West Pennine Motorcycle Training


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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.

A big thanks("that would be a test fail" words I heard less and less and less as my training my went on), ( don't think I didn't see you hitting your face with your hand when I couldn't start a bike on the CBT but under whose expert tutelage I managed to pass the CBT the next day) and the other instructors at West Pennine.

In 6 days I went from somebody who had never ridden a bike to being fully qualified.

My advice for anybody taking the course is listen to the instructors they're the experts and do know best, do what they say and I'm sure you will pass.

I promise I will bring my Ural for Al to have a go in once I get it.

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


Hi Yvonne,

I would like to say thank you fir getting my Mod 1 and Mod 2 sorted within a week nothing more I could have asked for!!

Would you pass on my thanks to Alan and Steve that had me for the 6 day course doing something i didn't think was possible, going from never being on a bike to full licence in 6 days, I'm over the moon to have passes first time with mo problems!!

Once again thank you and i shall be recommending you guys to everyone!

Kind Regards

Steve Pollard

Hello Yvonne

Please could you pass on my deepest thanks to Steve, Alan, Dave and Yvonne for the tuition I received which enabled me to pass both modules first time .I can honestly say that the whole experience with WPM was fantastic from start to finish. Special thanks due to Steve for giving me the confidence to tackle Mod 1. I would strongly recommend WPM to anyone interested in taking up motorcycling for the first time or retraining and I wish you all the best of luck for the future at your new location ,I will call round on my travels .

Thanks Tom Reid (new, proud owner of a gorgeous black Suzuki GSF Bandit)

PS. Feel free to quote this on your web site cheers guys

I am just emailing to say a big thank you to everyone at West Pennine for their help and getting me through my test first time today.

I took the 3 day CBT to DAS licence which at first I thought was a bit of a gamble but with particular help from Steve on the first day and Chris on the second day they made sure I knew everything needed for the exam. I would also like to thank Dave who gave me a very good prep lesson just before my test and made sure everything was up to scratch.

Overall I appreciate all the hard work all you guys put it and hope the company continues with its success.

Thank you again



Just a short note of thanks to you all for the assistance in getting me through my DAS test earlier this morning

Having failed my test 6 weeks ago on the ‘U Turn’ and a few minors my confidence was a little low-I made the change of instructors and came to West Pennine and found all the instructors excellent.

Special thanks to Alan (Great day one training) Terry, Chris and Steve this morning who got me quickly back up to speed having not ridden since last weeks test cancellation (Weather!)

I have already made my first recommendation to use you –To my wife!!

Thanks to you both for your support –Sorry for all the calls Yvonne

Best wishes for the future and the new tests-Which I don’t have to take!!

Garry Shaw

Hello there, Could you please forward this to all concerned, expressing my sincere thanks to the staff at West Pennine, namely Alan and Ste for giving me the necessary expert tuition needed in order for me to past my test, which i previoulsy failed in September this year. On arrival on my days tuition after a lenghty spell away , it was like starting again and once on the bike i wasn't far wrong, i felt like i was using someone else's arms and legs, dreadful is a light hearted word, the truth would maybe offend.. I was nervous, tense, lack of confidence etc etc, however Alan took me on full throttle (so to speak) and with his calm expert tuition, guidance and honesty, my confidence was improving by midday no end. By the end of the day after numerous discussions i told Alan i honestly didnt think i was ready for the test, for those of you who know Alan, he took me to one side and gave me the pep talk to end all pep talks (England manager's stuff) and honeslty told me i was mad if i didnt attend the day after as he was happy with the progress i had made that day and it would be a waste not to. Not once did he buckle under my constant 'self knocking' of my performance, which to be honest he could have quite easily have done, and with this talk gave me the boot up the a**e i really needed. So onto the day of the test, again i was with Alan for 2 hours going through basics, until i was swapped to Ste and went out on the road. His expertise and very calm instruction combined with Alan's basic instruction that morning, gave me the necessary tuition and confidence to pass the test that afternoon. Those 2 instructors are a real credit to West Pennine and please pass this on to them. Once again, many thanks. Craig Lord

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.

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