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The hardest and easiest places to take your bike test

Published: 06 August 2018

Scotland is home to both the easiest and the hardest places in the UK to pass your bike test, according to a survey by

The survey, which analysed pass rates released by the DVSA for all of the UK’s test centres shows that Stornoway had an 87.9% pass rate, while the worst was Glasgow with only 58.3% of bikers passing both modules of their test first time.


Stornoway also had the highest pass rate for module 1 on its own while Steeton in West Yorkshire was the hardest. Peterhead was the easiest place to take your module 2 with a pass rate of 92.3%, while Glasgow took the crown as the hardest with a rate of just over half passing first time.

Despite Glasgow topping the list of hardest places to take both parts of your test, it was the only Scottish location in the list, with eight of the nine others located south of the border in England and one in Wales.

London seems to be a particularly tough city to get your licence, with Basildon, Enfield and Erith all appearing in the hardest 10 list.

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