Riding the Circuit exercises

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MOD 1 riding the circuit exercises

Following on from the slow control aspect of the MOD 1 motorcycle test are three ‘riding the circuit‘ exercises. These are: controlled stop, emergency stop and the avoidance exercise. These are sometimes termed the ‘speed’ exercises and are designed to assess a candidates competency with gears, throttle, steering, brakes, positioning, observation and general riding skill. Whilst these riding the circuit exercises share common requirements, there are some differences in speed requirements, which are measured with a speed camera. As with all aspects of the MOD 1 test, professional tuition and familiarity will always pay dividends. Many motorcycle training schools offer MOD 1 training that incorporates test centre practice and the VideoBiker MOD 1 Academy provides comprehensive online instructor narrated video overviews.

Circuit riding

Riding the circuit & speed requirement - module one test (left)
Common aspects of three ‘riding the circuit’ exercises, with tips on approach speed & gears. [more]

Controlled stop

MOD 1 Controlled stop
The MOD 1 controlled stop assesses a candidates ability to stop in good time, as required at a road junction. [more]

Emergency stop

MOD 1 Emergency stop
The emergency stop exercise simulates the requirements of ‘hard’ braking in response to an unexpected hazard. [more]


Avoidance exercise - mod 1 bike test (left circuit)
The avoidance exercise assesses a riders ability to steer & then brake in response to an unexpected & developing hazard. [more]

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