Hello my name is Ron Lidstone, and welcome to my web site. I am a fully qualified Government Approved Driving Instructor (ADI) and I am passionate about road safety. Lessons are always conducted in a calm, friendly and relaxed manner as I firmly believe in making pupils feel at ease as they learn to drive.
Before becoming a Driving Instructor, I was in the Royal Air Force (RAF) for 35 years. My career in the RAF had been challenging and varied and I was assigned to various locations throughout the UK, Europe and countries further afield. Driving in these locations gave me the opportunity to accumulate a wealth of driving knowledge, skills and experiences within densely populated cities, developing countries and conflict zones. I also hold full licences for LGV and motorcycles.
Throughout my career I have undertaken lots of different training, mentoring and coaching roles. Such as Recruit Training and Trade Instructor to working with young people in schools carrying out Motivational Outreach work. I understand how challenging and daunting it can be to start driving. In a way this is not so different from some of the challenges I have faced during my time in the RAF. Many were new to me and were in very difficult and unfamiliar locations. My ultimate priority was always to keep my team safe and provide them with the confidence and skills to carry out their task. So, becoming a Driving Instructor is just an extension of what I’ve doing so far. As a recipient of the Meritorious Service Medal, you can be assured that you will receive a professional and loyal service.
My wife Annie and I have made Bridgend our home for the past 13 years. Our two daughters have long since flown the nest and we now share our happy home with our dog Charlie and Cat Millie. When time allows, I enjoy exploring the local countryside and Welsh heritage, cycle touring, going to the gym and DIY.
Whether you are choosing driving lessons for yourself or for a member of your family, its vital that you make the right choice. If you’d more information or would like to book some lessons, then please feel too "Contact me". I look forward to helping you on the road to success, and your drive to freedom.