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Patrick Jarvis  says:

My experience of module 1

On Tuesday 6 November I passed my module 1 test with no minors. Before I sat the test I decided it would be sensible to research to prepare myself. Yet what I found was chaotic to say the least. Firstly I was on internet forums, and found people complaining about how the test is carried out, that they dropped the bike etc. When it...

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jahagon

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jahagon says:

You're 100% correct on this. When I completed my test last year I wondered what on earth all the fuss was about. Confidence is definitely the number 1 factor. If you don't feel competent on the bike, then chances are you're not.

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oldmanA

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oldmanA says:

Thanks!

I've got my Module 1 on 31st December and I'm nervous now, lol. (I've been driving for 27 years).

I think preparation is the best way to go, hence booked lessons and given myself enough time.

I would just like to add that since I started riding 1st Sept this year, I have carried out module 1 on a weekly basis: Swerving to avoid pot holes/ sunken drains, Moving my bike around on the drive, White van man letting me use my emergency stop technique, Riding slowly in my work place car park so I don't run over the boss!

I believe Module 1 should be part of the CBT test before you are out on the roads.

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morpheusking

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morpheusking says:

oldmanA

i did my MOD 1 in september 2011 its like jahagon says its all down to confidence so be confident, remember your life saver checks!, dont worry about the swerve test and ignore all the hype/rumours about it. The swerve test is no different to going round a manhole/drain cover which like you say youve done loads of times so its really no problem is it :)

good luck with your test and all the best

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RTPRider

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RTPRider says:

Module 1

Module 1 is very achievable given, as you say, confidence, and importantly, the right level of knowledge and ability, usually gained from a good training school. I have been training for a few years now and the school I train for has an excellent pass rate on Mod 1 and Mod 2. Choose a good school wisely, and you ll have no problems. Its also important to understand that not everybody is a born rider; people develop skills at differing rates, and whilst enthusiasm is good it is no substitute for skill. It is wise for this test to be conducted off road as at least it gives a sterile environment in which to test machine handling skills, Mod 2 is a demonstration of road skills.

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Jarv8185

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Jarv8185 says:

Just a note to all, It was me who wrote this in, and I love your comments regarding it. Module 1 does need some tweeks but in all its basics and flaws, its great help for all new riders, if your struggling with it please contact me

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oldmanA

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oldmanA says:

Failed

Oh well, failed Mod1 this morning! :-(  Was doing really well, had no minors, all I had to do on the last maneuvre (avoidance) was stop the bike, nerves got the better of me and I skidded. Roll on the 8th of Jan for attempt 2!

I'm 6'2" 16.5st and was riding an old battered riding school Honda 125. Speed checks were 54Kph Emergency stop and 55Kph Avoidance. All in all, £15.50 well spent for preperation on next attempt. :-)

 

 

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oldmanA

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oldmanA says:

Passed

Passed! Speeds were 54/54 so again ok. The advice is; keep calm  big deep breaths after every maneuvre and take your time. :-)

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Jarv8185

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Jarv8185 says:

re:olmana

congrats, its a great feeling have you done your mod 2??

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