The module 1 motorcycle test is an off-road test, which is carried out in a ‘motorcycle manoeuvring area’. The test usually lasts around 20 minutes, and you should ride the bike as though you are driving on public roads.

What do I need to take to my Module 1 Motorcycle test?

  • Your Theory Test pass certificate (or confirmation) if you are not exempt
  • Your UK photocard licence
  • Your compulsory basic training (CBT) certificate to both modules
  • A moped or motorbike (see more)

If you fail to take the above items to the test with you, your test will be cancelled and you will lose your fee.

Manoeuvres and the Module 1 test

The manoeuvres that need to be carried out at specific speeds will be tested in Module 1 in a safe off-road environment, also known as a motorcycle manoeuvring area, which will take approximately 20 minutes.

On the day of the module one test, the examiner will ask you to demonstrate your riding ability on either the left-hand or right-hand circuit. Please note that the standard off-road layout may change due to local conditions on the casual sites.

During the test, you’ll be asked to perform the following:

  • Wheel the moped or motorbike and use the stand
  • U-turn
  • A slalom and figure of eight
  • A slow ride
  • Cornering and hazard avoidance.
  • Cornering and controlled stop
  • Cornering and the emergency stop

At the end of the test, the examiner will give you a result and feedback from your test. If you pass Module one, you will receive a Test Pass Certificate which you MUST bring with you on the day of your Module 2 test.

If you fail the Module one test, you will not be permitted to take Module two. You will need to re-book Module one and pass before you can progress to the next stage.

Looking for advice on the Module 2 test? Click here.


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