Great idea and I'm pleased to assist.
How much did you enjoy your first drive?
Very much, It was something I had wanted to learn for a long time. I had looked at many sites on the internet to find a club which welcomed Newbies.
What did you enjoy about the drive?
The different levels you experience from a drive. The refusals, how to rock your way out of a situation when the vehicle gets stuck and learning how to keep momentum.
Which part of the drive you think you enjoyed the best which you would like to repeat?
That is difficult to answer being a newbie and only two rides. Honestly, I enjoyed the whole experience and I'm looking forward to joining the club on more drives once I return to Dubai.
Do you think there was a good mix of lecture and practical, was the lecture too long, and any part that can be avoided or done in a shorter or different way? Do you think anything else could be added to the lecture?
Myself, the lecture is the perfect, information is given to all. If anybody has a question, it is answered. The drive route is explained and the terrain. Then off you go for a few hours of testing your skills off-road in a safe and controlled manner.
Do you think prior reading material would help?
Personally no. Myself I like to be hands on. Practical experience is a great teacher, which is why I am looking forward to more drives with the club.
Would you know where on the Carnity forum you would be able to find the information you are looking for?
I have never had any problems navigating the website. To myself, its intuitive and works.
Is there anything you think could be done in a better way?
At the moment I have no suggestions, however should anything change I will gladly advise.
How do you suggest to make things better for the new comers?
A flash drive with the information available from the website would be good. Every Newbie should be aware of the basics, flag, basics tools to deflate tyres, inflate tyres, etc. To carry water, etc. Things others take for granted.
How do you think you can progress within the current atmosphere and learning opportunities provided?
None as I see at present, there again I only two drives. But I will say I enjoyed both immensely.