By William Coleman
2021 is just a few short weeks away and it’s already shaping up to be one hell of a year for the touring world. Ahead of the new season, why not brush up on your towing and manoeuvring skills with the Caravan and Motorhome Club?
This year the majority of caravans, motorhomes and campers have been stored more than usual, meaning owners have spent less time behind the wheel sharpening their driving skills. A quick refresh may not be the worst idea, seeing as the UK driving holiday will be a very popular option come the new year.
The Caravan and Motorhome Club have launched its 2021 driving courses, which will operate under the Club’s COVID-Secure measures. These brand new practical training courses will run across 13 locations in the UK. There is also a new partnership in place with Go!Driving, which is offering B+E driving licence courses and tests.
These training courses have been run by the Club for well over 40 years, so you know you’re in good hands. They have been designed specifically to give tourers additional peace of mind and give confidence to those towing or driving a motorhome for the first time. Over the past four decades, over 55,000 participants have benefitted from the courses.
If you are interested in taking part in these training courses, they will be running from February to October. The caravan and motorhome manoeuvring courses both take less than seven hours, while the Practical Caravan Manoeuvring course for people who are completely new to caravanning is completed within ten hours split over two days.
Training courses include:
- Manoeuvring advice
- Hitching and towing safely
- Straightforward safety checks
- Understanding the laws that affect caravanning and motorhoming
- Practice in manoeuvring an outfit forwards and backwards
- Understanding loading and how it affects towing
The courses are priced as follows:
Practical Caravanning Course – £189.00
Caravan Manoeuvring Course – £159.00
Motorhome Manoeuvring Course – £189.00
Harvey Alexander, director of marketing and membership services at the Caravan and Motorhome Club, said: “We are delighted to be able to offer this excellent range of courses to new and seasoned tourers alike, as we know everyone is excited to get back out on the road next year.
“These COVID-Secure courses provide great value for money and mean that people have the confidence to relax and enjoy their touring adventure with real peace of mind.”