There are two main driving test centres covering the Leicestershire area:

Cannock Street

The Cannock Street test centre is located in the Barkby Industrial Estate off Thurmaston Lane (A563 Ring Road).

The Cannock Street test centre has replaced the Gipsy Lane test centre as Leicester’s northern test centre. It shares many of the routes with the old test centre including the notorious Gipsy Lane Traffic Lights. It has also added a few new routes that your Rapide Driving School instructor will make you aware of.

Test routes from Cannock Street cover a wide range of roads and areas, from the fast following A46 between Birstall and Syston to the tight roads of Northfields. Pupils taking lessons in this area will be ready for any road in any town.

All Rapide Driving School instructors are fully qualified, experienced instructors who will fully prepare for your test. They will take you on a variety of test routes and areas so that you will be fully prepared for anything on your test.

Rapide Driving School has already prepared several revision videos so that you can revise the more complicated junctions and manoeuvres.

South Wigston

South Wigston Test Centre is located on Tigers Rd off Saffron Rd in South Wigston.

Car and Bike tests are conducted from this test centre. Tests from this centre can go on a variety of routes from fast flowing dual carriageways like the A426 to tight terrace streets near the Grace Road cricket ground.

Some of the areas that are on the South Wigston test routes are Blaby, Countesthorpe, Whetstone, Wigston, Aylestone, Knighton and Oadby. These areas are just rough guide as really your test can be conducted anywhere within 15-20mins of the test centre.

Your Rapide Driving instructor will prepare your for test so that you can drive in any area on any road.