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“Passed after shaky start.”

Written on: 15/08/2015 by antcave (1 review written)

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… Read Full Review

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“Shocking school!”

Written on: 14/08/2015 by christoph.lawrence (1 review written)

This school was a total waste of money for me. After spending nearly a thousand pounds arranging the trip to the school and accommodation, I was not permitted to take my test on bike large enough to pass my DAS, due to the fact that I made some mistakes on the road. Although they did offer me some “off road” training on a medium-sized bike, if I didn’t take my theory test (it was booked on a training day due to a problem with my licence). That still would have left me in a position… Read Full Review

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Written on: 20/08/2015

You turned up without licence, this caused a major compromise on the course, you lost a day going for an out of area theory.

To quote our response to your email...

'Hi
Its still going to be very hairy with your licence not turned up yet and with the best of intentions things may not all go to plan, if you paid in full for the course (plus one already booked theory) we would move it to a later date without loss of deposit. Or are you committed with other things like flights?'

Hence We offered to move course to solve the problem.

Our response to you at time.
(Nearly a year ago).

Hi
Would prefer to talk rather than email, office is open till 8pm on phones.
I can’t override you instructors decision, potentially that would be negligent, the considerations are firstly your safety, then the safety of others (other road users, fellow trainees,instructors etc) and finally the risk of damage to property (including our bikes).
However he did say that you where just about at a standard to try off road on an intermediate bike (500). You are coming at the training from a very inexperienced level and as a non UK resident some addition traffic comprehension issues, so you need to look at how far you have got rather than what is still to do.
Your theory is booked for tomorrow but, as we said it may be, it is quite out of area, you will need to catch a train, one goes out from Blackburn at 9am I believe.
If you go for your theory it will take up most of tomorrow mainly in travel time so little time would be left if any for training. Alternatively you could train tomorrow see where you get to and put the theory in next time you are over with no issues re lost licences. I enclose details of the theory and a train timetable / booking site link you will need to be at the theory station as per the time and you must take both parts of your licence with you.

Order Number: ‎‎

Person Taking Test
Licence Number:
Booking Number:

Test Booked: Motorcycle
Date: ‎16 October 2014‎
Start Time: ‎11:30 AM‎
Test Centre Location: PEARSON CENTRE - CARLISLE


Train time table booking web site

Personally in this situation I would advise doing the training and sort the theory at a future date.
Let me know if you are training or going for theory.

regards




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Written on: 20/08/2015

So, after sharing my experience, which is totally true by the way, you think the most professional thing to do is to release my driving licence details and copies of private emails? I've taken a screen shot, and I will be reporting this to the police. This is very illegal.

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★★★★★

“Thank you WPM Training!”

Written on: 19/05/2015 by graeme.atkinson (1 review written)

Dear WPM Training, I just wanted to say a big 'thank you' to the team for my bike training and enabling me to pass my test. Thanks for all the great tuition, for making the training and test arrangements and for keeping me well informed throughout. I will not hesitate to recomend you to anyone who asks me where to go for bike training. All the best for the future!… Read Full Review

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“Excellent People And Company”

Written on: 05/05/2015 by RazClinton81 (1 review written)

West pennine are without doubt an exceptional motorcycle training school, during my direct access course i had not been on a bike for over ten years and within 5 days of instruction passed my full test. they where extremely help full with everything i needed and i would recommend anyone who lives near or far, that if you want to get quality training then use these. Big Thanks To All The instructors and staff at West Pennine, All The Best.. … Read Full Review

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“Thoroughly professional, attention to detail was great,”

Written on: 29/04/2015 by VespaLXV (1 review written)

Hello All, Just quick message to say a big thanks to all at West Pennine Training. I found the whole set up thoroughly professional, attention to detail was great, including making sure I had everything I needed for each day and the back up phone calls to ensure everything went smoothly before each test, theory , Mod 1 and Mod 2, greatly appreciated . I want to offer special thanks to my trainer who I was assigned to on each of my three days training. His manner is calming and reassuring. His… Read Full Review

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“Excellent training school!!!”

Written on: 21/04/2015 by Hitchen187 (1 review written)

Just like to say thanks to the guys I dealt with for all the help with my mod1 and 2 very patient and super helpful with me and i passed my mod2 with NO MINORS!!! I was over the moon thanks guys ill be recommending you to all my friend really couldnt fault them in any way at all … Read Full Review

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“Brilliant training and people! Definitely recommended!”

Written on: 08/03/2015 by nickyforest92 (1 review written)

First time bike user and can I say the patience and confidence given by the instructors were brilliant. Clear and effectively I was told what I needed to do as well as having a friendly attitude made it a much better enviroment to ride a motorbike in. When on road they had radios telling me where I needed to go and what I needed to do better next time, I felt safe and confident with there training and past! I just want to thank all the intructors at West Pennine they deserve a pat on the back… Read Full Review

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“Great training, Great people, Would recommend!”

Written on: 25/02/2015

First time on a manual bike and I have to say how comfortable I felt being trained by people who had a great knowledge of motorbikes. I didn't feel rushed at all by the instructor and could take my time when I was struggling at first, detailed explanations on what I needed to do got me there in the end! On the road was scary but having the instructor who was calm and very supportive on the radio telling what I was doing right and things I needed to improve on made it even better. Got through… Read Full Review

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“Expert, patient and understanding staff for a novice!”

Written on: 12/02/2015 by JRobinson222 (1 review written)

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… Read Full Review

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“AVOID IF NEW TO BIKES”

Written on: 11/02/2015 by Henry2014 (1 review written)

Booked a one day never ridden CBT course that are usually around 6-8 hours in total. Including a 2 hour on road session. Firstly I arrived and a small fenced off square of an industrial estate which turn out to be the training centre with basic facilities in what appears to be storage units but fair enough they do the job and everything you need is there. I was booked on a course with 1 other trainee, who was on a moped and had previously passed her CBT just had to renew it. We did an hours… Read Full Review

Ultima's Response to Henry2014's Review

Written on: 11/02/2015

Hello sorry you felt this way.
For your safety and the safety of other road users you need to be at a reasonable standard of control to go on the public highway.
As you know the other half of your training day was on hold (including road ride) as it was not possible to both continue your off road training and take [name removed] on road for her two hour CBT road run. This was fully gone through in the initial briefing, the course was not booked as one to one training but we gave you an option to do that but one to one is dearer and you did not want to pay for it.
As explained you would have needed extra time above and beyond that booked as you had no riding experience, a provisional licence and wanted to learn on a manual bike and were progressing slowly.
To 'Guarantee' a CBT pass in a day means that the school would have to issue a CBT certificate regardless of the trainees ability ie running red lights , crashing or even going the wrong way down a one way street would have to be acceptable, at least one local school has been shut down for substandard CBT.
Refunds are not given if training is not completed through no fault of ours, this is clear in out t&c's.
I am very sorry things did not go as you wanted but I feel that you just underestimated what was required, I run to a high standard and don't cut corners just to issue a CBT and keep someone happy,
Better unhappy and alive.
Dave

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★★★★☆

“Excellent”

Written on: 25/10/2014

It was an absolute pleasure completing my course with you guys, I cannot stress how good the teaching ability of  the instructor was, his calm patient manner and is way of instruction is absolutely fantastic he tailors to your needs and has a vast amount of experience to pull from, By far the most professional amount of instruction I have had in a long time. He is a true asset to your company and I am very grateful to have been taught by him but all this comes at a price of getting the brews… Read Full Review

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“expert training from people who care”

Written on: 14/10/2014 by brasso09 (3 reviews written)

Hi I couldn't of done it if it wasn't for the skills I learned from your dedicated team. Please can you thank your staff for me the one on one training he give me was second to non he picked out all my weaknesses and kept at me until I got it right especially my emergency stop. And also please thank the other man because he took me out before mod 1 and mod 2 and picked at the things I was still getting wrong . Even tho the weather was awful I passed both tests with no faults the whole 4 day… Read Full Review

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“Don't go anywhere else”

Written on: 16/09/2014 by MarkRadford (1 review written)

Very good tuition, patient and friendly approachable instructor, with experience and knowledge passed on. I only wish I had found this school earlier when I first started learning to ride, and can only hope that others will follow me with West Pennine. I gained so much confidence after my instruction on the morning of my afternoon MOD 2 test, I'm convinced it helped me pass. Highly recommended… Read Full Review

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“Big thanks to WPM Training!”

Written on: 18/06/2014 by dougalmack (1 review written)

Many thanks to all at West Pennine Motorcycle Training for getting me through my motorcycle test. I passed both tests with NO minors, starting off the course as an absolute novice, but that's entirely down to the patience and thorough training given to me by the instructors - again, many thanks guys! The instructors made it a really enjoyable experience, not all seriousness but done with great communication and a laugh and a joke when appropriate!! I will certainly recommend WPM to my friends… Read Full Review

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“A big thanks to all at the training centre”

Written on: 14/06/2014 by LeeBuckley76 (1 review written)

I'd like to thank everyone at West Pennine for all their help and guidance over the 4 day CBT to full bike licence course that I attended on 3rd June. In particular I would like to thank the advisor for all the one on one guidance he provided. His calmness and steady approach mixed with a bit of humour to point out my faults was invaluable. To me he made the whole experience an absolute pleasure instead of my normal reaction to tests (no one likes tests and exams i'm sure) and without him I… Read Full Review

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“They teach old Dogs.. New Tricks !”

Written on: 11/05/2014 by MaciTerry495 (1 review written)

As you are aware, yesterday (7th May), I passed my modular 2 motorcycle driving test at the Blackburn DSA test centre. I wish to express my gratitude to all the staff and instructors at WPM-Training for your professionalism, goodwill and friendship so freely given during my instruction. It had been a most pleasant and informative experience. Further, I would like to thank my "one on one" instructor for his unlimited patience, his calm approach to my white line encounters, my indifference… Read Full Review

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“Money well spent with West Pennine motorcycle training”

Written on: 14/03/2014 by JohnNI (1 review written)

People might think these motorbike courses sound expensive, but when you add it all up you cant put a price on being safe on the road, and the best way to be safe is to be taught by guys who take their job and responsibilities in safety very seriously. Thats what i found with the instructors at west pennine. Firstly the guys know their stuff and secondly they know how to communicate that knowledge across to the student no matter what level of rider. Ive been riding bikes (125s) for 12 years and… Read Full Review

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“Fantastic, fun and great staff”

Written on: 12/12/2013 by Iangwill (1 review written)

Hi, this is the first chance I've had to send an email, just wanted to say a massive massive thank you to yourself and all the staff, you all helped in one way or another and I couldn't of gotten through my mod 1 without Alan or my mod 2 without Dave, thank you all so much and I wish you all the best in the world, have an absolutely brilliant Christmas and a prosperous new year, many thanks and warm regards … Read Full Review

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“EXCELLENT TRAINING ....”

Written on: 23/11/2013 by Abid007 (1 review written)

The CBT course was superb, relaxed and really enjoyable, West Pennine Motorcycle Training have a unique style of teaching, which makes it fun but very educational, which is exactly what you need as a beginner as the whole experience can seem very daunting from the outset. I have gained confidence in all aspects of biking. I am overjoyed with the results I have achieved . I am more then happy to speak to anyone if you want to discuss anything further. A big thank you to All involved in the west… Read Full Review

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“Excellent Bike School”

Written on: 22/11/2013

Went to West Pennine Motorcycle Training because I had been with previous schools but was not really progressing. The school took everything back to the basics, laid new foundations and got me up to test standard. I now have my A2 license, my new bike and riding. Cannot say how pleased I am, and can only thank the team at West Pennine for their encouragement and training. Easy going, friendly and professional. Will definitely be going back to them when I upgrade my license in the near future… Read Full Review

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