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★★★★★

“I got a pass”

Written on: 26/07/2016 by DeanW68 (1 review written)

Thank you Valley really enjoyed my time with your school I partially found the instructor very friendly and helpful, he gave commentary on a continuing basis. Absolute Brilliant Thank you… Read Full Review

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“Brilliant - dont go anywhere else!!!”

Written on: 21/07/2016 by AndyT999 (1 review written)

I had completed my CBT (via another school) in Dec 2014, I had decided it was time to get my big bike test - so I contacted the original school to no avail. Then two of my friends suggested VBS as they had passed with them. Within half an hour of mailing them they called to have a chat, the following sunday I was having an assessment, then the plan was set. The following week I was out with one instructor then mod 1 training with another instructor the following week, then that was it - my… Read Full Review

Darth956's Response to AndyT999's Review

Written on: 22/07/2016

Thank you for such a glowing review.

Being a Biker does introduce to an amazing and friendly Family. As you have already witnessed, fellow Bikers are nodding at you when you ride. You don't get many car drivers doing the same ;-)

We are having a Ride Out for our passed and past students on Sunday 31st July. Feel free to join us. In the meantime, enjoy your riding and... stay safe!

All the best

Joe & The Gang
Valley Bike School

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“fantastic training”

Written on: 27/06/2016 by lukesowden (1 review written)

Just done my direct access with the team within 4 weeks coming from never ridden a bike in my life. Cannot recommend them enough. Great people and instill you with the utmost confidence on the road… Read Full Review

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Written on: 28/06/2016

Well done.

To come from being a complete novice to passing your Module 2 Bike Test with NO faults is no mean feat. You deserve full credit for this as you listened and put your training into practice.

Now, enjoy your riding. Be safe out there.

All the best


Joe & The Gang (Valley Bike School)

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“Superb training cannot fault them. ”

Written on: 27/06/2016 by Billyw1990 (1 review written)

Just done my direct access with valley and I cannot begin to describe how much of a pleasant and enjoyable experience it was. All the staff are very friendly, it's a nice relaxed environment but they make sure to drum into you all the safety you'll ever need on the road. I've gone from 0 experience straight onto a 600cc sportsbike, I feel 100% comfortable on the road thanks to valley. Cannot recommend them enough. Thanks guys… Read Full Review

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Written on: 27/06/2016

Thank you...

Like I have said so many times... passing your Bike test is a 40 minute experience, safety is for life.

You know all the advice that we've given you during your Course... Use it and enjoy your riding.

All the best

Joe & The Gang
Valley Bike School

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“Bonneville here I come........”

Written on: 24/06/2016 by Gud1953 (1 review written)

Many thanks to all the team at Valley Bike School. After being recommended by a friend and after reading the reviews I then decided to go with Valley Bike School. From start to end everything was to my satisfaction. The versatility of the bikes they have to offer , their excellant instruction I was given , made all this a very enjoyable experience. Passed my Mod2 on Wednesday with just two minor faults I was well chuffed. I would highly recommend this excellent team , will call in for a coffee… Read Full Review

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Written on: 27/06/2016

The Bonneville... Legendary !

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time with us and that we lived up to expectations.

Enjoy your bike... Ride Safely

All the best

Joe & The Gang
Valley Bike School

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“Got to 60 decided its now or never ”

Written on: 23/06/2016 by ClaretRay (1 review written)

When I got to my 60th birthday I made up my mind to learn to ride.At Valley Bike School you get evrything you need to learn to ride,bike,gear and very good,knowledgeable and patient instructors. I was made very welcome by all the staff. I used to be a driving instructor (cars and PCV) so know a good instructor when I see one thees people are excellent. I was allowed to learn at a pace that suited me and not pushed into taking a test until I knew I was ready as a consequence I passed everything… Read Full Review

Darth956's Response to ClaretRay's Review

Written on: 23/06/2016

Thank you, and... very well done. As you say, you took it at your pace and "knew" when the time was right for you. Some folk try and rush it but this is a skill for life and well worth learning well.

Stay in touch and, good luck in the Premier League next year ;-)

All the best

Joe & The Gang
Valley Bike School

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“Fantastic Training”

Written on: 03/06/2016 by M4TTP (1 review written)

Just passed my M2 on Thursday, sense of relief and great satisfaction. A huge thanks to the team @ VBS, all the instructors have a wealth of knowledge and each one provides their spin, whilst being consistent throughout. They came highly recommended to myself and having had the experience will definitely be endorsing their programme. A relaxed set up and a huge choice of equipment and bikes, makes this the perfect choice for all. Tip, ask JV about the "pilot" story...worked for me! … Read Full Review

Darth956's Response to M4TTP's Review

Written on: 03/06/2016

Thanks, so pleased for you. You are right about the "story" but the best about it is.... it is true... I was there !

Give my love. I am not jealous at all ;-)

All the best

Joe & The Gang

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“Having a mid-life crisis? Then come to VBS.”

Written on: 02/06/2016 by snodgros (1 review written)

In spite of having no experience of riding anything two wheeled with an engine before I have just passed my CBT first time! At 50+ years of age this must be my mid-life crisis. I started with a taster sessions on a freezing cold February day and then onto my CBT. The VBS instructors are first class, very professional and instil confidence into their students. The school has a friendly feel to it and they make a decent cup of tea too. Would recommend Valley Bike School unreservedly… Read Full Review

Darth956's Response to snodgros's Review

Written on: 03/06/2016

Mid-Life Crisis? We don't do counselling but riding a Bike is a form of "Therapy". We are glad that you enjoyed your time with us. We do attempt to do what we say we'll do... deliver SAFETY.

Enjoy !

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“Mid-life Crisis ”

Written on: 17/05/2016 by Gavin11 (1 review written)

Well, what can I say. Passed my mod2 yesterday and am over the moon. Considered a couple of bike schools at first and decided to go with this one following a phonecall with what turned out to be the owner whereby he took the time to really explain the options without being pushy. To say that that I have enjoyed the course is an understatement. The reassurance and consistency from all the instructors is exactly what I needed to prepare me for my tests and more importantly venturing out on my… Read Full Review

Darth956's Response to Gavin11's Review

Written on: 18/05/2016

Thank you.

As you found out whilst training with us, Biking is a fraternity; welcome to that fraternity.

If you need any help deciding on which bike to get, call in and have a brew. You're always welcome.

Enjoy your Biking... stay safe out there.

Joe & The Gang (Valley Bike School)

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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

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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

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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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