John Mitchell qualified as a Department of Transport Approved Driving Instructor in 2007 and has been graded a Class A instructor on his last two DVSA Standard Checks (2014 and 2020). Regular training is important and John has attended eco-driving training courses and very recently training on electric vehicles. He also undertakes driver training with Royal Mail drivers on the Isle of Wight.
John lives close to Ryde with his wife Monica, a daughter, four cats and a dog. He is passionately interested in transport and photography. Since 1987 he has sung as a Lay Clerk in Portsmouth Cathedral Choir which over the years has undertaken many radio and television broadcasts plus numerous visits to many European countries. This includes the Arctic Circle where the opportunity was taken to drive mini buses on snow covered roads with temperatures down to -38 degrees! Accordingly advice can be given for extreme cold weather driving!