This is a professional biker training school with many years of experience and expertise.
We offer not only the very best chances of getting you through your motorcycle tests first time, but also give you all of the rider training you need to get started as a safe and efficient road user, whether you are doing your CBT with us, your A1, A2, or even your Direct Access.
Learn to ride motorcycles with Sam or Space at PBT (Professional Biker Training). We are a family run motorcycle training school based in Hensall, near Goole in Yorkshire, (exit J34 off the M62) and within easy access of Selby, Pontefract, Castleford, Goole and Askern. We have been operating since 2001 and have always emphasised that learning should be fun, not a chore.
With that in mind we tailor our training to suit your needs and level of ability, from the complete novice to the more accomplished rider we have courses to suit. Our trained instructors are able to work round your commitments so we can accommodate all levels from CBT to DAS or refresher courses just to get you restarted.
Our training facilities include a range of quality motorcycles, free use of helmets and clothing and high quality radio’s used for all training.
With a comfortable classroom for instruction and debriefing, tea/coffee making facilities and a relaxed atmosphere we aim to make your experience how riding should be - safe and enjoyable!
Sam and Space are our guys in the know, taking classes of up to 6 per session for CBTs and 2 at a time for A1, A2, or Direct Access courses, you can be sure to be shown everything you need to know about riding a motorcycle on the road with safety and with ease.
General wanderer, doesn't like smiling much.
Main biker guy, smiles ocassionally more often than Sam.
Karen does not like bats...we may never know why.
A testament to bats of all guises, infiltrating the PBT Base Camp (still to this day?).
...some facts about motorcycle licences...
CBT - 16 years old.
CBT - ride a 49cc motorcycle with 14bhp when 16.
CBT - ride a 125cc motorcycle with 14bhp when 17.
A1 - 17 years old.
A1 - must have Motorcycle Theory Test pass.
A1 - ride a 125cc motorcycle with 14bhp.
A1 - ride without L plates.
A1 - ride on the motorway.
A2 - 19 years old.
A2 - must have Motorcycle Theory Test pass.
A2 - must have held A1 for 2 years.
A2 - ride any cc engine (power restrictions apply).
A2 - no more than 47bhp.
A2 - no more than 0.27bhp/kg power ratio.
A - 21 years old.
A - must have Motorcycle Theory Test pass.
A - must have held A2 for 2 years.
A - ride any motorcycle you choose.
Direct Access - 24 years old.
Direct Access - no previous motorcycle licence/s required.
Direct Access - must have Motorcycle Theory Test pass.
Direct Access - ride any motorcycle you choose.
We offer CBT courses so long as you are 16 or over and have a valid provisional driving licence. At the end of your CBT you can ride motorcycles that fit the licence and age restrictions set out by the DVLA (see bike and age restrictions).
Our A1 and A2 courses take place over just a few days. Passing the A1 Module 1 and 2 allows a rider of at least 17 years old to ride motorcycles up to 125cc and no more than 14.6bhp (11kW). L plates can be removed, passengers can be carried and you may ride on the motorway. Doing the A2 requires a rider to have held an A1 licence for 2 years and be at least 19 years of age, passing the Module 1 and 2 for the A2 licence raises the bhp restriction from 14.6bhp to 47bhp (35kW) and the 125cc restriction is removed completely although power to weight ratio limitations apply (0.27bhp/kg).
At 21 years of age and after 2 years of holding an A2 licence, a rider can then sit the A-Unrestricted test which removes all motorcycle restrictions.
Direct Access courses (for those 24 years old and over and no prior motorcycle licences) allow you to skip the A1 and A2 licences and start at the A-Unrestricted, letting you ride any bike engine size and power to weight ratio. A CBT and a Motorcycle Theory Test pass certificate must be held.
* Our deposits charged for all courses are non-refundable
Helping more riders get on the road does a lot for our roads, our environment, and fellow riders alike.
The message of bike safety and bike awareness is something that we take pride in passing on, whether you intend to get started with your CBT, or plan on diving straight into a Direct Access course.
Direct Access courses done
Friends made along the way
We have spaces available on all of our courses and we are waiting to hear from you.
Complete the form below, let us know what it is you are looking to do or wanting to ride and our experienced biker team will be straight back to you to let you know what to do next!
We always like to hear from you new people, leave us a message and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.
We get alsorts of questions from old and new riders alike, if you have a question and can't find the answer, drop us a line today.
Phone the Office: 01977 662 692
Phone Sam: 07785 783 958
Phone Space: 07771 655 779