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The best holidays in Britain for less than £10 per night

The Farnworth family loves DA camping

The Farnworth family loves DA camping

Club member Colin Farnworth has travelled all over Europe as an HGV driver. But when it comes to holidays, he says you can’t beat camping in Britain with one of the Club’s District Associations, Special Interest Sections or Regions.

Colin said: “We camp on a budget because it has to fit in with the jobs the wife and I have.

“France and Spain are lovely but by the time we have paid ferry crossing and fuel from the north of England it has become an expensive holiday.

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I’m Sheila, the Club Reporter. I love getting out and about with my three-legged dog Shakey, meeting Club members and bringing stories back for the magazine.

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Behind the scenes at the Tow Car Awards

Cars line up for the Tow Car Awards testing in 2015

Cars line up for the Tow Car Awards testing in 2015

Every year, a team from the Club,

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magazines, and a host of volunteers help to put a number of new tow cars through their paces in our

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Stuart Kidman is the magazine's Deputy Editor. He has been a journalist for ten years, writing for local newspapers before joining the Club in 2009. He loves camping and enjoys nothing better than trekking off into the wilderness to 'rough it' for a couple of nights.

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Mock exam

The final two weeks of the IAM advanced driving course involved brushing up on areas that needed work – for me this was manoeuvres and the system of car control, the all-important features of which include Information, Position, Speed, Gear and Acceleration. The tricky thing is getting each of these in the right order and remembering to use them seamlessly. After a while, it should come naturally – or that’s the theory.

Observer Zoe Beale’s conclusion to my penultimate drive was mainly to keep practising everything, remembering to blurt out potential hazards on every journey I make. It's one thing singing along to the radio but commentary has always been less appealing.  


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