First spot gone today

Thank you Sandra Field (From Clinton Cards Fame) for being the one to sign the first spot on my car with a lovely donation to children in need. Come on people join in :)


Well done Aaron Bootland on passing your test today in Hartlepool on your first attempt. It's been an experience teaching Aaron but it's all paid off now. Have fun in that there London.

Now You Can Blog from Everywhere!

We’ve made it quick and convenient for you to manage your blog from anywhere. In this blog post we’ll share the ways you can post to your Wix Blog. Blogging from Your Wix Blog Dashboard On the dashboard, you have everything you need to manage your blog in one place. You can create new posts, set categories and more. To head to your Dashboard, open the Wix Editor and click on Blog > Posts. Blogging from Your Published Site Did you know that you can blog right from your published website? After you publish your site, go to your website’s URL and login with your Wix account. There you can write and edit posts, manage comments, pin posts and more! Just click on the 3 dot icon ( ⠇) to see all the

Design a Stunning Blog

When it comes to design, the Wix blog has everything you need to create beautiful posts that will grab your reader's attention. Check out our essential design features. Choose from 8 stunning layouts Your Wix Blog comes with 8 beautiful layouts. From your blog's settings, choose the layout that’s right for you. For example, a tiled layout is popular for helping visitors discover more posts that interest them. Or, choose a classic single column layout that lets readers scroll down and see your post topics one by one. Every layout comes with the latest social features built in. Readers can easily share posts on social networks like Facebook and Twitter and view how many people have liked a pos

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Spot my car in Hartlepool

So you eagle eyed people, have you spotted my car around Hartlepool at all? Well I have gone all spotty again in aid of Children In Need this year. It’s a simple idea really. Just stop me in the street and for a small donation (whatever you can afford) you can sign a spot on my car for all the town to see. Donations will then go directly to Children In Need via the Big Learner Relay. The concept was a brain child of Lou Walsh another ADI from ‘down south’. Lou relays a specially designed roof box from learner car to learner car for the length and breadth of the country. A mammoth feet for anyone let alone the diminutive Lou. Driving with Ellis was last years lead car for the Middlesbrough le


Congratulations Ben Atkinson on passing your test today in Hartlepool. Ben's instructor was unable to take him to test so asked for our test rescue service. We did an hour before his test to get Ben used to the car and talked about a few key elements. Clearly Ben was a good driver and adapted well to the less than idea; circumstances. Well done Ben, glad to help.

A different way of looking at things.

For those of you not familiar with I.P.S.G.A or “The System” as it is popularly known it’s the favourite acronym of the advanced riding industry and stands for Information Position Speed Gear Accelerate. In the driver training industry we use MSPSGL. IPSGA was first devised at the Police College at Hendon over 60 years ago and has formed the core of the Police Rider’s Handbook or Roadcraft since then. Taking the description of IPSGA straight from Wikipedia; 1. Information received from the outside world by observation, and given by use of signals such as direction indicators, headlamp flashes, and horn; is a general theme running continuously throughout the application of the system by takin

Are your tyres feeling the pressure?

Tyres MUST be correctly inflated to the vehicle manufacturer’s specification for the load being carried. Always refer to the vehicle’s handbook or data. Look in either the drivers or front passenger door pillar to see if there is a label with the correct pressures. Check tyre pressures weekly. Do this before your journey, when tyres are cold. Warm or hot tyres may give a misleading reading. Your brakes and steering will be adversely affected by under-inflated or over-inflated tyres. Excessive or uneven tyre wear may be caused by faults in the braking or suspension systems, or wheels which are out of alignment. Have these faults corrected as soon as possible.

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