Emmerdale's Kelvin Fletcher officially gets on two wheels!

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After a 5-day intensive course, Kelvin Fletcher, known for his tractor-driving role in Emmerdale, has passed all examinations to receive his full motorcycle licence this week.

Already the owner of a Kawasaki KLF250F, which he rides off-road and having completed a number of track days too, Fletcher isn’t a stranger to riding on two wheels but was keen to pass his test so that he could ride on the roads.


“The experience of doing all my training with Kawasaki Rider Training Services has been brilliant” said Fletcher. “All the training was well structured and delivered at a good pace. Because of the high-quality tuition, the whole process felt easy, which meant that I felt confident and I say that as a road riding novice with no formal training before this.

“Everything was thoroughly and patiently explained. Training with KRTS was a really engaging experience and as a result I am now officially a motorbike rider!”

In order to obtain his full category A licence, Kelvin had to complete his CBT before passing both his Module 1 and 2 tests.

He completed the course at Focus Rider Training – a KRTS approved school in Bury using a Kawasaki Z650, lent by the school. 

“It was really easy to ride, with loads of torque and it was quite forgiving too. It was also really light and nimble which made it an ideal bike to learn on.”

You can find out more about KRTS and discover your local training centre on the Kawasaki KRTS website.

Giving Michael Dunlop tips…

Great day at #BSB Just giving the legend Michael Dunlop a few tips before the race

A post shared by Kelvin Fletcher (@kelvin_fletcher) on Apr 2, 2017 at 9:29am PDT

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By James Archibald

Former MCN Junior Web Producer