If you are looking to pass yourmotorcycle licence in Slough then you will need to carry out motorcycle riding lessons at one of our training centres in and around the slough area.
The type of training that you will need and what kind of motorcycle or scooter that you’ll be able to ride will depend upon your age when learning to ride and the type of licence that you qualify for.
How does the Motorcycle Licence Test Work?
If you’re familiar with how the car test works then you’ll be comfortable with the process for passing your motorcycle test. As with the car test you will first have to pass your theory and hazard perception modules before you can take a practical, riding exam. But don’t worry if you don’t have the time or money to start riding straight away… You have two years after passing your theory tests before you need to pass your practical riding exam.
The only time you don’t need to pass your theory test is when you are doing a CBT, which isn’t strictly a test and won’t grant you a full motorcycle licence - but the Compulsory Basic Training will get you on the road and riding around town; albeit with L-Plates.
When you are ready to consider taking your full, practical motorcycle test, then you will learn that it’s actually split into two,distinct parts; Module 1, and Module 2. You will normally complete these on seperate days, as you cannot progress to Module 2 without first passing Module 1.
Module 1 is completed on an off-road training area - usually a purpose built area with specific line markings and cones - and you can expect for this to take around 15 to 20 minutes to complete.
For this first part of the motorcycle riding test, you will be asked to complete several different maneuvers:
•To start with, you’ll be asked to push the motorcycle around whilst off of the bike and you will need to show that you can use the side-stand correctly.
•After that, you will be required to perform a series of riding maneuvers; a slalom and figure of eight, a slow, controlled, ride, a U-turn, cornering and controlled stop, cornering and emergency stop, and the cornering and hazard avoidance maneuver.
Don’t worry, you will cover all these in your motorcycle training before your take your test - as well as learning to ride the routes around Slough.
And this is where Module 2 of the motorcycle licence test begins.
Module 2 is the on-road portion of the test, and will take a little longer than the time taken to pass Module 1 - you should expect for it to involve riding around your local, Slough roads for around 50 minutes.
Ahead of the examiner, you will head out onto the local roads and will be given directions through a one-way radio that you’ll wear over your ear - this will be something that you would already have gained experience of when taking part in your motorcycle licence training around Slough.
The road ride will include a variety of maneuvers, including stopping, pulling away at an angle from behind a parked car, and also a hill start if it’s possible. Also, whilst on the on-road test you will have to show that you can ride independently, so do demonstrate that, the instructor will give you a destination, and then you will have to reach it by following road signs.
All with the instructor following closely behind of course!
Once this has been completed - and you have passed with flying colours - you’ll be ready to hit the local Slough roads with the fullest of confidence and with the knowledge 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 or desire to gain your full licence just yet - then the quickest way to getting onto two wheels in and around Slough is via the 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.