West Pennine Motorcycle Training


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Some of the responses we have recently received from our students...

Hi Dave, Alan, Terry and Chris

I didn't get chance as was late Friday the 16th September at approx. 3.45pm when I finished my test and got back to the yard and you had all finished for the weekend.

I just wanted to say that after initially failing my Mid 1 - because I didn't listen properly rather than something I couldn't do i.e. Did not park my front wheel in between the cones and put the whole Bike in it - I then smashed Mod 1 with 1 minor and Mod 2 with 1 minor also.

Just wanted to say - as I didn't get chance as you all had left and Chris locked up on that Friday when we got back - CHEERS for all your help and guidance and I knew on the day as I was taking the Mod 2 ( without being Big- headed ) that I would pass, as it went so well as I was doing it, and could hear Dave and Alan's voice in my head stating: Not to close to cars, more life savers, two second rule etc and that carried me through as I was; On it and focused.

So cheers for all the advice, help and training It did the job and if you were surprised then so was BLOODY I !

Off on a Cruise next week to celebrate and just bought myself a Kawasaki ER6N - 2104 plate, 1303 Miles on clock ( Nearly new ) in Black & Green and get it next week or week after.

Thanks to all and keep up the good work

Kind Regards





Thanks to the guys at West Pennine Motorcycle Training. They took me, a complete novice through CBT and onto passing my A2 licence in 6 days.

Starting on the first day with a super warm welcome, making me feel relaxed, and involved. They started slowly, and progressively. Taking me from a wobbly stop start, learning simple clutch control, through weaving through cones, and managing the rear break. Each step carefully gauged to build on the previous.

On the second day I was on the road and completed my CBT.

They generated a huge sense of trust, they were teaching me to ride a bike, not just prepping me to pass a test, I knew that by trusting their guidance, I would gain life saving skills.

Every day spent with the instructors, cemented the realisation they were making me safe on the road, their never ending enthusiasm, dedication and humour made each day pass quickly.

I passed, with one minor fault on the Mod 1 and no minor faults on the Mod 2.

I will remember their advice and guidance as I pick my first bike and begin riding on my own.

The biggest thanks.

Tried to book an intensive course in South Yorkshire and best quote was £160 dearer with no firm test dates. West Pennine offered guaranteed test dates and free accommodation at an unbeatable price.

The staff and instructors I had were first rate from initial contact to completion of training and the guest house was spotless and served the best breakfast the wrong side of the Pennines. I would recommend the DAS course to anyone who appreciates the effort needed to achieve the standard required to pass the tests. Maybe not for people who think they can just simply turn up and walk away with a full licence.

Thanks to all at West Pennine and the legend at the St Albans Guest House.

It was an absolute pleasure completing my course with you guys, I cannot stress how good the teaching ability of the instructor was, his calm patient manner and is way of instruction is absolutely fantastic he tailors to your needs and has a vast amount of experience to pull from, By far the most professional amount of instruction I have had in a long time. He is a true asset to your company and I am very grateful to have been taught by him but all this comes at a price of getting the brews in. West Pennines reputation is truly built around the instructors, I can't thank you enough for your help.

Dave just a quick mail to thank you and your staff on my recent direct access course. i took the 4 day option and thanks to Chris, Allen and especially Steve who helped me with the difficult slow stuff i passed module 2 first time. All the best for the future, I had a great time and it was well worth the daily commute from West Yorkshire.

regards Rob graham

Thanks for all your help getting me through my test on the 2nd March at the second attempt.

Special thanks to Terry who ‘knocked me into shape’ and to Steve who fine tuned things on the day of the test.

Thanks again,

Paul Parkinson

All the lads,

Its just sunk in that I've passed my full DAS licencetoday and I would like to thank you all for thetraining, advice and support you have given me over the past 4 days. I arrived a novice and now, after the excellent course have come out a confident rider, thanks.

Only issues I have now is when not on a bike and when I want to walk around in a semi circle I tend to bump into my 2 children and into furniturebecause I keep looking to a point i want to end at. Non the less, I can now always escape on a bike. (After the kitchens finished).

Again all, many many thanks. I will recommend to all.

David Hammond


I thought some feedback you might like to use on your website was in order

I started a 6 day residential DAS course with West Pennine as a total novice. In the first instance I could barely put the bike into first gear, let alone steer it. Slowly but surely I began to gain confidence and was patiently guided through the process of learning to ride a bike. At the end of the first day, I'd ridden on the roads and passed my CBT. Throughout the following days I passed my theory test and progressed to the point where I could step up to the 'big' bike. This was in no small part thanks to the patient tuition of Alan who took the time to explain exactly where I was going wrong with my clutch control. This was the turning point. All the instructors at West Pennine were professional and approachable and they each had an impact on my development as a rider. On the 6th day I passed in appalling conditions, hail and light snow making for a real challenge. Without the expertise of the West Pennine guys I wouldn't have made it. From zero to hero in 6 days- thanks guys.


Sam Cadwallader

Hi Guys, Just a quick note to thank you all for the help, trainingand advice to get me through my CBT to DAS licence in 4 days. I still can't believe that I did it with only 2 minors. Any way thanks again, I will recommend you without hesitation.

all the best for the future Kraig