If you are looking to pass your motorcycle licence in Lewisham then you’ve come to the right place. By carrying out your motorcycle training at one our approved training centres in and around the Lewisham area you can be pretty sure that you’ll be up and riding on two wheels within next to no time.
The actual type of training that you will need and the kind of motorcycle or scooter that you’ll be able to ride will depend upon your age and experience when you’re learning to ride.
This is how the Motorcycle Licence system within the UK works.
Just as with the car test here within the UK, you will have to pass both of your theory and hazard perception modules before you can take a practical, riding exam first. After you’ve done this, you will have two years in which to pass your practical motorcycle riding exam. If you don’t pass within this time, then you’ll simply be asked to take your theory tests again.
The only time you don’t need to pass your theory test is when you are taking you CBT (compulsory basic training), which isn’t strictly a test and won’t grant you a full motorcycle licence - but this simple days’ worth of training, will get you on the road and riding around town; albeit with the need to ride with L-Plates on your bike or scooter.
When you are ready for your full, practical motorcycle test, then you will need to know that it’s actually separated into two, separate parts; a Module 1, and then the Module 2.
You will normally complete these on seperate days, because you cannot progress to Module 2 without first passing Module 1 and it’s always best to leave a little bit of room between the two steps that you need to undertake.
Module 1 has to be taken within an off-road training area - usually a purpose built arena within a DVLA testing centre - with specific line markings and cones - and you should expect for this to take around 15 to 20 minutes to complete.
During the first part of this first module for the motorcycle riding test, you will be asked to complete several different maneuvers such as:
- Pushing the motorcycle around whilst off of the bike
- Proving that you can use the side-stand correctly
- A slalom and figure of eight
- A slow, controlled ride
- A U-turn
- Some basic cornering
- A controlled stop.
- More cornering with an emergency stop
- And a hazard avoidance maneuver
After this it’s on to Module 2 of the your motorcycle licence test.
Module 2 is the on-road portion of the test, and you should plan for it to involve riding around your local, Lewisham area roads for around 50 minutes.
Heading out onto the local roads in front of the examiner, you will be given directions through a one-way radio that you’ll wear over your ear - something that you would already be used to when taking part in your motorcycle licence training.
The road ride will include a variety of different maneuvers, including stopping whilst on the road, pulling away at an angle from behind a parked car, and you will also be asked to perform a hill start if it’s possible.
Also, whilst on this on-road test you will have to show that you can ride independently, which means that your instructor/tester will give you a local, Lewisham-based destination, and you will have to reach it just by following the local road signs.
Once this has been completed you’ll be ready to hit the local roads around Lewisham and the surrounding area with the fullest of confidence, knowing that you’ve had the best training available.
What if I’m not ready for the full motorcycle licence training?
If you’re 17 or under - or you just don’t feel the need to go out and get your full licence just yet - then the quickest way to get onto two wheels in and around Lewisham is by taking your CBT… The difference this time however is that you can only ride bikes upto 125cc, with a maximum power output of 11kW and that you will have to sport L-Plates on your motorcycle or scooter until you’re ready to advance and move up to your next level of training.