some of my customers have written about my service. All the originals are
available for inspection.
Dev did a 2 day course. Here is a short extract from his testimonial, the full version of which can be found
Andy is a phenomenal rider and a great teacher dedicated to sharing his skills. I can see he gets huge satisfaction from going out with riders who demonstrate the right learning attitude. I benefitted tremendously, far more than I could have hoped for. If you need or want to move your riding on, Andy is definitely the man to see.
DH did a 3 day advanced course.
Well where do I start. First of all thanks for a great Course and
an incredible time, I never knew there was so much beauty in the
Scottish borders. I have come to regard you as a friend and hope you
keep in touch and as I said I will have a refresher course each year to
ensure that I keep what you have taught me. Now then the course! The
name Advanced Riding Techniques, is exactly that an (ART). I knew from
previous course with the Police, I.e. an 8 week Civilian Riding Course
that riding a bike was more than just point shoot. What you don’t
get from them courses you get from you. Your method of teaching is
perfect, you allow the student to learn at his own pace. Not pushing
just flowing, like the way in which those corners came after the
course. Before the course I was breaking for every corner and wondering
what was coming next, you gave me the tools and instruction to enable
me to judge bends a negotiate them without breaking and allow me to see
so much more of the road ahead. As you said on my last day, over the
same route coming back my speed had increased 15 to 20 mph and my
riding was so much smoother, I would not normally ride around those
bends at them speed as I had no confidence in myself, but you gave me
that confidence and made me feel so much more relaxed with my riding.
Bike riding should be enjoyed and before I was always on edge, but now
I actually enjoy my Busa so much more than before. It’s now up to
me to take away what you have taught and to put that into practice.
P F-C also did a 3 day advanced course.
Well at some time you've just got to pull your finger out and get some
real hard riding training to get the best out of your little two-wheeled
treasure. And I did just that!! 3 days in the Borders area of Scotland with
Andy and what do I get? I have got to say that I have never learned so much
about riding the bike, about planning my ride as I go and about where to be
to enjoy the space on the road as in those three days.
Andy as well as being a very patient tutor kept the focus on how I could
improve my ride through the rides, the breaks and the meals times. He did
everything to reassure me of my ability and that of the bike ... By the end
of the trip I was a completely different rider with a grin that was
difficult to fit into my helmet. My comment to anyone who has not had
advanced training after their test would be "You just don't know what you're
missing!!" Thanks Andy for what must rank among the best bike rides I've
DB came to me for a short refresher course.
Within an hour I quickly realised that I had been rushing at junctions,
not concentrating on slow control, taking bends completely wrong, and the
combination of these had destroyed my confidence to the extent that I was
refusing to ride out in company, as I felt I was a liability!
Andy was brilliant throughout the lesson, assuring me that he would have me
doing right turns without batting an eyelid, and he was right!
The following night I went out with 2 friends and rode so differently I was
staggered at the difference!
I learned more in those 3 hours than I have in the 12 months since I passed
I can't wait to see the video again, that Andy took while we were out. ...it
was really useful to watch and see the improvement afterwards!
Thanks again ... Andy - I had a brilliant time, and it took a week to wipe
the grin off my face afterwards!
IS did a one day advanced course.
Thanks for a great day today I enjoyed it immensely and learned so much
in so short a time but have the feeling I have just scratched the surface. I
will be back for more soon.
Bob B also did a one day advanced course.
Just a note of thank's for a most enjoyable day of advanced rider
training I spent in your company last week. I found your manner relaxed
but informative, your riding confident,smooth and progressive some of
which have definitely rubbed off on me and improved my own
performance.I thought your commentary opened my eyes wider to the
bigger picture and your awareness of what could happen improved my
anticipation. I thought the balance of discussion and riding time was
spot on covering some 200 miles not always in great weather and felt
the whole thing well worth while. So much so I intend to arrange
another outing this time accompanied by a few mates either on a tour or
more training later this year. Thanks Again,
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