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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 (2 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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“CBT TO DAS”

Written on: 02/08/2013 by MusclePower (1 review written)

Please pass on my thanks to everyone at West Pennine for getting me from CBT to full licence and more importantly teaching me to be a safe rider. Ive been out all last night on my bike and whilst knowing my limits having lots of fun on it and feel that Im in control of it not the other way arround. I had the pleasure to go out with 4 different instructors and they all gave me tips and explained things from different angles so that it made sense to me. Anyways thanks Again Andy… Read Full Review

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“Excellent Training Centre”

Written on: 20/07/2013

I've not been a bike for 15 years. Thanks to the skill, patience and diversity of all the trainers I passed my test in 12 days from start to finish. The courses are great. Intense but well worth it. A massive thanks to all at West Pennine. You made a dream come true thank you… Read Full Review

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“CBT Training”

Written on: 24/04/2013 by frydrive (1 review written)

Booked my CBT with West Penine in Blackburn as it is local to me and I had been recommended to try them from a family member. After a brief introduction to the owner and the instructor who would ultimately look after me for the day we got straight to it with the checking of the paperwork. Now being 48 years old and not having been on a bike in years you can imagine I was a little nervous to start with. However the excellent instruction and pace of learning soon took care of that. I was one of… Read Full Review

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“Absolutely fantastic day”

Written on: 24/04/2013 by Tarmacterrier (1 review written)

West Pennine was recomended to Me by a Freind who had recentley passed a Test with them. I was very nervous,because I had never ridden a Motorbike before, or driven a Car. My Instructor was very Freindly,putting me at ease straight away. I dropped the Bike a couple of times to start with, but the Instructor persuaded me to get back on and try again. My Instructor's Patience finally paid off, as I started to feel more Relaxed, I was able to complete more complex exercises. By Lunchtime I had… Read Full Review

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“ West Pennine Motorcycle Training”

Written on: 07/03/2013 by DavidwCarter (1 review written)

Hi to all the West Pennine Team and a huge thank you for getting me through a six day DAS course where i completed CBT, Theory and Hazard awareness, module 1 and module 2 tests all in six days (great training package). I had not ridden a motorbike for 29 years before i started this course and that was a 50cc when i was sixteen, now 45. Would like to say a special thank you to all the team at West Pennine for sorting everything out for me including booking all the tests and giving me incredible… Read Full Review

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“Very Professional ”

Written on: 19/02/2013 by paulo14 (1 review written)

Hi all at WPM i recently did the 3 day non residential course for what i say to be the most cost effective courses i had already passed my CBT so didn't need this so first day with Steve was getting use to the big bike(500) which i rode over to Preston to do my theory which was also booked through WPM thanks [name removed] ;),then that afternoon [name removed] moved me up to the 600 Bandit which i used to do my module 1 on the second day which [name removed] took me to and got me ready for… Read Full Review

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