Preparatory On Road Training Course:
When you have satisfactorily completed you CBT (Compulsory Basic Training) you will be allowed to ride on public roads for up to two years, with L plates, where you'll gain the experience needed to pass your practical motorcycle test. To give yourself the best chance of passing you can take this further course designed to help get you through the test.
Reporting for your practical test
You must bring the following items with you to do both module 1 and module 2 of your test. If you do not, the Driving Standards Agency may refuse to carry out the test and you may lose your fee.
- The card part of your licence.
- Valid DL196 ( CBT certificate )
- Valid theory test certificate. You can book your theory test at https://www.gov.uk/book-theory-test they charge £23.
- Valid module 1 test pass certificate when presenting for module 2 only.
What will the test include?
The new test will be completed in two modules. The specified manoeuvres conducted at specific speeds will be tested in module 1 on safe off-road sites. These specified manoeuvres are:
- At least two manoeuvres carried out at slow speed, including a slalom.
- At least two manoeuvres carried out at higher speed, of which one exercise should be in second gear, at a speed of at least 30 km/h (approx. 19 mph) and one exercise avoiding an obstacle at a minimum speed of 50 km/h (approx. 32 mph
- At least two braking manoeuvres, including an emergency brake at a minimum speed of 50 km/h (approx. 32 mph).
On the day of your module 1 test, you will be asked by the examiner to demonstrate your riding ability on either the left-hand or right-hand circuit. The standard off-road layout may change because of local conditions on the casual sites.
If you demonstrate riding skills of a dangerously incompetent level during module 1, you will not be allowed to take module 2. If you pass module 1 you will receive a test pass certificate which you must bring with you when you take module 2.
Module 2 of the test is made up of the eyesight test, road safety questions and at least 35 minutes of road riding. Road riding will cover a variety of road and traffic conditions and will also include normal stops, hill and angle starts.
A1 Category Motorcycle Test
This test is for those aged 17 and over and will enable you to ride a motorcycle with a capacity no higher than 125cc and 11kw (14bhp) - in order to complete this test you will need to have completed a CBT and Motorcycle Theory Test
A2 Category Motorcycle Test
This test is for those aged 19 and over and will enable you to ride a motorcycle with a power output no higher than 35kw (46 bhp) - if restriction is applied, the standard vehicle cannot produce more than twice this output.
In order to be eligible for this test, you need to have completed a CBT and Theory test, for the progressive access route, you will need to have 2 years experience under the A1 license and take a further practical test.
Category A Motorcycle Test
Successfully completing this test will enable you to ride a motorcycle of any capacity without Restriction.
In order to complete this test you must be over the Age of 24 (for the direct Access route) and have completed a CBT and Motorcycle Theory Test, for the progressive access route, you will need to have obtained 2 years experience under the Category A2 license.
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