Are you looking to get your motorcycle licence in Southend-On-Sea? If so, you’ll need to undergo motorcycle training at one of our riding schools in and around Southend-On-Sea.
How the Motorcycle Test Works
Before you can hop on a bike and take your practical test, you must first pass your theory and hazard perception tests. Once you’ve passed these you will have two years to complete your practical test. You don’t need to complete the theory and hazard perception tests to complete the CBT.
The practical motorcycle test is split into two parts: Module 1, and Module 2. You will complete these on seperate days, as you cannot progress to Module 2 without first passing Module 1.
Module 1 takes place on an off-road training area, and is over pretty quickly - within about 20 minutes. For this you will be asked to complete several different maneuvers, such as a slalom, figure of eight, and U-turn.
Module 2 takes place on the road, and usually lasts 50 minutes. You will ride ahead of the examiner, who will give you instructions via a one-way radio. The road ride will include stopping, pulling away at an angle from behind a parked vehicle, and a hill start where possible. You will also have to ride independently for a portion of Module 2, which means you will be given a destination and will have to reach that destination using road signs and without any input from the examiner.
Preparing for your Motorcycle Test in Southend-On-Sea
Taking your motorcycle test can be a nerve-racking and sometimes stressful experience, so it pays to get in as much preparation as possible beforehand. Leading upto your motorcycle test in Southend-on-Sea you’ll have lessons with instructors from our motorcycle training schools in Southend-On-Sea to prepare you for the specific maneuvers and scenarios you will encounter during the practical test, but it doesn’t hurt to do some extra preparation if you have the time.
If you haven’t completed your CBT in the last two years then you won’t be able to ride on the road, which means the only time you will be able to ride a bike will be during your lessons. If you are able to practice on the road then head to quiet areas for some extra practice when you can. Industrial and business parks outside work hours are good places to practice where you won’t be bothered by much traffic. We have plenty of articles and guides that will help you prepare for your motorcycle test. Here are some top tips for new riders from an instructor.
There are also countless videos on YouTube that you can use, but be careful which videos you choose to pay attention to. We’d stay away from the videos posted by those who don’t appear to have any credentials. There are plenty of riding schools and advanced instructors with informative videos.