenly between the workshop and classroom and includes a 15 minute break.

Week 1

  • Introduction - Board Blast, discussion, setting targets
  • H&S review - Discussion and Quiz
  • Getting to know your moped - Practical  Demonstration

Week 2

  • Is it safe to ride? - Discussion and Quizzes
  • Workshop Practical - Practical  Repair and Maintenance

Week 3

  • Stopping and being stopped - Discussions and Quizzes
  • Workshop Practical - Practical  Repair and Maintenance

Week 4

  • Drink'n'Driving - Discussion and Quizzes
  • Light'n'lubricate
  • Workshop Practical - Practical  Repair and Maintenance

Week 5

  • For Safety's sake - Exercises and Quizzes
  • Workshop Practical - Practical  Repair and Maintenance
  • Safety Demonstration

Week 6

  • Riding can be safe and fun - Riding activity
  • Evaluation, Selection for CBT

+ Date to be confirmed
COMPULSORY BASIC TRAINING held at Approved Training Centre (see below)

Compulsory Basic Training (CBT)

Compulsory Basic Training is a statutory requirement for all new riders to undertake before riding on a public highway. This training will be arranged and provided for learners by The Wheels Project within 1 month of the final session on condition that they have:-

  • completed ALL elements of our Kick Start Plus Mopeds programme
  • hold a valid Provisional Driving Licence

The date to undertake CBT will be agreed between the learner, referring agency and The Wheels Project within 2 weeks of completing our programme successfully and fulfilling our conditions. The dates will be notified in writing to the referring agency.

No voucher system will operate.

A learner must notify Ace Motorcycle Training and The Wheels Project beforehand if a problem arises that would lead to the postponement of his/her CBT to arrange a new date.

The Wheels Project must be notified of the outcome of the CBT by the referring agency within 1 month of the CBT outcome.


The CBT will be provided  by Ace Motorcycle Training. See for details.

The CBT will be run in groups (max size is 4 learners) and be conducted over a full day (8.00am to 6.00pm).

All safety equipment and mopeds are provided by Ace Motorcycle Training.

Bristol Office
Tel: 0117 972 1333  
Fax: 0117 977 3555
Mobile: 07968 828805
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What does Compulsory Basic Training (CBT) involve?

The course involves five elements:

  1. introduction
  2. practical on-site training
  3. practical on-site riding
  4. practical on-road training
  5. practical on-road riding (you will go out on the road for a period of not less than two hours in radio contact with your instructor)

The five elements have to be completed in sequence, although the order of the exercises within the element can be varied. You will only move on to the next element when your instructor is satisfied you have learnt the necessary theory and demonstrated the practical skills to a safe basic level.

For more information on Compulsory Basic Training click on the following links:


  • In-house certificate of completion.
  • OCR National Skills profile module in Motor Vehicle Studies ( Optional ).
  • Compulsory Basic Training Certificate.

Teaching Aids

  • A modern, fully equipped mechanical workshop and classroom
  • A range of modern mopeds

Personal Safety

All safety equipment, overalls, safety boots and full range of rider protective clothing are all provided by The Wheels Project.

Full Risk Assessments undertaken.


  • Groups will be pre-formed by the referring organisation.
  • Group size is restricted to 6 learners.
  • Wheels does not have more than one group at its centre at any one time.
  • Any Learners starting the programme late will not qualify for CBT element of the course.
  • A Risk Assessment on pupils must be completed by Key Workers before start of course – those with history of violent behaviour are excluded from Wheels programmes.

Criteria for Selection

Learners Aged between 16 - 24 years who are Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET) and have :-

  • Poor educational record
  • Financial Hardship
  • Holds a provisional Driving Licence (must not be disqualified from driving by the end date of the programme )

Intake Dates

Intakes for groups occur at the start of each academic term and sometimes during the Summer holidays.

Have a look at our intake dates.

We plan to run a maximum of 3 groups per term.

Please note that the pre CBT rider training sessions run by The Wheels Project are dependent on daylight and may need to be arranged outside of standard programme hours.


The Wheels Project Ltd
31-32 Bonville Road
Bristol BS4 5QH

Tel: 0117 971 1711
Contact: David Glossop, General Manager
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  • 2 Workshop Supervisors from The Wheels Project
  • 1 Training Officer from The Wheels Project
  • 1 Teacher/Youth Leader from referring group

More Notes

  • Transport of learners to The Wheels Project is not provided.
  • The practice riding session is held on private land during week 6.
  • A learner's participation in the skills riding event is at the discretion of the Wheels' Supervisors - any learner whose behaviour is considered to be too risky on the grounds of safety, or who has missed any sessions, will not qualify to take part.
  • All skills riding events are run by qualified, experienced Wheels' staff and under strict supervision.

Conduct of Students

  • No alcohol or illegal drugs are allowed and anyone suspected of being under the influence will be excluded for that session.
  • Learners who repeatedly break the rules agreed in week 1 will be warned by our supervisors, their referring officer notified and may be excluded from the group permanently if that behaviour continues.
  • Violent behaviour will result in immediate removal from the course.
  • Learners will be warned against bullying behaviour and will be removed from the course if this behaviour persists.

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