On a rare hot and sunny day, over 20 people attended BHS Devon's trailer towing training day at the Land Rover Experience Centre at Awliscombe.
Everyone received helpful hints and information on the practicalities of hitching up, towing and trailer ownership and then went onto practice what most people dread - reversing. This was followed by a chance to take out a Land Rover Discover and trailer around the country lanes surrounding the venue and event through Honiton High Street on a busy Saturday.
Following the event one gentleman emailed to say "We recently attended the Trailer Driving workshop at Honiton organised by Jo Searle for the BHS. Please pass on our thanks to her as it was a real confidence building event, and by the end of the morning we were all calmly reversing the trailer around a bend and up the hill neatly into a parking slot under the watchful eye of instructor Steve from the Land Rover Experience Centre. Then a 20 minute drive around the town and country lanes with another instructor also called Steve further boosted our confidence so much so that last weekend we went solo and drove Daughter and Pony to Summer Camp and managed to stay calm and relaxed......now just need to keep practising reversing in tight spaces!"
BHS Devon would like to thank Land Rover Experience for the use of their facilities and to the two Steve's for their expertise in helping to make the day such a success.