CCM Motorcycles


Friday, 23 March 2012

Do I Need a CBT?

All learner 125cc motorcycles and scooter riders must have completed a CBT (compulsory basic training) course before riding on the road.

If you have a car driving licence

If your car driving test was passed on or after 1 February 2001, you must complete a CBT course to confirm your full scooter rights.

If you passed your car driving test before 1 February 2001 you don't need to complete a CBT course to ride a scooter. However it is strongly recommended that you do.

If you want to ride a motorcycle you must apply for a provisional motorcycle licence and then complete a CBT course.

When CBT is not needed

You don't have to take CBT if you have a:

  • Full Scooter licence from passing a full Scooteroped test after 1 December 1990
  • Full motorcycle licence for one category but want to upgrade to another

You will also be free from taking CBT if you live and ride on specified offshore islands. However, if and when you ride in mainland UK you will need to complete a CBT course.

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Ice run 2012, the world’s daftest race. All in the name of charity.

With just a few weeks until 15 teams gear up for 1000 miles across a frozen river. On a bunch of 1940’s Russian Urals, complete with sidecar. Temperatures exceeding -40°C.

The ice run involves competitors racing from the start at the Ural motorcycle factory in Irbit, and navigating their own way to the finish at Salekhard, the only town in the world that is actually on the Arctic Circle. Navigating their way along the frozen river Ob on these battered bikes, the teams start the race on February 8th.

With all the competitors using the similar classic ww2 vintage Ural, supplied by the event organisers.

While modern Urals will easily shrug off 1000 miles at -40°C. These aren’t modern.

With Brit Simon Limpus and New Zealand team mate, Dave Murray competing in the race we’ll keep you updated as teams try to reach the end of the Ob.

So if your wanting to join Simon and Dave in Russia, you better hurry, and these trips don't come cheap, so you can be expecting a quick trip to webuyanybike and having to trade that CBR for a chance on the 1940 Ural.

All in the name of charity!

2012 CCM Motorcycles
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