Thinking about getting on two wheels? We’ve produced a step-by-step guide which covers Compulsory Basic Training, the motorcycle theory test and Modules One and Two to show you just how easy it can be to get your hands on a full motorcycle licence.
THE FIRST STEP – CBT
Ok, so you’ve decided you’d like to ride a motorcycle. The first step is to complete your Compulsory Basic Training. Don’t think of it as a test – because it’s not. The CBT course is simply designed to introduce new riders to five ‘elements’ that’ll help make their riding safer and more enjoyable. You can either choose to do the CBT course as a ‘standalone’ activity or treat it as a precursor to a longer, more intensive Direct Access Course.
THE SECOND STEP – MOTORCYCLE THEORY TEST
There are two parts to a motorcycle theory test – a straightforward (multiple choice) question and answer section, and a hazard perception test. With the right approach and preparation, you can easily pass your motorcycle theory test first time.
THE THIRD STEP – MODULE ONE
Ok, so you’ve decided you’d like to ride a motorcycle – and you’ve got your hands on your Compulsory Basic Training certificate and passed your motorcycle theory test. The next step to get your hands on your full motorcycle licence is Module One.
For the uninitiated, the Module One motorcycle test is simply an exercise in bike control – the examiner will instruct you to complete a number of slow and high speed manoeuvres around a selection of cones (in a closed, off-road environment). It might look pretty complicated, but don’t panic, broken down to its individual elements it’s all relatively straightforward.
THE FOURTH STEP – MODULE TWO
During your Module Two test you’ll be judged on your ability to ride safely on the road, in accordance with the Highway Code – and it’ll take around an hour to complete.
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