module 1 failed 1st attempt
hi all im new to this forum so please bare with me.
Took my module 1 test on wednesday 10th at hernebay test centre in kent everything was o.k until the dreaded swerve manouvre.The weather was absolutely pooring down and i found most of the test quite easy.when i did the swerve manouvre i did ok or so i thought and managed to put the front wheel between the cones as required only to be told i was too slow and too have another go.
as this is your only chance to pass i overcooked the speed through the aproach and when i tried to swerve i realized i was too fast to complete the swerve safely,so i pulled out of the swerve and stopped in the cones as required .
it was then that i was told i hadnt completed the test and had failed on that manouvre .then i was shown the speed and the first pass was 45kmh. the second pass was 64kmh.(way too fast).
even when aborting this, trying to stop caused me to lock the rear wheel slightly which i then released and gained control.
i do believe this section of the test is do-able but the conditions on the day made it even harder ,i also think if i had tried to complete the second attempt i would have been unable to stop in time safely.
on the day i picked up 1 minor on my emergency stop(the examiner thought i could had stopped slightly quicker) this was done at 58kmh.
my point is between 58kmh and 64 kmh was the difference between stopping without skidding and not being able to stop within the distance required without skidding.
also not knowing how slow you were until after the second attemp didnt help. if i knew i only had to speed up another 4-5 mph i dont think i would have taken my secound attempt at such breakneck speed.
i think accidents are happening because people are going far too fast on their second attempts as this is thier final chance to pass the test and cannot control the bikes troughout the manouvre and stop safely.
i'm booked in again for next week and i'm hopeing the weather is kinder to me.wish me luck.