The practical tests make sure you can ride confidently and safely in different road and traffic conditions, and that you know The Highway Code (and can show this by the way you ride).
Read here about how best to prepare for and book your test. Better Biking - the Official DVSA Training Aid (DVD) will help you improve your practical skills.
Make sure that you book the correct category of test. See GOV.UK for more information about how to gain your licence. The requirements depend on whether you apply under progressive access or direct access.
Also make sure you wear the right clothing for your practical tests: without it, the test might not go ahead and you’ll lose your fee. Check what sort of clothing you should wear for riding a motorbike here or, if you’re still not sure, ask your trainer.
This module is tested in a safe off-road area; it takes about 20 minutes. You’ll need to show that you can do the following with your machine:
- wheel the moped or motorbike and use the stand
- do a slalom and figure of eight
- a slow ride
- cornering and controlled stop
- cornering and the emergency stop
- cornering and hazard avoidance.
Watch this DVSA video for more information about what you’ll need to take to your Module 1 test and what will happen in the test.