Meetings

Meetings

We are a sociable group!

Held on first Wednesday of every month at 8pm at

Maiden Earley Community Centre, off Kilnsea Drive, Lower Earley RG6 3HD

Formal Meetings 2024

Unless stated otherwise, doors open 7:45 for an 8pm start at: Maiden Earley Community Centre, off Kilnsea Drive, Lower Early RG6 3HD. Come for a chat, a catch up and some CPD (certificates provided). 

N.B. Dates and subjects may change depending on speaker availability. 

6 March – Reading Test Centre representative 

1 May – Michael Paye ADI Enforcement Officer for Reading on Standards Checks and Part 3

3 July – Highways from RBC or WDC

4 Sept – Electric Vehicle night

6 Nov – International Licences 

If there are any subjects or speakers you would like to appear at our formal meetings please email: bdicommittee@gmail.com

 

 

Social Meetings 2024

7 Feb – Go Karting Next Meeting

Honestly one of the best things you can do in a Helmet. This time there is a chance to win a free go!
 
Wed 7th Feb arrive 7.50pm race time 8.35pm at Teamsport, Craddick Rd, Reading (behind Macro).
 
The karts are now all electric so no smelly fumes!
 
This will be an open to the public session book here:
 
 
When booking be sure to select Adult ultimate race experience. 20.35 race time.
Use code GET10 for 10% off.
 
 
 
Beat Mr T and WIN A FREE GO KART SESSION.
If one member is able to within 3 seconds of my person best lap time of 36.74 seconds the BDI will repay you the cost of your sessions. Only 1 winner so be fast!
 

3 April – Easter Meal at Bar & Block Winnersh

5 June – Escape Rooms

7 Aug – ever popular, coffee in the car park is back!

2 Oct – Curry night in Woodley

4 Dec – Christmas meal, venue tbc

 

If you know someone that you think the BDI should have in to speak or you want a previous Organisation/Speaker(s) to come back in, or even an idea for a Social Event – then let a member of the Committee know. We would love to hear from you!

Previous meetings topics/presenters:

ADINJC, IAM, Brake, RoSPA, ADI Federation, Mind Driving, Drive Tech, DVSA Test Centre Managers, DVSA on Standard Checks, Highways Agency,       Energy Saving Trust

Teaching Disabled Students, Teaching Deaf Students, Book Keeping and Tax, Communication Skills, Ipad Training, Business Training, Fleet Training, Safeguarding, Wokingham Council, Reading Council

First Aid Courses
Cardington Training days
Police Accident Investigator
Fire Service Training day
Smart Motorways
Electric Cars
Dash cams
Tyres
Blood Bikers
Drugs and Alcohol effects on Drivers

We continue to develop training on these matters and add subjects to the list.

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If you would like to join us, or if you have any questions about the BDI, please use the form below to get in touch.

Prices

Membership only £30 a year and simply to cover costs. Early Bird Discount – £5 off for members renewing first week of January.
First time new members only charged on a pro-rota basis.

I have been a member since the Organization was DSPA then RADDIA now BDI and have always found having support and people to meet and chat to is a great way to keep up with the latest information.

Also over the years I have made many lifelong friends and colleagues

John Owen

The mutual back up and support has sustained myself and therefore my business, allowing me to be independent and not have to pay franchise fees to earn a decent living, allowing me to have the facilities I need to continually to improve my CPD professionally delivering quality lessons with the latest information, and it is always lovely to meet up and have some fun!

Rachel Newland