No Yorkie for John

Took my LGV Class C+E driving test today (or, as most people know it, HGV Class 1), following a week’s training around Northampton.

Unfortunately, I messed up my reversing exercise, which is one of the first things you do at the test station, when I hit the cone you’re supposed to back up around.

At the time, I was gutted and requested a test stop. In retrospect, I should have continued with the test for the sake of experience, but I was not in a good frame of mind at the time and to be honest, I was sick of Northampton by today.

At least I’ve got the training out of the way now, so I feel a little less stressed. It’s funny, but eight hours’ driving a day for five days under constant supervision really takes it out of you.

Nevertheless, at least the training’s out of the way – now I’ve just got to pass the damn test!