If like me, your licence needs renewing then beware.
We've all heard the stories, a mate of a mates uncle renewed his licence and his motorbike entitlement disappeared, and it must be true cos the bloke is an ex policeman, driving instructor, bike test examiner or general all round good bloke who helps old ladies across the road.
Well mine was due a few weeks ago, I got the form from the Post Office, had the photo taken (luckily the camera didn't break) and studied it intently before filling it in.
I checked, double checked and then triple checked before posting it off, I'd even ticked the box saying old licence was lost in case future reference re entitlement was needed.
So, form correctly filled in , right size photo provided, correct payment enclosed, envelope correctly addressed, what could possibly go wrong?
One week later, yes, 7 whole days, a letter pops through the door from the DVLA. On opening it I discovered my new licence, nice and shiny complete with neatly folded paper part was in it. On checking the licence I found that.................. everything was correct, yes correct, I had to re read both parts again just to make sure.
So, not only did the DVLA manage NOT to cock anything up, they also managed Not to cock it up in 7 days.
All in all, excellent service, and if you're like me and enjoy having a good whinge, then renewing your driving licence is not going to cause one, despite what a mate of a mates ex policeman driving instructor bike test examiner and all round good bloke has said.