Paul and Tracy are retiring!
A few months ago we announced that Inner Circle Training was expanding, opening up a new training centre in Wigan. Well, as the saying goes, “The best laid schemes of mice and men often go awry”!
Our decision to open the Wigan location was taken way back in November last year when the opportunity was first put to us by our friends at MotoGB. It seemed like a great idea – the location is ideal for a motorcycle school and they were keen to have an MCIAC-accredited school on site. However, for one reason and another there have been numerous delays in getting the site ready and we’ve pushed back our launch, originally planned for 1st April, several times.
Whilst all this was going on, Tracy and I have been taking a long, hard look at what we want to do in the future as we are not getting any younger! A key consideration was the need to renew the lease on our existing Stockport premises early in 2019. Then I was offered the opportunity to guide a motorcycle trip from London to Tokyo via China and Tibet from April to August next year, and that set us thinking about how we can go travelling together once again.
So we have decided that it’s time to call time on running Inner Circle Training in its current guise and take a well-earned break.
We are currently working on the closedown plan for the business, and we will stop delivering CBT and DAS courses at the end of August this year, although we will continue to deliver post-test training including the DVSA Enhanced Rider Scheme.
Since we opened in May 2014, we have helped well over 200 riders get their full licence and well over 500 get their CBTs. We have had nothing but positive feedback via the MCIAC customer surveys and currently have 60 5* reviews on Facebook. We have built a fantastic team, who can all be rightly proud of what we have achieved in such a short space of time, but we feel the time is right for us to draw this chapter of our lives to a close and move on to pastures new.
We are planning a very special “Retirement Bike Night” on Monday 20th August, so please put the date in your diary now and we look forward to seeing as many of you there as possible.