Learn the rules of the road for riders

Before you get on a motorbike, it’s a good idea to start learning the rules of the road.

Where to start

The Highway Code is essential reading for all road users, including motorcycle riders.

  • before you begin CBT, it is essential to read and understand The Highway Code. This will help you put the rules of the road into practice
  • if you have a thorough understanding of the theory, you will have more time to spend learning the practical riding skills.

Practical tips for riders

The Official DVSA Guide to Riding – the essential skills, includes helpful tips on:

  • good riding techniques
  • what to do in an incident, accident or emergency
  • maintenance and security
  • riding and the law
  • fuel-efficient riding
  • using advanced techniques such as filtering and limit points.

Joined-up learning

Safe Driving for Life have worked with DVSA to produce official eLearning content to support learner riders.

The Motorcycle Theory Test and Hazard Perception eLearning uses references to the Highway Code (HC), Know your traffic signs (KYTS) and Riding - the essential skills (RES), to help learners understand the topics covered in the multiple choice theory test.



Ridefree is a combination of 6 eLearning modules for you to complete before taking your CBT course.

It has been designed to help you develop the knowledge that will make your CBT course more enjoyable and effective.

It’s based on evidence and tailored to the experiences of real learners and real trainers.

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