West Pennine Motorcycle Training


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Just got my CBT this morning 15/8/15 after a pretty bad first attempt on the 12th. Went back and did it ok. I would like to thank the advisor for his patience with me and explaining everything clearly. For someone who has never even sat on a bike let alone ridden one on a public highway I was rather nervous but was put at ease by the way he spoke about how to approach riding on the road. Once again thank you very much. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend West Pennine

Dear all at West Pennine Motorcycle Training, I just wanted to thank you for helping my son (Nathan) to pass his bike test the other week. From calling you to enquire, to him passing his test took less than two weeks! Very friendly people. Nathan spoke very highly of his instructors and loved the whole experience. Not bad for a seventeen year old! In my mind you are the backbone of the motorcycle industry. Giving new riders a positive experience whilst battling the elements (in east Lancs) year round. Very well done and thanks again.

Kind regards,

Pete Austin.


Thank you very much for all my training. I was so pleased to pass both modules first time! I surprised myself and my boyfriend! I have put a deposit down on an 04 Yamaha FZ6 Fazer. They are going to lower the suspension and seat for me because it is a little higher than the Honda CB400 I learnt on with you.

Anyway, I was very impressed with your training. At first I was a little upset (being a creature of habit) with the change of trainer on the third day but in the end it worked out perfectly. Steve was excellent for the first two days. He provided lots of chat over the radio which really drummed in all the observation and road positioning. He was happy to answer all my questions so that I could properly understand the reasons behind all the observations and road positioning. He was also very patient and calm if I made an error and the module one preparation was great. I got a lot of handy tips which kept me calm through m test. In my opinion he is an excellent trainer and really suited my style of learning. Then on the third day I was taken out by Chris. After two days of being guided quite heavily Chris's tuition was just what I needed. Not too much chat and so I knew that when I was carrying out the timely observations and road positioning, I was doing it of my own accord and without intervention.

The day of my module one I has yet another trainer, Alan. He helped me perfect my emergency braking just prior to the test and he really helped me to feel confident that I had it sewn up.

Then the scariest day ... my module two! Chris again and he really helped by keeping me calm. He also gave me a great bit of advice just prior to the test about not signaling too early (as he had noticed on the ride up to the test centre I had been signaling at the same time as observing). This bit of advice saved me from a fail. The examiner was impressed with my "making progress" and country lane cornering both of which I have Steve to thank for.

So thanks a lot for all your assistance. I would not hesitate in recommending West Pennine to friends. Once I've got used to my Fazer I may well sign up for some Advanced Training but for now I am looking forward to going out unsupervised next week! ;-)

Charlotte Coles.

Hi just wanted to say thanks to all the great staff at West Pennine for all the help and training getting me through my direct access, enjoyed it all from start to finish and would definitely recommend you to anyone, Thanks again, Luke Fisk.

Just would like to thank everyone for a great day doing my CBT it was one of

the best experiences I have every had.

Thanks again...

Hello to Dave & Yvonne and all you guys from a very happy Toria! Another lovely wet August day to be out riding.

Just a quick mail to say thanks for all your help in getting me through my tests! You were all very patient with me while I struggled with U turns and slow stuff, and encouraged me when I was getting better out on the road.

Dave – you did say that by the time I finally passed I would be great with all this tuition – and it's taken me almost exactly a month to get from the start of DAS to passing my test with the waiting days in between.

I was nervous when I saw it was Brian who had failed me the first time who was taking me out for the Mod 2 – but see the attached test report – I actually got through with a clean sheet and NO MINORS!

The Bonneville now has 58 miles on her clock – and I've been out for lots of little rides since I passed on Tuesday!

I found it to be one of the most challenging things – (mentally and physically all at the same time!) I've done, but I enjoyed (almost!) all of it despite the worst July/August weather I've seen in ages.

A special thanks to you, Steve and Alan for all the tuition and tips, fun and banter along the way. And sorry to Chris for scaring him to death with a bear hug when I passed!

Warm regards

Toria J


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

Just want to say a massive thanks to Steve, Allan and Chris who all helped me to pass my bike test. They are excellent instructors and I'm grateful for there tuition i wouldn't have passed without it.

Thanks to everyone.



First of all ‘Thank You’ from a very satisfied customer. I've just successfully completed my Module 1 and Module 2 DAS with passes first time. You and the team took a complete novice and in 6 days transformed me into a competent rider (at least competent enough to pass!). Time, money and effort well spent from my side.

Secondly I want you to know what a great team you have. From Yvonne who managed my many questions and difficult booking before the course, through to all of the instructors – Chris, Terry, Alan & Steve. All of the team were incredibly patient with my many faults. In particular I was impressed by the personal nature of the course. You & the instructors really sort to understand what I needed and adapted the training routes and schedules to meet my needs. Truly an inspirational team. I would especially like to highlight and thank Alan – who not only has the biggest hands in the north of England , but also has the patience of a saint!

Thank you again. I will always remember my time with WPM.

Mike Leigh

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