With our big move to Hardwicke complete, we have kept our engines revving and our high-visibility vests on as we continue to help our students get on the road.


Though it is not quite business as usual, we are exclusively offering Compulsory Basic Training (CBT) for students who are classed as key workers, who are travelling for essential purposes.

We know that travelling at this moment in time is not easy, with limited public transport and lift-sharing being off-limits, unless you live in the same household. If you are a key worker, we want to help you take the steps to complete your CBT or take the plunge to start learning.

Why are we offering training to key workers? 

We are offering training to key workers to help them get to where they are going. Whether you’re a Doctor, Nurse, Shop Assistant or Carer, we want to ensure that you can continue your vital work, being able to get to work safely and efficiently is a key part of that!

The team here at STELLA want to show our appreciation for the fantastic work essential workers are doing. By keeping our doors open we hope to help key workers get on the road and completing their training, rather than putting it on hold.

What is CBT? 

CBT training, also known as Compulsory Basic Training, is essential for anyone looking to legally ride a motorcycle or moped on the road. It provides the necessary skills and knowledge to all prospective riders to ride safely and once completed you will be issued with a DL196.

To undertake the basic training, you need to have a good understanding of the Highway Code’s rules and regulations.

What is a DL196? 

A DL196 is a legal document that learner’s need to ride on the road as a provisional driver. Our training instructors will issue you with one, once your training has been completed. The CBT certificate is valid for 2 years.

What do I need to start my training? 

At STELLA, we can have scooters and motorcycles available for you to use during your CBT, so having your own ride is not the be-all and end-all!

Appropriate clothing must be worn when undergoing training. We supply all the bits and bobs you will need to ride safely and look the part; this includes helmets, gloves and jackets.

However, you will need to bring sensible footwear that covers your ankles, full-length trousers without rips and tears – safety first not fashion! You must bring the plastic part of your driving licence with you for us to get started!

What does the training involve? 

The training itself consists of five elements:

  • An explanation of the course, what it includes and an eye test.
  • An introduction to the type of vehicle you have chosen to learn. At this stage, you will learn the controls and how to handle the vehicle.
  • The third element will introduce you to riding off-road. You will learn and practice how to stop, turn, change gears and travel at various speeds.
  • At this stage, we will prepare you for travelling on-road. We will also cover the Highway Code, different road surfaces and safety aspects of riding a moped or motorcycle.
  • The final stage sees you “take the wheel.” You and your instructor will ride together on the road.

Find out more about CBT.

How do I get started? 

You can give us a contact us by giving us a call on 07753238073 to discuss undertaking your Compulsory Basic Training as a key worker or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You can also book your training online

Our opening hours are Monday – Friday 8 am-6 pm.

We’d like to finish off this blog by saying a huge thank you to all the key workers that are keeping our bellies full and our nation healthy!

(Please note Stella Motorcyle Training only offer CBT for persons aged 18+)