Cardington / Bedford Driving Test Centre Routes


Practical Driving Test Centre Address:

Cardington Training Establishment
Paul Waller Avenue
Cardington
Bedfordshire
MK44 3ST

Cardington (Bedford)

Average Pass Rate: 45.8%

Cardington driving test centre, also known locally as Bedford test centre, is situated near the county town of Bedford (Bedfordshire). The test is likely to, therefore, involve rural and town driving. The average pass rate can be seen above. On your test, the route could involve roundabouts, crossroads and junctions of a complex nature. This is why practising Cardington’s test routes¬†is so important.

DTC: Driving Test Centre | T/L: Traffic Light | EOR: End Of Road

Cardington Test Route 1

Maps to be added soon

Route Number Cardington 1
Name/Number of Road Direction
DTC
Bushmead Ave Right
Goldington Rd Left
St Peters St T/L ahead
Dame Alice St T/L ahead
Hassett St Left
Greyfriars Roundabout ahead
Midlands Rd T/L right
Prebend St Roundabout left
Kempston Rd T/L right, T/L ahead
Spring Rd T/L left
Elstow Rd Left
Ampthill Rd Roundabout right
A6 2 x roundabout ahead
Slip Rd To A421 By pass Left
Hitchin/Bedford 1 st exit slip rd
High Rd Roundabout left
Harrowden Rd Roundabout left
Worcester Rd Left
Winchester Rd Right
Meadowsweet Left, EOR right
London Rd Roundabout ahead
Ivy Rd / Dents Rd Left
Brook St Right
Willows Rd Left
Brook St Return to
London Rd Left
Barford Ave Right
Cardington Rd Left
Longholme Way Roundabout right
Embankment Left
Bushmead Ave Mini roundabout right, T/L ahead, right
DTC

Cardington Test Route 2


Route Number Cardington 2
Name/Number of Road Direction
DTC
Bushmead Ave Right
Goldington Rd Left
St Peters / Dame Alice St / Bromham
Rd / Union St
T/L ahead, T/L right
Warwick Rd Left
Cowper St / Sidney Rd Left
Cowper St Right
Byron Crescent Left
Shakespeare Rd Right
Ashburnham Rd Double mini roundabout right, left
Midland Rd Roundabout left
Prebend St Roundabout right
Kempston Rd Roundabout right
Britannia Rd Left
Ampthill Rd Roundabout right
Bypass (A421) 2 x roundabout ahead, roundabout left
High St 1 st exit, roundabout left
Harrowden Rd Roundabout left
Lovell Rd Right
Cardington Rd Left, roundabout 1 st exit
Longholme Way Roundabout right
Newnham Ave Roundabout ahead
Tennyson Rd Left
Shaftesbury Rd Left
The Embankment Right
Bushmead Ave Mini roundabout right
DTC

Cardington Test Route 3


Route Number Cardington 3
Name/Number of Road Direction
DTC
Bushmead Ave Left
Castle Rd Right
Rothsay Rd Roundabout left
The Embankment Right
St Marys St Mini roundabout ahead, left
St Johns St / London Rd Roundabout ahead
Elstow Rd T/L Right
Haynes Rd Right
Millers Rd / Hope Rd / Elstow Rd Right
Mile Rd Roundabout left
Lancaster Ave Left
Gloucester Rd Left
Lancaster Ave Right
Harewood Rd Left
Lancaster Rd Left
Progress Way Roundabout ahead
West End Roundabout right
A6 Roundabout left, roundabout ahead
A421 (Slip Rd) Left
High Rd 1 st exit, roundabout left
Eastcotts Rd Roundabout ahead
Cardington Rd Mini roundabout left, roundabout 1 st
exit
Longholme Way Roundabout right
Embankment Left
Bushmead Ave Mini roundabout right, T/L ahead
DTC

Cardington Test Route 4

Route Number Cardington 4
Name/Number of Road Direction
DTC
Bushmead Ave Right
Goldington Rd Left
Kimbolton Rd Right
Kimbolton Ave 2 nd right
Right Rd Right
Campbell Rd Left
Bradgate Rd Roundabout right
Campbell Rd Roundabout left
Goldington Ave Left
Goldington Green T/L ahead, 4 th left
Church Lane Roundabout ahead
Needwood Rd Right
Ettrick Drive Right
Glenavon Rd Left
Norse Rd Right, roundabout ahead
A428 Roundabout left
Bypass (A421) Roundabout right
Cardington Rd 1 st exit, roundabout right, roundabout ahead, mini roundabout ahead
Longholme Way Roundabout right
The Embankment Left
Bushmead Ave Mini roundabout right
DTC

Cardington Test Route 5

Route Number Cardington 5
Name/Number of Road Direction
DTC
Bushmead Ave Left
The Embankment Roundabout right
St Marys Mini roundabout ahead, left
St Johns / Ampthill Rd Roundabout right
Bypass Roundabout left
High Rd 1 st exit onto
Harrowden Rd Roundabout left
Duchess Rd Left, left
Herbrand Rd Left
Duchess Rd Right
Harrowden Rd Left
Meadowsweet Roundabout left
London Rd Roundabout ahead
Brook St Left
Willow Rd Left
Myrtle Rd / Willow Rd Right
Brook St Right
London Rd Left
Barford Ave Right
Cardington Rd Left
Rope Walk Roundabout left
Kingsway Roundabout right
Cauldwell St Right
St Marys Left
St Pauls Square Follow Rd round to right
High St / The Embankment Left
Bushmead Ave Mini roundabout ahead, mini roundabout left
DTC

Cardington Test Route 6

Route Number Cardington 6
Name/Number of Road Direction
DTC
Bushmead Ave Left
Castle Rd Left
Phillpotts Ave Right
Greenshields Rd Left
Newnham Ave Right
Longholme Way Roundabout ahead
Cardington Rd Roundabout left, roundabout ahead
Eastcotts Mini roundabout right
High Rd Roundabout ahead
Harrowden Lane Double roundabout ahead, left
Bedford Rd Left
Bypass (A421) Roundabout right 4 th exit
A428 Roundabout left
St Neots Rd Roundabout ahead
Goldington Rd Roundabout ahead
Queen Alexander Rd Left
King Edwards Rd Left
Barkers Lane / Goldington Rd Left
Newnham Ave T/L left
Rosamind Rd Right
Philpotts Ave Left
Goldington Rd Left
Bushmead Ave Left
DTC

Cardington Test Route 7

Route Number Cardington 7
Name/Number of Road Direction
DTC
Bushmead Ave Left
The Embankment Roundabout right
St Marys Mini roundabout ahead, left
St Johns T/L ahead
London Rd Roundabout ahead
Brook St T/L ahead, 3 rd right
Willow Rd EOR left
Brook St Right
London Rd Right
Harrowden Rd Roundabout left
Cambridge Rd Roundabout ahead, roundabout left, roundabout right
Bypass (A421) Roundabout 2 nd exit
A428 Roundabout left
St Neots Rd Roundabout ahead
Goldington Rd Roundabout ahead
Brookfield Rd 4 th right
Hylands Way Left
Polhill Ave Left
Goldington Rd / Bushmead Ave Left
DTC

Cardington Test Route 8

Route Number Cardington 8
Name/Number of Road Direction
DTC
Bushmead Ave Left
Castle Rd Left
Phillpotts Ave 9 th left
Rosamund Rd Left
Newnham Ave Crossroads ahead, left
Wendover Drive Right
Aylesbury Rd Roundabout right
Wendover Drive Roundabout
Barkers Lane Right
Riverfield Drive Roundabout left
St Neots Rd 3 x roundabout ahead, roundabout right
A428 Roundabout ahead
A421 Roundabout right
A6 2 nd exit, roundabout right, roundabout ahead
West End Roundabout right
Progress Way Roundabout left
Elstow Rd Roundabout left
London Rd T/L left
Rope Walk Roundabout right
Longholme Way Roundabout ahead
The Embankment Left
Bushmead Ave Mini roundabout right
DTC

Cardington Test Route 9

Test Route Number Cardington 9
Name/Number of Road Direction
DTC
Bushmead Ave Left
The Embankment Mini roundabout right
St Marys Left
St Johns / London Rd Roundabout ahead 2 nd exit
Ivy Rd 3 rd right
Dents Rd Left
Brook St Crossroads ahead, right
Willow Rd Left
Brook St Right
London Rd Right
Harrowden Rd Roundabout ahead
High Rd Roundabout right
A421 Roundabout ahead, roundabout right
A6 1 st exit bypass & roundabout right
Elstow Rd Roundabout ahead, roundabout left
Spring Rd Right
Kempston Rd T/L right
Cauldwell St 2 x roundabout ahead
St Marys Left
St Pauls Square Follow one way system, right
High St / The Embankment Left
Bushmead Ave 2 nd mini roundabout into
DTC

Cardington Test Route 10

Route Number Cardington 10
DTC
Bushmead Ave Right
Goldington Rd Left
Kimbolton Rd Right
St Albans Rd Left
Kimbolton Rd Left
Pothill Ave T/L right
Brendon Ave Left
Chiltern Ave Right
Haylands Way / Heronscroft Right
Brookfield Rd / Goldington Rd Left
St Neots Rd Roundabout ahead
A428 Roundabout ahead
A421 Roundabout right
Cardington Rd 1 st exit, roundabout right
Cambridge Rd Roundabout left, roundabout right
Harrowden Rd Roundabout ahead
Lovell Rd Right
Cardington Rd Left, roundabout ahead
Longholme Way Roundabout right
The Embankment Left
Bushmead Ave Mini roundabout right
DTC

Cardington Test Route 11

Route Number Cardington 11
DTC
Bushmead Ave Left
The Embankment Mini roundabout right
St Marys Left
Cardington Rd T/L left
Rope Walk Roundabout right
London Rd Roundabout left
Meadowsweet Drive Roundabout right
Mile Rd Roundabout
Broad Ave 2 nd right
Gloucester Rd Left
Lancaster Rd 2 x crossroads ahead, right
Mile Rd Right
Progress Way Roundabout ahead
West End Roundabout right
A6 Roundabout left
A421 Roundabout left
High Rd 1 st exit, roundabout left
Harrowden Rd Roundabout left
Intolovell Rd Right
Cardington Rd Left, roundabout ahead
Longholme Way Roundabout right
The Embankment Left
Bushmead Ave Mini roundabout right
DTC

Cardington Test Route 12

Route Number Cardington 12
DTC
Bushmead Ave Left
Castle Rd Left
Newnham Ave Right
Longholme Way Roundabout ahead
Cardington Rd Roundabout left
Mareth Rd Roundabout 3 rd exit, right
Moulton Ave Right
Acacia Rd Left
London Rd Left
Meadowsweet Drive Roundabout right
High Rd Roundabout ahead
A421 Roundabout ahead & roundabout right
A6 1 st exit, roundabout right
West End Roundabout right
Progress Way Roundabout left
Elstow Rd Roundabout left
Brackley Rd Right
Elstow Rd EOR right
London Rd T/L left
Kingsway Roundabout ahead
Cauldwell St Right
St Marys Left
St Pauls Square Right
High St / The Embankment Left
Bushmead Ave Mini roundabout left
DTC

Cardington Test Route 13

Route Number Cardington 13
DTC
Bushmead Ave Left
The Embankment Mini roundabout left
Tennyson Rd Left
The Embankment Left
Longholme Way Left
Longholme Way Roundabout 3 rd exit
Cardington Rd Roundabout left, roundabout 3 rd exit
A421 2 x roundabout ahead, roundabout
2 nd exit
A428 Roundabout left
St Neots Rd Roundabout ahead
Goldington Rd Roundabout ahead
Goldington Green 3 rd right
Church Lane / Putnoe St T/L ahead, roundabout left
Brecon Way / Aspen Ave Left
Poplar Ave Left
Putnoe Lane Right
Kimbolton Rd Left
Goldington Rd Enter one way system, left
Bushmead Ave Right
DTC Left

General Information

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When booking your test it’s important to think about the time of day you’ll be taking it at. For example if you take your test in rush hour before the hours of 9 o’clock you will be likely to be stuck in traffic and compete against impatient drivers, anxious to get to work on time. However, after 9 the roads are less likely to be filled with traffic, giving you more space on the road. The table shown is our opinion on the optimum time to take your test, to avoid traffic.

On the day of the test, you will be required to complete 1 of 3 possible manoeuvres at a selected location on the route. This will either be a turn in the road ( 3 point turn), Parallel park or a bay park. The bay park however, can only be carried out at the end of the test on the test centre car park, so it can be useful to practice on the car park when the centre is closed if possible. It’s also at the examiner’s discretion to incorporate an emergency stop into the test.

 

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