If you want to get your full motorcycle licence in Manchester you first need to complete your motorcycle training in Manchester. We currently have training schools in the centre of the city, as well as in Audenshaw, Middleton and Salford, that will help you in your journey.
Preparing for your Motorcycle Test
Thankfully we are living in the age of information, where our answers are only a quick Google search away. So if you have no experience riding a motorcycle, the internet, and our own Guides section, is your friend. These, for example, are our top tips for new riders. It will also help to brush up on road riding theory.
If you’re over the age of 16, that means you will be able to complete your CBT (Compulsory Basic Training), which is a great starting point if you want to gain experience before taking your full motorcycle test. The CBT only takes a day, and once you have completed it you will be able to ride a motorcycle upto 50cc (if you’re 16), or 125cc (if you’re 17 and above), on the UK’s roads. Once you have your CBT, you will be free to progress and practice at your own pace, until you feel ready to take the test, which you can take from the age of 19.
How does Motorcycle Training in Manchester Work?
If you’re already driving a car in Manchester, then you probably expect your motorcycle training to be spread out over a couple of months, with one or two lessons every week, but that’s generally not the case. You will usually spend the best part of a week getting prepared for your motorcycle test with your chosen school. Over these few intensive days, your instructor will go over everything that will be expected of you during the test, both on and off the road, and once they feel you’re ready, they will book the first part of your practical test.
Taking the Motorcycle Test in Manchester
Your practical test will be split up into two parts; Module 1, and Module 2.
Module 2 takes place on an off-road training area and will take around 20 minutes. You will be asked to perform a series of maneuvers, such as a U-turn, figure of eight, and slalom, as well as pushing your bike around and using the stand. Only once you have completed your Module 1 test will you be able to move onto Module 2.
Module 2 takes place on the road and will last a little longer - about 50 minutes. The examiner will follow you, giving you instructions via a one-way radio. You will need to ride safely and confidently for this part of the test, and you will also have to perform several different maneuvers, such as pulling away from behind a parked car, and starting on a hill. You will also be asked to reach a certain destination without directional prompts from the examiner, during which you will be judged on your decision making.