Explanation of your Mod Skills Day 1 course

This course will provide the training you will need in order to pass the Module 1 test as well as beginning the training for the Module 2 test.  For many students it may be their first experience of riding a larger motorcycle (typically 500 or 600cc depending on your age). The training is in two parts; firstly to get you used the different handling and performance of a larger bike and secondly to cover the training needed for the Module 1 Motorcycle Test.
 
The course lasts a full day and costs £155.00 including bike hire.
 
A typical course could consist of the morning spent carrying out the slow manoeuvres - slalom, figure of 8, slow riding and U-turn in the training area.  This could be followed by some road riding to begin the preparation for the Module 2 Motorcycle Test. In the afternoon you will return to the training area to practise the faster manoeuvres  - the controlled stop, emergency stop and avoidance (swerve). Time permitting your instructor will then conduct a mock test as the dimensions at our training sites are the same as at the DVSA test centres.
 
For most people a full day is enough to prepare them for the Module 1 test - the pass rate for 2017 is 79%.  If, however, you need a bit more practice then we have two contingencies for this; do a bit of extra practice on the morning of Mod Skills day 2 prior to the Module 1 test, or book an hour's Personal Tuition (£40.00) prior to your next day of training.
 
In order to take this course you must have a valid CBT certificate (and ideally have done your Motorcycle Theory Test). We also expect you to be reasonably competent in riding a geared motorcycle so that getting onto a larger motorcycle is not too much of an issue. If you have only done the CBT and not really ridden on the road we would normally recommend doing a Roadrider first.

Things to bring with you:

  • Your photocard UK driving licence.
  • Your CBT certificate.
  • Your Theory Test pass certificate – not required but recommended.
  • Suitable clothing for riding a motorcycle: hard-wearing jeans (not thin cotton trousers, tracksuit bottoms or leggings); sturdy footwear (not flimsy plimsolls or lightweight fashion shoes) – ideally which provide some ankle protection, such as work boots, strong walking boots or similar; glasses or contact lenses if needed.
  • Remember that you are going to be outside – so consider wearing layers if it is going to be cold.
  • You are welcome to bring your own riding gear, although we can provide jackets, helmets, gloves, waterproof trousers and hi-viz bibs