Have You Done Your CBT?

845589_ew_pkb.jpgAssalamu-Alaykum (Peace be Upon you)

So there we were:

12:30 am on a Friday night and yours truly was having a rant…..a rant at my mates for telling me that they were going to do their Compulsory Basic Training (CBT) on motorbikes some 8 hours later and not letting me know!

Oh the injustice of it all! If only they had known how much I wanted to do this!
Anyway, to cut a long tirade short (!), I decided to join them and went along with them, and alhumdulillah (all Praise belongs to Allah) I got a place on the day long course!

It costs £100 and you need to bring both parts of your licence, but the advantage is that after you get the certificate, you are legally allowed to ride a motorbike up to 125 cc (which is quite fast for beginners!) on the road. You have to have ‘L’ plates on and you have to be insured as well, but you cannot go on the motorway – that has to wait until you pass your test, which has to be within 2 years of passing the CBT.

The course lasted the whole day, and it was a good opportunity to interact with non-Muslims as well, and to try to portray Islam. We had a laugh and a joke (even though I had the moped!), and alhumdulillah although it wasn’t possible to pray our Salaat (prayer) there, we got back home in time and were able to pray Zuhr before the time ended.

Ma’as-salaam

PS: Apparently, the bike tests are going to get much harder by October 2008 so more people are trying to pass before that date. If you have ever fancied the idea of zooming around on two wheels, then it might be worthwhile doing the same.

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6 Responses to “Have You Done Your CBT?”

  1. Excellent sid, looks like i’ll have to buy myself a helmet. 2 people can travel together on a moped can’t they?

  2. I’m not sure to be honest, but just to be on the safe side, I wouldn’t.
    I think that u need a full licence to take 2 people, but Allah knows best.
    Jazakallah for your comment.

  3. Look out people, man on a mission! Now he’ll be the chap in the first row for prayers with his scooter parked up alongside!

  4. Jazakallah for your comment ‘Guvnor’! Now I just need a nice, cheap bike…any ideas?

  5. salaam,hope your doing good inshallah.i wana ride a motorbike so darn badly lol,always been something ive wanted 2 do lol as ive told u b4,hmmm may have to tke the course and c what happens inshallah.Tke cre

    Salaam :-)

  6. hi
    h1otdi069vgg13l8
    good luck

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