Driving Reviews

“Once again I came away bursting with enthusiasm and knowledge of how to improve my driving”

“I just wanted to say again Chris how much I enjoyed our advanced driving day on Wednesday. I can’t remember the last time I enjoyed being in a car quite so much. To have someone sitting next to you who has your advanced police driving skills and can talk you through positioning, speed, braking and general observation techniques and offer such high level of advice was really an eye-opener. The day has renewed my enthusiasm for driving and encouraged me to continue to improve my advanced driving skills. Many thanks again for all you taught me and for such enjoyable and affable company”. David Sanders

“I have to say it was an absolute pleasure to finally meet you and spend the driving day with you.  Your calm approach and expert instruction was inspiring.  Clearly a few obvious things with my driving I was not paying enough attention to, but since making the adjustments on the day and indeed since already my driving feels more in control.  When I returned home I had to venture out a few miles to experience the bends that I am familiar with to put the “limit point” into practice on familiar roads.  It is quite clearly a proven technique and I’m happy to report I can feel it working better for me over and over again.  “Believe my Eyes” you said. I’m struggling to communicate how refreshed  I feel with my driving, which is quite amazing because this is something I have always loved to do anyway.  One day I would hope to return (unless retirement calls you away first )   But I can tell you every bend and roundabout and even just looking ahead I will hear your instruction in my head for many many years to come.  Your expertise that you have passed onto everyone throughout the years must give you such satisfaction in knowing the difference your instruction makes.  Many thanks again Chris.”  Maysell

“I recently attended another  advanced driving day with Chris. I have previously attended training with Chris and the fact that I travel from Dublin will tell you how highly I rate the experience. My most recent training was nothing short of outstanding. I had a long list of goals and questions for Chris and incredibly, all of these along with new ones on the day, were met with ease due to his personable manner, depth of understanding of driving techniques and ability to impart the right information at exactly the right time. He then follows up his balanced feedback with talk-through that is simply second to none and as an Advanced Driver Trainer myself, I have experienced many talk-throughs over the years. His excellent talk-through demonstrates his advice perfectly and really helps to cement the learning. Once again I came away from the experience bursting with enthusiasm and with new knowledge of how to improve my driving. I would highly recommend Chris irrespective of your own perceived standard of expertise. Chris is a gentleman and a consummate professional and he hasn’t seen the back of me yet!”
Colm Branigan, Dublin June 2019

“In 2010 I was involved in a car accident in which my car was a write off and I received serious injuries. I have since suffered a loss of confidence and many anxious moments when I’m driving. After speaking with Chris on the phone I decided to book a day with him and my husband came too for moral support. I needn’t have worried because Chris was a charming, kind, understanding gentleman and a superb instructor, who guided me through my problems. His explanations were clear and easy to understand and I learnt so much more about driving. My confidence has returned and I am no longer anxious behind the wheel. Thanks Chris,
I recommend you highly”. Glenda Brown – Lincolnshire

“In my 23 years of driving I have driven many different types of vehicle. I also have a Motorsport background with 13 years in rallying as a stage co driver. I’m now an ADI(6) with a RoSPA Gold and I wanted to take my driving to a higher level so I contacted Chris. I did a full day and I can’t believe how much more I’ve learnt. The way Chris explained everything from cornering techniques to commentary driving was second to none. I really enjoyed the day and I feel it has taken my driving to the next level. Thanks for a very enjoyable, informative eye opening (main beam) day!”
Stephen Perie – Cumbria

“I’d like to thank you again Chris for a fantastic day I had with you recently. It provided a unique opportunity to learn about what advanced driving is really about, and to develop the fundamental skills to a high standard, beyond what would have been available in a typical RoSPA/IAM situation. The ‘High Visual Horizon’ seems all important, but it is only when demonstrated you fully understand what the expression means, and how it’s the key to all advanced driving. The ‘definitive answer’ on the limit point method of cornering is also invaluable. It is also with Chris’s guidance, you can develop and full and useful commentary, an essential part of advanced driving”   Walter Mann – Nottingham

“Wow! I can honestly say we’ve never had a more rewarding and memorable time while training. Chris’s calm, gentle, but incisive manner prevailed at all times, as we each took to the wheel and he talk us through hazard perception and correct timing of the system of car control. Chris’s tireless dedication to the art of advanced driving is awesome and is testament to his skill, experience and passion.”
Nigel & Lynn Watts-Plumpkin  Powys, Wales

“I wanted to say thank you for a really great day of driving yesterday. I thoroughly enjoyed it, it was everything I had hoped for and more. Having personal instruction with you really helped me take my driving to the next level, I felt very energised. Many thanks for a great day!”
Andy Bradfield – Central London

“Just a line Chris to say thank you for an extremely enjoyable, entertaining, instructional and informative day last Friday. I haven’t stopped talking about it yet, to anyone who will listen. I hope to repeat the experience with you next year”
John Main (Eyes on main beam!!!)  Staffs.

“Good driving, like many worthwhile and demanding activities, is best approached through expert tuition, study and meaningful practice. Although, over the years, I have taken the RoSPA Advanced Test three times, achieving a Gold pass on each occasion, I still regards myself as a student in many areas, which led me to take a full-day course with Chris Gilbert, using some delightful roads in Berkshire, Oxfordshire and Wiltshire. Anyone wishing to improve his or her driving will find Chris’s coaching gentle yet purposeful, his explanations thoughtful and easy to understand, and his friendly encouragement an ideal way of imparting skills. The whole experience was most enjoyable and rewarding”
John Knott – West Sussex