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.

What can I say I did my home work on training schools for my direct access course West Pennine came top of the list and highly recommended and now I can see why. With one quick and easy phone call my course was booked they sorted me with bed and breakfast with a fantastic host. They have a good training set up for doing your cbt and mod 1 training fantastic instructors with plenty of patience and a good array of bikes from 125 cc up to 600cc I spent the three days on and off road training and passed my course 1st time I have had great pleasure passing on the details to friends and colleagues and will have no problem ever of passing on there details SO DONT LOOK ELSEWHERE call West Pennine straight away there is no one else

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!

Alan, Just a quick note to say I couldn't have done it without you. You truly have a gift for tuition. As you were expecting I passed but I didn't beat my record of three minor errors, I got three! Thank you Alan and thank you all at West Pennine Motorcycle training, unbeatable price for top quality training.

Cheers Andy Zatac


Would just like to say thanks for all your help throughout my training.


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

Hi All at WPMT,

I would like to thank you for all the support, especially Alan for day 1 and CBT and Kev, he put me through it for 2 days, but got me through my test successfully.

I am now looking for a bike, there is such a lot to choose from!!

I had a great 4 days with you guys, enjoyed every minute.



All rite me old mukas, sorry its a bit late, but iv been really busy with work and sorting my bike out. i just wanted to say a massive southern softie thank you to Phil , Kevin, Alan, Dave, all of you at the training camp, i passed with only two minors, which considering your weather, hahahahaha, i thought was not to bad. and that was down to all you guys, i mean,didn't even no there was actually any thing past watford gap, hahahahaha, but hey i found out something new.

iv been recommending you guys to my mates as well, so you may find some more city slicker coming your way soon.

anyway take care and ride safely, coz i no i will, thanks to you guys.

many thanks


hello everyone just a quick note to thank you all for your help in passing my test today especially phil (he is a star) your service is fantastic and thorough not to mention friendly, once again thank you

yours thankfully Richard Knight

The new biking god of yorkshire

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