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Vehicle checks!

If you need to travel, this lad has a genius way to check your car is safe to drive - his poor girlfriend

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16th May 2020

  

Well this lockdown has given me time to eventually find this! We're Google maps famous!

Hope everyone is making more productive use of their time than I am

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3rd April 2020

A quick FAQ regarding Coronavirus and Driving Lessons

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1st Apr 2020

Think: Is your drive essential?
#StayHomeSaveLives
https://www.yorkpress.co.uk/.../18342240.not-essential-polic.../

View more at www.mikesdrivinglessons.co.uk/blog/top-tip-tuesday.html

Not essential: Police crack down on motorbikes, swimmers and driving lessons

Not essential: Police crack down on motorbikes, swimmers and driving lessons

Police have urged motorcyclists to stay out of the countryside and told them they cannot claim it is part of their permitted daily exercise...

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29th Mar 2020

coronovirus epidemic

Coronavirus

Morning all students.

This is really a message I don't want to type, but it is with great regret that due the ongoing Coronavirus situation that Driving Lessons this week will be postponed.

I will be monitoring the situation weekly, and hope to get you all back behind the wheel ASAP.

Those with Theory or Practical test bookings are currently being reviewed by the DVSA. You should receive an email in due course as things smoothen out. As usual, any worries feel free to give me a call.

I will be ringing everyone individually to Rebook lessons, so if I miss your call I'll ring you as soon as I can!

Most importantly, stay safe over this next week. Wash your hands and keep social distancing, and hopefully normal service will resume in next to no time.

Thank you for your understanding and I'll see you all again soon to get those tests passed

Mike
Mike's Driving Lessons.

Tag: Coronavirus, School News, General News

23rd Mar 2020

coronovirus epidemic

Coronavirus

Myself and the team behind Mike's Driving Lessons would like to say a huge 'thank you' to all of our students, present and future that are following the guidelines about staying safe during this difficult time.

As you can imagine this is a very worrying time for the self-employed and we are incredibly grateful for all your support at this time by continuing with your lessons. Thank you.

We know there will be a Massive demand for Lessons and Driving Tests once the coronavirus outbreak is over, so by continuing with your lessons now it will mean that you will be able to book the earliest possible driving tests when things return to normal and be driving much sooner compared to delaying your lessons and being hit with even more test waiting times.

Our cars are probably the cleanest place you can be right now, being meticulously sprayed over between each lesson.

I will give you as much notice as possible if I need to self isolate for any reason to minimise disruption to your learning.

For any of our students who are showing symptoms, or have come into contact with someone who has contracted the virus or has tested positive for the virus, then please let me know as soon as possible.

Although we would ask you to let us know as early as possible if you need to cancel, there will be no charge for cancelling your lessons at short notice because of the virus.

With that in mind, at this time, your reliability is hugely appreciated by all of us. If you can avoid cancelling your lessons for any other reason, then it would be very much appreciated.

If you have any concerns or questions about your lessons or test, please contact me directly and I'll be more than happy to help.

We hope you all stay safe and let’s hope life returns to normal very soon.

Thank you so much again for your continuing support
Let's hit the road!

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21st Mar 2020

coronovirus epidemic

Morning again Drivers!
Another update regarding the ongoing situation with #Coronavirus

All lessons are On as usual, however Driving Tests have been cancelled Thursday 19th and Friday 20th.
Instructors will hopefully get an update on Friday with regards to tests from Monday 23rd.

This will understandably lead to disruption if you have a test booked.
Check your emails (and your spam folder!) for any emails from DVSA, and if your test has been rescheduelled call or text me ASAP.

We've all handled more chaos than this before, keep smiling and normal service will be back soon

Mike
Mike's Driving Lessons

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19th Mar 2020

coronovirus epidemic

Morning all customers

Despite the ongoing #Coronavirus situation, lessons are all ON as normal, until otherwise advised.
Please be reassured in the fact that my car is sanitised after every lesson to minimise any potential germs in the car.

If possible, wash your hands before your lesson, and if needed feel free to ask me for some alcohol hand gel or antibacterial wipes for your hands :)

As long as everybody takes precautions it'll be normal service as usual in next to no time.

Enjoy escaping the doom and gloom for two hours!

See you all out there!

Mike

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18th Mar 2020

It's harder to pass your driving test in Rochdale than anywhere else in the UK
https://www.rochdaleonline.co.uk/...its-harder-to-pass-your-driving-test-in-rochdale-than-anywhere-else-in-the-uk

It’s harder to pass your driving test in Rochdale than anywhere else in the UK

It's harder to pass your driving test in Rochdale than anywhere else in the UK

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4th Mar 2020

Some of the things we spot on a lesson!
#JustAnotherDay #Rochdale #Driving #Drivinglessonsroyton #Nature #Tiger

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3rd Feb 2020

Calm before the (Snow) storm!

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28th Jan 2020

The (cold) early bird gets the worm!
#Cold #January #Morning #Ice #DrivingLessonsRoyton

The Early Bird catches the (cold) Worm

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19th Jan 2020

We finally got Instagram
https://www.instagram.com/mikesdrivinglessons/
Give us a follow

Tag: INSTAGRAM.COM

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17th Jan 2020

Copied from a friend..

A good reminder to parents of any pupils starting to learn to drive ..........

Driving in the 80s

When I was taught to drive it took me 10 hours to pass the test.
Reverse parking was not taught.
There was no Theory test.
There was no hazard perception test.
There was no independent drive section.
There was no Sat-nav element.
There were no show me/tell me questions.
There were no /very few bus lanes.
There were no red routes.
There were no/very few cycle lanes.
There were no advanced stop lines.
Cyclists were taught cycling proficiency at school.
Pedestrians were taught the Green X Code.
There were more police enforcing driving standards.
There were less vehicles on the road.
Hardly any parked cars.
I never heard the term "road rage"
There were no speed humps, 20 zones, build outs or other traffic "calming" measures.

As far as I remember other drivers gave me space and time while I was learning.

There were less/no mini roundabouts/double mini roundabouts.

Roads were better maintained with signs and line markings you could actually see, and pot holes had not been invented.
Supermarkets were not open 24/7 and closed on Sundays so you could always use their car parks for some initial practice.
The test only lasted about 20 minutes.

Your children have so much more to deal with than your ever did so please show them the respect and admiration they deserve for just attempting to learn to drive let alone facing the dreaded L test...

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16th Jan 2020

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17th Dec 2019

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2nd Oct 2019

Most of my pupils will have driven Wildhouse Lane in Milnrow (aka "the 50 road!) But check out this link for a slightly different angle!
https://www.rochdaleonline.co.uk//offroad-bikers-terrorise

wildhouse lane milnrow

Wildhouse Lane Milnrow

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20th Sept 2018

And this is why we teach Safe driving, not just what you need for test!

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10th Sept 2018

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28th April 2018

Now then now then, the New Year approaches and all the challenges it brings with it.
For Now, enjoy the evening :)
Stay safe!

Tag: General News

31st Dec 2017

Don't Drink and Drive - Think Road Safety

Del: I told you wed shift all them Showaddywaddy LPs, Rodders.
Rodney: This calls for a knees-up down the Nags Head.
Lets take the van.
Del: You plonker! You wouldnt catch me driving after a Caribbean stallion. Well get a *luxury* cab, all the bells and whistles.

Tag: THINK Road Safety

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31st Dec 2017

Think the photo says it all!
Enjoy the festive season
From everyone behind the scenes :D

Merry Christmas

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20th Dec 2017

What do we think guys?
Mirror-signal-manoeuver or IPDE?
:')

Every driving lesson ever...
Spanking new Family Guy. Tonight 9pm, ITV2.

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11th December 2017

General

31st Oct 2017

and another one...

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21st July 2017

Manchester is in our thoughts

manchester stronger together

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7th June 2017

 

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23rd May 2017

Standard Wednesday morning!    

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17th May 2017

Do you know about our "Recommend a Friend" scheme?
If you're a current or former pupil and you recommend Mike's Driving Lessons to a friend, when they make their first block booking you receive 20. Easy!
Some T&C's do apply so message us on here or simply ask during lessons!

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6th Jan 2016

Daily encounters of a driving instructor

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23rd March 2017

Love my job :) :) :)

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18th March 2017

A more light hearted Top Tip Today, and I know some of my pupils who would love these!

http://wonderfulengineering.com/are-these-the-worst-car-mo/

View all our Top tips here: http://www.mikesdrivinglessons.co.uk/blog/top-tip-tuesday.html

worst car modifications

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17th January 2017

How would a driving licence change your life?
Check out Harry's Story of gaining his Independence here:

View Harry's Story

Harry's Story - Mikes Driving Lessons

This is a quick cartoon showing Harry's story of learning to drive and getting his independence. Want to get on the road too? Simply contact us on any of ...

Tag: YOUTUBE

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31st Oct 2015

Good to see my two bezzie mates on a Friday morning!!!

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13th January 2017

Glad these two watched me into the best parallel park ever this morning!

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1st Decenber 2016

Did you know you can buy gift vouchers for Driving Lessons?
A perfect gift for a birthday or Christmas!

Email info@mikesdrivinglessons.co.uk to order, or for more info, call us on 07825 636 871

Stocks are Very limited and running out, so it's currently First-come First-served, but all Voucher Hours will be redeemable! Don't Miss Out!

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30th November 2016

Clever cat using a zebra crossing    

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8th September 2016

Sorry buddy, but you've gotta have a provisional licence to start lessons!

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16th July 2016

A top review from Lyndon:

"At first I thought it was a pretty scary thought learning to drive, I wasn't a generally confident person and didn't really trust myself behind the wheel because I didn't know what to expect.

But from the first lesson onwards Mike helped me get comfortable and more confident in myself when I was sat in the drivers seat!

I think I really benefitted from Mike's casual approach towards teaching me how to drive, I found it a lot easier to learn things from driving in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere.

If you're looking to start your lessons, I'd highly recommend giving Mike a call!"

Remember I'll be keeping my eye out for you on Failsworth's roads! :)
Stay safe mate

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2nd July 2016

Happy 90th Birthday Your Majesty

Mikes Driving Lessons

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21st April 2016

Bit nippy this morning

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15th Jan 2016

Happy New Year from everyone at Mike's Driving Lessons!
Remember to stay safe out tonight and remember:
NONE for the road!

Mike

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31st Dec 2015

Merry Christmas from Everyone behind-the-scenes at Mike's Driving Lessons!
Hope everyone has a fantastic day and we will see you all soon!

Mike

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25th Dec 2015

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16th Dec 2015

Just helped a lovely lady top up her oil on the way to my next lesson - good deed for the day done.
As I'm heading back to my car she tells me she works for Vimto and gave me a bag for life, a pen and notepad, and some lollipops!
Result!!

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27th Oct 2015

Struggling with the Theory test?
Perhaps you are unsure when exactly to click on the Hazard Perception phase?
Get all your questions answered in our FREE e-book "Everything you need to know for the Theory Test" packed with top tips and hints to get you the pass you deserve!
Have a read here: http://www.safedrivingforlife.info//how-talk-your-driving-

Available to download here: http://goo.gl/DK3K1X

Mikes Driving Lessons, Royton, Oldham - Everything you need to know for the Theory Test...

Find out more about starting Driving Lessons with Mike in the Oldham and Rochdale areas of Greater Manchester ...

 

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2nd Sept 2015

A lovely top tip tuesday today, Britain's most beautiful stretches of road. Where will you drive when you pass?

http://www.visitbritain.com/en/Things-to-do/Countryside/Britains-Best-Drives.html

View all of our Top tips here: http://www.mikesdrivinglessons.co.uk/blog/top-tip-tuesday.html

Britain's Best Drives | Visit Britain Guide

Explore the best drives in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wale: the UK's most scenic drives compilation by VisitBritain

VISITBRITAIN.COM

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9th June 2015

Struggling with the Theory test?
Perhaps you are unsure when exactly to click on the Hazard Perception phase?
Get all your questions answered in our FREE e-book "Everything you need to know for the Theory Test" packed with top tips and hints to get you the pass you deserve!

Available to download here http://www.mikesdrivinglessons.co.uk/everything-you-need-to-know-for-the-theory-test.html

Mikes Driving Lessons, Royton, Oldham - Everything you need to know for the Theory Test ...

Find out more about starting Driving Lessons with Mike in the Oldham and Rochdale areas of Greater Manchester...

MIKESDRIVINGLESSONS.CO.UK

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27th May 2015

Our "Recommend a Friend" offer is changing, meaning if you're a current or former pupil and you recommend Mike's Driving Lessons to a friend, when they make their first block booking you receive 20. Easy!
Some T&C's do apply so message us on here or simply ask during lessons!

Tag: School News | General

6th May 2015

The dangers of rural roads.
Usually the sides of roads can be littered with debris, but more so on roads which are used by vans and large goods vehicles.

We spotted this on lesson well before the car told us there was a problem, and luckily it didn't happen on a higher speed road such as a motorway.
The moral is: if in any doubt, stop and check, just like we did.

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10th April 2015

Can you name these road signs?

http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/car-news/89974/celebrating-50-years-of-uk-road-signs

Celebrating 50 years of UK road signs

A look at how UK road signs have become design classics, and how they were created - plus our road sign quiz

AUTOEXPRESS.CO.UK

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24th February 2015

Recommend a Friend, and get a 10 voucher for a place of your choosing!

Recommend Mike's Driving Lessons to a friend, and as soon as they have made their first booking you'll get a 10 voucher for iTunes, Next, Nandos, and many more!

T&C's apply, ask Mike or message the page for more information.

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4th February 2015

Merry Christmas! We hope you're all having a lovely day and Santa has brought all you were hoping for!
From myself and everyone behind the scenes at Mike's Driving Lessons

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25th December 2014