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“The End of an Era”

Written on: 12/10/2019 by Darth956 (2 reviews written)

Valley Bike School is no more. We are retiring and riding our bikes off into the Sunset (metaphorically at least). We've had a blast and feel privileged to have met so many amazing Bikers down the years. The Reviews written here, and elsewhere, show how well we are thought of but, it's now time for us to ride for ourselves. Thank you to everyone who made Valley Bike School what it was, a place to ride and a place to meet new Biker friends. All the Best Valley Bike School… Read Full Review

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“Excellent training and good fun”

Written on: 04/09/2019 by Chris_91 (1 review written)

I passed my mod1 and 2 with valley bike school. I was afried I didn’t have the time to do my bike licence but Valley BIke School manages to plan all my lessons and tests around my work. It was a hell of a lot of fun and the instructors made the experience and training all that much better. I passed first time on both modules and have already recommended to a friend. Worth every penny! … Read Full Review

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“Quality, relaxed, enjoyable and safe training”

Written on: 31/05/2019 by Tom_bez (1 review written)

Fantastic experience with these guys. Quality training, patience and they clearly enjoy it. Never felt pressured and enjoyed the training, riding and brews. I was nervous during Mod 1 & 2 but as the training was great I passed first time. Thank you to all... and feedback is superb. I'll always remember her waving her arms to help me round my U-turn. Thank you… Read Full Review

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Written on: 04/06/2019

Thank you Tom. I will pass on your kind comments. Nervous? Everyone is nervous under scrutiny but, you handled the nerves and both tests superbly... well done you. The brews are still available whenever you're passing.

Enjoy your riding.

All the best

Joe & The Gang
(Valley Bike School)

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“First class instruction ”

Written on: 09/05/2019 by davidgraham30 (1 review written)

Don't usually bother with writing reviews but the guys and girls at Valley Bike School deserve all the praise they get, genuinely friendly people who make learning a pleasure. They are all about the safety of riding a motorbike, and with that makes you a safer rider. If you are serious about passing your "big bike" licence then these are the people to talk to. First class all the way. Thank you for making me a better rider and getting me through both mod 1 and mod 2 with only 1 fault… Read Full Review

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Written on: 09/05/2019

Thank you,

Friendly comes naturally when you're dealing with people who are also friendly and listen to what you're trying to get across. Your riding skills, and your excellent passes, are down to you! Well done. Call in for a brew whenever you're passing.

All the best

Joe & The Gang
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“Training at it’s best”

Written on: 16/04/2019 by andybakernilpoints (1 review written)

CBT, MOD 1 and MOD 2 all completed thanks to Valley Bike School. First class tuition from first class instructors. Safe riding really is the priority here. Patient and friendly staff make you feel at ease at all times. I can now see why Valley Bike School is the best around. Thank you for making my training a pleasure… Read Full Review

Darth956's Response to andybakernilpoints's Review

Written on: 17/04/2019

Thank you. Nil Points is testament to how you listened and put into practice what we were saying. The pleasure has been all ours.

All the best

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“Great instructors, great bikes, great fun!”

Written on: 12/04/2019 by paulmarch (1 review written)

I decided to use valley bike school, partly based on the excellent reviews on this site and google and I also liked the idea of training around the Rossendale area, due the the amazing countryside. I’d had a few months experience on a 125cc and based on this I decided on a 3 day DAS to achieve my full ‘big bike’ licence and found VBS to be professional, friendly, fun, flexible and approachable from beginning to end. There advice was great and it never felt they were just after making… Read Full Review

Darth956's Response to paulmarch's Review

Written on: 15/04/2019

Thank you for your kind words. It's been a pleasure. You listened, put into practice what we said, and reaped the rewards of an excellent pass. Well done you! Now, go out and enjoy your riding.

All the best

Joe & The Gang
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“Brilliant! Roll on spring time :)”

Written on: 18/01/2019 by Liz_Horton (1 review written)

I went to VBS based on its location, a recommendation from many years ago and a look at their website which looks very professional, is very informative and includes many positive reviews. So to add to those reviews, here is mine:- Having passed my CBT and covered 1500 miles on my 125 I decided it was time to make the step-up to a ‘big bike’. From the initial phone call to the day I passed my Mod2 the VBS team were brilliant. I was able to fit my lessons in around my shifts at work, there… Read Full Review

Darth956's Response to Liz_Horton's Review

Written on: 18/01/2019

Thank you. We are really pleased that you enjoyed your time with us and that you passed the two Modules first time.

Like many other things in life, you get out of it what you put in and you certainly put in the effort, turning up on your bike, having your lesson, then riding off back home on your bike - all in the depths of winter!

Well done you. Enjoy your riding and call in for a brew whenever you're passing.

All the best

Joe & The Gang
(Valley Bike School)

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“Excellent school and professional instructors”

Written on: 05/12/2018 by 401Lyon (1 review written)

Only took up motorcycle riding at 50++ of age. I was fair weather only rider having spent 3 years riding around on concurrent cbt's so decided to go for full license. Tried a two hour 650cc training session at another school but my confidence was knocked down by an instructors' method of teaching. Dropped in to the person I dealt with at VBS a couple of year later for an informal chat and decided to give it another go. I found all the instructors very relaxed and friendly. They actually… Read Full Review

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Written on: 06/12/2018

Thank you Lyon. It is always good to know that we're doing things right and that our efforts are appreciated. You're right about the Hornby but, in my day, it was a Tri-ang (LOL). We are very fortunate to have such lovey scenery in and around Rossendale, glad you enjoyed it.

Stay safe out there and call in when you're passing. Kettle is always on. Text first as we're usually out and about.

All the best

Joe & The Gang
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“Best instructors out there!”

Written on: 14/11/2018 by TomE1978 (1 review written)

Valley Bike School are quite simply incredible. Having turned up as a completely clueless novice I was taken right through to Mod 2...Passing first time despite my best efforts! I was trained by several different instructors which worked out great, all had different styles but all with the same goal, to train you to ride as safely as possible. But with plenty of laughs along the way. After a career in the army I have seen plenty of instructors, some great, but plenty terrible. I can genuinely… Read Full Review

Darth956's Response to TomE1978's Review

Written on: 14/11/2018

Thank you.

The hairs on the back of my neck stood up reading your review.

We are humbled by your review. It is taking people like you, complete novices through to becoming safe riders that makes our job worthwhile.


All the best

Joe & The Gang
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“First class training ”

Written on: 06/11/2018 by Ryanh1983 (1 review written)

Excellent training first class Tuition, went from knowing Hardly how to ride a bike to passing mod 2 with no minors. Team are friendly and make you feel welcome if your after achieving your bike license then I would highly recommend these guys. Safety is there top priority… Read Full Review

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“Great Instructors, Great Bikes, Fun Times”

Written on: 03/11/2018 by Leafklin (2 reviews written)

I did my CBT and Direct Access (both modules) with the guys at VBS, as well as 3 full lessons, and a taster session to see if bikes are the thing for me, and wouldn't change a thing. All of the instructors are nice and friendly, not afraid to have a joke or offer you a brew, but most importantly they give sound advice. When you do make a mistake they will get your side of the story, say what you did wrong and why it was wrong, what you should have done instead and why that would be better, and… Read Full Review

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“Great Instructors, Great Bikes, Fun Times”

Written on: 03/11/2018 by Leafklin (2 reviews written)

I did my CBT and Direct Access (both modules) with the guys at VBS, as well as 3 full lessons, and a taster session to see if bikes are the thing for me, and wouldn't change a thing. All of the instructors are nice and friendly, not afraid to have a joke or offer you a brew, but most importantly they give sound advice. When you do make a mistake they will get your side of the story, say what you did wrong and why it was wrong, what you should have done instead and why that would be better, and… Read Full Review

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“Fantastic company to take your lessons/test with”

Written on: 31/10/2018

I recently past my motorbike licence with this company, and I don’t have a bad word to say about them. I did all my training with them including CBT. Was originally recommended to them by a friend and I would recommend them to any of my friends who are interested in doing their bike licence. Staff are very friendly and make you feel at ease from the moment you set foot through the door, I was nervous about getting on somebody else’s bike but within the first 10 minutes it felt completely… Read Full Review

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“CBT Training”

Written on: 15/10/2018 by Ravo1204 (1 review written)

Very professional friendly staff, would recommend to anyone wanting to learn how to ride a motorbike… Read Full Review

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“Great team”

Written on: 07/10/2018 by Todmordian (1 review written)

Initially recommended by a friend. I decided ,after 30 years to get on a motorbike again. After completing my CBT ,I knew I wanted to carry on and get my full licence. my course was tailored to fit my work /lifestyle. I soon had it completed and Mod 1 time came. after being cancelled due to 100mm of rain I finally took my mod 1. my training had covered all aspects of the test. Bingo fist part done . Mod 2 time next , again, the team had fully prepared me and I had no issues. I really enjoyed… Read Full Review

Darth956's Response to Todmordian's Review

Written on: 09/10/2018

Thank you for your feedback and recommendation. It's good to know that what we are about is appreciated.

Enjoy your riding and call in anytime for a catch up and a brew.

All the best

Joe & The Gang (Valley Bike School)

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“CBT, MOD 1 AND MOD 2 PASSED IN LESS THAN A WEEK.”

Written on: 28/09/2018 by WoodcutterSean66 (1 review written)

Went to VBS for my Direct access licence, less than a week I had done my CBT , MOD 1 and MOD 2 tests and passed. A massive thankyou to all the people I dealt with  for their professional training whist having a laugh and making it fun all at the same time. Definitely recommend Valley Bike School if you want your bike licence and learn to ride safely… Read Full Review

Darth956's Response to WoodcutterSean66's Review

Written on: 02/10/2018

Thank you. It was a really good week (including the weather -LOL). Safety is what we are about and we love the fact that our students join us in this goal.

Enjoy your riding.

All the best

Joe & The Gang
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“Professional, Safe and Fun Bike School!”

Written on: 27/09/2018 by lcg91 (1 review written)

The people I dealt with  are professional, friendly and most of all only interested in one thing - ensuring you are a safe rider! From the first call the advice was sound and relevant. Only having one (quite specific) week in which to get my licence done with only a CBT behind me, VBS quickly arranged a full, 5-day direct access course, during which I am pleased to say resulted in passing the unrestricted MOD 2 test. I would wholeheartedly recommend the school to anyone; whether you are a… Read Full Review

Darth956's Response to lcg91's Review

Written on: 28/09/2018

You did amazingly well in your week with us which speaks volumes for you and your ability to assimilate knowledge. In many ways, you were the perfect student - eager to take on board everything that was thrown at you. And, to get "Nil Points" is even more impressive after just a week. Well done that man.

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“Fantastic staff and training ”

Written on: 27/09/2018 by Jamesbeta12 (1 review written)

Did my CBT with Vbs and was blown away by all the staff and training, so I made it my mission to come back and do my A2 when I was ready which was immediately after, due to my age I had to wait a few years to do my A1 licence which today thanks to the people  I dealt with  I passed my mod 1 in the morning and Mod 2 in the afternoon! There are many many many companies that do this sort of thing but none I feel have the same personal touch of a family run training school and I cannot thank… Read Full Review

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Written on: 28/09/2018

Thank you. You are in a unique Class of Students who got NO faults for your A2 test and, again, NO faults for your full A licence. Well done you.

All the best

Joe & The Gang
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“Great People, Great Instruction”

Written on: 26/09/2018

CBT & Direct Access completed with Valley Bike School. I was recommend VBS by a friend & I wasn't disappointed in my decision to go there. Courses are tailored round your personal circumstance which for me with work & not to cram everything into the shortest space of time possible, worked perfectly. Everyone connected to VBS are really friendly, the instructors are great & very knowledgable. Course lengths will be advised on what you need, not to cost you more & more money. VBS are a very… Read Full Review

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Written on: 26/09/2018

Thank you for those kind words.

You make reference to the flexibility of our training. Why should we make it any different? What suits you, generally suits us too.

It's easy to be friendly with friendly people... thank you for taking part in our daily lives over the length of your Course.

You know that you're welcome any time.


All the best

Joe & The Gang

(Valley Bike School)

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“The only place to go for bike training!”

Written on: 25/09/2018 by Kev.H (1 review written)

CBTx2 and Direct Access course. Where do I start?! Professional, experienced, fun, friendly, helpful, the list goes on! I wont go in to the details but I became disabled after an accident and never thought I could ride a motorbike, I just put it on the list of dreams that would never happen for me. The mrs bought me a CBT a few years ago with VBS for a birthday present, thinking it would be a bit of fun on a scooter for the day and while doing that, the person I dealt with at VBS mentioned… Read Full Review

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Written on: 26/09/2018

Thank you,

It was OUR pleasure Pal. YOU put in all the effort and any trauma along the way... you dealt with it without moaning, you just got on with it.

Now go out and enjoy your riding!

All the best

Joe & The Gang

(Valley Bike School)

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