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“I had never ridden a motor cycle before and having...”

Written on: 15/09/2010

I had never ridden a motor cycle before and having just retired and at the age of 56 it was something I wanted to do.
The team at West Pennine were professional and had safety as their main priority, with getting you through your test coming a very close second.
I failed my first test through my own fault, but passed easily the second time.
The tuition was excellent, the instructors patient, polite and supportive. I used my own bike so can't comment on equipment.
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“I took a four day training session DAS course after...”

Written on: 15/09/2010

I took a four day training session DAS course after over twenty years out of biking. I found the mixture of training by very experienced but different personnel invaluable with different approaches perfect for me. I managed to pass first time and overall thought the system adopted was very effective and achieved its aim without a hitch.

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“Booked a 3 day resisdetial DAS with West Pennine last...”

Written on: 15/09/2010 by jjbirdie (1 review written)

Booked a 3 day resisdetial DAS with West Pennine last October. The instructors were really good (apart from a dodgy ponytail)knocking out all the bad habits I had picked up in my 18 months on my 125 Simon is honest and if you are doing something wrong he will tell you what is the point of letting you think you are doing it right if you are not. The facilities were basic but adequate as you want to be out on the road not in the center.
Tony the B+B owner was a very nice chap and the rooms always… Read Full Review

Ilikepumas's Response to jjbirdie's Review

Written on: 16/09/2010

I found this review not helpful because... I'm sorry but the rooms stunk at the B&B and they were depressing, I ended up stopping with friends in Preston and commuting in each day as I couldn't face a week in that pit.

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Written on: 06/04/2011

What do you expect at those prices? the local hostalry helped me sleep anyway.

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“this is a message to any person who is thinking of...”

Written on: 15/09/2010

this is a message to any person who is thinking of doing there motorcycle training and an insight to the staff at West pennine. I took part on a 5day direct acces course having never even been on a motorcycle in my life ever before. the training and staff were so helpful that they took the time to talk and see if you had any problems. they all took pride in their job and getting you through the course. I was put on to a 500cc bike after riding for 2 and half days and ended up passing my test… Read Full Review

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“They got me through the DAS. ”

Written on: 15/09/2010

They got me through the DAS.

Living in Leeds I had a bit of a commute to get there but it was worth it.

Special thanks to Allan and Steve for their constructive tuition.

The time of the test on the last day will affect the amount of training (I was first up - but best to get it done!)

Now it's time to get a bigger bike, and I'll be back for the next course to enhance my skills.
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“I did the 5 Day DAS with Mod 1+2 in June 2009. I had...”

Written on: 15/09/2010

I did the 5 Day DAS with Mod 1+2 in June 2009. I had little or no experience of riding and found the instructors to be excellent. In particular I liked that the instructors didn't follow a formula for training but instead worked to customise the training for my needs (for example I needed a lot of work on changing up & down gears as I approached junctions). From reading other reviewer conments that may have looked like bad planning (i.e. the next day was not a set routine). However I found it… Read Full Review

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“Thanks for all your help getting me through my test on...”

Written on: 14/09/2010

Thanks for all your help getting me through my test on the 2nd March at the second attempt.
Special thanks to Terry who 'knocked me into shape' and to Steve who fine tuned things on the day of the test.
Thanks again,
Paul Parkinson

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“Did a 5 day DAS course and have to say most of the...”

Written on: 10/09/2010

Did a 5 day DAS course and have to say most of the instructors are very decent guys. Beware if you get the boss, Dave - he's a perfectionist and if you don't do it right he'll make you feel rubbish and belittled, or maybe he just doesn't like females riding bikes. Steve and Alan are really good, they'll tell you if you've done something wrong but will always finish on a positive so you keep in the right frame of mind. If you do damage a bike they will expect you to pay (Dave's rules)… Read Full Review

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“We booked the 5 day DAS course on the 3 for 2 offer...”

Written on: 16/04/2010

We booked the 5 day DAS course on the 3 for 2 offer with WPM training, and for some reason the price was higher than it should have been and when asked they said the B&B element was not included, which was not mentioned before we paid. Lack of organisation on the course, not even the instructors knew what was happenning the following day, had a different instructor every day who were giving different instructions for the same manouvers. No debrief at the end of the day so you did not know how… Read Full Review

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“Great instructors - badly operated by an owner intent...”

Written on: 09/02/2010

Great instructors - badly operated by an owner intent on extracting as much money as possible. Avoid… Read Full Review

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“If you have a grievance they don't listen, also they...”

Written on: 13/01/2009

If you have a grievance they don't listen, also they will challenge you in regards to the test trying to force a restricted license upon you as opposed to a DAS, paying little heed to personal preference.

Mostly good instructors but beware of the pit falls… Read Full Review

Ultima's Comment

Written on: 23/04/2013

No one is forced on a restricted licence, but you do need the skill sets to manage the bigger bikes, for your safety and the safety of others and this may take more time than you have allowed.

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“West Pennine CBT seemed a bit disorganised. The test...”

Written on: 16/09/2008 by edwardatherton (2 reviews written)

West Pennine CBT seemed a bit disorganised. The test is on the last day of the course, so I only got an hour of training on that day.
They don't have 500cc bikes available for shorter riders, so you have to take a restricted test.
Don't bother trying to complain - they don't listen. They will take your money, not give you enough tuition, and then make you do a restricted bike test on a 125cc because they don't have enough equipment (bikes/clothing or instructors)… Read Full Review

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Written on: 23/04/2013

No one forces a restricted licence on anyone, however you must have the competence to cope with the more powerful unrestricted bike. This is for your safety, the safety of other road users. Bike test times are defined by DSA not us if you would like the examiners to start work at noon and run more pm tests approach them.

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“I did my CBT with West Pennine Motorcycle Training and...”

Written on: 24/04/2008

I did my CBT with West Pennine Motorcycle Training and was glad I did. I was nervous even though the coruse was short, but it was good. I got my equipment provided and I passed! Brilliant!… Read Full Review

Edwardatherton's Comment

Written on: 16/09/2008

I found this review unhelpful because...<br/><br/>My experience was totally different, and unlike this.

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