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“Fantastic training school”

Written on: 16/05/2017 by CWC1 (1 review written)

West Pennine are truly great family run business, very knowledgeable staff with a friendly approach, I am so glad I choose west Pennine and would recommend them to anyone from CBT to full bike licence thanks guys, happy riding… Read Full Review

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“First class training ”

Written on: 21/02/2017 by 222Hawkins (1 review written)

I'd like to thank all at west pennie motorcycle training , I passed my mod 1 with 1 minor and mod 2 with no faults at all and this was down to first class instructors . A big thank you for his time and patience , I believe he was the main reason I passed as he understood exactly too help me get my head round things I struggled with and I can't thank him enough I would recommend west pennie to everyone as they deliver excellent training… Read Full Review

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“Excellent service”

Written on: 15/01/2017 by MarleySmith (1 review written)

Dear all, I would just like to thank you for the service that you provided….. the weather was cold and miserable but soldier forward we did! I Just wanted to personally thank you for putting me on the four day DAS course and training me through out. Day 1 CBT Day 2 Training Day 3 Training and Mod 1 Day 4 Training and Mod 2 PASSED ALL FIRST TIME The training that was provided was everything I expected and more, everything was directed to what we needed to work on and not repetitive… Read Full Review

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“Passed at Last !”

Written on: 07/10/2016 by fulliautomatic (1 review written)

Thanks due to the team at West Pennine who got me through the mod 2 at third attempt on Wednesday. First two attempts were with another more expensive school in Accrington, so that speaks volumes. I feel very lucky to have had access to such excellent training on my doorstep. Let the fun begin !… Read Full Review

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“Great day out”

Written on: 05/09/2016 by PhilHardcastle (1 review written)

Despite waking up half an hour after the start time for my CBT and then turning up another hour after that, they were more than happy to continue regardless, had one to one tuition the whole day (what was left of it) and felt a whole lot more confident going out on the road compared to many years prior when I previously did CBT in another town, last time I decided to stick to the car as I'd only recently passed that and felt it the safest route, however this time I was happy enough to get a… Read Full Review

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“Das training”

Written on: 26/08/2016 by Bigfish74 (1 review written)

Hi guys  Would just like to say a big thanks for the excellent training provided by yourselves  What a great bunch of instructors you have their manner is second to none keeping things simple safe and most of all enjoyable.  You got me inwhen no one else could and even though i had ridden on a cbt for 18 months the bad habits soon disappeared andi pssed both mod 1 + 2 first time   Thanks again … Read Full Review

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“Top school”

Written on: 21/07/2016 by HassanKennedy212 (1 review written)

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 gaged to build on the previous. On the second day I was on the road and… Read Full Review

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“The place to go to pass your test!!”

Written on: 25/06/2016 by Mac100O (1 review written)

Thanks to everyone at West Pennine for their support in getting me to the level to pass both my mod 1 and mod 2 tests. Special thanks to the geezer from the freezer who is so chilled out - and gave me a brilliant understanding of how to use the bike and the many techniques on how to be a good rider. Mod 2 test day came - and I rode the way you guys taught me - and passed with no drama - thanks so much for all your support. I will be booking in for some advanced training once I take… Read Full Review

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“Best motorbike training centre ”

Written on: 06/06/2016 by AshokR (1 review written)

I had very good experience with them I learnt a lot from them I had never drive bike in UK before I went to the training centre . I use to drive in India but the amount of things we must learn and they taught me good . passed my full motor bike licence in 5 days from CBT MOD 1 and MOD 2 Full credits goes to the staff they have a very friendly people to train everyone I will recommend to any one… Read Full Review

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“First Rate Training and First Time Passes”

Written on: 05/05/2016 by Roger_Reeve (1 review written)

I was very nervous when I first started the DAS course and at one point was even considering quiting, but the constant encouragement and dedication of the guys at West Pennine got me through to first time passes on my Mod1 and Mod2 tests. The training centre is a good size and prepares you well for the Mod1 test. They also have a good selection of well maintained bikes. I had undertaken my CBT with another training school but changed as I found their methods too intense. This proved to be the… Read Full Review

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“Worked well for me”

Written on: 29/04/2016 by audibobby (1 review written)

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… Read Full Review

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“For direct access look no further ”

Written on: 27/04/2016 by Phillipdeanrobinson (1 review written)

What can I say I did my home work on training schools for my direct access corse 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… Read Full Review

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“Excellent training by professionals”

Written on: 16/03/2016 by RussMoorhouse (1 review written)

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… Read Full Review

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“CBT, Module 1 and 2 within a week. ”

Written on: 21/01/2016 by CaitlynPike (1 review written)

Professional, knowledgeable trainers who got me through my direct access. Passed the module 2 test with only 1 minor and hadn't sat on a motorbike for 20 years until turning up at West Pennine the week before. Would highly recommend, they even got me time in the module 1 test area the day before my test… Read Full Review

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“CBT to Full Licence with West Pennine”

Written on: 24/12/2015 by paulwea (1 review written)

I hadn't been on a motorbike before and West Pennine were great. They don't just teach you how to ride the bike, they equip you with all the skills and knowledge that will allow you to enjoy and appreciate your bike in the safest way possible. the person I dealt with did a fantastic job ensuring you got the lessons and test slots you wanted. the other person I dealt with and the guys were the font of all knowledge and will ensure you do it right and know your stuff ahead of your… Read Full Review

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“Flexible and Professional ”

Written on: 31/08/2015 by surfarosa (1 review written)

Hi . Just like to drop a line to say thanks to You all for getting me from zero, through Mod2. All extremely professional individuals. And lots of very good (life saving) advice from all 3, not just to pass the test but to ensure a safe ride in the future. Always got the impression that safety was of utmost concern. Thanks Again. … Read Full Review

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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

Ultima's Response to christoph.lawrence's Review

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...

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).

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.

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Person Taking Test
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Test Booked: Motorcycle
Date: ‎16 October 2014‎
Start Time: ‎11:30 AM‎

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.


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Christoph.lawrence's reply to Ultima's Comment

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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