Gary was fantastic first time on a motorbike professional and patient and helped when I struggled will be going back for my main test once I have some practice on my own 125 if your looking to actually learn to ride go here
I passed my test on 10.07 with Martin. He is a excellent instructor, he always making sure we completely got the skill we need for the test, before the test he carefully remind us again to make sure we get it. I am very confident I feel pass already before I get the test. Just book the course and see Martin you will be 99% pass anyway. I do very enjoy the course trainning with Martin. I hope all best to Phoenix team and specially to Martin. Thank you to Phoenix team for making my dream come true
The most important thing is that the instructors complied with safety regulations, they took care of the comfort of each student, everything took place in a nice and friendly atmosphere, but one thing I would make sure that the center had some facilities where you could warm up and drink in peace, but in general everything was fine
Having completed my CBT in the autumn I contacted Phoenix to see what the next steps would be towards obtaining a full A license.
Phoenix suggested a big bike assessment for an hour of tuition on the larger machine - highly recommended as the larger bikes are a lot heavier & it was a good gauge to where I was with my riding. As always Micky was excellent, clear, calm & encouraging. Following the assessment I booked myself onto the Split DAS course that would train me for Mod 1 & Mod 2 of the full test.
The training was intense, focused & really effective. Both Martin & Micky are thoroughly professional, vastly knowledgeable & really good teachers, always enough input to correct mistakes, good encouragement when things aren't quite right & excellent advice to improve. Throughout the process I felt very well supported & it was great to pass both tests first time.
Thank you Phoenix & in particular Micky & Martin for getting me through the challenge & showing that it is possible to teach an old dog new tricks - highly recommended.
I have just completed the Full Bike Licence in only 5 days (including the assessment to see if i was capable of such intensive training). PMT's instructors are excellent and I couldn't recommend them enough! 6 stars!! There are kind and patient unlike some schools I've heard horror stories about.
All round a fantastic experience. From booking, through cbt, mod1 and mod2. My dates were definitely a priority and the dates given were very workable on a short timeframe. I went from never using gears to a full license in a matter of weeks. Micky my instructor and trainer was both very professional and also very friendly helping me progress through the various exams and test. I am now a full licensed big bike rider and I couldn't be happier. Thank you to all at Phoenix 👌 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟
Highly recommended professional motorcycle training. . The hole team is fully focused on getting you past your CBT and onto the bigger bikes (if that’s for you). I cannot thank them enough.
Great communications with calls and emails ensuring you are kept up to date.
16july22: Hello. I want to highly recommend Phoenix Motorcycle Training Fareham and Wickham.
- Gary. (excellent and relaxed when teaching; I practiced with Gary three times in May and June 2022, twice for CBT both manual (including instructor Mark, thank you) and automatic as well as one for Automatic to Manual Conversion. Thank you so much for your patience and help!)
- Martin. (around 30 minutes ago, I tried the bigger motorcycle course. I wanted to get a feel of being on a larger motorcycle. I fell twice but I still greatly enjoyed the motorcycle. I need to continue practicing which is no problem for me because riding a motorcycle is fun! So I will definitely take the improver course if I have the time and money to get much more comfortable with using the controls smoothly. Great instructor who provides clear guidance on how to do manoeuvres in the course.)
I had earned my Full UK driving licence almost four years ago then I wanted to try and earn my UK Motorcycle licence through the years but work, return to University for a career change, and money were affecting this. So finally this Summer 2022 I was able to have consistent lessons and to hopefully get to finally ride my motorcycle I own (KTM Duke 200, sold it a couple of days ago). But I am moving soon to establish my next career.
To end, thank you so much Phoenix Motorcycle Training staff and instructors you made me feel comfortable and provided patience with my questions (emails) and practice on the courses/lessons I took. :)
Starting with my CBT, and just completing my A2 license, Phoenix has helped me through all of the struggles of getting on a motorbike. Great staff from the help desk where I rebooked my tests, as well as the very helpful instructors.
For what you get, the price is more than reasonable, and the service you get from all of the team at Phoenix is outstanding.
I will be taking my full license in 2 years to get my unrestricted A license, and I will be returning here.
Highly recommended, worth every penny!
I had a hard but wonderful day. Best instructor I could ask. So much support. Thank you to him for all his hard work🙏🏍
I don’t normally write reviews for companies, however Phoenix (Fareham) have been exceptional throughout my training, from CBT eighteen months ago to full A licence pass yesterday. I have only high praise for Mickey and Martin, who are both extremely personable and knowledgeable, and left me feeling very well prepared and confident before my tests. Only the one minor across both Mod 1 and Mod 2 can attest to the quality of their training! Huge thanks to both.
Ruan & Kat Brydon
We both have done our motorbike tests with Phoenix and they're honestly the best. Very supportive, positive attitudes and full of knowledge. I personally am a nervous biker but having the support and getting my full bike license with Mickey & Martin, I am much more confident and that I am a good rider. I really do recommend this to anyone who wants to take up motorcycling!
Massive thank you to Micky for taking me for my Mod 2 re-take. You were so supportive and encouraging, exactly what I needed for a third go at it! So happy to have passed!
Fareham was a great place to do the test, thank you to Mark and Steve at HQ for booking it for me. You couldn't ask for a better team to look after you, they really are incredibly helpful and supportive!
Steve is an absolute legend, there's nothing he won't do to try and get your bookings sorted as quickly and conveniently as possible. And have a nice catch up at the same time!
Thank you all so much!
The instructors are without doubt first class, Paul, Martin and Mickey, my instructors, enabled me to obtain my full licence even though I had serious confidence issues and a lack of faith in myself. Martin's mastery of the U-turn and figure of eights along with Mickey's confidence building progression resulted in rapid improvement. The on road skills I have learned from both of them will be invaluable in the future. Thank you.
Booked the training for my son (age 17) on a manual bike. On the day he was told (without any prior testing or review) he would be switched to an automatic. This now effects the bike he can ride/buy and means he has to do further training and tests!! Great way to generate more income for yourselves guys but I am really unhappy my son didn't get the training I booked and paid for.
Great company to do your training with, the instructors are patient and fair. They are clear with all the information given to you as you learn no matter the course.
I would like to personally thank my instructor Mickie as he made the experience more enjoyable.
Finally the customer service either by phone or email has always been helpful as they do their best to put you first!
Had a great day, Mickey was my instructor and was very patient with me as despite being an older guy I had zero motorcycle experience under my belt, he was encouraging and gave me the confidence I needed. Would definitely recommend and will be going back for my full license asap now I have the motorcycle bug.
Brilliant. The trainers are brilliant and make the session quite funny while also making it relevant to the motorcycle. As I was retaking, I was asked to give demonstrations. Would highly recommend if a friend wanted to learn to ride.
The instructors were very professional, polite and conscientious. I would recommend this school to anyone and IF I had to do it all again I would use Phoenix. DO IT!
Extremely patient and above all good teachers. Additionally they used modern bikes for my CBT (a 17 and 19 plate CB125F). Will use them again.
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Many, many thanks to Phoenix for an amazing MOD1/MOD2 experience. I went from having no motorcycle riding experience (bar CBT that I did with another school a year prior) to passing my MOD1 and MOD2 first time. Special thanks to Mickey and Martin for coaching me through the whole thing. You can definitely see the high standard not only in teaching but in the motorcycles they offer and customer service. I can't thank Phoenix enough. If I can pass, you can too, so definitely book with these guys!!
Great experience, friendly and professional instructors
This is outstanding training School. I had my training with Martin he is great instructor professional and supportive.
Literally can not speak highly enough of these guys. Mickey trained and took me for my Mod 1 and Martin took me for Mod 2. Both of these guys were spot on. Great knowledge, very patient and easy to talk to.
Not only did they get me through both tests on first time passes, but have made me ride better and feel more confident.
Thank you guys keep doing what your doing. ☺️👍
The people back at the office are exceedingly helpful and because they keep your details they know who you are I did my cbt 2 years ago and recently called to organise doing my A2 license and as I say they knew who I was when I came to doing the training I had a fantastic instructor who was amazing with the knowledge he holds. All round great service from these people... Thanks mickey for tutoring me through my tests
Mickey is a great lad! Cool, calm and knows his stuff. Amazing training. I really recommend Phoenix Fareham.
The training was awesome give it 10 out of 10. The instructors was kind and helpful and they listen to you, they gave you useful advise to improve on things. I would highly recommend it to friends and family.
Great Instructors, Professional and patient.
Passed Mod1 and Mod2 First time.
Thanks again Phoenix and be seeing you on the roads. 👍
This is an outstanding training school. The instructors are professional and supportive. They provide well pitched instruction and feedback identifying the key issues to work on to make progress as straightforward as possible, and are not just focused on a certain type of rider. Communications with their office have always been efficient and friendly.
Did my Mod 2 training at the Fareham site and my test at Lee On The Solent. The instructor Mickey was fantastic, very patience and informative plus he knew the area very well. Couldn't recommend enough.
I am a mature lady learning to ride and your school was recommended to me by another lady rider. I cannot praise Martin and Mickey highly enough, they were extremely patient, informative and very calm at all times. They gave me the confidence to get through all the stages of the test and I am very happy to report that I now have my riders licence and am looking forward to spending time on the road with a bigger bike.
The office staff were very efficient and kept me informed every stage of the process.
In my view Phoenix Motorcycle training at Fareham is first class and I would happily recommend you to others.
Thank you very much.
Amazing training with the guys in Fareham.. loved every minute of it and learnt so much.. my confidence has grown and grown in the hands of the Micky and Martin.. and now I’m out and about on my big girls bike... thanks so much xx
Mickey was an excellent instructor, he showed patience and a great understanding of the bike and teaching strategies. Most importantly though, it was great fun. Thanks to the entire Phoenix team.
Very friendly, helpful and professional people. Helped me pass everything first time to get my A License. Highly recommended. 👍👍👍
The two instructors I had Micky and Martin where great two skilled and patient guys from the Fareham branch who know there stuff , would give phoenix 5 stars but head office was supposed to send down a larger motorcycle for me which never materialised nor was there any explanation or apologies from head office , as a testament to the skill of the instructors I manage to pass first time on both test
Really friendly instructors. Admin handled very efficiently. Lots of options available.
I completed my CBT in July 2018, and followed this up with training days and ride outs to the Module 1 and Module 2 full license tests in January/February 2019. I passed all three parts first time, and this was without doubt down to the quality and depth of the training that I received from the instructors at Phoenix.
Phoenix Motorcycle Training were fantastic from booking to completion. The staff in the office were very helpful and accomodating when initially booking, and kept me up to date in good time if there were any changes (these changes were minimal - 30 minutes earlier start time). I was trained by Martin (CBT + Module 2), and Mickey (Module 1). With both it was obvious that they had huge amounts of experience and knowledge, and this immediately made me feel comfortable about the training. They both worked really hard to make the skills and techniques make sense in a way that we could all understand. I had the CBT and Module 1 training as a pair with one other student, but both Martin and Mickey were able to assess on the spot our levels and then differentiate the training to suit both of us, giving ample opportunity for each of us to work on the areas we needed to.
The module 1 training was split between a warm up session at the school, some road riding, and then a big practice session actually at the test centre in Lee-On-Solent. This was a real big advantage, as we managed to practice both clockwise and anti-clockwise on the actual testing environment. The morning ride out on the Monday was really good and another opportunity to practice before the actual test. There was plenty of time to practice, and I went into the test feeling confident which was a great help. I passed this Module 1 first time which I think is testament to the great training from Mickey.
The Module 2 training was out and about on the roads all day. We practiced all of the stops and starts that we needed to, had a few 30 minute rides, imitating the style of the test. These were all done on roads around the test centre, parts of which were featured on my actual test ride. The training day finished when Martin felt I was ready. It was a freezing cold day, and Martin asked if i wanted to try anything else out. I felt confident, so we made the decision to finish for the day. I think that this was really sensible because I felt ready at that point and any further riding would have had a detrimental effect. The ride out on the Monday morning was again really useful and got my mind focussed on the test. I passed this Module 2 first time, which again I feel is down to the great training from Martin.
As a final thought, I feel really confident in the skills and techniques that I have learnt whilst training with Phoenix. I felt that the things I was taught and shown weren't just so that I could pass the tests, but more so that I will be a safe and confident motorcyclist after the test, when I'm on the road and when it really matters. I would recommend Phoenix, especially Martin and Mickey, to anyone looking for motorcycling training at any level. Top marks and thank you very much!
I did my CBT then Direct Access. Passed both parts first time. Outstanding quality of instruction from highly experienced motorcyclists. Great team to deal with in the office too.
All staff are always very friendly, helpful and imformative.
This is form a total new riders point of view
I had high hopes for phoenix but felt very let down by the poor service I experienced, I was doing a full Access course starting with my CBT this was the first time I had ever been on a bike so take that as you will
But I felt the training was very poor how it was put across and was told to do things I later found was the cause of some of the issues I was having IE set the gas to X amount of revs that makes you look down at the rev meter to pull away you end up stalling this is just bad training.
After passing my cbt on the second attempt I was then told i had to do a 125 improver course at an extra £125 charge though I had all ready paid for my full course (just money grabbing)
After this I would of had t wait 3 weeks for another lesson due to work and how they work there training (NO 4 or 5 day in a row courses few days here few days there).
Whilst training I was told more than 3 times maybe biking just isn't for you !!! Way to inspire your pupils
The 2 instructors both belittled another company on how they train
Guess what I went with that other company, After doing the 125 improver and having to wait 3 weeks for the next days training and speaking with friends who had there bike licences ( they explained that what i was being told was NOT how to do it ) I booked up with that other company and did a 5 days course passed both mods first time there was none of the negativity like I had from phoenix (half the time felt like they just didn't want me there) The training was like night and day phoenix felt like a have a go Andy outfit in comparison . So much so its hard to put into print. But after the phoenix ordeal i was very nervous but that was gone within the first 10 minuets as the instructor was great . If your looking to get trained and have ridden before maybe there fine but if your a new rider I wouldn't recommend them at all.
Never had a refund from my course I didn't finish I basically paid for a full course and basically got a CBT
So to sum up if you want to have your confidence shot and told things like if that was on a bigger bike that would of been an accident ( great training ) then by all means go with Phoenix otherwise there are far far better courses out there at the end of the day its your money
Phoenix were chosen by me after careful research and as a result of a very confidence inspiring email and phone chat. My wife was a complete novice and so a contingency plan was also set up. The whole experience was very positive. Phil, the trainer, had a fantastic manner and really inspired confidence. He spent all the time that was needed, explained things very well, and made my wife and Pete, the othe pupil, feel very at ease. I viewed the initial training, and was very impressed. I've been riding 40 years now so feel knowledgeable enough to know the standatd of tuition was high. It was great to see the transition from a scared novice to a smiling novice as bit by bit it started to click. A few hours later I got the text to go and pick up my wife who had passed and was extremely pleased and now with a great understanding of what it's like riding on the road instead of pillion. Cbt is by no means a given and I am extremely proud of her gaining the pass and extremely chuffed with Phoenix for making it possible. I have no hesitation recommending Phoenix and, if my wife wishes to progress, I shall use them again. Top marks all round.
Excellent tuition from Dan. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend Phoenix.