Motorcycle testing and training to resume after hiatus

The MCIA has confirmed that motorcycle testing, training, and CBT centres can open their doors again

Motorcycle testing and training to resume after hiatus

THE winter is beginning to make way for spring, the sun is starting to reappear, and bike season is nearly upon us again. And there is some good news for those looking to get on two-wheels today, with the MCIA confirming that motorcycle testing and training centres can begin to open once more.

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The MCIA has announced the news, confirming that motorcycle lessons and CBT training will resume on March 29th ahead of Motorcycle testing, which will resume on 12th April. It was originally anticipated that CBT training would resume at the same time as car training on 12th April, however, with the strong lobby by MCIA, we are pleased that Ministers have listened and acted accordingly. Theory tests are also due to restart in England on 12th April.

The news will be welcomed by many, but probably none more so than the UK’s army of riders using the CBT route to mobility. CBT tests were sadly ignored by the government when it came to offering an extension, in the same way that MOTs were given a grace period, if they expired while test centres were closed.

It was even more saddening given that many key workers and health care professionals enjoy the cost-effective convenience offered by 125cc machines to get to and from work. Not offering these riders an extension to the 2-year validity would have added extra stress and cost to people when they could have really done without it.

To find your nearest MCIA approved motorcycle training centre, head to: mcia.co.uk

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