Shires Motorcycle Training Derby

Shires Motorcycle Training Derby, Derby Golf Centre, Borrowash Road, Derby, DE21 7PH

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Shires Motorcycle Training Derby, Derby Golf Centre, Borrowash Road, Derby, DE21 7PH


Emily Cook
These guys are amazing! I did the five day course and was so impressed by every instructor I had. They were all kind and encouraging and clearly very skilled riders. A special mention to holly behind the scenes, willing to help you out however she can. I was by no means a natural but managed to get all first time test passes. It’s a tough course but with the great instructors, good bikes and all the kit you could need it’s all achievable. Even with a few laughs along the way! If you’re looking for a riding school I can not recommend this one enough. You won’t be disappointed.
Jason Wynn
I can't praise Shires Motorcycle Training enough for their exceptional service! From my CBT to Mod1 and finally, the Mod2 exam, they have consistently exceeded my expectations. What truly sets Shires apart is their incredible patience and dedication to helping riders, no matter their skill level. As someone who didn't start with the best skills, I was initially nervous about the process. However, the instructors at Shires made me feel comfortable from day one. They took the time to teach me not only the basics but also advanced techniques, ensuring that I felt confident and safe on the road. The professionalism and knowledge of the instructors are second to none. They provided constructive feedback and tailored their teaching methods to suit my learning pace. This patient and individualised approach made all the difference in helping me pass my Mod2 exam successfully. I highly recommend Shires Motorcycle Training to anyone looking to learn how to ride or improve their motorcycle skills. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced rider, you'll find their expertise and support invaluable. Thank you, Shires, for helping me achieve my riding goals and for being the best motorcycle training school around!
A sheep
After a break from biking following an unpleasant experience with another training provider it was refreshing to speak with Shires who offered good advice and communication from the start. Leo, my instructor was excellent & we had a great 140 (ish) mile ride with plenty of good advice and reassurance offered throughout the day. Thank you Leo, you made a big difference to my confidence & I appreciate the excellent advice & way it was explained. I am now looking to get a bigger bike & will then look to Shires for further training to develop my skills. I thoroughly enjoyed my back to biking day with Shires & highly recommended them.
Ian Burton
Can't praise you all enough for helping me get my A1 licence. It was a great experience with some great lessons with down to earth and knowledgable bikers. Although I should've listened to you and gone for the full licence! At least it's an excuse to have to come back. Thanks again and would recommend you to anyone wanting to get their bike licence, money well spent. Thanks again everyone, especially Carl for getting me through the Mod 2.
Lee James
I have had a dream of passing my DAS full bike license for many years. At the delicate age of 64, my question to myself was "Can I still do it?" Would my brain and body manage it? I put myself in the hands of Shires Motorcycle Training and one step at a time at my own pace, the answer to these questions was a definite YES. A cracking team of very skilled, understanding and patient instructors. Highly recommended. Now let's see what bikes are available 😁 Update... Now the very proud owner of a Triumph Bonneville Speedmaster 865. A cracking bike and lovely to ride. Bring on the good weather🏍️😁🌞😎
mark whitfield
Very enjoyable days training with Chris at the Nottingham training site in West Bridgford. First class equipment and no stress area to complete the manoeuvres before going out for the ride in the afternoon. No matter what your level of experience, I would recommend Shires training so that you can enjoy your time on the roads. I have since completed both the Mod 1 and Mod 2 tests and have my full licence. Many thanks to Ash for the guidance and support and all of the instructors at Shires.
Monika Krzemińska
I just love it 😀 Great experience and results. Starter with CBT and went straight to full license. All instructors are just amazing full of love for motorbikes 🏍 ❤️ if you ready to book everything in one go they just do it for you and you can have your license with you in less then a month. So if you still think about it, just do it !!!!
Nathan Doherty
Shires is really an amazing place to gain your motorbike licence. I have passed both my MOD 1 and MOD 2 with them first time. I cannot fault the equipment and level of training I received while there. I want to say a special thanks to all the instructors who have helped me especially Collin who really is a great instructor and has really helped me develop my skills to be able to pass. I really cannot recommend Shires enough and would encourage anyone wanting to take their test to enquire here!
John wallace
Fantastic days training. Staff were 100% friendly. Got me a pass and I felt very happy. Never ridden a bike before so was very nervous but was helped with great staff training. Thank you to all. Stay safe on the roads. Think bike. ( posted on behalf of my grandson callum s.
Richard Hadley
Hi Paul thanks to you and all your team, especially Colin and Ash. Their professionalism and kindness was second to none. I would recommend Shires to anyone wanting to be taught to ride a motorcycle. A great team, it was a pleasure riding with you. Kindest regards Richard Hadley.
Matthew Leighton
Passed my CBT, did a geared lesson, passed my Mod 1 & 2 with Shires… Am happy to thoroughly recommend everyone here, from the instructors (Thanks Ash, Colin & Gary!) to the MD, Paul and his fantastic daughter Holly who make sure everything ticks along smoothly - Great experience throughout - Thank you, team!
David C
Nothing but praise for Shires I came to Shires completely new to motorcycling. I had a taster session and then followed that with the CBT 1-day session. After this I did a couple of geared lessons on the Kawasaki Z125, I then went onto to do the Mod1 and Mod2 on the Yamaha MT-07. Throughout the training the team were well organised, professional, and supportive; the bikes were immaculately turned out. I was able to pace my training to my needs and Shires accommodated requests for ‘practice’ sessions, which were extremely helpful. Importantly Paul, Ash, Colin, Shaun, Roger, and Holly in the office were a great source of know-how and sound advice. Thanks!
Rachael Hatchett
Had a really good day yesterday, doing my CBT, even though it was cold and rainy. Colin was endlessly patient and encouraging and made sure it was a safe and enjoyable experience. I came away with lots of useful knowledge and the confidence to carry on riding.
Carl davies
Just completed my CBT and cannot recommend Shires enough. Great day, I look forward to doing my MOD 1 and 2. Thank you Colin and the team. *Update* Thank you all at Shires Motorcycle Training Ltd i can't recommend you highly enough. From CBT through to MOD2 you have been spot on. Keep up the great work. Special thanks to Colin, Ash and Paul. I have now passed MOD 1 and 2. Big boy bike time now 😁
Martin Maddison
Thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. I’d never ridden a bike before and all of the instructors I was involved with were very knowledgeable, helpful, patient and personable… their advice really helped me with each part of the testing process. The facilities and equipment are more than adequate. The bikes, especially impressed me. I would Highly recommend the training centre to anyone interested in getting their motorcycle license. 5 stars from me
Patrick Cherry
Cannot fault Shires! Had module 2 training with John and Colin both of whom were very reassuring and went the extra mile to ensure that I was well prepared for the test. Both trainers made the learning and riding fun which significantly improved my confidence. I would have no hesitation in recommending Shires of Nottingham if you are looking to get on two wheels. If you're not sure about taking up motorcycling, then just one days training with these guys and you are likely to be hooked on bikes for life . Thanks for giving me the skills and confidence to pass my module 2.
Bart Pasierbski
Great experience and fun! I am very happy I went with Shires, I can strongly recommend! The whole journey from CBT, through MOD1 to final MOD2 was very enjoyable. Many thanks to the whole Team but especially to Paul, Ash, Leo and Colin. See you on the road guys 🤟
Jayne Humphrey
Had a geared bike lesson on Sunday 31st October, Ash made me feel very relaxed and his instructions were clear and precise. On the ride out he was in constant contact over radio. Going back for more lessons then on to mod 1 and mod 2, definitely will stay with them.
osva milasius
Great service, can't thank Paul enough. When I called he tried his best to find me a training slot. Initially they could only provide training the week before my test. When I called them. Again to make payment Paul went over and beyond and offered himself to train me in Grantham for my test as 1-2-1 tuition and freed himself to be able to take my to my mod 2 which I passed thanks to shires! Great company and great service, no rush just good customer service 👍
Old Gregg
Having gone from CBT through to Mod 2, I would definitely recommend Shires. The friendly team offer excellent tuition and the bikes are new and perfect to learn on. Ash & Colin took me through my training and I couldn’t rate them higher! They are both excellent instructors. Their friendly, skilled and professional approach to training instilled confidence in me which helped me to pass my test. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Shires, from booking to completion the whole process was fantastic. Thank you again for everything!
Harriet Stone
Really good day of training doing my CBT with Shires and instructor Chris. It's the 3rd time I've done my training with Shires and they've always been really good. I'll be doing my A licence with them too.
jamie beizsley
10/10 all round. Highly recommended. Fantastic trainers. All staff are friendly, welcoming, and patient!! Passed both tests 1st time thanks to them.
Remi Carter
Completed my CBT here the other day here and the instructors were brilliant. Patient, funny and made me feel super comfortable! Highly recommend and will definitely be doing my other courses here.
Matt Harvey
I used Shires all the way through from my CBT to MOD 2. In my experience they are a brilliant to learn with. Unfortunately my training was postponed due to lockdown, Paul and Jo did a great job getting us booked back in swifty after restrictions were lifted. Special mention to both Colin and Ash for getting me through MOD 1 and MOD 2 first time without any faults. Both very knowledgeable and friendly making the experience very relaxed. Thanks to everyone at Shires. Would 100% recommend.
Steve Menmuir
I came to Shires to get my Mod 1 and Mod 2 passed. I’ve had training with Colin and Ash (both excellent), Colin was so patient and understanding with me on my first session. I was a bit nervous to start but felt much more confident after our 3hr session. This has been followed up with more training with Ash and I’m now feeling confident going into my Mod 1 test. Can’t thank you guys enough, would fully recommend using Shires, amazing instructors, new bikes to use, just awesome all round. Can not fault at all, best school in Nottingham for sure.
Andrew Cartwright
Big thanks to Colin for the patience and expert training he gave to me. I came from another instructor and I hadn’t ridden in a year after passing my mod 1. I was lacking confidence in my riding. Colin had patience with me and lead me to gain more and more confidence. In just a couple of sessions I was massively more confident in my riding and then I took and passed my Mod 2 today and passed 1st time! Colin is a friendly and helpful instructor and the other instructors are too. Highly recommended Colin and Shires! All the best and thanks again Colin and the bossman.
Tony Higton
Massive Thank You to Shires for helping me through the whole process of obtaining my license. I was due to complete my Mod 2 on the day of lock-down so its been a long wait to get a test slot but they were on the ball and got the earliest re-booking. Special mention to Colin, Ash and Paul for their guidance and knowledge. If you are thinking of getting a bike just do it, book Shires Derby. Professional, Friendly and great fun ! Brilliant 5 Star Service all the way
Roo Garcia
In short I cant recommend shires highly enough. All the instructors I met had both a genuine passion for teaching and motorbikes. The bikes themselves are kept well maintained and with low mileage. The price is a little high but actually has probably saved me a lot in lessons as the style of teaching clicked with me and I passed both my mod one and two which I have struggled with previously. They are thier for you after you pass as well. Always happy to offer advice or a cup of tea. Not only do I have my pass but I have met really lovely genuine and funny people along the way. Sad I don't need lessons anymore.
Ian Hardie
Passed my CBT, Part 1 and Part 2 1st time with Shires. My Instructor Colin was brilliant and came with a wealth of knowledge. Very down to earth and a good laugh too. Would definitely recommend. Jo in the office planned all my schedules and Shires supplied all the kit and Bikes. All I had to do was turn up and pay attention.
Manny Pete
The best training school in Derby without a doubt. The best facilities, training sites are pristine, bikes are in the best order along with all their kit which is renewed every year, and from my training over this weekend, you can really see the quality!! Brilliant team to train with
Graham Fowler
Fantastic experience, after years of 'ill do it this year' i finally took the plunge this year. Looking around at various training schools it was clear shires were the ones to go with -new well maintained bikes. Top quality clean gear. knowledgeable trainers. well organised. Brilliant communication & support. Would thoroughly recommend shires every time.
Anders Brekken
I did my CBT with Shires and they let me use one of their new Electric bikes which was absolutely fantastic!!.. I wasn't sure if I'd like it as I had not much experience but it was so easy to use and great fun. I hope to come back again - Thanks Guys
Jakob O'Brien
Did my full course at shires from never being on a bike to completing my Mod 2 training. Couldn't recommend them more. They guys who work there are all great, gear and bikes they use is top quality. If you are wanting to gain the freedom of two wheels this is place to go.
Hot Dog
Training facilities are top quality along with all bikes and kit that can be used are all in pristine condition. First impressions always count as their office staff are very polite and book everything for you so you have nothing to worry about. My training and tests couldn’t go smoother if they tried, all the instructors gave me the confidence I needed and made my training so fun and relaxed. Couldn’t recommend Shires enough. If you want the best, use Shires

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