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★★★★★

“Relaxed, safe and fun. Great value and a good brew. ”

Written on: 15/04/2016 by Beebe178 (1 review written)

I've just passed with VBS so I'm still smiling whilst writing this. The most important thing for me when I was choosing a school wasn't safety ( hold on before you judge) it was the welcoming feel from the instructors. The team made asking about safety and the style of instruction easy - they wanted me to grill them. They wanted me to ask tough questions about pass rates and the quality of the bikes. Nothing was too much trouble. Once we had all of that stuff out of the way, the learning was… Read Full Review

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Written on: 15/04/2016

I am impressed that you enjoyed your time with us and that you were made to feel at home. We do like to create a "family" atmosphere where learning is a pleasure and, therefore, easier.

Don't be sad at having passed first time, you are always welcome to drop in for a brew any time.

Enjoy your riding and... be SAFE out there.

All the best

Joe & The Gang
(Valley Bike School)

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★★★★★

“Superb, Personal Tuition from Valley Bikes”

Written on: 04/04/2016 by JFMartin1996 (1 review written)

Last year I did my CBT with VBS, from having never ridden a motorcycle to being qualified to ride on the roads, I'm glad it was VBS who put me through my training. Their mantra is safety, and it shows, you're tight to ride to keep you alive and well on the roads. Without him and his team I'm sure I wouldn't have lasted long on the roads. After riding for a year on my CBT I came back to do my graduated entry (A2 Level). I had a mix of small group and personal tuition where I was taught not… Read Full Review

Darth956's Response to JFMartin1996's Review

Written on: 05/04/2016

Thank you for those words of recommendation. We do appreciate it and, we are so glad that you have bought in to our philosophy of SAFE riding.

We look forward to helping you through your full A licence, then Advanced.

All the best

Joe & The Gang
(Valley Bike School)

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“Great tuition and helpful instructors ”

Written on: 24/03/2016

Great bike school! I had two guys who were both very welcoming and friendly and good for a laugh and a joke. Everything was done at my pace and the good instruction, hints and tips meant that I passed my mod 1 and mod 2 with no issues. Now looking forward to getting a proper bike and coming back and doing my advanced training!… Read Full Review

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“Simply the best”

Written on: 19/03/2016 by GPZ500S (1 review written)

Valley bike school is the best "for one thing safety" Anyone can ride a bike but Valley teach you the most important thing safety, all the staff are welcoming and friendly. The whole experience of taking my bike test was great. "you have looked at the rest now go to valley Bike school and get the best training that money can offer." Thank you Valley Bike School … Read Full Review

Darth956's Response to GPZ500S's Review

Written on: 19/03/2016

Thank you. I'm sure that's not your real name ;-)

We do bang the safety drum so often and so loud and I am happy that it comes through that way. As I said after your test, the Module 2 is a 40 minute exercise... safety is for life !

Enjoy

All the best

Joe & The Gang (Valley Bike School)

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“Fantastic people and service”

Written on: 09/03/2016 by Dave5561 (1 review written)

After taking early retirement decided I needed to ride my own bike instead of being a pillion passenger. Could not have picked anywhere better than Valley Bike School to do my Direct Access course. Excellent training enjoyed every bit of it. Very professional team, put you at ease from the start and maintain the safety of all no matter what ability you start with. The training could not of been of a better standard. Top Class. Will recommend to anyone wanting to learn. Thank You to my two… Read Full Review

Darth956's Response to Dave5561's Review

Written on: 09/03/2016

Our pleasure. We are so happy that you now have a full licence and can enjoy your retirement with "two wheels". Remember the mantra... Safety Comes First.

All the best

Joe & The Gang (Valley Bike School)

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“Professional, well executed training that's fun!”

Written on: 26/02/2016 by DeonHickey (1 review written)

Passed my test with Valley in September 2015. The bikes and equipment are all great. The instructors are all friendly and its very apparent they love doing what they do. They're all really good at putting your mind at ease and creating a relaxing atmosphere. What struck me the most was the way the lessons were planned. The direct access lessons were split to allow time for both mod 1 and mod 2 practice. And the mod 1 practice took place at the test centre in Blackburn. This really helped me… Read Full Review

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“Great motorcycle school ”

Written on: 22/02/2016 by Smudgesmee (1 review written)

Well what can I say, the whole experience has been fantastic! I went through cbt mod 1 and 2 and passed with only 1 minor! The staff are very friendly, witty and make you relaxed and confident, not to mention great patience, being new to the whole biking scene. The whole process was explained in detail before i started, so you know exactly what to expect. He was great with his feed back during tuition explaining simply where you erred and how to correct it, and it works a treat. I felt safe… Read Full Review

Darth956's Response to Smudgesmee's Review

Written on: 23/02/2016

Thank you for your comments. I am so glad that we worked for you. You use the right word more than once... SAFE ! That is what we are about and so glad that you feel safe out there. Enjoy your riding. Call in and have a brew any time.

All the best

Joe & The Gang
(Valley Bike School)

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★★★★★

“Fantastic Place to learn to Ride”

Written on: 17/02/2016 by flexnitro (1 review written)

I had a great experience learning to ride with Valley bike school. From correspondence to the lessons themselves it couldn't have been better. The training was second to none and I wished I'd have taken my CBT there before doing my direct access. I think the training would have helped moving on to my direct access. Passing both my MOD 1/2 first time happening due to the care and attention to detail by my instructor and the passion they show towards safe riding. I would recommend Valley bike… Read Full Review

Darth956's Response to flexnitro's Review

Written on: 17/02/2016

As I keep saying, it is YOU that did it. YOU put the effort in and achieved a good pass. We merely facilitated YOUR success.

Recommendation is the best form of advertising so, Thank You very much for your endorsement.

Ride safe.

All the best

Joe & The Gang (Valley Bike School)

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★★★★★

“CBT and training lessons”

Written on: 17/02/2016 by Reinaf239 (1 review written)

Excellent training and support. All members of staff are supportive and are always willing to help when ever they can. I will be recommending this bike school to anybody that is wanting to learn to ride. I will be returning in the future to do my full bike license… Read Full Review

Darth956's Comment

Written on: 17/02/2016

On behalf of everyone at VBS I'd like to say "Thank You" for your kind words. As you are aware, we do try to go the extra mile. It is reassuring to know that our efforts are appreciated.

Look forward to seeing you for your full bike test.

All the best

Joe & The Gang (Valley Bike School)

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★★★★★

“No 1”

Written on: 29/01/2016 by Abraham489 (1 review written)

Great training and facilities. These are the people to learn with cannot praise highly enough… Read Full Review

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“Super-friendly, knowledgeable and great teachers”

Written on: 20/01/2016 by ahmed_b (1 review written)

Having had no prior experience of riding anything 2-wheeled with an engine in it prior to doing my CBT (elsewhere) in October 2015, I enjoyed that so much that I decided to dive straight in to the 'big leagues', and do my DAS with Valley Bike School. Even before I started, the guys I dealt with were incredibly friendly and easy to communicate with, both over the phone and email. We discussed my past (lack of experience), what the course would entail, how much it would cost, and how it might… Read Full Review

Darth956's Response to ahmed_b's Review

Written on: 22/01/2016

What a comprehensive review. Thank you. We are always pleased when our students pass first time but even more pleased when they go away and put "safe riding" into practice. You be careful out in "The Big Smoke" and call in anytime for that brew :)

All the best

Joe & The Gang (Valley Bike School)

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Written on: 22/01/2016

What a comprehensive review. Thank you. We are always pleased when our students pass first time but even more pleased when they go away and put "safe riding" into practice. You be careful out in "The Big Smoke" and call in anytime for that brew :)

All the best

Joe & The Gang (Valley Bike School)

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★★★★★

“passed!!”

Written on: 12/01/2016 by magda.j (1 review written)

Would like to recommend this motorbike school for anyone, any age! its really nice, frendly and good knowladge team that will get you through all levels of riding. I have passed my A2 licence with VBS at first time ! instructors reaaly helped to get me through it and i do apreciate all the clues and information that they passed over as they really helpfull. Now im proud owner of honda hornet 600 thanks to Valley Bike School :) Thank you team for all effort you put to teach people how to ride… Read Full Review

Darth956's Response to magda.j's Review

Written on: 12/01/2016

Well done

You did really well to pass both Module 1 and Module 2 tests first time. You listened to what was said and put it into practice.

The Honda Hornet is a wonderful bike... enjoy.

Call in for a brew when passing.

All the best

Joe & The Gang (Valley Bike School)

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“Passed!!”

Written on: 08/01/2016 by Taylor325 (1 review written)

Would like to thank all vbs team for helping me with passing my A2 licence. Im really pleased with all results and Would recommend this school for anyone:) freindly, with food knowledge team happy to help all the time, i highly recommend them :) … Read Full Review

Darth956's Comment

Written on: 12/01/2016

Thank you for your recommendation. We do value what our Students tell us and thank you for letting us share in your joy of passing your A2.

Ride Safely.

All the best

Joe & The Gang (Valley Bike School)

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★★★★★

“Could ask for more!”

Written on: 24/12/2015 by ChrisEdwards87 (1 review written)

I went to valley bike school with no experience on a geared bike at all and passed my CBT, Mod 1 and 2 on a 600cc within 2 months with only 4 lessons. VBS not only gives you the ability to ride a bike technically but the confidence through excellent instruction to ride without worry. Very much a friendly/family feel to the school and I would recommend them to anyone. As a tip, make him with you to your tests. Not only is he an A* instructor but also a bloody lucky charm. Couldn't ask for more… Read Full Review

Darth956's Response to ChrisEdwards87's Review

Written on: 29/12/2015

Thanks for your review Chris although I do believe the words may have been changed a little ;-)

You are right in what you say, not only must you have the technical ability to ride a motorbike but you must have the confidence to keep it all together.

Enjoy your riding, and... stay in touch.

All the best

Joe & The Gang (Valley Bike School)

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★★★★★

“Great Taster Lessons and successful CBT! ”

Written on: 15/12/2015 by CatherineJubb (1 review written)

I first had some taster lessons at the Valley Bike School, followed by my CBT which was a great success! I am now travelling abroad and am able to rent a bike while I'm out here thanks to the skills I learned. All the staff at the Valley Bike School are lovely and friendly, and most importantly they are great teachers to learn from. I feel safe and confident in my abilities on the road after completing my CBT with them. Thank you very, very much! … Read Full Review

Darth956's Response to CatherineJubb's Review

Written on: 16/12/2015

Thank you for that Catherine,

Made up that you have made the leap from taster to riding abroad, via the CBT.

The skills that we teach will stand you in good stead wherever you go.

Enjoy !!!


All the best

Joe & The Gang (Valley Bike School)

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★★★★★

“top notch”

Written on: 14/12/2015 by mikey332424234234 (1 review written)

hi, I've recently taken my CBT, lessons, MOD1 & MOD2 bike tests with Valley bike school. what a great bike school! i had little bike experience before taking my CBT the instructors were great i was up to speed in no time. They have a wide range of bikes and equipment to suit all riders, I'm a short fella so it was great when they put me on a lowered bike! They are very thorough i passed both my tests first time happy as Larry Thanks  … Read Full Review

Darth956's Response to mikey332424234234's Review

Written on: 15/12/2015

Hi

So chuffed that you enjoyed your time with us and that you passed both parts of your bike test first time.

The changes in the motorcycle tests over the years have meant that we have had to buy "lowered" bikes for both the A2 and full A categories. Obviously, it is important that the bike fits you.

Enjoy your riding and... stay safe out there.

All the best

Joe & The Gang (Valley Bike School)

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“The best”

Written on: 11/11/2015 by bryan2104 (1 review written)

Did my cbt then did my training for mod 1 and 2 and now a proud owner of a full bike license, something ive always wanted to do but things got in the way.ie .the misses an the kids lol....i was made to feel at home an loved going for the training,The bikes they use are new or like new.well lookt after machines.and also had helmets.boots etc for me to use.carnt put in to words how good these guys are .Theres only one bike school i would go to....And thats valley bike schoo.....Thanks again… Read Full Review

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Written on: 11/11/2015

Thank you,

We are so pleased that you have achieved your goal and that we helped in some way.

You say that "you can't put into words how good these guys are"... let me try for you.

We are only as good as the people who pass with us and then go out and put into practice what we have tried to pass on... safe riding!

Enjoy your riding.

All the best

Joe & The Gang (Valley Bike School)

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“Never ridden before”

Written on: 28/10/2015 by Gazrobbo (1 review written)

Did my cbt on 10/10/15 having never ridden before apart from the taster. Staff were brilliant very patient and supportive. Thoroughly enjoyed the day. Bought a 125 to gain the experience for a couple of months and then I will definitely be going back to valley to do the das test. Have booked my theory for 17/11/15. Once again a big thumbs up for the guys at valley and a big thanks. See you soon. … Read Full Review

Darth956's Response to Gazrobbo's Review

Written on: 29/10/2015

Thanks,

Glad you enjoyed your time with us so far. Your route is probably the safest for a complete novice. There is no substitute for miles on the road.

All the best

Joe & The Gang (Valley Bike School)

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“Simply brilliant!!!”

Written on: 28/10/2015 by KamrenGraves6 (1 review written)

From CBT through to passing MOD2 of direct access I was made to feel like I was one of the team. There is none of the "them and us attitude" between the instructors and the trainees. The advice and training was second to none and they are genuinely pleased for you when you pass. I really enjoyed my days with the Valley Bike School and will miss going over for my training but will call in on them from time to time to keep in touch with the team. Put the kettle on guys I'll be over soon on my… Read Full Review

Darth956's Comment

Written on: 29/10/2015

Well done on passing your Motorbike test. We are so glad that you found us to be exactly what we are... a bunch of "genuine" folk who like sharing in your joy of riding safely.

Enjoy your riding.

Mine's a black coffee ;-)

All the best

Joe & The Gang (Valley Bike School)

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“excellent day from start to finish”

Written on: 20/09/2015 by Diggsy37 (1 review written)

booked the CBT course for my son and me so I can ride on the road after over 30 years since I last rode. from the moment we walked in and were offered "a brew" we were made welcome. the whole day was taken at a leisurely pace and everything explained fully. the instructors were patient and very professional. the afternoon session when we were on the road was a great experience for a novice and again the instructors, with their professionalism, gave us confidence and put us at ease. I passed the… Read Full Review

Darth956's Response to Diggsy37's Review

Written on: 21/09/2015

You are very welcome. It was a pleasure to have you and your son train with us. As you will have noticed, the whole day was centred around keeping you, your son, and the others on CBT that day, SAFE... the brew is just an added bonus ;-)

Ride safely and we look forward to welcoming you back once you have passed your theory test.

All the best

Joe & The Gang (Valley Bike School)

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