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What our students say about us......

After completing my CBT with an alternative motorcycle training school in this area, I decided to complete a Direct Access Course through Toucan. There was no comparison between the two schools. I found the training with Andy enjoyable and I learnt some valuable lessons and skills for riding my bike safely. Andy was so supportive throughout my training and he never lost faith in my capabilities as a rider, I felt totally at ease with each lesson and could feel my confidence growing after each session. I would definitely recommend Toucan to anyone. I passed my MOD1 and MOD2 first time and the feeling of passing first time was great, this is all thanks to Andy Litston and the team at Toucan. Thank you so much. I'm one happy biker now. 

Debbie Patey    DAS    16th June 2017    (comment submitted via email)

 Both Andy's are fantastic instructors. I did a Direct Access Course through Toucan after having a little experience on a 125 bike from a few years ago. They train to an exceptional standard and had a very keen eye for noticing any issues I was having and making sure I worked through them. I passed my CBT, Mod 1 and Mod 2 first time and feeling very confident about it before hand. I'd highly recommend Toucan to anyone wanting to get on a bike.

Thanks a lot Andy & Andy!
 
Martin Priestley  CBT to DAS     16th June 2017 (comment submitted on Google page)

 

Andy is a very nice guy, he wants you to do good and if he says you need more training than listen to him, I did a cbt and needed more skills so had a extra day then went straight on big bike mod 1 pass first time mod 2 pass first time. His ...MoreAndy is a very nice guy, he wants you to do good and if he says you need more training than listen to him, I did a cbt and needed more skills so had a extra day then went straight on big bike mod 1 pass first time mod 2 pass first time. His teaching is brilliant he's patient and explains things so you understand. His gear is top notch and his bikes are brand new. It's kinda of a shame I won't see him again as I've passed, Andy is an excellent trainer and the proof is in his stats. Thank you so much for taking the time with me Andy you knew when I was ready as did I much appreciated mate. If you want an in depth training than he is your man.

 

Jon Collis   CBT to DAS   30th May 2017  (comment submitted on Google page)

First class service, passed first time.

Vincent Paul Crozier CBT to DAS 4th May 2017 (comment submitted on Google page) 

 

 

 Very impressed with quality of training. Priority was to ensure I was assessed and taught what I as an individual needed to know to ride safely rather than just to allow me to pass. I learned loads. Thoroughly recommended.

 Adrian Whiteley   CBT   21st April (comment taken from Google review) 

I just wanted to say thank you for fitting me in yesterday. I learnt a lot from your expertise and will definitely use and recommendyour services again. Cheers Makiala

Makiala  Jones  Re-CBT  15th April  (comment submitted via text)

 

Hi Andy. 
Just thought I'd email to say thanks for today. I learnt something and feel confident that I am OK on the road apart from not understanding instructions and screwing up a roundabout!! But hey live and learn. 
It was nice to meet someone with passion and care about what they do and who made me feel that I could do it. I will over the summer try to find the time for my theory, believe me when I pass that I will be all out to get my full licence and will contact you.
Again thank you

Conrad Hein-Hartmann   CBT 4th April 2017  (comment submitted via email)

 

I recently passed my direct access course with Toucan can honestly say i'am thrilled that i choose to do it with them! Great choice of motorcycles that are suited for all rider's. Andy is a great instructor carrying out amazing ...MoreI recently passed my direct access course with Toucan can honestly say I'm thrilled that I choose to do it with them! Great choice of motorcycles that are suited for all rider's. Andy is a great instructor carrying out amazing communication throughout your training with him. Being very patient as well as being very friendly boosted my confidence in riding would HIGHLY recommend booking with Toucan.

 

Matthew Ware   CBT to DAS  02/03/2017  (comment submitted by email on Google) 

 

We have just completed a full days training on their CBT course and I can highly recommend Toucan, our instructors were obviously professional & friendly while giving us a great insight into both owning and riding a bike. ...MoWe have just completed a full days training on their CBT course and I can highly recommend Toucan, our instructors were obviously professional & friendly while giving us a great insight into both owning and riding a bike.
Our nerves were soon put at ease by our instructors approach and by the time we had finished the course we were given the thumbs up and left feeling confident and competent about riding out on our own, Oh and you don't need to pester Andy for his lovely coffee's, its served on tap !!!

 

Dave Allan    CBT 10/03/2017  (comment submitted by email on Google)

"I decided to use Toucan after them being recommended to me by a friend who had used them.

From the get go Andy was helpful and friendly. I was able to go for a taster session for him to assess my abilities and we agreed on a schedule for my training and tests which worked around my job.

The facilities were great and the bikes were lovely to ride. He was able to provide kit for me to use as I hadn't purchased my own.

The training was informative and I felt at ease at all times under Andy's instruction and enjoyed every minute I was on the bike. There was no pressure to do any extra training once I'd reached a level where I felt comfortable.

I'm so glad I went to Toucan Motorcycle Training and now have my full bike licence thanks to them."
 
Thanks very much again Andy.
 
Luke Miller DAS 9th of March  (comment submitted via email)                           
 
 

 What can I say about Toucan motorcycle school, well first off if all my teachers & mentors throughout my life where as good as Andy at Toucan training then I would speak fluent German, have a masters in mathematics & also work for NASA as a astronaut!


Now I ride every day rain or shine for work or leisure on my Harley Davidson & think back to when I was a bag of nerves riding a moped around some cones at the Toucan training facility in Glastonbury, to think that was just one year ago amazes me!
Andy really does make you feeling welcome he has the patience & skills to train anyone who wants to ride a motorbike safely.
I really enjoyed training with Andy & I hope to do some more intensive road training with him in the future.

Yes I did eat one too many of his chocolate biscuits, I knocked a cone over & thought it was the end of the world, I had a paddy one day & chucked all the toys out of the pram, but Andy just kept on diligently schooling me the way Mr Miyagi did with Daniel in karate kid!
If you are a really good student he may even take you to a posh coffee place on test day.

I recommend Toucan to everybody I meet who wants to learn to ride. 

Ride safe everyone & remember "Mirror's on approach"

Kyle Otton     CBT to DAS January to June 2016 (comment submitted via email)

 
Absolutely recommend using Andy and Toucan for learning how to pass motorcycle test AND to be a safer rider.

After a brief search of instructors and how others are done, decided to give Toucan a call.
The travel to Glastonbury on the few occasions was absolutely worth it, as unlike other trainers where the time gaps in between tests span weeks and sometimes months,  from CBT to passing, it was all completed within two weeks with no faults on both.

The bikes are meticulously kept and maintained and are enjoyable to learn and ride on, especially the Yamaha mt which I now really want!

Andy is a sound guy with a perfect personality to mentor, with the aptitude to know when to move on from each manaevore, neither wasting mine or his time. 

Pleasure learning from him. "Blind summit mirrors on approach" :)

Regards
Ben Marcell    CBT to DAS   04/11 to 18/11/2016   (comment submitted by email)

 

After receiving my licence back this week I thought I would take some time to say thank you for getting me through my CBT to completion of my DAS course.

I really appreciate the time you put aside for your students and after a conversation with you, the sacrifice did not go unnoticed from my end.

Your patient and methodical approach made me feel comfortable on the bike and has helped my understanding of what is required to be safe on the road.

Your wealth of knowledge and calm approach is to be admired :)

Thank you very much.

Kirk Brownhill      CBT to DAS    Oct/Nov 2016    (comment submitted by email)

 
 
I would like to thank you for the fantastic training experience you provided on my journey from CBT to DAS pass. I must applaud your infinite patience as you managed to break old riding habits and taught me how to ride a motorcycle correctly and safely. I chose Toucan Motorcycle Training as your website looked detailed and professional. The training you provided from CBT to DAS echoed that professionalism with rider and road safety being the foremost concern. I would certainly recommend Toucan Motorcycle Training to anybody who wishes to ride motorcycles. 

Phil Wright

Aged 58,  CBT to DAS passed DAS Mod 2   3rd November 2016 (comment submitted by email)

 

Hi Andy,

I wanted to drop you a line to say thank you for the fantastic training you provided for my recent DAS course. I carried out a lot of research into schools in the local area and the testimonials on your site led me to ring you, and I am very pleased I did.

From the first day you made me feel welcome, at ease and were extremely professional. The equipment provided was mostly brand new particularly the motorcycles which were in tip top condition and a real pleasure to ride.

Your training approach was calm, clear and concise and even when I could not get things right (U Turn and turning in the wet!) you were patient and I got it relatively quickly.

Most importantly the training was a maximum of 2:1 and on one day 1:1 for the Mod1.

You did not at any point try and charge for training that wasn’t needed nor recommend more than required which kept the entire process affordable.

Having only ridden a handful of times prior to starting my training with you I am ecstatic to have passed my full licence in less than 6 weeks. What I think distinguishes you from other schools is the proof of the training with no faults in Mod 1 or Mod 2 and both first time passes !

I have recommended you to two of my friends already and if anyone is reading this and is thinking of taking motorcycle training from CBT through to Full Licence then Andy and Toucan are the best there is.

These words still ring in my ears even when driving the car “Blind summit, mirrors on approach”  

Thank you Andy, I really feel that I am a safe and well prepared motorcyclist all thanks to your training which I will always remember.

Kind regards

Graeme

Graeme Addis-Mitchell  CBT to DAS   October 2016 (comment submitted by email) 

Hi Andy,

I would like to say a huge thank you for providing such incredible training for my DAS course. 

While passing the Mod 1 & Mod 2 tests are obvious highlights, the best thing I have taken away from your tutelage is that I now feel like I can ride a bike confidently and safely while on the roads.

You are a very patient and personable instructor and very knowledgeable. The facilities are fantastic and being able to practice the Mod 1 at Abbey Moore Stadium is a real benefit to anyone wanting to learn to ride.

I would recommend you and Toucan to anyone with an interest in learning how to ride.

Thank you for making my dream of riding along Route 66 one step closer to reality!

All the best

Theo Litston     DAS   14/09/2016   (comment submitted by email)

 'Through necessity and for some years I used a 50cc scooter for work but as I approached my 50th birthday I felt the need to update and progress to a proper bike! I looked around at a number of bike training companies but I found no one had the personal edge that I needed, that was until I found Toucan. Now I’m not the world’s most gifted motorcyclist – changing gears didn’t come naturally to me especially being used to a ‘twist and go’ scooter but I found Andy had the patience of a saint and a level of enthusiasm and belief in me when I found myself ever wondering if I would ever ride a motorcycle.

Needless to say Andy got me through my Mod 1 and Mod 2 with 1 minor on each  – to say I’m absolutely thrilled is an understatement!! Thank you so much Andy so if anyone out there is reading this and wondering about becoming a motorcyclist: If I can – you can!

Thank you Andy for your level of professionalism, commitment and, with me, your unending sense of humour, '

Hayden Jackson, Somerton.13/09/2016  CBT to DAS (comment submitted by email)

 

 

I had not ridden a motorbike for 30 years and fancied getting back on the road.
I had a few " monkey's on my back " from riding untrained and Andy managed to get these sorted out for me to go on and pass my full A Class test, in both the Mod 1 and Mod 2. 
Also, both my wife and son recently passed their CBT with Toucan.
Andy has an excellent technique, great bikes and facilities, and is a very patient man.
I would not hesitate to highly recommend Andy at Toucan for anyone ( young, old, new or experienced riders looking for lessons to take their tests or to further their riding skills ) , he will see you through.
Thanks Andy, your are Star !!!!

Peter Thomas     CBT to DAS   06/09/2016   (comment submitted via email)

I am really pleased that I decided to do Direct Access with Toucan Motorcycle Training. Andy is a first class instructor and the bikes and facilities are also excellent. I found Andy to be friendly, patient and, most importantly, very professional. He made full use of the training time, not turning up at the test centre 2 hours early and stopping for long breaks like other training schools seem to do! I thought it was extremely helpful to be able to go to the test centre and practice for MOD1 on the exact same layout that the test is on. I managed to pass MOD1 with no faults at all and MOD2 with only one minor fault, which says a lot about the quality of the tuition. As well as gaining a full licence I now feel a lot more confident out on the roads. So, thank you Andy, I feel it was time and money well spent. 

All the best,

Matt Gross  DAS August 2016  (comment submitted via email)

 

Toucan provided me with A great instructor. Using fantastic new bikes, a dynamic teaching approach and many years of experience, toucan guided me to passing my mod 1 and mod 2 within only a couple weeks of each other. Not only passed but without any minors on either test!

I can only thank you again for all your efforts! I 100% recommend toucan to any of my friends and family!
 
Jason  Screech      DAS     10/07/2016   (Comment submitted via email)

 
I highly recommend Andy at toucan motorcycle training. after using another school I came to Andy who took time and patience to evaluate my riding and give me pointers and advice on how to be better and ultimately safer on the road. excellent facilities and well looked after bikes. I thought training on the actual mod1 course helped a lot as well. I have now bought my first bike and am happy, confident and safe on the road thanks to Andy!

 

Chris Boyd Payne  DAS July 2016  (comment submitted via email) 

 

I just wanted to say thank you for all your help with getting me to the point of passing my unrestricted bike licence. You're very professional yet friendly conduct throughout really makes the whole process much easier. Having had training with a couple of other schools I can honestly say I would rate you the highest and it's no wonder you're so busy. I will definitely not hesitate to recommend you to friends and family and my sister will be joining you very soon! 

Thanks again

Jade Barber  DAS July 2016 (comment submitted via email)

The training for my CBT that I received from Andy was fantastic. He was very knowledgeable and would answer any question I had. The pace of the course was run at my pace and Andy always made sure I felt confident with the procedure before I moved on. This allowed me to gain my confidence quickly yet allowed me to understand what I would be expected to do on the road. I particularly enjoyed the road ride as I could put all the knowledge I had learnt that morning into practice. Andy was on the end of the earpiece offering advice, giving instructions and going into depth about events we had just experienced. Andy made me feel very safe on the road and allowed me to focus due to his position on the road behind me. The whole experience of my CBT was amazing, Andy was a fabulous instructor and I would recommend him to anyone.

Once again Andy thank you so much for teaching me I look forward to getting my bike and putting the knowledge you taught me into practice every day.

With greatest thanks

Joe Parkman         CBT         20/06/2016     (comment submitted via email)

 
Andy

Thank you so much for having the confidence in my ability with the bike to put me through both my tests on the same day (even if I didn't have so much faith), I am just glad I managed to make it through them both with passes and with so few minors. You have been an inspirational instructor with the patience of a saint as well as being so accommodating as I am short and I hope the MT-07 proves to be exceptionally useful in the future with other students. It certainly was very easy to ride and comfortable given it has been adjusted to it's lowest possible height. Since passing on Thursday I have been out with my bike and after a few initial nerves I thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon without any incidents (I even didn't touch the front brake at slow speed!!). I shall make sure I keep your advice and tips to the front of my mind whenever I am out and about on the bike in the future as I know the information you gave me will be very helpful during my biking years to come.

Thank you once again

Rachel Pearcey     Direct Access   June 2016  (comment submitted by email)

 

 

After doing my cbt with Andy I was unsure whether I wanted to continue with my motorcycle training, not because of the training that Andy gave but because I didn't feel happy riding the 125cc on the road with all the traffic around due to my lack of confidence having not ridden motorcycles before and because of its power. After a good think I decided to do a day's training on the 600cc, and I loved it. I felt so much more comfortable. Andy made me feel comfortable on the bike by keeping calm and correcting me when I had done something wrong, but in the right way by simply telling me and never getting angry, no matter how many times he had to tell me. I had four days training with Andy and passed my mod 1 and mod 2 first time. His equipment is in top condition and he was happy to lend me clothing whilst doing my training. The test Center cancelled my tests due to their instructor being ill and Andy and his partner bent over backwards to get my test rearranged as so as possible. I would recommend toucan to anyone, no matter your ability
Thanks again Andy 
 
Ben Phillips       Direct Access     June 2016   (comment submitte via email) 

 


"Im recommending toucan not just because they have excellent facilities, 
but because Andy cares. His primary concern being safety but he also cares about the rider experience, how you interact with road users and how they interact with you.
It was refreshing to be schooled by someone not focused on pass rates but focused on rider confidence, developing your skill and a clearer understanding of the road network. 
I genuinely feel that my future rider experience is not only going to be safer, but far more pleasurable after the careful guidance of this man. 
I'd recommend toucan everyday of the week.
 
Jake Churchill         June 2016      (comment submitted via email)

 

The training for my CBT that I received from Andy was fantastic. He was very knowledgeable and would answer any question I had. The pace of the course was run at my pace and Andy always made sure I felt confident with the procedure before I moved on. This allowed me to gain my confidence quickly yet allowed me to understand what I would be expected to do on the road. I particularly enjoyed the road ride as I could put all the knowledge I had learnt that morning into practice. Andy was on the end of the earpiece offering advice, giving instructions and going into depth about events we had just experienced. Andy made me feel very safe on the road and allowed me to focus due to his position on the road behind me. The whole experience of my CBT was amazing, Andy was a fabulous instructor and I would recommend him to anyone.

Once again Andy thank you so much for teaching me I look forward to getting my bike and putting the knowledge you taught me into practice every day.

With greatest thanks

Joe Parkman    CBT      June 2016   (comment submitted by email)

 The patience that was shown when I was learning new skills.  Your sense of humour went a long way to helping me through the tricky bits. I will definitely recommend you and your training school.


(Ps .. Didn't like the yellow earplugs.... they should be pink).

All the best and see you soon

Allen
 
Allen Romrig   Direct Access   May 2016  (comment submitted by email)

 

 I have to say, I was, and still am very impressed with the quality of the training I received from Andy at Toucan, from taking my CBT last August 2015, with no riding experience to taking my Mod 1 and 2 in May 2016 and passing them all first time. I really enjoyed the whole experience, the training I received from Andy was top class, very informative, very well structured, and at no time, did I feel I was being rushed, Andy really took the time to make sure I understood everything he was teaching me, so by the time we went out on the road, I was totally confident, and comfortable with everything Andy had taught me.  Andy is a very personable and approachable guy, and also very knowledgeable, an excellent tutor, great fun, I would not hesitate to recommend Andy at Toucan to anyone wishing undertake motorcycle training, it was amazing, thank you!!

 Antony Colton    CBT to DAS   May 2016 (comment submitted by email)

Hi Andy
I would just like to say thanks for the excellent  training you provided me with. Your method of training is second to none, as is your equipment
You put people at their ease while pointing out what you are doing wrong,and how to do it right . I found the whole experience thoroughly  enjoyable and would recommend Toucan to anybody of any age who wants to learn ride or improve their  riding  skills.
Thanks again for taking me from CBT to Direct  Access in two and a half months
Best regards

Andy Bond   CBT Feb 2016, DAS April 26th 2016 passed first time  (comment submittd by email)

 

'After returning to motorcycling after a 10 year break, Andy from Toucan Motorcycle Training completely put me at ease and made my refresher day thoroughly enjoyable! He gave me concise instruction, giving me points to focus on, and related this to his vast experience and real world riding. I now have the confidence to get back on my own two wheels! I will be returning shortly for some advanced training and highly recommend Toucan Motorcycle Training to all aspiring or returning bikers'.

Thank you again Andy, speak soon.

Karl Goodman        Back to Biking   April 2016    (comment submitted by email)

 

Thanks Andy
Thank you for fitting me in for my two year return and being so kind to me, perhaps not your typical client, but and adventurous 60 yr old female. You made me feel very welcome and at ease.  I heartily recommend your training whatever your age!
 
Sally Walker      Re-CBT      April 2016    (comment sunmitted by email)
 
 

 
Thank you!

Training  via Toucan Motorcycling Training was great. I called and enquired about going through the DAS licence process. Andy was very helpful in advising what training was necessary and what would be involved. Being a 40 year old he was very considerate in matching me up with someone of similar riding experience and goals.
The bikes and facilities at Toucan are first class. 
During training I felt confident and supported by Andy. He would point out bad habits and issues with my riding style which I could remedy.
Both myself and the person I trained with pass the MOD 1 and MOD 2 first time. I had two minors on both and was very confident prior to both tests. All thanks to the first class training I received from Andy and Toucan Motorcycle Training.

Thanks Andy ;)
Stu
 
Stuart Bell     Direct Access      22/03/2016   Passed first time    (comment submitted by email)
 
 
 

 

Hi Andy, 

Thank you so much for training me on my A2, your training methods are really good, you helped me build my confidence and teach me how to do the skills which at first I really struggled with! It was lovely meeting you and if I decide to do my full license I will be choosing you! I highly recommend toucan motorcycle training to anyone interested in doing their training! Once again a massive thank you :)  Katy
 
Katy Greatrex    CBT to A2    Passed first time   22/03/2016
(comment submitted by email) 
 
 
 
 

 Thanks for all the training you gave me Andy.  I would recommend you to anyone I know that is thinking about doing anything to do with a bike licence. Very reliable and amazing at getting over problems and sorting them out. I couldn't fault my experience with you at all. I don't think I could of passed any quicker without your help. Makes a good cup of tea! ;) haha. I will be back in 2 years to do my full bike licence. (hopefully they bring in the new rules in 18 months!) Many thanks again. Liam

Liam Brockway    CBT to A2   Passed first time    18/03/2016

(comment submitted by email)

 
Hi Andy,
Thanks very much for helping me pass my motorbike test,
You are a great instructor, if I had to do my test again I would come back to you to do it.
I will recommend you to all my friends, I hope to see you soon for my advanced training as well
Thanks again
 
Cameron Green    CBT to DAS    Passed first time      18/03/2016
(comment submitted by email) 

 Thank you for taking me through my CBT and A2 licence which I passed first time.  It was quick and easy with brilliant instruction and thoroughly enjoyed the whole course.  Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for motorbike training   Looking forward to seeing you for my Direct Access course in a few years time.

 George Bayles        CBT and A2   Passed first time  December 2015   (comment submitted by email)

 
As a novice rider, training with Toucan was everything I could have hoped for and more. Andy is highly experienced and provides outstanding training with outstanding facilities. He was able to identify exactly what I personally needed to practice and his instructions, when out on the road, give you confidence in your development. 
I did the Direct Access course with Andy, completing MOD 1 and 2 first time, with just 1 minor in each. A huge advantage was training at the test centre in Taunton as well as the training area in Glastonbury. Knowing the course and practicing on the test centre area was brilliant. 
I would highly recommend Toucan, they're genuinely committed to your success and safe riding. 
Excellent training, perfect bikes and not a bad cup of tea! 
 
Rob Mitchell         Direct Access    November 2015  (comment submitted by email)

 

"I'll begin by summing up Andy and Toucan Motorcycle Training in three words - totally, utterly brilliant!  After leaving the Royal Navy with the daunting prospect of learning to ride at the tender age of 48 (and only ever having ridden motocross bikes), I was extremely, pleasantly surprised to discover how painless it all is, thanks to the professionalism and dedication that Andy exudes at both the training ground and out on the road.

He is a genuine, highly experienced and knowledgeable guy, who wants his students to be safe, first and foremost, but also relaxed, confident and most of all - he wants you to PASS!

The whole biking experience with Andy was extremely enjoyable, from CBT, through Mod 1 and Mod 2.  He is completely unbiased, yet constructively critical, in his post-training 'debriefs', giving comprehensive feedback throughout.  He is totally safe, a joy to be instructed by and willing to talk about any aspect of the biking world.

It also has to be said that Andy's modern, immaculate bikes and equipment may put some of his competitors to shame.

Many thanks again, Andy, for being such a star and providing a first class, quality service.

Martin White, High Ham"

Kind regards,

Martin

P.S.  When I get my 'Mulistrada', I'll pop down - to show it off, of course!  Take care.
 
Martin White      CBT to DAS   October 2015  (comment submitted via email) 

 This is just a note to express my thanks for helping me pass my mod 1&2.Im absolutely over the moon.

Passing my test is something I should have done years ago, but never seemed to get round to it. Though with your coaching, I passed 1st time.

The facilities and equipment you have are superb, and your patients and knowledge really show you enjoy your profession. Self-doubt and the odd mistake! Can always creep in, but the reassurance and encouragement you give helps build confidence.
 
Ill somehow miss your on road bike commentary, which despite being very informative, you add your own personality making light of day to day things, enough to put anybody at ease.

When I get my BIGGER bike I will pop in and see you, and if the kettles on.happy days.

Thanks again and hope to see you soon.

Kev

 

Kevin O'Donnell          DAS licence        Sept 2015   (comment submitted via email) 


Having never ridden a motorcycle up until a few months ago, the task ahead of me was daunting to say the least. I recently passed my MOD 1 and 2 with Toucan Motorcycle Training. Andy's impeccable teaching skills and extreme levels of patience made the experience enjoyable and stress free. The facilities and motorcycles are of the highest standard with much larger training grounds than most other schools. The attention to detail and constructive criticism I encountered helped a great deal, confidence boosting instead of diminishing. I know feel confident enough to tackle anything the roads can throw at me. I can't thank you enough for all your help and look forward to a lifetime of safe riding!

Thanks again and all the best for the future!

William

William Dixon          DAS Aug/Sept 2015      (comment submitted via email)

I just passed my Mod 1 and Mod 2 through Andy at Toucan Motorcycle training and I couldn’t be happier!
I am a serving Royal Marine based at Taunton and I wanted to crack my bike license during my 3 week summer leave. Turns out I left it way too late and every training centre I rang told me no way, too short notice. Until I rang Andy. He made special arrangements for me and managed to squeeze me into his schedule (which meant late nights for him), for this, I can’t thank him enough!
I really enjoyed learning to ride under Andy’s excellent tuition. He made me feel comfortable with his calm nature and constructive criticism. And also the kit down at Toucan is awesome. Everyone was jealous at the test centre of the XJ6 I was on! Shame I couldn’t keep it.
Highly recommended. Thanks very much Andy.

Andy Thomas       DAS MOD 1 & 2 Sept 2015  (comment submitted via email)

I just passed my DAS due to Andy's excellent instructions and training. I highly recommend attending his courses. His personal approach and insights, his all-around understanding of motorcycles and where to improve, his patience, observations and knowledge all contributed to my attaining a license. From my CBT to my A-license I enjoyed every training session where Andy takes you through every detail until you know it inside out, which helped me incredibly in times of nervosity. Andy makes you feel at ease, encourages you to learn from your mistakes and prepares you for the tests in such a way you just want to come back for more! Toucan's facilities are brilliant, from the bikes you ride to the cups of tea and when going for rides his intercom chatter puts a smile on your face. You want your motorcycle license....go see Andy. It's been a whole lot of fun and the knowledge I learned will serve me well riding my motorcycle.
Thank you Andy. Hans

Hanz Koenig       CBT to DAS 01/09/2015  (comment submitted via email)

I can't recommend toucan motorcycle training highly enough.
Andy is a fantastic instructor. His easy manner and professional approach to teaching ,made learning a complete pleasure. Any criticism was delivered constructively and with a full explanation.
I still don't know how he got me from having never ridden on the road, through my cbt, mod1 and mod2 in a matter of weeks. I do know that he has gone above and beyond what is required to "just pass the test".
I feel that his focus on safety has left me with a much higher awareness and confidence on the road. Skills, I will always be thankful for.
Somehow ,all of this has been bloody good fun too!?!
Oh, but do beware of his corny jokes.....

All the best to you Andy, I honestly can't thank you enough, but here's one more....

THANK YOU,
Ross.

Ross Paine      CBT to DAS    01/09/2015  (comment submitted via email)


"I really enjoyed the 1 day CBT training run by Toucan Motorcycle Training in Glastonbury. The course was very comprehensive and every effort was made to tailor the training to the needs of the individual. The instructor Andy was extremely professional and knowledgeable. The morning session was packed with hands-on practice in the compound, with Andy giving very targeted advice and guidance to each learner. The afternoon session was amazing: we were out on the road for a full 2 hours where I rode through a full range of road and traffic conditions. All in all, a great experience: 10 out of 10!!"

Kind regards

Sarah

Sarah Bartlett    CBT    05/08/2015   (comment submitted via email)

I Trained for my direct access this July I had wanted to ride for 20 years but had never got round to it (I'm now 39) , I had little or no experience before meeting Andy he instantly puts you at ease with his calm demeanour and never gets flustered, the equipment and bikes he provides are top notch and his knowledge and advice I found invaluable, the space at his school for the CBT and Mod 1 is bigger than I have seen in many other schools, if you are looking to start riding whatever level experience you have you cannot go wrong with Toucan, I am proof!!

Stuart Wadner, Martock.

Stuart Wadner   DAS Juky 2015   (comment submitted via email)

CBT, MOD 1 and MOD 2 all passed first time due to the excellent training. As hadn't ridden a bike for 23 years was slightly nervous about arranging my CBT but was made to feel very welcome and reassured. The equipment and facilities were excellent, bikes very well maintained and ready to go, clothing very clean and well looked after. Andy was very helpful, patient and very thorough, gave helpful advice and worked very hard to incorporate my training around my busy schedule. I thoroughly enjoyed my training and looked forward to each session. Would HIGHLY RECOMMEND.

Thanks again Andy

Jerry

Jerry Exon      CBT to DAS     01/07/2015  (comment submitted via email)

Having recently passed my A2 licence with Toucan Motorcycle Training, I would like to say huge thanks to Andy for the amazing tutoring he gave to get me through the tests.
Andy offers great in depth training, helpful tips and advice whilst still being a really enjoyable experience that doesn't feel like a test through years of experience.
Toucan Motorcycle Training have excellent up to date equipment and I would recommend anyone looking to do any of the motorcycle licenses to contact Andy.
And I will be back again to do my full unrestricted licence.

James Burge      A2      03/06/2015     (comment submitted via emaIL)

I’m very grateful to you for the exceptionally high quality of tuition you gave me from my CBT and then through the DAS to my unrestricted license. I was delighted to pass first time, and I doubt this would have happened with lesser instruction. I was constantly impressed with your insight and observation throughout my riding progress. None of it was by-the-numbers; it always felt tailored to my exact needs as a student, and I was often amazed at the minutiae of detail that you were aware of, and the significant improvements that such coaching resulted it.

In addition to that, it was great fun! You are a natural teacher, a hugely knowledgeable motorcyclist and also extremely personable, all of which resulted in an enjoyable and successful experience.
Above all, I feel that I passed my test as a safe beginner motorcyclist. I don’t feel that I was coached to “scrape through” the test, I was fundamentally schooled to instinctively think like a safe rider, which can only bode well for a future of enjoyable biking.

Not only would I recommend you to prospective students in the local area but also, for the above reasons, I would encourage anyone from further afield to attend Toucan Motorcycle Training School if they can travel to the training centre.

Please feel free to quote any of this email as a testimonial.

All the best,

 

Ed (Pope).

Ed Pope               CBT to DAS               08/12/2014       (comment submitted via email)

Having completed my CBT, MOD 1 and MOD 2 training with Toucan, I was really pleased with the level of service that they provided. The equipment is all of excellent quality and the facilities that we used were excellent. Andy and Sarah were great at keeping in touch and trying to arrange dates for training and my tests that were as convenient as possible. Andy was a very patient and calm teacher, I always felt that I was in safe hands. I would definitely recommend Toucan to anyone wanting to get started on bikes, no matter what their experience.

Once again, many thanks to you both,

best wishes,

Kris

Kris Maggs               CBT to DAS           13/11/2014     (comment submitted via email)

Hi Andy,

Once again many thanks for successfully training me to pass DAS so I can obtain and enjoy my dream bike. I found your training to be easy to understand and follow, with very nice and up to date equipment. I would encourage anyone else thinking of picking their motorcycle license to go with Toucan.

Good luck in the future.

Yours thankfully,

Jason.

Jason Pepperell                Direct Access             19/11/2014    (comment submitted via email)

Toucan Motor cycle training offer a great experience, when learning to ride a motor cycle. From CBT through to completion of modules 1 & 2.

I found Andy the instructor to be helpful & patient,whilst also making it fun in all aspects of learning.
I would highly recommend Toucan

Lest

Lester King     CBT to DAS     13/11/2014   (comment submitted via email)

I would highly recommend toucan motorcycle training centre. I completed my MOD2 with them, they were very helpful and made things easy to understand. They have up to date equipment and a lot of motorcycle knowledge.
Overall the days training and test was great, nice people, easy to talk to and at a competitive price I would definitely  recommend toucan to others.
 
Stevie Saunders        MOD 2        09/10/2014      (comment submitted by email)

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Great day. Very patient tuition, fab facilities and location.
Made very nervous novice feel at ease and enjoy the experience !  5 star

Carys Havard          CBT/Geared bike training     14/09/14

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I passed the Mod 2 (Direct Access) today (26/09/2014).  The feedback from the examiner was, A faultless ride. I was so pleased; the credit however must go to Andy, my instructor. My performance on this day was a reflection of Andys tutoring and the efficient joint running of the business with Sarah. From the very beginning (CBT) through to Mod 2 (Direct Access), Andy taught me the skills to pass the necessary tests with a big emphasis on road safety and road craft.  The training was challenging but great fun. My assessment report of the motorcycle training I was afforded by Toucan Motorcycle Training, if asked for one, would read, Faultless. A big thank you Andy and Sarah.

Kind regards.

Isaac

Isaac Christian        CBT to DAS             26/09/2014    (comment submitted via email)

"I completed my DAS motorcycle licence with Toucan Motorcycle training on Friday 29.8.14. I thoroughly enjoyed my experience in all aspects. I was really impressed with the quality of training and tuition, attention to detail, the general facilities and equipment. I wish the training centre all the best for the future and I will be highly recommending their services to friends and family who want to become a motorcyclist. From James Goodland. "

James Goodland        CBT to DAS     29/08/2014     (Comment submitted via email)

Hi Andy and Sarah

I would just like to say a huge Thank You for providing outstanding training for my Direct Access course. I cannot recommend Toucan highly enough for the thoroughness and breadth of training given, plus very diligent and efficient administration.

While the trainee's focus might be passing the Module 1 and 2 tests, I was greatly impressed that your intention is to achieve that while developing a safe rider who is prepared for real life situations of all kinds. It is remarkable to think that I have come so far from having never ridden, and been so capably coached through all the fears and challenges that serious and safe riding demands. All credit to you. You are a training organisation of the very highest quality.

Best regards

Sam Earner           CBT to DAS          20/08/2014       Comment submitted via email

Andy,
What a fantastic four days of training! Thank you.
Spreading it out over 10 days really allowed your instruction to sink in and passing my DAS  at the end of it all at the first attempt felt like a real achievement. Your approachable manner and calm instruction throughout made the whole experience very enjoyable and I felt thoroughly prepared on test day.
I will be recommending 'Toucan Motorcycle Training' to everyone I know keen on learning to ride a motorcycle.
Thanks again.
Stu.
(Wells)

Stuart Elks            CBT to DAS              5/08/2014          Comment submitted via email                    

Hi, Andy and Sarah
Just wanted to say thanks very much for today and for fitting me in over the last couple of weeks, at such short notice as well. I have to be honest that I was not feeling abundantly confident when I phoned you a couple of weeks ago, but with MOD1 and MOD 2 out of the way I now feel inspired. Andy, your manner and approach have been just what I needed; calm, patient and positive, always giving a fully reasoned explanation behind why we do what we do out on the road. I feel like I can apply the knowledge you have passed on to me, not just repeat what  I have been told. Added to that your premises were clean and tidy, and the surface of your training area is excellent. The bikes speak for themselves; new, clean, well maintained and a joy to ride.
Many thanks for your time and patience; I would recommend your service to anyone.
Regards and best wishes
Paul

Paul Harris                        DAS                17/07/2014  (comment submitted via email)

Hi Andy,

Really enjoyed the course relaxed atmosphere and very friendly approachable staff, would highly recommend to anyone else looking to start training from scratch. I’m planning to go out in the evening’s once the rain has stopped and the traffic is a little quieter. Depending on how I get on I will be in touch regarding further training.

Thanks again to yourself & Sarah for an enjoyable day.

Andrea Power                       CBT             23/06/2014      (comment submitted via email)

Cheers Andy for a Gr8 Day yesterday.
I went through some emotions but got there.
I think your training method is spot on. I enjoyed the ride out it was gr8. your bikes are good. the training site is again spot on. I will hopefully book my two Daughters in with you soon for their CBT's and will be looking at DAS next year. Thanks for everything you have done. I have posted your web address on my Facbook page. look forward to seeing you again.

Derrick Howells          CBT        15/06/2014  (comment submitted via email)

Dear Toucan
I just wanted to say thank you for a very enjoyable day's training
and getting me through my CBT. The tuition on the day which was superb, was
carried out by Andy who is friendly, extremely competent and above all very
professional, a credit to his chosen career. It is obvious that Toucan want to
invest in their students as all of their bikes, protective clothing etc is
first class which to me personally is very important. After such a pleasant
experience it is time for me to do my DAS .........with Toucan of course.
Thank's again to all the team, keep up the good work.

Wayne Roxborough        CBT       12/06/2014  (comment submitted via email)
 

Would like to say a massive thank you to Andy.

Taught me how to ride in the a way that is actually going to keep me safe on the road, not just pass my test first time.

Brilliant kit, Brilliant teaching ability in a calm and safe environment.

Will hopefully be putting plenty of people your way in the future.

Best regards.

Jason Ashman          CBT to DAS                   28/05/2014   (comment submitted via email)

Andy

A massive thank you for the CBT training. I will be definitely recommending you and using Toucan again. From the start i was set at ease with your kind and friendly manner. And through out the day i was giving clear instructions on the training so I knew exactly what i was supposed to be doing. I really enjoyed the road practical and again the professionalism from yourself was outstanding. Im looking forward to coming back for some further training in the future.

Many thanks
Terry Mitchell

Terry Mitchell            CBT            14/05/2014
(comment submitted via email)

Dear Toucan
I write to thank you for an excellent Advanced Riding course.
The course was perfectly tailored to prepare and fine tune for the ROSPA test.
Your Instructor (Andy) is friendly, talented, knowledgable and very helpful.
We explored all aspects of Advanced Riding/Roadcraft and was really beneficial.
In fact, the course was perfect.........
Many thanks
Stuart

Stuart Betts         Advanced Riding Course       14/05/2014
(comment submitted via email)

 My training was brilliant. I really enjoyed it. Had fab fun and found the course an further training simply awesome. I will recommend Toucan to anyone and look forward to future training with you guyz and further tests/examinations passed.

 V. Adsett        CBT and geared bike training         17/04/2014(comment sent via email) 

Fantastic training week, very patient and knowledgable instruction along with great facilities and top of the range bikes for both CBT and direct access courses. I went from not even having a CBT to a full bike licence in a week, and feel confident to keep me safe out on the roads.

M Critchlow     CBT to Direct Access    31/03/2014 to 05/04/2014  (comment sent by email)
 

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Great Day ! Thoroughly enjoyed tuition & practical riding ! Thank you.
Clear instructions & safe monitoring gave confidence for a returning moped user !

S Walker           (CBT)       18/03/2014

Amazing experience couldn't have gone to a better place put me though my cbt and mod 1 and mod 2 test. (DAS) great machines overall worth every penny cheers much appreciated.

R Rayson      (CBTand DAS)      13/03/2014   (comment sent via email)

Hi Andy, just wanted to say many thanks for doing my sons cbt today. He really enjoyed it.
Also I'd like to say thank you for fitting him in so quickly. I would highly recommend Toucan motorcycle training. I wish you all the best.
Many thanks, S Warren.

J Warren     (CBT)     11/03/2014     (comment sent via email)

Hi Andy. I just wanted to say thank you once again for your expertise and encouragement in getting me through my CBT in what were 'trying' weather conditions to say the least. I felt able to relax enough to get to grips with the bikes controls knowing that you were totally in control of the traffic behind. Top skills from a top bloke. I will def be coming back for any further tuition. Many thanks again. Justin Maher.

Justin Maher    (CBT)     02/03/2014    (Comment sent via email)

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Great Day ! Great Teacher ! Great Fun !
Would definately recommend Andy to all my friends.

N Ponting     (CBT)    18/02/2014

Had a great day Andy fun aswell as instuctive, very patient trainer , and very thorough . I would highly recommend Toucan to anybody thinking about getting CBT motorcycle training .

Many Thanks

Mark

M Maguire  (CBT)    04/02/2014  (comment sent via email)

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Had a brilliant day. We covered all aspects of road safety, maintenance and riding. You get the use of decent equipment and a good range of bikes.
Thanks very much.

J Common   (CBT)   30/01/2014

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Very supportive and encouraging attitude and manner prior to CBT day. Good information given and Options explored.
Thank you and we will recommend you to friends and family etc.

A J Barkle  (CBT)    17/01/2014

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Fantastic tuition, calm and very enjoyable. Doesn't feel like you are just a number. Will recommend to people I know and worth the travel ! Thank you !!

Peter Greenlees   (CBT and DAS)  23/08/2013

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Great teacher, very understanding and reassuring. Great day.

Anna Small    (CBT)  18/08/2013

Highly recommended ! Very patient and calm instructor, excellent facilities and equipment. Thanks a lot.

Deanne Silmon   (CBT)  18/08/2013

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Very nice, understanding, calm and relaxing experience. 3rd CBT, best instructor so far learnt lots. Will recommend to anyone, thanks.

Lyn Shepherd   (CBT)  06/08/2013

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Brilliant teacher, a very calm and relaxing experience and very knowledgable. A great course, would recommend to anyone !

Lindsey Elkins   (CBT)  18/07/2013

Brilliant training school, went through DAS first time, would recommend Andy and Sarah to anyone and will be telling friends and family. Great bikes and great training facilities.

Dan Farmer  10/05/2013

CBT, MOD 1, MOD 2 training with Andy and Sarah fantastic time throughout and passed all tests first time which proves how good Andy is at instructing many thanks.

James Culliford  10/05/2013

Comments
William, James and Dennis from Street, completed DSA tests 19/10/12 to 18/12/12

Will 19/10/12 CBT, MOD 1 & MOD 2 were all done with Andy. He is very patient and gives clear instructions, got me through first time and I’m very grateful for the help. I would recommend Andy as an instructor to anyone. A true motorcycle enthusiast! Thankyou


James 19/10/12 CBT, MOD 1 & MOD 2 were all practiced and passed with Andy. I enjoyed being taught by Andy as he has a decent understanding of individual rider ability and skill, giving clear instructions with a friendly attitude and patience of a saint. I learnt more about being a safe biker and how to react to the different situations that could arise on the road. I was happy and relieved to pass first time with decent expense as I have reasonable experience in riding. As an instructor I would recommend Andy to anyone as he takes pride in seeing a good safe rider at the end of it all. Thankyou
 


Dennis 18/12/12 CBT, MOD 1 & MOD 2 were done under Andy’s supervision. After 45 years of riding bikes it’s been a pleasure to be taught with great patience and understanding from Andy. I would recommend young and old alike, to be shown how to ride a bike in a safe manner. Thankyou



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