Meet the instructors: Neil Caldicott
Over the next few weeks, we will be running a feature to introduce all of our driving instructors in Bedford, Kettering and Northampton. Today, we present you with one of our more recent additions to the team: Neil Caldicott…..
Hi, my name is Neil and I am a driving instructor with Duke and Duchess Driving School.
I began my career as a driving instructor in Bedford following a previous career in motoring where I worked as a test driver at Millbrook proving ground. I decided that I wanted to pass on my knowledge and experience in motoring, and the best way to do that was to help shape the drivers of the future. I place a heavy emphasis on safe driving, as well as making sure that all of my students are well equipped to deal with the dangers of being an independent driver. I enjoy the challenges that come with teaching new drivers, and I’m always ready for anything that happens during our driving lessons in Bedford.
I am a friendly, relaxed and easy going kind of guy, who likes to have a laugh, but I also know when to be serious. I am a patient guy and trained in remaining calm at moments of crisis, both of which are which are crucial in this profession.
As a serving special constable with Bedfordshire Police, it always amazes me how many bad drivers there are on our roads. Becoming a driving instructor means I can help improve safety on the roads by teaching the new generation of drivers how to do it properly and above all… safely!
I like to keep fit so I visit the gym most days, and also enjoy extreme sports. I recently discovered Army assault courses and mud running, and I competed in the ‘Summer Beast’ which is a 5 mile run through an equine obstacle course. I managed to complete the course in under an hour, which was very pleasing, and am now looking forward to doing the Spartan run in April.
I really enjoy a challenge especially if there is an element of danger, which would possibly explain why I chose this profession!
For the areas that I cover, I currently provide driving lessons in Bedford, St Neots, Shefford, Biggleswade, Sandy, Potton, Wrestlingworth, , Cople, Cardington, Kempston, Wootton and Marston Mortaine.