If you are looking to improve your driving then why not go to one of the most experienced drivers in the country. There are very few if any driving instructors with Chris's experience.
A police driver trainer, driving instructor, the highlight of his career was teaching Prince Harry and Prince William to drive in preparation for their UK driving test.
This day was different thou, as my wife has been driving since October 2005 and we decided that not only should I have my driving examined by Chris but also my Wife Olga would have her driving assessed by one of the UK's leading driving Instructors.
Chris's CV stretches as long as your arm, he has been involved in driver training for 50 years, 22 years spent at Hendon teaching 999 police drivers high speed pursuits. He has produced videos where you can clearly see his heightened level of awareness, as his driving is based on the Roadcraft system of driving.
The day starts off at 09:00, I expected nothing less than a prompt arrival and you can literally set your watch by Chris.
After the normal introductions Chris is keen to learn what it is we want to achieve from the day. We outlined together our strengths and weaknesses and Chris puts together a plan of action for the day.
As an advanced driver myself, I almost felt a little nervous, as doubt started to creep in at the start of the session, but Chris is very relaxed and non-judgemental and makes you feel very comfortable.
We both started off with a short assessment drive to establish our abilities, I was surprised Chris actually said on occasions I was driving too quickly, he was equally impressed with my wifes driving and commented that Olga does not have any real issues for concern.
One of the highlights for me was watching Chris drive my car. The smoothness is clear immediately, and commentary just draws you in knowing he is watching the whole road ahead and behind.
If you are unclear what the term advanced driving means I would sum it up as a driver who is completely at ease with the vehicle, planning ahead, always at the correct speed and gear for the situations.
I learnt some valuable information I can pass on to my clients about cornering and planning the drive along with how to put together a good commentary.
My wife has always been nervous about Motorways and with Chris's guidance she managed to reach 70mph over what felt like around 1 hours drive, I know she has grown so much during this drive and it gives us the grounds to build on her new found confidence.
If you are interested in booking a training day with Chris you can arrange either a half or full days training, he does book up well in advance so don't leave it too late.