Big Learner Relay

Peter Skelton Driving School are please to support "The Big Learner Relay" which raises money for "Children in Need". The Big Learner Relay is a convoy of learner cars that travels the whole country from town to town over a 3 week period. We first took part in the event in 2015 in which I was honoured to be the "lead car" for the penultimate leg from Vodafone in Newbury to Swindon. In 2019 one of my instructors, Tomasz Muryn, was asked to be the "lead car" from Woolton Hill to Newbury Showground.

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Daisy Davidson donating and signing my car for The Big Learner Relay

The event is the brain child of Blaine and Lou Walsh. They came up with the idea after watching "Children in Need" and wondered how, as an industry, we could do something to help. A huge mount of work goes into organising the whole route and finding suitable locations that will host the start and finish to each leg.

The relay starts at a location in the country with a lead car and a convoy of local instructors who drive to the second location. The lead car is usually chosen by Lou Walsh and her team. The lead car transports a specially designed headboard that has the "Pudsey bear" logo on it. The lead car also transports Lou from one location to the next. From there an new local instructor becomes the lead car and a new convoy of learner cars continue onto the next location.

A big thank you must go to all our customers who have sponsored us and taken the time to sign one our spots on pour cars. So the next time you see a spotty learner car driving around, you will know that's all in aide of "Children in Need".


“I’ve passed my exam on my first attempt thanks to Peter Skelton and especially my instructor Tomasz. I’d like to thank you for all your efforts and great lessons.”

Baris Mancar – Newbury – Automatic

“I’m so thankful for Pete (Burke) being my instructor. He’s so calm and patient and it’s thanks to him that I passed my driving test first time with 1 minor.”

Holly Gillingham – Newbury – Manual

“Peter (Skelton) was amazing, thank you so much! I passed first time and I’ve never been happier, the best!”

Brooke Harmerston-Shepherd – Newbury – Manual

“I learned to drive with Peter Skelton Driving, and Louise was my driving instructor, Louise is a lovely teacher, she was always really friendly and patient.”

Charlotte Taylor – Thatcham – Manual

Why our customers choose Peter Skelton Driving School