West Pennine Motorcycle Training


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

Hi! I recently passed my CBT at the West Pennine bike school, having never ridden before (or even sat on a bike!). Highly recommended school.

At first a very daunting experience (taking up a late interest in biking) I was made to feel comfortable with an introductory hour or two, running me through the basic bike controls and necessary gear. Which did ease the nerves. Any question I asked was dealt with professionally, and the instructor understood I was keen to learn as much about biking as possible so expanded on answers. Answering every question I had expertly - I felt the instructor clearly cared about bikes and had a lot of experience in training - I found out he was the person who has been training for the longest over 20 years running.

Then onto the geared Yamaha, I was very much a novice and burnt a lot of rubber (and I think the clutch !) I was pleased to see the instructor taking a keen eye in were I was going wrong off road - and explaining how that would affect me when getting on road.

On road we had a radio set up in which the instructor was clear as to where to go, and how I was doing - and we had regular catch ups, on road in which they would walk me through issues and offer advice going forward.

All-in-all a proper job offered by patient, expert staff - I was pleased to finish the CBT on the day. And I am now thinking about completing my DAS - the CBR 125 I'm on at the moment can't keep up down the country lanes! Thanks again!

Hello Yvonne

I would like you to pass on this message to Terry, Steve, Alan, Dave & Chris and yourself of course!

I wanted to give you all a big thank you for your persistence and patience getting me through my CBT/Mod I/Mod II tests that I took in October 2012.

I couldn't have done it without your help, encouragement and guidance, especially when I was being a bit dense, struggling to co-ordinate myself and forever forgetting to switch my indicators off!

So, once again, thank you all and I hope to be back to do the ERS next year!

Michael Howard


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

Hi West Pennine!

iv just finished your four day CBT to test course and took my test today and iPassed first time!

i just want to say thanks very much for all the instructor's help and seen as though I'd never ridden a bike in my 17 years!

I'm over the moon with passing my test as on my first day i was BAD!

I'm amazed that in just four days I've become a confident, educated and sensible rider and I'm sure all the advice (and the odd bollocking!)

will stay with me for years to come

thanks very much guys! i'l definatley reccomend you all!


Alistair Martland

Hi Lynne,

Just a quick email to thank Dave, Chris, Steve and Alan for their time and efforts in getting me through my DAS course. Great to have spent some hours in the saddle with them all and well worth it. Thanks again guys.

I have attached a photo of the local bike transport here in Pakistan. Personally I think they need some training in proper control and the use of the correct safety equipment !

Thanks again guys, I really enjoyed it.


Hi Dave and crew,

Just dropping you a line to thank you all for your expertise, patience and professionalism during my 4 day D A S course. For you all to get me through in that time is awsome. Only god knows what my instructor was thinking as I dropped the 500cc bike 3/4 of an hour before my test. Not only that but snapped the front brake lever in the process....SORRY. Thought I would never pass my u turn part after that. Again thanks a million, highly recommended to all I speak to...

Best regards Mr S J Ross

Just a few lines to everyone at West Pennine following my successfulDAS Test today 8/8/08. I hadn't been on a motorcycle for over 25 years but I have been trainedat various levels driving police vehicles (including pursuit training) and would say that all the instructors that tutored me over the past week with yourselves have been as professional if not more so than all my previous training. They wereclearly very well trained and their techniques were second to none. I really can't praise them enough. Perhaps them most obvious thing is how enthusiastic they all seemed, and I'm sure it can be difficult with some of us newbies ! Special mentions for Alan and Steve, without both I am sure I would have failed. Thanks again. The Canadian Stand up even helped !!

You really do have a great team.

I would recommend you without hesitation.

Graham Wallsworth

Good afternoon,

I just wanted to express my sincerest thanks for all your help. I went from having never ridden a geared bike before to passing my DAS test with only one minor in 5 days.

The training I received was brilliant. I would like to thank Chris for taking me through my CBT and teaching me the basics and then Steve for taking me for the remaining days and developing my skills so I was a safe rider.

Thanks once again for your help and I shall be contacting yourselves for a day of training when I buy my bike.

Kind regards,


After today passing my test i would like to thank all involved for the help, support, and excellent tuition especially from Alan for my first two days and Steve for the last two, didn't get chance to thank Alan personally but his help was much appreciated.

Best wishes to everyone, Steve R.