Nothing quite beats the sensation of riding a motorcycle on the open road on a sunny day.  Our aim is to help you achieve that ambition as quickly and easily as possible.

If you're aged 16 years old or over, Stella Motorcycle Training can take you from your first tentative steps, through your CBT (Compulsory Basic Training) all the way to successfully passing your motorcycle practical tests.  It may sound complicated but we will be there to guide you through what is essentially a straightforward process.

The origins of our Training Centre go back 25 years.  In that time we have helped countless motorcyclists become successful riders.  Our pass rate is exceptional. We pride ourselves on our friendly, patient and professional attitude and hope we can help you achieve your motorcycling ambitions.  All riders are treated equally by us and we have great experience and success nurturing those with learning difficulties and special needs. Our training centre offers first class facilities and is located near Cinderford in the beautiful Forest of Dean. 

So if you can’t wait to start your motorcycle training experience we can’t wait to hear from you!  Get in touch today.   
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Compulsory Basic Training (CBT)

Compulsory Basic Training (CBT)

Anyone who wants to ride a motorcycle or moped on the road needs to have successfully completed Compulsory Basic Training (CBT).

CBT is designed to provide a complete novice with the basic skills necessary to ride safely on our roads. You will be required to reach a certain level of proficiency before we can issue you a DL196.


Theory & Hazard Perception Test

Theory & Hazard Perception Test

Before moving on to your practical tests you will need to take and pass your motorcycle theory and motorcycle hazard perception test.

It is possible to take your theory test before your CBT but most people take it afterwards.


Motorcycle Practical Test – Module 1

Motorcycle Practical Test – Module 1

The motorcycle practical test is divided into two modules. You must pass Module 1 before you can attempt Module 2.

Module 1 comprises a series of off-road manoeuvers and takes place at a DVSA Practical Test Centre. You need to wear suitable clothing and have with you your CBT (DL196), your Theory and Hazard Perception Test pass certificate (less than 2 years old) and a valid licence.


Motorcycle Practical Test – Module 2

Motorcycle Practical Test – Module 2

Before you can attempt Module 2 you must have passed Module 1.

Module 2 is a test of your on road riding ability. You need to wear suitable clothing and have with you your CBT (DL196), your Theory and Hazard Perception Test pass certificate (less than 2 years old), your Practical Test Module 1 pass certificate and a valid licence. You must use the same category and size bike that you used in Module 1.


  • Len Johnstone: Passed his MOD 2
  • Paul Skelton: Passed his DAS
  • Ryan Russell: Passed his DAS
  • David Wintour: Passed his DAS
  • James Carter: Passed his A2 and DAS
  • Gareth Leng: Passed his DAS
  • Daniel Mason: Passed his A2 Licence
  • Matthew Axeford: Passed his A2 Licence
  • Simon Jackson: Passed his DAS
  • Alex Matthews: Passed his DAS
  • Kurt Danson: Passed his DAS
  • Martin Tremlin: Passed his DAS
  • Charley Barrett: Passed his DAS
  • Daniel Haigh: Passed his DAS
  • Jack Mills: Passed his A2 Licence
  • Martin Tremlin: Passed his DAS
  • Jordan Wayman: Passed his A2 Licence
  • Steve Vaughan: Passed his DAS
  • Joshua Matthews: Passed his DAS
  • Tudor Sinderby: Passed his A2 Licence
  • Patrick Bagley: Passed his DAS
  • Daniel Parsley: Passed his DAS
  • "Can't recommend enough for anyone looking to do their CBT. Kev is a great teacher and I really enjoyed my training."

    Emily Jane

  • "My 1st time doing the CBT, learning to change gear. Within 5 minutes Kev the instructor taught me! What amazing experience I had today; highly recommended 👌 Get yourself booked in for top class training!"

    Eugene L

  • "The instructors were real down to earth and made passing my CBT fun, safe and intuitive. I am very strongly considering going back to do my a2 license."

    Matthew Stephen E

  • "Passed my full licence with these guys and a massive thank you to Kev and Kev the instructors. These guys got me through my CBT and my full licence. They are very professional, friendly and patient. I highly recommend Stella if you want to get your Motorbike licence."

    Michael J

  • "I can highly recommend."

    Glynn Lewis

  • "I came to Stella from another trainer who tried his best but I have a issue with taking tests an don’t like a shouty approach when learning new skills, makes me nervous. Previous trainer wouldn’t let me on a 650, saying I wasn’t ready. Kev however had me on a big bike within five minutes and it was so much easier than the 125. Kev realised that I was a nervous learner and adapted his approach, never pushing too hard and spending a lot of one on one time with me. He got me through my mod 1 in two try’s and today I passed my mod 2. I think it would have taken a very long time with anyone else and it certainly would not have been so enjoyable. Stella have a great approach and are only interested in getting you through the test as a safe and competent rider. I’m 50 years old and can say without a doubt, you are never too old to learn and Stella training is the best option in and around Gloucester and the Forest of Dean."

    Len Johnstone
    Passed his MOD 2

  • "Thank you and Kev for your hard work over the last year, you have been a professional and well qualified and without your school, i would have not pass my test. No 1 bike training school in the Forest of Dean which I passed in July this year."

    Matty Axeford
    Passed his DAS

  • "After being off motorcycles for more than 30 years, I was disappointed to be told by DVLA that I needed to to take my full test again. However, this proved to be the best advice. Stella MT took me from CBT to full DAS and I learnt new techniques and they equipped me well to safe on the road. Thanks to Kevin & Sharon."

    Nigel Powell
    Passed his DAS

  • "I’m delighted it have passed all parts of my motorcycle tests first time under the expert guidance of Kevin. The entire experience was excellent, with Sharon arranging training and test days that suited my hectic diary. Thanks Stella."

    Matt Heaman

  • "Wow, what can I say? I have had the most amazing experience starting with my CBT, all the way through to passing my mod 1 and 2 with Stella motorcycle training. I have found Stella to be a very professional company with a pleasant, laid back approach which went very far in settling quite a-nervous-at-first pupil lol. Kev is quite amazing at getting the very best from you, very quickly growing your confidence literally by the hour. Thank you, Kev and Sharon for helping realise a life long dream of mine."

    Paul Skelton
    Passed his DAS

  • "I want to thank Stella MCT for their patience and knowledge in helping me get my full motorcycle license. I have done every part of my journey to motorcycle freedom with them from my CBT to my Direct Access course. At each stage of the process Stella have been very helpful, professional and friendly. On the parts I found more difficult Kev simplified the process and built me up core skill by core skill till the part I struggled on was a habit. One of the best parts of the training was that I was taught the reasons why we have to do something not just how to do it. Everything that Stella did had safety in mind and I left 100% through the process. On the test days I got quite nervous and Kev’s words of advice helped me focus to get the job done on my first try. Thank you all at Stella. It has been a pleasure."

    Ryan Russell
    Passed his DAS

  • "At the age of 49 I thought it was time to have my mid life crisis !! Had been recommended Stella by a few mates , couldn't have used a better team ! From CBT through to full bike licence ,it was a easy and enjoyable experience, Sharon made all the booking so easy over the phone and Kev is such an experienced instructor and top bloke passing on his wealth of knowledge and some great stories , keeping you relaxed ready for ,what for some can be a nerve racking time. Top team, will recommend to all , Thanks so much."

    David Wintour
    Passed his DAS

  • "Passed my A2 and DAS with Stella and was a joy to do it! Kev the instructor is a real nice sound bloke with depths of knowledge and highly recommend. He teaches you how to ride safely and correctly first, which in turn gives you great bike skill. Wicked experience."

    James Carter
    Passed his A2 and DAS

  • "Wow. what can I say? Passed Mod1&2 within a month, first time!! Kev and Sharon are incredible people! Thanks Kev, your knowledge was incredible. Without it I wouldnt have passed. Can't recommend STELLA MOTORCYCLE TRAINING enough! Don't be a fool and make sure you book with these guys."

    Gareth Leng
    Passed his DAS

  • "Thank you so much for helping me pass my A2 bike test first time. Kev is a brilliant instructor, makes you feel very calm and relaxed about taking your test! I got my bike on the road the other day and it feels amazing! Thank you very much."

    Daniel Mason
    Passed his A2 Lincence

  • "Thank you and Kev for your hard work over the last year and you been a professional and well qualified and without your school I will not pass my test. Both of you are a dream team who keep the school running."

    Matthew Axeford
    Passed his A2 Lincence

  • "Friendly, helpful and professional - a first class service in every way!"

    Simon Jackson
    Passed his DAS

  • "Completed my DAS with Stella, trained by Kev. Very professional, calm and accurate training made learning to ride a very enjoyable experience. All round very nice and friendly people who genuinely want you to do well and ensure that it is easy to do so with a very relaxed and patient style that makes the learning far less stressful. Also, there were absolutely no surprises in the test as every aspect was very well covered! Would most certainly recommend."

    Alex Matthews
    Passed his DAS

  • "Stella Motorcycle Training are brilliant!. I would recommend them to any other learner rider. Payments and info made very easy and Kevin does an amazing job with teaching. Very satisfied with my results, thank you."

    Kurt Danson
    Passed his DAS

  • "Really enjoyed training with Kev and he was really helpful with my son George, who had never ridden before his CBT...straight on a 500cc, he couldnt believe it. Would recommend the Stella Motorcycle Training to anyone."

    Martin Tremlin
    Passed his DAS

  • "I couldn't recommend Stella enough. Friendly and comfortable learning environment with highly experienced instructors."

    Charley Barrett
    Passed his DAS

  • "THANK YOU FOLKS! Had a brilliant time on the DAS course with Stella MCT and would recommend to anyone, beginner or not. Easy going and friendly but plenty of knowledge and experience, from CBT to a full A licence its been an absolute pleasure, Kev, Mike and Sharon."

    Daniel Haigh
    Passed his DAS

  • "Brilliant bunch, they are a great bunch. Did my cbt, mod 1 and mod 2 with them and would highly recommend it! Kev is a brilliant teacher who has taught majority of my friends too. Thanks!"

    Jack Mills
    Passed his A2 Licence

  • "Really enjoyed training with kev and he was really helpful with my son george who had never ridden before his cbt ... straight on a 500cc he couldnt believe it. Would recommend Stella to anyone."

    Martin Tremlin
    Passed his DAS

  • "Really enjoyed riding with Stella, brilliant and knowlegeable motorcycle training body, would not go with anyone else!"

    Jordan Wayman
    Passed his A2 Licence

  • "Passed my motorcycle test today with Stella MCt. from CBT, Mod1 and Mod2. I had some great training and made friends for life thank Steve"

    Steve Vaughan
    Passed his DAS

  • "Thanks alot for all the help from everyone at Stella. Passing my test has been a goal of mine for a while and I am glad to have done it, earning a sense of freedom to get out on the road and enjoy the views"

    Joshua Matthews
    Passed his DAS

  • "Kev is a great guy he makes you feel right at home. He's a no nonsense guy and make the training easy to understand because of it. Thank you once again"

    Tudor Sinderby
    Passed his A2 Licence

  • "A fantastic experience from CBT right through to passing MOD 2. Friendly and professional at all times"

    Patrick Bagley
    Passed his DAS

  • "So happy! Thanks for everything! :) take care Dan"

    Daniel Parsley
    Passed his DAS