West Pennine Motorcycle Training


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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.

To All The Guys At West Pennine

I'd not rode a bike for 15 years. I took my CBT Saturday. The following Thursday took my theory and hazard perception. Under advice from you booked a 4 day course. Did 2 days riding the following Saturday and Sunday took my Mod 1 Tuesday and finally passed my test Thursday. 12 days from start to finish. If it wasn't for the skill and dedication of everyone at West Pennine that would never have happened. Thank you All for your patience and professionalism. What a great Team thank you again.

Jason Singleton

Dear Yvonne, I would be grateful if you could pass on my thanks to Dave, Alan, Terry & Steve.I was out in all sorts of wet & snowy weather and the support they gave me helped me tremendously. Fortunately I was able to sitModule 2 on a clear and sunny day which made a vast improvement on all the weather I had in training! Without the help, patience and encouragement from all of the instructors I doubt I would have passed the course so I am extremely grateful to all of them. A special and separate thanks will go to Tony the DSA examiner again without whose encouragement I would not have passed Modules 1 & 2, I would personally advise all would be bikers to come to West Pennine and to ask for Tony to be their examiner, with that package everyone should pass. All I need to do now is find the money to get a bike!!! Once again many thanks for all of your help in organising dates and bookings for me and the Instructors.

Yours sincerely Nicholas


I would just like to thank yourself, Dave and your team for making my DAS an enjoyable and safe course with expert tuition in horrible conditions.. Without you I wouldn't have passed 1st time. I will be recommending you to all future wannabe bikers in the future.

Regards John

Dear WPM

Just a quick note to so many thanks for the direct access course I completed Last week.

You are well advertised, friendly on the phone and literally sort everything for the customer.

I chose the 5 day direct access course, on Day 1 the CBT I really thought 3 days later I wouldn’t be walking away having passed my full test on a 500cc and only 1 minor.

I would like to say a special thanks to Kerry and Chris who worked hard with me to iron out my bad habits and take me on some very memorable rides across the Pennines.

The course was great value at £600 including accommodation and a great Irish fry up.

Having worked in extreme cameras for the last 7 years I would like to offer my services at any point to return the favour. I can supply camera mounts and cameras to provide DVD’s or online footage that you may require. Myself and an assistant can come and film teaching sessions or advanced riding sessions at a suitable time which may produce some great images for your website or even a DVD brochure for the school.

Once again I owe you guys and many thanks for the great few days.

Still haven’t picked a bike yet but sure ill be back for some advanced training soon.


Dan Edwards

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,


Dave, Yvonne,

Just a quick email to say thank you.

I had never ridden a motorbike before and I was a little wary, I had no need to be, your instructors are fantastic.

The two instructors I had, Alan and Chris were great, their patience extra-ordinary.

I would like to say a special thank you to Chris who instructed me after my CBT to test, he is a credit to training school, even though I was making simple mistakes he never got angry, was always helpful and encouraging.

After passing my test last Friday and chatting with the examiner, we mentioned West-Pennine and that I had been very happy with the tuition, he said he also had to visit the training site occasionally and that he was also impressed with yourselves.

I would gladly recommend West-Pennine to anyone I know who is considering learning to ride.

Once again Thank You


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

Dear all, just a quick line to say thanks for your excellent service and training to get me through my big bike test today.

I was thoroughly impressed with the level of instruction and would particularly like to thank both Alan and Steve.

I shall be recommending your centre to anyone I meet who needs training and once I have purchased a bigger bike will definitely be back for some extra tuition.

Many, Many thanks,

Darren Gill.

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