Cambridge (Cowley Road) Driving Test Centre Routes

Practical Driving Test Centre Address:

Cowley Road
Cambridge
Cambridgeshire
CB4 0DT

Cambridge (Cowley Road)

Average Pass Rate: 52.4%

Cowley Road is one of Cambridge’s two test centres. The other being (Chesterton Road). Statistically, this is the easier centre, with the other centre having a pass rate of 51%. On your test, the route could involve roundabouts, crossroads and junctions of a complex nature. This is why practising Cowley Road’s test routes is so important.

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

Test Route 1

General Map . Dedicated maps to follow soon…

Name/Number of Road Direction 1
DTC Left
Cowley Rd T/L left
Milton Rd T/L right
Kings Hedges Rd 2nd left
Campkin Rd Mini roundabout left
Hawkins Rd Mini roundabout left
Campkin Rd Traffic lights right
Arbury Rd 3rd mini roundabout left
St Albans Rd Left
Verulam Way EOR left
St. Albans Rd EOR left
Roseford Rd / Ferrars Way Right
Carlton Way 2nd right
Perse Way Left
Roseford Rd Left
Histon Rd T/L right
Warwick Rd 2nd right
Carisbrooke Rd EOR left
Histon Rd Roundabout right
A14 1st exit – roundabout right 4th exit
Milton Rd Left
Cowley Rd Right
DTC

Test Route 2

Name/Number of Road Direction 2
DTC Left
Cowley Rd T/L right
Cowley Rd T/L right
Milton Rd Roundabout ahead
A10 Left
Butt Lane Becomes
Milton Rd Becomes
Burgoynes Rd Becomes
Impington Lane Left
Glebe Rd Left
Cottenham Rd / High St Right
Station Rd 3rd right – EOR right – ahead
Cambridge Rd 2nd right
The Crescent EOR right
Cambridge Rd EOR left
Bridge Rd T/L right
Bridge Rd Roundabout left
A14 1st exit – roundabout right
Milton Rd Left
Cowley Rd Right
DTC

Test Route 3

Name/Number of Road Direction 2
DTC Left
Cowley Rd T/L right
Cowley Rd T/L right
Milton Rd Left
A14 1st exit
Histon Rd 1st left
Kings Hedges Rd 4th right
Northfields Avenue Mini roundabout left
Armitage Way Mini roundabout left
Northfields Avenue 5th mini roundabout left
Campkin Rd Mini roundabout right
Hawkins Road Mini roundabout right
Campkin Road EOR right
Kings Hedges Rd Ahead – use right lane
Green End Rd Left
Green End Rd Roundabout ahead
High St Right
Union Lane T/L right
Milton Rd 3rd left
Woodhead Drive EOR left
Milton Rd Right 3rd T/L
Cowley Rd Right
DTC

Test Route 4

Name/Number of Road Direction 4
DTC Left
Cowley Rd T/L right
Cowley Rd T/L right
Milton Rd Left
A14 1st exit – roundabout right
Bridge Rd T/L left – right
Cambridge Rd 2nd left
The Crescent EOR left
Cambridge Rd Becomes
Station Rd 2nd left – EOR right – EOR left
Water Lane T/L right
Impington Lane / Burgoynes Rd / Milton Rd / Butt Lane T/L right
A10 1st right
Humphreys Rd 1st left
Landbeach Rd EOR right
High St / Cambridge Rd 4th right
The Rowans EOR right
Cambridge Rd Roundabout ahead
Cambridge Rd Roundabout ahead – 2nd exit
Milton Rd T/L left
Cowley Rd Right
DTC

Test Route 5

Name/Number of Road Direction 5
DTC Left
Cowley Rd T/L right
Cowley Rd T/L right
Milton Rd Left
A14 1st exit – roundabout left
Histon Rd 3rd left
Roseford Rd EOR left
Histon Road EOR T/L right
Victoria Rd Left
Huntingdon Road Right
Mount Pleasant / Lady Margaret Rd EOR left
Madingley Rd Mini roundabout left
Northampton St T/L ahead
Chesterton Lane Becomes
Chesterton Road Join one way system – middle lane
Croft Holme Lane Becomes
Victoria Road Left
Milton Rd Right
Cowley Rd Right
DTC

Test Route 6

Name/Number of Road Direction 6
DTC Left
Cowley Rd T/L left
Milton Rd T/L left
Green End Rd left
Green End Rd Mini-roundabout ahead
High St Roundabout left
Elizabeth Way Roundabout left
Newmarket Rd T/L right
Coldhams Lane Roundabout ahead
Coldhams Lane Roundabout left
Barnwell Rd Left
Rayson Way Left
Rawlyn Rd Becomes
Thorleye Road Right
Whitehill Road Right
Stanesfield Rd EOR right
Rawlyn Road Left
Rayson Way Left
Barnwell Rd Roundabout right
Newmarket Rd Roundabout ahead
Newmarket Rd Roundabout left
A14 First exit – roundabout left
Milton Rd T/L left
Cowley Rd Right
DTC

Test Route 7

Name/Number of Road Direction 7
DTC Left
Cowley Rd T/L right
Cowley Rd T/L right
Milton Rd Left
A14 1st exit – roundabout left
Histon Rd Left
King Hedges Rd T/L right
Arbury Rd 3rd mini roundabout right
Mere Way Left
Brimley Rd EOR left
Carlton Way T/L right
Gilbert Rd T/L left
Histon Rd T/L left
Victoria Rd Join one way system – then left
Milton Rd T/L left
Gilbert Rd Right
Gurney Way EOR right
Ascham Rd EOR left
Milton Rd Roundabout right
Elizabeth Way Roundabout left
High St Mini roundabout ahead
Green End Rd Right
Green End Rd T/L right
Milton Rd 2nd T/L right
Cowley Rd Right
DTC

Test Route 8

Name/Number of Road Direction 8
DTC Left
Cowley Rd T/L right
Cowley Rd T/L right
Milton Rd Left
A14 1st exit – roundabout left
Histon Rd Left
Kings Hedges Rd T/L right
Arbury Rd Mini roundabout right
St Albans Rd Left
Roseford Rd Becomes
Butler Way Becomes
Ferrars Way Right
Calton Way T/L left
Gilbert Rd T/L left
Milton Rd Left
Hurst Park Avenue Right
Orchard Avenue Right
Leys Avenue Left
Leys Rd Right
Arbury Rd T/L left
Milton Rd Left
Woodhead Drive Left
Milton Rd 3rd T/L right
Cowley Rd Right
DTC

Test Route 9

Name/Number of Road Direction 9
DTC Left
Cowley Rd T/L right
Cowley Rd T/L right
Milton Rd Left
A14 1st exit – roundabout left
Histon Rd 3rd left
Roseford Rd Left
St Albans Rd Right
Roseford Rd Left
Perse Way Right
Carlton Way T/L left
Gilbert Rd T/L right
Milton Rd Join one way system – left lane
Chesterton Rd Roundabout ahead
High St Left
Union Lane T/L ahead
Arbury Rd T/L right
Campkin Rd Mini roundabout left
Northfield Avenue EOR right
King Hedges Rd T/L left
Milton Rd 2nd T/L right
Cowley Rd Right
DTC

Test Route 10

Name/Number of Road Direction 10
DTC Left
Cowley Rd T/L left
Milton Rd T/L ahead – right
Woodhead Drive Left
Milton Rd T/L left
Kings Hedges Rd 5th left
Northfield Avenue Right
Campkin Rd T/L left
Arbury Rd T/L right
Milton Rd Roundabout ahead – T/L right
Gilbert Rd 2nd T/L ahead
Warwick Rd Right
Carisbrooke Rd Left
Histon Rd Roundabout right
A14 1st exit – roundabout right
Milton Rd Left
Cowley Rd Right
DTC

Test Route 11

Name/Number of Road Direction 10
DTC Left
Cowley Rd Right – T/L left
Milton Rd Over level crossing – left
Green End Rd Mini roundabout ahead – right
Kendal Way EOR left
Milton Rd Right
Woodhead Drive Left
Milton Rd T/L left
Kingshedges Rd Left
Northfields Avenue Right
Campkin Rd T/L right
Arbury Rd Left
Mereway Right
Ferrars Way / Butler Way Left
Roseford Rd EOR right
Histon Rd Roundabout ahead 2nd exit
Bridge Rd Right
New Rd Right
Burgoynes Rd / Butt Lane Right
A10 Roundabout 3rd exit
Milton Rd Left
Cowley Rd Left – right
DTC

Test Route 12

Name/Number of Road Direction 12
DTC Left
Cowley Rd Right – left
Milton Rd Right
Kings Hedges Rd T/L left
Northfield Rd Mini roundabout left
Armitage Way / Northfield Avenue Mini roundabout EOR right
Campkin Rd Right
Arbury Rd Left
Mansel Way / Alexwood Rd Left
Carlton Way Left
Gilbert Rd Right
Milton Rd Left
Victoria Rd T/L ahead – T/L right
Histon Rd Left
Warwick Rd Right
Carisbrooke Rd Left
Histon Rd T/L ahead – roundabout right
A14 Right roundabout
Milton Rd Left
Cowley Park Left
DTC

Test Route 13

Name/Number of Road Direction 13
DTC Left
Cowley Rd Right – right
Milton Rd Roundabout ahead 2nd exit
A10 Left
Butt Lane / Burgoyes Rd Left
New Rd Left
Bridge Rd Roundabout ahead
Histon Rd Right
Carisbrooke Rd Right
Tavistock Rd / Carisbrooke Rd Right
Histon Rd T/L left
Gilbert Rd T/L left
Courtney Way / Gilbert Rd T/L left
Milton Rd Roundabout ahead – 2nd T/L ahead – T/L right
Cowley Rd Left – right
DTC

Test Route 14

Name/Number of Road Direction 14
DTC Left
Cowley Rd EOR right
Milton Rd Roundabout right
Cambridge Rd Roundabout ahead – 1st left
The Rowans EOR left
Cambridge Rd/High St 2nd left
High St / Landbeach Rd EOR right
Humphries Way EOR left
A10 Right
Butt Lane Ahead
Impington Lane T/L left
Water Lane Right
Station Rd Left – EOR right
Station Rd/Cambridge Rd Right
The Crescent EOR right
Cambridge Rd EOR left – T/L right
Bridge Rd Roundabout left
A14 1st exit – roundabout right
Milton Rd Left
Cowley Rd Left
DTC

Test Route 15

Name/Number of Road Direction 15
DTC Left
Cowley Rd EOR right – right
Milton Rd Roundabout right
Cambridge Rd Roundabout ahead – left
The Rowans Left
Cambridge Rd / High St Follow through village right
A10 Right
Car Dyke Rd Left
High St Right
Bannold Rd / Way Lane Left
Chapel St / Clayhith Rd Toward Horningsea
Horningsea Right
A14 Roundabout left
Milton Left
Cowley Rd Left – right
DTC

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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