Motorbike, motorbikechick, test

Booking lessons and test!

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Yamaha XJ6 @Camrider, Cambridge.

The above photo is pretty self explanatory, the little hunny I past my test on! For those who know nothing about how a motorcycle license is gained, please continue to read 🙂 I will share how my lessons came about…

Firstly, I’m probably one of the most organised people you will ever meet yet, I contributed nothing to getting bike lessons etc sorted. Adam text me when I was at work one day to say it all had been booked and he needed to know my driving license number – what the hell he actually went ahead and booked us in! :O Shock horror. It’s official, i’m starting lessons! I didn’t know what to think at first, I was excited but had no idea what to expect.

Below is a useful link about different motorbike licenses 🙂 I am not going to try and explain as I think it will be too confusing.

***https://www.gov.uk/ride-motorcycle-moped/bike-categories-ages-and-licence-requirements

The basics of Module 1 & 2.

Module 1

This exercise will be in an off-road motorcycle manoeuvring area (a large tarmac car park).

The test normally takes about 20 minutes and includes:

  • wheeling the moped or motorcycle and using the stand (manual handling)
  • riding a slalom and figure of 8
  • a slow ride
  • a U-turn
  • cornering and a controlled stop
  • cornering and an emergency stop
  • cornering and hazard avoidance

For the hazard avoidance and emergency stop exercises you must ride at a minimum speed of:

  • 19 mph on a moped
  • 31 mph on a motorcycle

You’ll be told if you’ve passed module 1 at the end of the test!!!

The examiner will make a note of:

  • dangerous faults – these involve actual danger to you, the examiner, the public or property
  • serious faults – these are potentially dangerous
  • riding faults – these aren’t potentially dangerous, but could become serious if you keep making the same mistake

You’ll pass module 1 if you make:

  • no serious or dangerous faults (sometimes called ‘majors’)
  • no more than 5 riding faults (sometimes called ‘minors’)

 

Module 2

You must pass module 1 before you can take the module 2 test.

The test normally takes about 30 minutes and includes:

  • an eyesight check (read a reg plate)
  • ‘show me, tell me’ vehicle safety questions
  • road riding
  • independent riding

You must bring your module 1 pass certificate to the module 2 test, along with your CBT cert and theory test!

 

‘Show me, tell me’ questions

You’ll be asked 2 vehicle safety questions. These might be along the lines of where is the brake fluid and what might you change if you carried a pillion passenger. This shows you can carry out basic safety checks.

Road riding

You’ll drive in various road and traffic conditions, but not on motorways. The examiner will give you directions using a radio and follow on a motorcycle.

Independent riding

You’ll have about 10 minutes of independent riding. The examiner will give you directions and you will be assessed on your ability to ride safely while making your own decisions

******NOTE – You will NOT fail if you go off the route 🙂 ********

Your test result

You’ll be told if you’ve passed module 2 at the end of the test.

The examiner will make a note of:

  • dangerous faults – these involve actual danger to you, the examiner, the public or property
  • serious faults – these are potentially dangerous
  • riding faults – these aren’t potentially dangerous, but could become serious if you keep making the same mistake

You’ll pass module 2 if you make:

  • no serious or dangerous faults (sometimes called ‘majors’)
  • no more than 10 riding faults (sometimes called ‘minors’)

 

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