All of the below modules have to be passed in order for you to receive a full motorcycle license. As always though, the high standards that our instructors at The Ride Academy bring will ensure you have the skills needed to pass them all!
The CBT (Compulsory Basic Training) is the start point for ANY new rider. It is designed to ensure that everyone who wants to learn to ride on the roads receives the correct training and has the skills needed to ride safely in modern road and traffic conditions.
At The Ride Academy you can be sure of our undivided attention with a maximum of two trainees per instructor for all aspects of your CBT training.
It is not possible to fail the CBT. Most people will complete the CBT training within a day. However, if your instructor feels that you need more training to bring you up to a competent standard then you will be asked back for extra tuition.
The theory test is a crucial part of getting your motorcycle licence, it will also teach you valuable knowledge and road craft that you will use every time you get on your bike. You will need to complete the theory test before getting your motorcycle licence even if you have already completed one for any other licence. The Theory test is split into two sections;
- A multiple – choice section – 50 multiple-choice questions to answer in 57 minutes – You will need to get 43 out of the 50 questions right to pass this section.
- A hazard perception section – a video test about spotting hazards on the road. – You will need to get 44 marks out of a possible 75 to pass this section.
You will book and take both sections as a single test, and you have to pass both to pass the test.
It goes without saying that you need to pass your Module One test before you complete your Module Two test, and here at The Ride Academy we’ll give you the skills you need to do just that. It is essentially an off-road test that allows examiners to test you at set speeds and to conduct manoeuvres whilst in a safe off-road environment. The Ride Academy is unlike any other school in Chester as we have the facility to set up a complete full-sized replica of the official Module One test. This allows us to give you a unique training experience and practice the real thing before undergoing your official Module One test.
The Module One test takes approximately 20 minutes to complete and will include the following manoeuvres:
- Wheeling the machine and using the stand
- A slalom breaking into a figure of eight
- Slow ride and stopping in a box
- Cornering with a controlled stop in a box
- Cornering and an emergency stop
- Cornering and hazard avoidance
The final step before you get your full motorcycle license. Going for your Module two test can of course make you nervous, however, just think that you will have done everything an examiner asks you to do on your Module two test plenty of times before with an instructor. Your Module two test is an on-road module which usually takes about 40 minutes. It essentially shows an examiner that your riding skills have reached a level where you can ride consistently well, with confidence and without help or guidance. It will also show that you meet the National standards for driving and riding.
Your Module Two test takes place on the road and will last approximately 40 minutes.
This module will include:
- An eyesight test
- Safety and balance questions
- Road riding element covering a variety of road and traffic conditions
- Normally an examiner will follow you on a motorcycle and give you directions via radio.
You will be asked to carry out the following:
- Normal stops
- An angle start (pulling out from behind a parked vehicle)
- A hill start (is possible)