I’m new to the site and back in the UK after a couple of years overseas. I need to do a CBT, then am keen to get a Varadero with an eye to steadily moving up. I did my first CBT in 2006 so obv. I need to do it again. Does anybody know a training school that does CBT with their own Varaderos? I’d like to start as I mean to go on you see.
If you want to take a CBT on your own Varadero, any school will accommodate that as long as you can get it to the school without riding it there yourself and you have the Insurance, MoT and tax documents.
If you want to use a school Varadero, you might have to do a bit of searching around. Sorry, but I wasn’t sure what you were getting at in your post…
I know Get Bike in Northfield had Varadero’s, but that was a while ago and I don’t know if they still do…
I am hoping to find a school that supplies a Varadero to do a CBT. I currently don’t have anything.
My experience: CBT in 2006 on automatic followed by riding a 50cc (6months) then a 125 (2 years) around London - both automatic.
Manual bike experience: I learnt on dirt bikes in countries with very little in the way of law. Not a great deal of manual experience on a well ordered road! Was hoping to do manual CBT and then kind of ease into it. Sound like a good idea?
@mctlondon.co.uk - thanks. I’m planning on getting a full licence hopefully in the coming months but can’t really afford to do everything in one go right now. I thought steady learning with a ‘big’ 125cc would help.
I rented a Varadero for a week before doing my DAS, it made a huge difference. I even took it on a Jetstream rideout (and I certainly wasn’t the slowest bike there!
The company I rented it from, GetBike, also do CBT and other training - it’s where I did my CBT. I wouldn’t recommend them personally, but if you do want to do it on a Varadero then I don’t think there’s any harm in asking. Just explain that you haven’t ridden manual for a while, you’re planning to do your DAS, and you want to do the CBT on a bigger bike.
Although personally if I were you I’d take Terry up on his offer and do the CBT on one of his big bikes…