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Hear it straight from those who have taken courses with David Lyons!

Ciaron Murphy
Rathgar Pre-Test

Hi David,

Sorry for taking so long to get this mail to you I think I said I would have it to you by Friday and I never did. Just wanted to say thank you for your help on Thurs and Friday last week I wouldn't have passed without you. I ended up going out on Sat to look at a few bikes (hooked again I Know, but I have a major soft spot when it comes to bikes) so I just bought an '05 Suzuki Bandit 600 (restricted) that I saw down in Gorey bikes
I will have it by the weekend :- )

My first experience with Bikesafe.ie was for my Pre-test with David Lyons (Easy Rider Training instructor). I hadn't been on a motorcycle for almost three years so was a little nervous but also a little excited. I must admit though I was mostly nervous about getting back on the road, trained and tested in such a short space of time.

Upon our initial meeting at the school on Orwell rd in Rathgar village David showed me around the motorcycle and made me aware of the format of the mornings training program then it was time to hit the road. We used radios to stay in contact while driving the motorbikes, I had a very comfortable ear piece which he used to give me pointers and advice through. David is extremely clear and easy to understand in his instruction which makes getting on with improving your driving skills much more comfortable. He was very relaxed in every instruction given which in turn relaxed me.

When it was my turn to drive infront David never missed a heart beat he was very thorough and noticed even small flaws in my driving, correcting them again with calm clear instruction or acknowledging any manoeuvres I preformed successfully (something that is commonly over-looked by instructors). This not only promoted confidence in David but ultimately in myself and created a great learning atmosphere.

It wasn't long before I was getting back into the swing of things my confidence was increasing little by little. David's tuition reminded me the attention to detail required to drive a motorcycle safely it was a great experience, I know it was only a pre-test but I was on a real high afterwards. The following day I went for my test and despite being very nervous I passed with only two grade 1's and one grade 2 marks against me. I definitely wouldn't have been up to a passing standard without my pre-test with David. I can't recommend the Bikesafe school enough and I look forward to doing some more advanced training course with them in the future.

Pat Walsh, Cabinteely (Suzuki DL650)
Advanced Day.

I've never taken any rider training before so I decided it was a good idea to get some sound advice. I met David in Rathnew (Wicklow). He started the lesson asking me all sorts of questions on my previous experience and what I wanted from the training. We started the lesson with me out in front and David observing my riding, when we stopped after a few miles David gave me a real eye opener on where I was going wrong and what I could do to correct it. David then gave me a radio and showed me how it should be done. Initially it felt weird to be doing more or less the opposite to what I had been doing whilst cornering but by the end of the day I felt more relaxed on the road, my cornering and awareness had improved immensely. David is an excellent teacher who I would highly recommend.

David Guilfoyle, Arklow (BMW R1150GS)
Just a wee note to say thank you, returning to biking after 20 odd years, I thought I was ready and able to sit a test, not able to afford another long wait for a re-test if the dreaded test was not successful! I opted for a pre test with Dave, I can only say if I had'nt of done so I would'nt have passed, but I did FIRST time!!!
I advise for anyone, not only taking a test, but returning to motorcycling to contact Dave. In a word 'Excellent' and a few quid well spent, I hope to take the advanced course later this year with him, and will look forward to it, not only for cheaper insurance etc, but to see where I can improve as a rider
Once again Dave
Thank you

Pat Richards, Wicklow Town (Aprilla Pegaso 650)
I had never ridden a bike before so I took a beginners day course. David came to my house and at the end of a tiresome but enjoyable day I was riding my bike safely. He covered the route that I would use everyday to work as I had intended to use the bike just for commuting however I'm out practically every weekend since I got it riding on country roads.

George Whyte, Kildare Town (School Bike CB250)
Thanks for the excellent days training. I am now on the road on a Honda Varadero XLV125 - it lacks the power of the CB250 (school bike) but perfect for around town.

Gerard Murphy, Dublin (Harley Road King)
AON Assessment Grade 2

Just a few lines regarding the training day on Wednesday last. I really enjoyed the day and was very happy with the result. I intend to put in to practice all the things I learned and hopefully my skills will continue to improve. That was the main objective of undertaking the training, as I said to you. However, a pleasant surprise.....I managed to reduce my insurance premium from €531.00 with CN (Third party only) to €316.00 (fully comp) with AON. That almost covered the cost of the training day, which was a birthday gift from my wife by the way. Anyway, thanks again David for a most rewarding day. I look forward to seeing you again sometime in the future.

Carl Courtley, Castleknock (Honda Deauville 650)
When my test date arrived after waiting well over a year I had to pass as the insurance was over €3000, the 30% discount rewarded to full licence holders was the only way I could afford to renew my premium. I felt nervous even doing the pre-test but David helped me to relax. He gave me a good understanding on what the examiners are looking for and covered everything including the routes that would be used. Needless to say I passed with flying colours! You would be mad not to take this course before your test.

Neill Ers, Dublin (Suzuki Bandit 600)
Advanced Day
Just wanted to pop you a note to say thanks for the advanced training you gave on Tuesday.
I'm putting into practice what you showed me every day now, especially the cornering just using engine braking.
(saving me a fortune on brake pads too ;) ) I'll be recommending you to anyone I know from beginner to advanced as you helped me sail through my bike test as well. Hope to see you soon for some more advanced trainning, you never stop learning.


Tommy Maycock, Dublin (School Bike ER500)
AON Assessment Grade 2
Did a days training back in June 07.
Just bought myself a new VFR800 and got €255 off my insurance with
QuinnDirect as a result of the level 2 grade.
Thanks again.

Conor Twomey, Dublin (School Bike 250cc)
David makes the whole process very straightforward and helps build your confidence with simple instruction and his easy-going manner. He concentrates on what’s important so you’re not bombarded with information allowing you to iron out those bad habits and not only pass the test but become a better rider. I’d recommend David to anyone. Kind Regards. Conor Twomey. Editor New Car magazine

  Lorna Dunne, Churchtown Dublin (School Bike CB250)
I waited thirteen months for a test date and needed a full licence to hire a bike in America. I felt under pressure to pass the test so I took a pre-test with David and without his expertise I would never have passed. Although I felt nervous on the day I knew exactly how the examiner would expect me to ride. If you want to pass take this course!

Gerry Mc Elroy, Dublin (Hornet 600)
Hi David, I passed my motorcycle test on Monday morning and certainly would not have done so without your expert guidance. The previous Friday morning training focussed me and I spent the weekend working on the advise you gave. Had I not done the course I most definately would have failed so many thanks - I am indebted to you. I will be in contact soon to book further training. Once again thank you and keep up the good work. Regards
Gerry Mc Elroy

Eddie Fitzgerald, Dublin ( Suzuki GSXR1000)
Advanced Day.

I took a 6 hour course with David which changed my whole riding style, before I met David I never really thought about what I was doing or how I was doing it, this training makes you think more about positioning gear changing where to look and just about everything your doing. I feel more confident and get more satifaction out of riding.

Oisín Ruane, Dublin ( School Bike CBF250 Honda)

I used to ride bikes when I was younger and always had an interest in them as I was growing up. I contacted Dave a few weeks before my scheduled bike test and he began to work his magic. I managed to pick up some bad habits from my earlier days of which were all brought under control on my lessons with dave. From the word go he gave clear, precise instruction and the confidence began to grow. I was now out on the road, confident that the training that I got from dave would see me sail through my bike test. I passed my test ‘with flying colours’ and have no doubt that without his lessons I would still be sitting in the hot seat in Tallaght driver testing centre. Thank you dave for the great instruction and I would have no hesitation to recommend you to all future and present bike users.



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