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In 1993, Essential Driver Training and its motorcycle division Fast Trak was opened in a tiny two room craft centre in the north of Shrewsbury. Almost thirty years later we are still going from strength to strength.
Our core business in earnings capability is trucks and haulage but our hearts are in bikes.
Every single member of our staff is an enthusiastic biker and most are qualified instructors. We train on bikes, we tour on bikes and we race bikes. We have staff who slide around speedway tracks. If you do something on a bike that we don't, it's probably illegal and you should be sent to prison.
If you want to learn to ride, well, here we are. Without doubt the longest serving bike trainers in the county. The first in the UK to have powers delegated by the DVSA to certify advanced bike instructors and, as far as we know the only people who can teach you to ride, teach you to instruct, take you round Oulton Park, the Nurburgring and the Grand Canyon and to Top Gun in Nevada/
A very short time ago we took a good hard look at ourselves and decided we needed smaller premises and more training areas. We decided to sell the premises (which we own) and move. Then, by sheer luck we managed to secure additional training areas without the need to sell the premises. Just about the same time our biggest contract which causes us to travel the country extended and enlarged out contract requiring us to take on more trainers. taking our total to fourteen, more by far than any other comparable company in the county if not in the Country. We are still on target to open our motorcycle touring centre in Spain, aiming for Spring 2022 for our first tours from our own centre.
In January 2021 we added a cafeteria based on a Route 66 Diner in Williams, Arizona to our portfolio. Whilst we welcome bikers to our Diner we are not what you might call a "biker's cafe" and most of our customers come from local businesses. A full menu can be found on our Facebook Fast Trak DIner.
Whilst all this is going on, our road transport division is also growing with customers now in Poland and the USA as well as all around the UK and Ireland.
Please search our site for what you would really like to do on a bike and if it can be done, we can probably do it.
And if you are a biker with no mates, why not just pop in for a coffee and a chat. Some of our staff will be just like you.
Director of Training