Student Feedback

Just passed my a2 licence with Steve great guy great teacher found the whole experience a right laugh would recommend to everybody wanting to learn to ride go with Steve

Joshua Bentley 23 March, 2016

Thanks Steve, for being brilliant today and helping me through my CBT training. Will definately be back soon to train for my full licence.

Thanks Steve, for being brilliant today and helping me through my CBT training. Will definately be back soon to train for my full licence. 6 March, 2016

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Thank you Steve a really enjoyable experience and a great course I left wanting to get on a bike right away. A great teacher and I would recommend to anyone wanting to ride a bike.

Josh Taylor 6 March, 2016

Steve is a friendly guy and really puts you at ease making learning to ride a motorcycle a positive experience, if you're a shorty like me then you will be reassured to find Steve has one of the lowest bikes around in the 650cc range. Which was a big help with confidence and general handling when on the slower manoeuvres and knowing when you need to stop in traffic ect that you can get both feet down, almost flat footed for me.
I loved riding around Ipswich getting to know what to expect for test and the training for the mod 1 around the football grounds car park was a perfect set up for mod1.
Thanks Steve for getting me through my mod 1 & 2, I would highly recommended Steve to anyone.

Natalie R 6 March, 2016

Just complete a day with Steve on All Bikes 'Back to Biking' course. At hadn't been on a bike for a good number of years and passed my test under the old system. The day is an absolute must if you are a 'rusty rider' and I would throughly recommend Steve who imparts all the important current knowledge in a calm and good humoured manor. I enjoyed the day so much I am booking another day of riding with him so I can feel really confident to go solo again.

Gordon Smith 6 March, 2016

I spent a while mulling over whether to try my hand at learning to ride. Before meeting Steve I’d never even sat on a bike so I had no idea what to expect. I was lucky enough to have one to one training through almost all of my time with Steve and to be honest I probably needed it! Steve know’s his trade and when it comes to bikes your looking at a man with decades of experience and many successful passed students to his name. I had a lot of trouble with the MOD1 and slow manoeuvres in the early days but thankfully Steve is a patient fella and will stick with you even if (like me) you think you haven’t got it in you. In fact if you don’t buy that, Steve trusted me enough with his brand new Honda NC750s to get me through my training and to get the best out of me. Thanks to Steve I was always at ease and really enjoyed the course. If you like bikes, cups of tea, and mutton chops, Steve’s your man!

The short story is, I went from knowing literally nothing about bikes to one minor on my driving test. I’m now comfortably riding a GSX1250 up and down the A12 with a smile on my face. If your looking for a trainer……you’ve found him

Joseph Barry 6 March, 2016

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Steve and Rob were excellent instructors, thorough and patient, supporting me through my test which I passed today. Not only that but they taught me to ride properly not just to get through the test days. Flexibility was key for me and Steve put in a couple of 6am starts so I could fit this in around work. Highly recommended. Thank you.

Graham Clarke

12 November, 2015

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Steve thanks very much for getting me through my bike tests 1st time,if anyone is thinking of doing there bike tests or knows of anyone wanting to do there bike tests then look no further than this guy, Steve cook of all bikes motorcycle training is the best, he's very thorough will keep going over it until your confident with it, he explains everything very clearly, it's all very relaxed and enjoyable and above all he'll show you how to be as safe as you can be on the road, I can't recommend him highly enough. Thanks once again Steve and Louise.

Tony Chandler.

11 November, 2015

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Steve is an incredible instructor, I haven't ridden in 10 years, and was extremely nervous about re-doing my CBT, but he made feel so at ease! Was a really enjoyable experience, I didn't want the day to end, and I can't wait to do my full test! Thank you!

Laura Hill

11 November, 2015

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Here I am 60 years young and wanting to ride "2 Wheels" having been pillion for years.
My CBT took bit longer than 1 day and I had 1-1 road ride. All I can say that Steve was the most patient man I have ever met ! The confidence that man gave me was 100%.
I would recommend Steve and all bikes 100%.
Now looking for my nice little granny scooter or bike if I dare.
Well done Steve .

Liz Ager

11 November, 2015

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Never went on a motorcycle before and when I did it felt amazing. Was learning with Steve last weekend and loved every minute of it. He's a great guy and teaches me everything I needed to ride a bike properly on the road. Well worth the money. Can't wait for the next part of my driving.

Ryan Holmes

11 November, 2015

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Brilliant service and very professional would 100% recommended to anyone even if you have never ridden a motorcycle.

Jack Moore

11 November, 2015

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Thank You Steve for all your expert tuition. For all the people like me who kept putting off doing your full test just ring this man up. He WILL get you through and make you an all round better rider . He's a Top bloke who I now consider a friend .

Scott Barnes

11 November, 2015

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Cheers Steve for getting my through my mod 1 & 2 first time! Really enjoyed my training, and would recommend to anyone!

Max Hales

11 November, 2015

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Never rode a geared bike. Just a automatic 125 moped. With the brilliant tuition from Steve. I have passed my full bike test. If you are looking to get your licence. Look no further than All bikes. I can't thank and praise Steve enough. A great instructor. With loads of patience. A family run business that has the riders best interests at heart. Thanks again Steve.

Matt Chatters

11 November, 2015

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A really good course. Even though I have been riding my scooter for 3 years pre course I picked up 
lots of helpful information about how to brake correctly using both front and back brakes and how 
to position yourself in the road correctly. Instructors were very friendly and answered all your 
questions. Thanks and see you again in a couple of years !

Mark Charad

11 November, 2015

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Hi Steve and Louise
just a quick thank you for getting me through my CBT / Mod1 & Mod 2 it was good fun as well as a 
great learning experience. 
For anyone reading this & looking for motorcycle training I would definitely recommend Steve and 
allbikes,trust me when I say they definitely had their work cut out with me but their professional 
approach and patience got me thorough, Steve books tests in advance so if you blow it the first time
there is another test date as soon as possible. Another thing that impressed me was that Steve 
would do a couple of hours training after work or on a Saturday or Sunday  which really helped me. 
Thanks again Steve & Louise 
Steve Hartman

11 November, 2015

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I had never ridden a moped before or even driven a car and my only road sense came from cycling. 
Steve provided a really calm, thorough and practical days training by the end of which I felt 
really confident about riding a scooter. Highly recommended!!

David Smith

11 November, 2015

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I passed my CBT thanks to Craig's excellent instruction and incredible patience.  
Would recommend All Bikes 100%.  A great experience.

Marion Lambert

11 November, 2015

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Passed both modules first time with Steve. Great instructor, very relaxed and plenty of useful tips. Really knowledgeable of local routes had done my test route loads of times before. Very reasonable price also!
Liam Neil

11 November, 2015

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You won't find a better instructor than Steve...so don't try...just go with it. #coolcalmknowledgablesteve

Nick Tribe 5 September, 2015

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I passed my mod 1 & 2 first time with no issues dye to the excellent training and knowledge gained from the super trainer I had, thanks Steve.
I recommend if you want to not only pass but to gain alot more book up here, Now :D.

Scott McIntyre 5 September, 2015

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Thanks Steve for helping me through my tests 1st time,if anyone reading this is thinking or know of anyone looking to do there bike test then look no further you won't be taught as good as by this guy,everything is done in a nice relaxed manner and explained very clear and nothing's rushed so you get chance to take it all in,he is very thorough and will keep going over it until your confident with it, he shows you how to be as safe as you can be on the road.Steve once again thank you very much and to Louise.All the best for the future

Tony Chandler 5 September, 2015

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Steve is friendly, approachable and patient with his students. I was a nervous 39 year old man who had previously passed (barely) a CBT on 2 previous occasions with 2 previous local schools (no names mentioned).

During those courses I felt that the instructors were treating each student as a "quick meal ticket" and I got no real sense of security or safety on the bikes I rode.

Steve is different…. he builds you up slowly, ensuring that you are comfortable on the lower powered machines before gradually progressing you onto the higher powered ones only when you're ready.

As a result I have not only just passed my MOD 1 and MOD 2 courses, but I now feel happy and in control of the bikes I sit on, rather than the bikes being in control of me.

Steve's role in this change was fundamental, and I thank him very much for what we achieved. As an added bonus Steve's DAS course prices are very good and include the cost of your tests themselves (which is fairly unusual).

Most importantly Steve never gives you the impression he is "watching the clock" and you don't feel like you are being treated as “just another punter”.

Fundamentally, I have been very impressed with Steve and All Bikes Motorcycle Training and I would whole heartedly recommend them to anyone else I knew was looking to get professional and competent Motorcycle training in the future. Thank you Steve for putting another happy biker on the road.

Chris Fox 5 September, 2015

Can't thank Steve enough for his excellent instruction!

I've gone through my CBT and Direct Access Scheme with Steve and his teachings have been amazing.

So thrilled to have picked up my pass today!

If your looking for a great instructor, look no further!

Alex 'Shep' Sheppard 13 July, 2015

Great instructor, fully prepared for the test and the road. Cheers for everything

Si Curtis 13 July, 2015

Not so long ago I'd never ridden a bike before and it hadn't crossed my mind that I even wanted to. Then a conversation with a friend last year resulted in the seeds of an idea being planted - to buy motorbikes and ride from Canada to South America in as long as it takes. In order to do so though I needed to pass my bike test.

As fortune would have it I was lucky enough to find Steve who has been nothing short of amazing in getting me through my DAS. He didn't just promise me I'd pass in a few days and take my money, he spent time building my confidence and teaching me how to ride a bike - and for less money than I'd have paid anywhere else.

I couldn't have hoped to find a better instructor. He put me at my ease, moving from doing my CBT on a little 50cc bike right through to passing my Mod 2 yesterday on an ER650 with a specially lowered seat. I can honestly say that while I started with the mindset that I 'just have to get my licence' I'm now well and truly hooked. I find myself sitting in my car now wishing I was on two wheels.

If you're thinking about getting your bike licence then give Steve a call, you won't regret it. I can't thank him enough. Doing my DAS with him was easily one of the best decisions I've ever made.

Caroline Shotton 13 July, 2015

Just had a great day doing my cbt training with Steve,explains things in a simple way and makes you feel comfortable, was recommended by my son who passed with him and I would highly recommend Steve to anyone who wanted to learn to ride.Steves wife Louise lovely lady and very helpful aswell.

Tony Chandler 13 July, 2015

A great and very enjoyable few days out with Steve.

Steve got me through the test but that's not all.

Throughout training, feedback positive and when improvement was needed was given.

This meant that I improved greatly as a rider over the four days and now feel confident in my ability without being over confident and reckless.

Excellent, solid, well rounded training given . . . and all just in time for the summer!

Now where's that advance course booking form . . .

Peter Gartland 13 July, 2015

Thanks Steve for helping me through my tests 1st time,if anyone reading this is thinking or know of anyone looking to do there bike test then look no further you won't be taught as good as by this guy,everything is done in a nice relaxed manner and explained very clear and nothing's rushed so you get chance to take it all in,he is very thorough and will keep going over it until your confident with it, he shows you how to be as safe as you can be on the road.Steve once again thank you very much and to Louise.All the best for the future from Tony Chandler.

Tony Chandler 13 July, 2015

I Passed my test today after taking the 4 day DAS with Steve. After a lot of searching the Internet for recommendations and value for money I have to say I am so pleased I choose All Bikes for my training. A professional family run business with great tuition, very friendly approach and a load of fun thrown in.

You wont find another company that offers a service like All Bikes for the money… Oh and Steve buy’s a Coffee on ride out’s.

Many Thanks to Steve & Louise for such a great experience.

Richard Cope 13 July, 2015

I would like to pass on my feedback re Steve and All bikes Training following me passing my 4 day all-inclusive DAS course.
Steve is friendly, approachable and patient with his students. I was a nervous 39 year old man who had previously passed (barely) a CBT on 2 previous occasions with 2 previous local schools (no names mentioned).
During those courses I felt that the instructors were treating each student as a "quick meal ticket" and I got no real sense of security or safety on the bikes I rode.
Steve is different…. he builds you up slowly, ensuring that you are comfortable on the lower powered machines before gradually progressing you onto the higher powered ones only when you're ready.
As a result I have not only just passed my MOD 1 and MOD 2 courses, but I now feel happy and in control of the bikes I sit on, rather than the bikes being in control of me.
Steve's role in this change was fundamental, and I thank him very much for what we achieved. As an added bonus Steve's DAS course prices are very good and include the cost of your tests themselves (which is fairly unusual).
Most importantly Steve never gives you the impression he is "watching the clock" and you don't feel as if you are treated like “just another punter”.
Fundamentally, I have been very impressed with Steve and All Bikes training and I would whole heartedly recommend them to anyone I knew was looking to get professional and competent bike training in the future. Thank you Steve for putting another happy biker on the road.

Chris Fox 13 July, 2015

Steve is a top man, really helped me regain confidence in my skills. I would recommend him to anyone and will certainly be contacting him to carry out my full test!
Thanks for a great day out on the road.

Adam Crane 28 April, 2015

Despite not having a drivers license or any driving lessons, and little experience on a 125, Steve got me through in 4 days, meaning I now have an A2 license. Great instructor who I wouldn't have passed without, and taught me not just how to pass but how to ride. Definitely Recommended!

James Johnson 28 April, 2015

What can I say, within 4days of riding Steve transformed me into a self believing confident rider. I had my doubts when I started as I lacked confidents but Steve brings everything together step by step.

I did my research after a friend recommend me, after looking at Steves Facebook page and website
and reading the reviews I decided Steve would be the ideal instructor. To everyone who reads these reviews they are 100% true in what they say. Steve is an A**** instructor and will recommend anyone to go with him.

James Robert West 28 April, 2015

Thank you for getting me through my CBT quickly and painlessly. I look forward to coming back for my full licence. Thanks Steve.

Darren Taylor 28 April, 2015

Completed my CBT today and extremely happy in doing so. Not only was I happy to have completed it but also after a few months of deciding which training school to use I am so pleased I choose All Bikes Training. Steve is a fantastic instructor, detailed, encouraging and “sometimes” funny. Joking Steve…
I like the others had a great day today and really look forward to booking my DAS in the very near future.
****Highly recommended****

Richard Cope 28 April, 2015

Fortunately I have not used any other training school to compare all bikes to. Because Steve is THE MAN!! he has the ability to give you the confidence and to believe in yourself without you even realising it. Not only do you learn to get through your tests but he gives you tips for riding in the real world. Both Steve and rob are top blokes, but sorry Steve rob's jokes are better😉.
But I am going to miss the training sessions due to the fact I got my mod 1 with only 2 minors and my mod 2 with only 1 minor.
Would I recommend people to ALL BIKES?
Answer:I already have!

Paul Coombs 28 April, 2015

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Hi Steve. Just to say thanks for the training day yesterday. Really enjoyed it, and I learned so much.Looking forward now to just going out on the bike and having some fun. So cheers for that man!

Kev Williams 28 April, 2015

Having been through my CBT elsewhere, I was recommended to Steve and All Bikes, and enquired regarding my DAS. From minute go both Steve and Louise were great and extremely helpful, with my training undertaken by Rob their additional training instructor, who helped me successfully pass my Mod 1 on the first attempt, and then both Rob and Steve trained and got me through Mod 2! Great team, great training and great fun. Couldn't recommend them enough!!

Robert Chisnall 28 April, 2015

Thanks for a great days instruction. I really enjoyed the day and learned more than I did last time I did my CBT.

Highlight of the day.....
Watching Gary pull up to a stop.....and forget to put his feet down. Quality!
It's gonna hurt his wallet if he drops his Harley like that....lol

I will pop by on my scooter some time. Let you ride a REAL bike !!!

Ride safe....stay out of the ditches.

Gerard Condon 28 April, 2015

Day started well, snow,ice and windy. Been 20 years since I was on a bike. Steve was fantastic got my confidence back within minutes. His instructions on the road was clear and easy to follow. He also knows all the good Tea stops. First class day.

Jason Ames 15 February, 2015

Passed DAS What can u say Steve is A**** he got me through my bike test with just 4days of riding. I lacked confidence to begin with but Steve changed that the more he thought me the more I ride the more confident I become. I would recommend Steve to anyone out there!!

James West 15 February, 2015

Mod1&2 pass I would like to thank Steve and Louise for all their help in getting me through first time..Steve's instruction is both concise and helpful making training days a pleasure..I would recommend Allbikes to anyone.

Bob Meakin 15 February, 2015

He may have 1960’s side burns but don’t let that put you off !! LOL Steve is simply one of, if not the, best DAS instructor in the region, and I do not hesitate in recommending him to anyone wanting to learn how to ride, and pass their relevant test quickly. Primarily Steve teaches you to be confident – and that in my view is 80% of the hurdle covered. While a polite roasting for “messing up” is occasionally severed - clear direction, explanation and the odd joke keeps you focused and relaxed (if not groaning at the bad punch-lines !! LOL) Quite simply – if you want to learn how to ride, want to pass quickly, and want value for money -Steve’s your man. Oh, and like me, you may end up considering him a good friend !

Ian Williamson 15 February, 2015

I had a 2 hour lesson with Steve after 15 years away from biking. Excellent relaxed style made me feel at ease quickly. Able to collect my Honda VTR Firestorm next day and ride with confidence. Great instructor and highly recommended.

Ian McDowell 15 February, 2015

Absolutely brilliant instructer, makes you feel comfortable from the get go, was well nervous to begin with but as the day went on I became very confidant. Been too many Cbt instructors round Colchester and Clacton, I would pick Stephen 100x over any bike instructor. If your looking into doing any bike test this is your guy right here.

Lewis Clark 5 January, 2015

What can I say, within 4 days of riding Steve transformed me into a self believing confident rider. I had my doubts when I started as I lacked confidents but Steve brings everything together step by step.

I did my research after a friend recommend me, after looking at Steves Facebook page and website
and reading the reviews I decided Steve would be the ideal instructor. To everyone who reads these reviews they are 100% true in what they say. Steve is an A**** instructor and will recommend anyone to go with him.

James Robert West 5 January, 2015

If you want to learn to ride and enjoy the experience as well as pass your test then Steve and the team are the best. Tried two different companies before All Bikes and progressed and gained confidence in a very short time as soon as Steve started to teach me. His training is much better than his jokes so you know it's got to be good

Paul Tovell 1 December, 2014

I thoroughly recommend Steve as an instructor..... Having never ridden a geared bike before, I passed after 5 days training this week! Loved the training, and can't wait to go bike shopping! Thanks again.

Pammy Walford 1 December, 2014

BIG Thanks to Steve! past my test today and it has been a real pleasure doing my training with him.

Thanks mate all the best.

Mark Stevens 30 November, 2014

Fantastic family run company!

Had my doubts about passing but training with Steve I past my MOD1 and MOD2 first time in 4 days with ease!

Great instructor well recommended!

only problem was his cr*p jokes

Mark Stephens 30 November, 2014

Steve has been so patient with me and really worked to help me through my tests. Passed first time MOD 1 and 2. A real sense of achievement. Riding around Ipswich and the test routes really helped me for the MOD 2. I've already recommended Steve to 2 other people who want to train. BTW, I now have a nearly new YBR 125 for sale!!

Ray Wilson 30 November, 2014

Thanks Steve. I had great fun and felt confident on the bike (minor concentration lapses aside). I'll be recommending All Bikes to any who wants to train up.

Tim Clifton 30 November, 2014

I had a very good day with Steve even tho it was raining stair rods all day. I got more confident and he listened to my problem areas i had on the road. It was fun and i did learn more then i had from other CBT trainers. Thank you
So people do book up with Steve and have a ride of your life.

Jayne 30 November, 2014

Wow what a relief it's all over. All due to great training by Steve. Calm, level headed. Just let's you know what you've got to do and let's you get on with it!! Would recommend them to anyone. Very professional behind the scenes aswell with booking the test ect. And getting back to you.

Damien Chandler 6 August, 2014

Brilliant course passed my CBT today, felt really at ease with Steve, you are an excellent teacher thank you. X

Tracy Hales-was Ward 6 August, 2014

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Pete Gartland

The patience of a saint!
Steve got me from being a non rider- I had never even sat on a bike before- to riding on the road by the afternoon.
A great instructor!
My full bike course will be with Steve and the team at all bikes!

6 August, 2014

Nervous wreck who left on a high!

 

Couldn't of asked for a better day. Clear skys. Patient traffic. Most of all i was back on a bike for the first time in 10 years.

 

Steve has a great no messing teaching method. He took time to explain to. Me my faults and how to counter them. I was lucky enough to have a 1 on 1 training day and boy did i need it! It was clear from the first few "ride the clutch!!" commands that i needed the extra time!

 

Did the pad work then off we went on the ride. From colchester United down to mersea on every possible road type, when i wasnt dodging pot holes or looking to see where my feet were i was panicking over my clutch control, grip, position and virtually everything. When we got to mersea i took my lid and gloves off and i was frozen solid! Unable to move and overcome with emotions what the hell i thought to myself!!

 

We had a chat and a can of coke and after hearing well you got here didnt you so your fine we went off again. I felt every bit of wind hitting me but tryed to hit 40mph but it felt like i was at the TT! By the time we had got back to the training area i had calmed. I even felt the smile rip accross my face as i knew my way and everything just started to fall into place. Coupled with knowing ive got a very pleasant, Professional, no nonsense instructor talking in my ear and guiding me along every step of the way i had a bloody good time!..

 

Even if when i popped a wheelie coming out of a junction, Shouting back at the one way radio headset!

 

Listen to Steve. He knows his stuff. He can see your strengths and weaknesses. But from someone who was nervous and half way through thinking i never want to be on a bike again to making out shopping lists and soon to book some test rides and make use of my newly earned CBT i would highly recommend him over anyone in Colchester. He cares for you not your money

Nathan Baroni 6 August, 2014

Best instructor out there past first time!! Highly recommend him to anyone!!

John Branescu 6 August, 2014

Just like to thank steve for a really enjoyable day today helping me with my C B T. Mark and Steve experience and support made it a really great day so much so that I will now look at steve helping me gain my full licence. One again cheers lads great day.

Tony Laidler 6 August, 2014

Steve your a superstar thanks for every thing I found passing my CBT with you informative and you made it very interesting I will be booking up soon for full bike test!!

Phillip Eddy Sinclair 6 August, 2014

Approaching the half century,I decided to get myself a 125 scooter.A mini midlife crisis!Enjoyed the cbt training, thanks to Steve being a very patient instructor.And yes you were right,I am bitten by the bug and will be back for further training.

Lloyd North 6 August, 2014

I just wanted to say how much fun I had on the road with Steve. I had recently passed my CBT but my lovely new bike sat in the garage. I’d had a poor experience with a previous local instructor in Colchester who ‘barked’ instructions at me through the earpiece which totally put me off and consequently I quickly lacked confidence. One lesson with Steve has turned this around. No stress, just fun and and now I’ll get on and prepare for my mod 1. Rest assured it will be with Steve and All Bikes.

Ray Wilson 6 August, 2014

An excellent instructor – passed with minimum training (part 1) would recommend to anyone, hard to find decent instructors. I was going to leave it a while for my part 2 but I have already booked it as I couldn’t wait ! Thanks Jim xxx

Willson’s WeddingFund 6 August, 2014

Steve was my instructor for my A2 and was brilliant, recommend anyone to do the same

Tim Sweeny 6 August, 2014

Very good trainer a lot of fun to ride with and every thing is explained clear and precisely all in all a excellent trainer

Ray Price 6 August, 2014

I had a taster day with Steve with a view to becoming an instructor. I really enjoyed it and I know that the lads that passed their CBT not only gained from his knowledge but enjoyed the experience. Just read people’s comments and contact Steve. Brilliant

Mark Timms 6 August, 2014

Steve is a brilliant instructor! Got me through my Module 1 & 2 with ease! Definitely recommended!

Ben Chilver 6 August, 2014

Steve is an excellent instructor, would highly recommend him to all of my friends!!!!

Brandon Ingham 6 August, 2014

Steve cook is the best! Passed my mod 1 and mod 2 first time with minimal training!

Ryan Bettis 6 August, 2014

Just passed my DAS with Steve after 4 days of training – with only 1 minor fault!! So pleased and very grateful to him for getting me through it.

I can highly recommend All Bikes Training. Steve’s approach to training is to build confidence by getting on the bike and riding. I learnt more about riding a motorbike in a day with him than I did riding my 125cc for 2 months.

I immediately felt at ease with Steve, he’s approachable and patient. He will guide you through every element of test and make sure you are ready when you arrive at the test centre.

I would recommend All Bikes Motorcycle Training to anyone who seriously wants to pass their DAS, Steve WILL get you through and you’ll have fun doing it!!

P.S. Thanks Steve for waiting around for an hour after my test so I could buy myself a Triumph Street Triple (although technically its your fault anyway 😉 )

Huge thank you!! I’ll be recommending you to everyone I speak to!!

Dan Hollinshead