Got your Learner Licence? Awesome.

Now it’s time to think about your Restricted Licence. Under the CBTA assessment system as operated by Ornsby Motorcycle Training, there is NO MINIMUM time restriction for applying for your Restricted Licence—the only restriction is you must be at least 16½ years of age. You do NOT need to have your Learner Licence for any minimum period of time.

However, to get your Restricted Licence you need to pass the Competency-Based Training & Assessment (CBTA 6R / Restricted). To help you achieve this, and to improve your general riding skills we recommend undertaking some intermediate rider training. You can do this one of two ways (or both if you wish):

  1. Undertake the ACC subsidised Ride Forever Bronze Course

  2. Undertake one-on-one training with one of our instructors

Both courses are designed to take you to the next level so you can pass your Competency-Based Training & Assessment (CBTA 6R / Restricted). And there is some good news—if you choose to do the Ride Forever Bronze Course, ACC will help out by heavily subsidising the cost! Should you choose, we can also simply take you through the CBTA 6R (Restricted) assessment (although we strongly recommend training prior to undertaking this assessment).

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Ride Forever Bronze Course >

The Ride Forever Bronze course is aimed at entry level / novice and newly licensed riders and specifically focuses on the competencies and tasks required for riders to sit the CBTA Restricted Licence assessment. The course is predominantly urban based with a small open road component and has a strong focus on defensive riding and reinforcing basic bike control skills. It is a good place to start so you can graduate through the Ride Forever Programme and build on skills in a structured way.

SUITABLE FOR:

  • This course is suitable for entry level / novice and newly licensed riders preparing for the CBTA Restricted Licence assessment.
  • You must have a motorcycle Learner Licence (minimum) to attend this course.

YOU GET:

  • A full day group lesson (maximum 6 riders) with one of our NZTA certified riding instructors.

TOPICS COVERED:

  • Group riding protocols and safety / if you have never ridden in a group we will prepare you for this
  • Motorcycle control:
    • Positioning / how you sit on a motorcycle / head movement
    • Speed management / riding through the throttle
    • Progression
    • Stability / balance / smoothness
  • Road positioning: using the road and being seen
  • Safe and effective braking technique
  • Maintaining progress in traffic flow (keeping up with traffic, accelerating, overtaking)
  • Gear selection, braking and stopping
  • Hazard detection
  • Cornering

TIME REQUIREMENT:

  • A full day (8 hours)

AVAILABLE LOCATIONS / COST

  • Christchurch – WINTER PROMO – FREE!
  • Timaru $20
  • West Coast $20
  • Dunedin $20
  • Central Otago $20
  • Invercargill $20

SPECIAL NOTES ABOUT THIS COURSE:

No Bike? No Problem.

At the time of booking your course, you can also book one of our fantastic late-model LAMs approved hire bikes.

ONE-ON-ONE SESSION >

This option is perfect for anyone of any age who has their Learner Licence and wants to get more from their riding, improve their skills, gain more confidence and also fast-track to their Restricted Licence through one-on-one training.

YOU GET:

  • A one-on-one lesson with one of our professional riding instructors held at Ornsby HQ in Christchurch or from your home*

TIME REQUIREMENT:

  • 1.5 hours

AVAILABLE LOCATIONS / COST

  • Christchurch $180

Specific booking dates can be coordinated upon enquiry for the locations listed below:

  • Timaru $180
  • West Coast $180
  • Dunedin $180
  • Central Otago $180
  • Invercargill $180

SPECIAL NOTES ABOUT THIS COURSE:

No Bike? No Problem.

At the time of booking your course, you can also book one of our fantastic late-model LAMs approved hire bikes.

CBTA Assessment (CBTA 6R / RESTRICTED) ONLY >

This is CBTA 6R (Restricted) assessment only. There is NO riding tuition component in this option.

YOU GET:

  • Briefing, preparation and assessment for your Competency-Based Training & Assessment (CBTA 6R / Restricted) for Restricted Licence
  • If you achieve a pass result upon completing your Competency-Based Training & Assessment (CBTA 6R / Restricted) you will receive a CBTA certificate which you then present to a NZTA Licensing agent who will issue you with your Restricted Licence.

TIME REQUIREMENT:

  • 1.5 hours

AVAILABLE LOCATIONS / COST

  • Christchurch $170
  • Timaru $200
  • Dunedin $220
  • Central Otago $220

SPECIAL NOTES ABOUT THIS PACKAGE:

No Bike? No Problem.

At the time of booking your course, you can also book one of our fantastic late-model LAMs approved hire bikes.

SPECIAL NOTES RIDE FOREVER BRONZE COURSE:

  • ALL RIDERS are required to wear suitable protective gear (minimum: helmet / motorcycle specific jacket / boots) — instructors may refuse training to riders who are not properly attired.
  • If you are riding your own bike, your bike is required to have both a current Warrant of Fitness and be Road Registered. Instructors WILL refuse training to riders who turn up to course on a motorcycle without a current WOF and/or Registration.
  • ALL RIDERS must bring their current Drivers Licence. Instructors WILL refuse training to riders who turn up to course without a current Drivers Licence.
  • Any rider attending a course currently on their Learner Licence is required by Law to have an L-Plate fitted to their motorcycle. Instructors WILL refuse training to riders who turn up with a current Learners Licence without an affixed L-Plate on their motorcycle.
  • To attend any of this course you must be confident enough to ride amongst traffic. If you are not feeling confident enough for this, a one-on-one session will be better suited to you.
  • For the Ride Forever Bronze course morning tea and coffee is provided. Lunch will be taken during the on-road group ride at a cafe at your cost.
  • Ride Forever Courses are not weather dependent. Rain or sun—we’re riding. If it is wet, please bring your wet weather gear. We do not offer refunds to riders who do not ‘show on the day’.
  • If you can not attend a booked course or assessment—let us know 24 hours in advance and we will reschedule you at no cost.

SPECIAL NOTES ONE-ON-ONE SESSIONS & CBTA ASSESSMENT:

  • Passing your CBTA is not guaranteed—some riders may require further training and / or re-assessment.
  • ALL RIDERS are required to wear sturdy footwear and long pants—instructors may refuse training to riders who are not properly attired. DO NOT turn up in shorts and / or jandals.
  • *Where our instructors come to you — for NON-URBAN LOCATIONS — travel time will be deducted from the lesson time.
  • If you can not attend a booked course or assessment — let us know 24 hours in advance and we will reschedule you at no cost. We do not offer refunds to riders who do not ‘show on the day’.
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