David Thorpe

David Thorpe covers the Fleetwood, Thornton, Cleveleys, Poulton and Carleton area. David drives Kia Ceed.

Dave is also providing lessons in an Automatic car


My Son has just passed first time with no faults. He had a fabulous instructor (Dave). A perfect result. I would highly recommend this Driving School

Harrison Tweedale

Harrison Tweedale

B.D.S was a great driving school for me and never made me think twice about quitting or making me feel pressured to drive. Special shout-out to Dave as I owe my success entirely to him

Keegan Jenkinson

Keegan Jenkinson

Dave is a brilliant driving instructor, very patient and relaxed. Lessons felt comfortable and I was able to progress at my own pace. Dave helped me to pass my test first time and has made me a really confident driver. I highly recommend this driving company

Ben Hayes

Ben Hayes

Great experience with BDS. Firstly they managed to squeeze me in for lessons in a very reasonable timeframe considering all the backlog going on recently. Dave my instructor was great!! super patient, down to earth and friendly, really made me feel at ease and gave me all the skills i needed to pass my test on my first go. 5* service.

Alan Grimshaw

Alan Grimshaw

I passed first time with Dave as my instructor and cannot recommend enough. From the start he has been very patient and has always made me feel comfortable and relaxed. I can't thank him enough

Courtney Hargreaves

Courtney Hargreaves

Thorpe The Legend The driving instructor I had David Thorpe was very understanding and helpful, was always there to make sure I was comfortable and always pushed me to become better. If I ever needed to ask any questions he was always there to answer and make sure I understood anything I was confused about and he made sure I was ready for my test for me to pass.

Marcus Masterson

Marcus Masterson

Amazing! Dave is a brilliant instructor, cannot fault anything. Thank you so much!!! Would highly recommend.

Bethany Ankers

Bethany Ankers

David Thorpe was an excellent instructor , he was very organised and taught me really well , I wouldn’t have been able to pass without him . I couldn’t recommend him and BDS any higher!

Suzanne Carter

Suzanne Carter

Very helpful company, streamlined everything for me. Dave was great instructor! To the point and honest with me on what points I needed to improve upon. Would highly recommended BDS as a company but especially Dave. Once again thank you for helping me pass first time.

Ben Royston

Ben Royston

I had Dave Thorpe. Passed first time. Great guy who was a great driving instructor. did his job brilliantly without any hassle. Big thanks to BDS and Dave Thorpe

Seb Chadwick

Seb Chadwick

A Big Thank You To Dave! I had an excellent experience with BDS and would highly recommend my instructor Dave Thorpe. As someone who was terrified to start driving, Dave was the ideal instructor for me. He was calm and patient throughout all of my lessons and always put me at ease. I was never afraid to ask questions (no matter how stupid!), and I was never made to feel awkward or pressured when I kept making the same mistakes. Whenever I got disheartened or frustrated with myself, Dave told me not to dwell on past mistakes and to just concentrate on the present which helped me to stay focused. He did everything he could to help me achieve my end goal and we even managed to have a laugh during our lessons. So for me it was a perfectly balanced learning experience! Aside from the actual lessons themselves, I found booking lessons with BDS to be easy and stress free. It was also very easy to get in touch with Dave who was very accommodating when it came to booking and rearranging lessons, and who ensured that I got every single minute I paid for. He also provided plenty of useful links and resources for both my theory and practical tests. All in all, I’d highly recommend both Dave and BDS. They helped me to achieve something that seemed impossible to me at the beginning of my journey.

Isabella Zambon

Isabella Zambon

I couldn’t have asked for a better time with BDS. My instructor Dave made me feel at ease from the first lesson to the last, being patient and understanding throughout every lesson we had. Couldn’t recommend anyone else to learn with👍

Harry Waters

Harry Waters

I passed my practical driving test first time with Dave Thorpe. His experience and guidance allowed me to pass in 13 lessons and although I am excited to get on the roads by myself, I will miss our lessons. Thankyou Dave!

Aiden Brockrick

Aiden Brockrick

I learnt to drive with BDS . I was a very nervous driver and not very confident but driving with Dave Thorpe he has made me relax an become a more confident and relaxed driver I am super happy they make me feel at ease. highly recommended.

Anthony Moir

Anthony Moir

Spending my lessons with Dave was a great experience: whilst being very observant to ensure I was in the best possible position for my test, we also had a great laugh which made the time learning to drive relaxing and enjoyable. Equally Robert another instructor with BDS, matches the skills of Dave making them both great instructors at BDS!

Luke Haigh

Luke Haigh

Recently passed my test with Blackpool Driving School. I had Dave Thorpe as my instructor, he was so professional throughout every lesson, helped me overcome my nerves, had the patience of a saint and nothing was too much trouble. If you want a good, calm instructor Dave's your man. Donna was a great help too, from booking my test, sending me all the details I needed to help me get ready for the test and what was to be expected. Can't thank them both enough. Would highly recommend BDS

Gemma Taylor

Gemma Taylor

Massive thanks to Dave for being a solid driving instructor, very understanding, easy to communicate with and definitely made passing that much easier. Also many thanks to Donna for the quick time for getting my test booked and being on the ball for it!

Caleb Haley

Caleb Haley