Drive-Tech Activities Resuming

Drive-Tech Activities Resuming

Here is a brief guide to when you can expect our driving activities to resume. Our outdoor karting championship races will recommence on Sunday 5th   & 19th  July for Juniors, and the 26th of July for our adult championship.  Our first public Grand Prix is scheduled for 22nd August.  Our first public junior session is…

OUR MEASURES IN PLACE TO REOPENING SAFELY

It is  mandatory that facemasks  be worn before entering our buildings and Skid and 4×4 vehicles We have carried out a COVID-19 risk assessment and shared the results with everyone on our Team. We have cleaning, handwashing and hygiene procedures in line with guidance We have taken all reasonable steps to maintain a 2m distance…

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Latest Lockdown News!

Our outdoor Karting Championships are on track to start again in July! The Team at Drive-Tech  are working hard behind the scenes making plans and preparations to ensure that we are ready to safely welcome customers back. Here are just some of the things we are going to have in place; Online pre-registration will now…

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Father’s Day – 21st June 2020

Treat your dad this Father’s Day! Give him a quality driving experience to look forward to. The best thing about memories is making them, whether its family time together or just for him you can be sure of an experience he will never forget. Contact the Drive-Tech office for more information about our Father’s Day…

Lock down News

We are continually working with our governing bodies to make sure that when we are able to reopen that we can do so with safety measures in place to help combat the spread of the virus. We accept that things will take time to get back to normal and it may be that not all…

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Drive-Tech Voucher Update

For all our Customers with vouchers expiring before end of June 2020 and not yet booked onto a date you will be given a further 6 months from the expiry date, to use the voucher free of charge. For those extra special gifts for family and friends our vouchers  are still available to buy online…

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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Further to the government advice we are temporarily closed in order to contribute to the National effort of trying to reduce the impact of the Coronavirus. If you are booked onto a date for one of our activities during this closed period you will automatically be offered an alternative date. If you have an existing…

Winter Driving and Skid Control

Winter Driving and Skid Control

It’s that time of year again where Brits have shared images of the wintry scenes they’ve woken up to this morning – and with a band of snow stretching across large parts of the country now would be a great time to get to grips with winter driving and get booked onto that all import…

Castle Combe Karting Championship 2020

Castle Combe Karting Championship 2020

The Castle Combe Karting Championship is Wiltshire’s Premier Rental Karting Championship, run by Drive-Tech Ltd. For 2020 The Championship will run over 8 rounds throughout the year with the best 6 to count. It costs £47 per round and you do not need any previous experience to enter and anybody aged 15 or over can…

Valentines Day Gift

4×4 for Two – £280

Make this valentine’s day one to remember for both of you! Take your partner on an outdoor adventure, this is the ultimate challenge, we will teach you to tackle obstacles that would be impossible for any normal vehicle, there are descents & ascents, balancing on logs and tyres and a thrilling water splash! Course duration…

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Lovely Skid Pan Driving Experiences Feedback

We love hearing from our customers after they have experienced one of the Drive-Tech driving activities. How about this for a lovely Christmas present! Some great feedback from a recent skid pad customer… “I signed up for the Skid Pan course to feel more confident, when driving on ice. We took it in turns to…

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Christmas 2019 Opening Hours

Season’s Greetings! To clients old and new, wishing a Happy Christmas to you. Drive with Reason this holiday season. Office Christmas Closure Noon 24th December 2019 until Mon 20th January 2020. The Drive-Tech Team  Please note you can still purchase through our website during this time.

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The Christmas Countdown is on…

It’s not long until Christmas and the next 2 weeks will fly by!! Are you prepared? Are you looking for original Christmas gift ideas for your friends and loved ones…. Look no further for last minute gifts! We have lots of inspiration from kids karting to life saving skills and thrills on our skid pan…

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BLACK FRIDAY DISCOUNT

THIS CHRISTMAS give a driving experience gift, that not only will make special memories but will give you skills to last a life time!  For Black Friday 2019 you can get a 10% discount off all our courses on our Christmas Shop until Monday 2nd December! This is available for all of our activities, Skid Control…

Christmas Party Activity in Chippenham

Christmas Party Activity in Chippenham

Christmas Parties In the Fast Lane! We have a range of fantastic Christmas party options available including exclusive use and shared packages for you and your staff Christmas. Our Christmas Party activity prices start from £49pp and our driving activities provide a great focus to any party. For further details call 01249 783010 or see…

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4×4 Driving Tips

Using vehicles off road requires skill and experience – here are some quick 4×4 driving tips on how to drive your 4×4 off road: When off-road, engage low ratio. Use diff lock if appropriate Starting procedure: Brake, Clutch, Key (BCK) When driving off, hold vehicle on foot brake until clutch engages, release footbrake, take foot…

4x4 Etiquette

4×4 Etiquette

Using vehicles on green lanes is an emotive subject, and the land access & Recreation Association (LARA) has published the following 4×4 etiquette code so that off-road drivers can co-exist happily with other sections of the community. Use only vehicular rights of way, not all green roads have vehicular rights Keep to the defined track. …

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Driving in the Snow & Rain

Are you comfortable driving in the snow and rain? There have been some harsh winters in recent years that have made driving conditions on roads extremely challenging.  If you lost control of your car would you know what to do? Every skid is different, they vary in many ways but the one thing they all…

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Another Satisfied Customer

We love hearing back from customers who have enjoyed a fantastic karting experience with us here at Drive-Tech. Here’s a lovely email received recently from another satisfied customer… Hi everyone, May I take the opportunity to thank all who organised a great afternoon of Karting last Saturday. It was so very well organised and a…

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More Lovely Trip Advisor Reviews

We get lots of fabulous feedback from our customers across various social media platforms and websites leaving us driving activity reviews. Here are two that have recently been left of TripAdvisor for our skid pan and karting experiences. A Great Experience Reviewed 25 June 2019 It was actually the Skid Pad we visited, alongside the…

How to control a rear wheel skid

How to Control a Rear Wheel Skid

It is easy to read about the theory of skids but a real and practical understanding of them can only be gained by booking a course. This article explains more about how to control a rear wheel skid. Most of us have experienced situations when you don’t feel in control of your car, but worryingly…

How to control a Front Wheel skid

How to Control a Front Wheel Skid

It is easy to read about the theory of skids but a real and practical understanding of them can only be gained by booking a course. Most drivers would say that they are more skilful and certainly safer than the average driver, but 95% of accidents are the result of driver error which stresses the…

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Team Building Activities in Wiltshire

Drive-Tech Ltd Distinctly Different! Corporate Events, Team Building Activities in Wiltshire, Staff Days Out, Driver Training & Parties Drive-Tech has been providing Skills, Thrills and Excitement for 30 years! Whatever the reason, why not escape the office and bring your team together for an unforgettable experience.  Whether you are looking to reward or motivate a…

How do I Start Karting

How do I start karting?

How do I start karting? Here’s How… Karting is an awesome yet affordable form of motorsport.  Kids can start at the age of 6 and there are classes to suit all ages and abilities.  Kart Racing is a family friendly sport so if you’re being asked ‘How do I Start Karting?’, please read on… Don’t…

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Summer Sale!!!

It’s the Drive-Tech Ltd Summer Sale from 13th July – 27th July.  For 2 weeks only get 10% off the following driving experiences: Standard Skid Pan Course Premium Skid Pan Course 1:1 Skid Pan Course Standard 4×4 Experience 1:1 4×4 Course Simply enter the discount code ‘HOT10’ at the checkout for your discount. If you…

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More Amazing TripAdvisor Reviews

TripAdvisor is such a great way to establish the quality and reliability of a destination or place of interest. Drive-Tech Ltd have just been given the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for 2019 which we are extremely proud of. Here are the most recent driving experience reviews from just the last week! Thank you Thank you…

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Fathers Day Present Ideas

Fathers Day is 16th June 2019! If you are looking for fathers day present ideas, you’ve come to the right place. Here at Drive Tech we have a range of fantastic present ideas for all types of dad! From super speedy outdoor go karting, to marvellous muddy 4×4 adventures, to life saving skid control courses,…

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Defensive Driving Courses and Skid Control for Norland Nannies

Norland College  Bath,  has been training professional nannies for the rich and famous since 1892,  we are once again looking forward to welcoming a group of students for their skid pan training. for lessons in how to drive at high speed in any weather conditions. Our defensive driving courses teach the nannies  safe driving techniques,…

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2018 TCT Kart Racing Challenge at Drive-Tech

This video shows the first 8 heats from the 2018 TCT Karting Challenge in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust at Drive-Tech Ltd. This kart racing event brought together champions, drivers, reporters and motorsport enthusiasts from all forms of racing to raise money for Teenage Cancer Trust. The event managed to raise over £2,000 for Teenage…

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Feedback from a corporate activity days…

We’ve recently received some lovely feedback after one of our fantastic corporate activity days.  LivaNova UK Limited– a wholly owned subsidiary of LivaNova PLC from Gloucester visited recently for a team building day using all the driving activities at Drive-Tech including the skidpan, go karting and the 4×4 off road course. Here are some of…

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200 TripAdvisor Reviews!!!

What a great way to end the week!! We’ve just received our 200th TripAdvisor review!! Thank you to everyone who has reviewed us and helped maintain our wonderful record. Checkout the Drive Tech TripAdvisor page here: https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attraction_Review-g190801-d7074955-Reviews-Drive_Tech_Ltd-Chippenham_Wiltshire_England.html To book a driving experience or to find out more, please get on touch.

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Castle Combe Go Karting Final

Latest Castle Combe Go Karting News!! The last round of the Adult Castle Combe Go Karting Championship was on Saturday 15th September.  It was absolutely amazing racing with the battle going right down to the final lap of the Grand final! There was a tie on points between Jacob Lewis and Mike Seabourne, meaning the championship…

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Driving in Snow and Ice

Driving in snow and ice is incredibly challenging. Of course, the advice is to not drive unless completely necessary. Most of us, at some point in our lives will face a situation where driving in snow and ice is unavoidable. You can make sure you are prepared for this eventuality by ensuing that you can…

Teenage Cancer Trust – Karting Challenge

Thank you to everybody who donated towards Teenage Cancer Trust Karting Challenge. The TCT Karting Challenge, took place on Saturday and we had a capacity grid of 48 drivers, with 12 reserves. Information on the event and results are being posted on the Facebook Page…

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Awesome Reviews on TripAdvisor…

The sun is out and everything is going well out Drive-Tech Ltd!! The TripAdvisor reviews have been rolling in thick and fast and it’s lovely to see how our customers are enjoying their time with us. Whether it’s Go Karting reviews, Skid Pan or 4×4, the feedback is glowing! Here are just three of the…

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Beast from the East Part 3?

The Beast from the East has not been kind to us at Drive-Tech with our Junior Karting Championship having been cancelled for the last 2 sessions.  Whilst we endeavour to operate in all weathers the beast has rendered our kart track unsafe.  We appreciate that our Junior Racers may be missing out on vital championship…

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2018 Karting Championship at Drive-Tech

The 2018 Karting Championship kicks off this Sunday, 4th February and is a 1.00pm start time at Drive-Tech Ltd. The costs remain the same for this year at £36 per race entry and we are running the offer again to enter 4 rounds and get a 5th free for £144. We have a new prize…

Christmas Posting Dates for Driving Gift Vouchers

Last posting dates to receive our driving gift vouchers in time for Christmas, don’t delay order today!! Wed 20th Dec – 2nd Class  and 2nd class signed for Thur 21 Dec – 1st class and 1st class signed for Thur 21 Dec – Special Delivery Guaranteed Fri 22 Dec – Special Delivery Guaranteed Saturday Delivery…

Get Off Road with Andy Down

Getting Off Road With Andy Down One of Our BORDA qualified 4×4 Instructors 1. What’s the philosophy behind Drive-Tech Ltd? To improve people’s driving skills and for them to have fun and go away having learned something new. 2. What’s the maximum group size you cater for? It’s a max of 9 drivers doing the…

IES Engineering Karting at Dive-Tech

We were very pleased to welcome the Bristol engineering company IES Engineering to Drive-Tech Ltd recently for an afternoon of outdoor group go karting in Wiltshire. The team enjoyed a great, competitive Grand Prix afternoon and have vowed to be back for more very soon. We look forward to seeing you all again! If you’d…

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Christmas Party Ideas in Wiltshire

Organising a Christmas party that is fun and rewarding is always a challenge. If you’re looking for Christmas party ideas in Wiltshire, then Drive-Tech Ltd near Chippenham have some exciting options to choose from. Rather than the traditional visit to a pub or restaurant why not kick your Wiltshire company Christmas party off with an…

Drive-Tech Activities Resuming

Teenage Cancer Trust Charity Karting Event

This coming weekend (15th/16th July 2017) sees Drive-Tech Ltd host the 2017 IST Charity Karting Challenge in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust, where we’ll be making use of our new fleet of Biz karts. This is the second such event, with the 2012 version having been won (in atrocious conditions) by Will Blackwell-Chambers. Will has gone…

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Perform Group Visit – Corporate Driving Experiences

16 delegates from the Perform Group visited us on Monday 5th June for one of our action packed corporate driving experiences. Unfortunately, the weather was dreadful, the skies were black and the rain did not stop to come down! However, this did not dampen the spirits of the delegates who managed to keep smiling throughout…

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Charity Karting Event in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust

On Saturday 15th July Drive-Tech Ltd are running a Charity Karting Event in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust. Saturday 15th July is a big BRSCC race meeting at Castle Combe, the charity karting event is taking place in the evening, after the main racing is finished and will feature a number of drivers racing during…

Elemental Health Care Skidpan Feedback

We recently entertained Elemental Health Care of Hungerford at Drive-Tech for a day of skidpan training and tuition.   The day was a huge success and all attendees had a great time as well as learning life saving skid contorl skills. We’ve just received some great feedback from the group…. “Everyone had a brilliant time! …

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More Lovely Feedback…

We’ve had more great feedback from TripAdvisor recently including this great review from a recent skid pan customer: “Took the standard skid pan session and found that although I had been driving for over 50 years and experienced many skids on the road without incident just reacting automatically,there were still things I learnt. It was…

Arrive & Drive Karting – 12th May

10 Minute Arrive & Drive Karting sessions at Drive-Tech in Castle Combe, Chippenham. Our sessions cost £15 per 10 minute session. You can pay cash on the day or reserve a space by calling the office on 01249 783010 or emailing luke@drivetechltd.co.uk. The next date for Arrive & Drive is 12th May 2017. Come along…

2017 Castle Combe Karting Championship – Round 1

Saturday saw round 1 of the 2017 Karting Championship at Drive-Tech in Castle Combe, and it produced a very competitive field of drivers. Lining up on pole position for the final, starring in his debut in the championship, was Matt Hallam. Last years runner up Ben Winter joined him on the front row of the…

Skid Pan Training Course for Norland Nannies!

We were delighted to welcome student Norland nannies from Norland College for their regular skid pan training course the other day. Students undergo a skid pan training course as part of their degree course.   The Norland course teaches them hands-on practical skills. From avoiding paparazzi with high-profile children in the back of the car to anti-terrorism training.  …

Junior children go karts at Drive Tech

Experience beginner junior childrens go karts on our outdoor circuit in Wiltshire, conveniently placed for Bristol If your children are a little older and are looking for kids karting on our circuit then our single engine junior childrens go karts age 10+ will fit the bill. These cracking go karts are designed with safety in mind, perfect for kids…

Awesome New Karts at Drive-Tech!!!

We are really excited to announce that our super new karts have landed at Drive-Tech Go Karting at Castle Combe Circuit! Based on the BIZ Evo 3 and developed to our unique specification and designed especially for our track, the new go karts have 4 stroke, petrol 200cc engines capable of speeds up to 40mph. …

A Special Milestone…

A special milestone will be passed at Combe Karting on 20th December when the company waves the chequered flag on its KartPro Stratos karts after 16 years of hard service, before brand new ones arrives in January. On hand to mark the occasion as Race Director is Max Tyler, who also holds the distinction of…

Luke Cooper Testing New Karts

As you may have seen elsewhere on our website, Drive-Tech Ltd at Castle Combe Racing Circuit are currently awaiting the delivery of a fleet of new racing karts. The new karts are being specially built for us and set up for our awesome outdoor karting track in Chippenham. Here’s a very short video of our…

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Drive-Tech Skid Pan Experience Trip Advisor Reviews

Two More Great TripAdvisor Reviews for our Skid Pan Experience from 24/11/2016 The great Trip Advisor reviews keep coming in for the Drive-Tech skid pan experience! “Brilliant – An excellent afternoon. Great combination of mad fun and learning useful stuff that could save your life”. alison_dev65   “A very enjoyable day with instructors Dave and Paul, as…

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Skid Pan experience – TripAdvisor review

Check out our latest TripAdvisor review for a Skid Pan experience from 21/11/2016! “Fab day out! The Skid pad was great fun and hopefully I will never need it but I would like to think I have that skill in the bank now! Suitable for all ages and driving experience – excellent gift idea too! Visited…

Driving Experiences at Castle Combe Circuit

Driving Experiences at Castle Combe Circuit – a Great Christmas Present! With Christmas approaching many will be looking for present ideas.  Drive Tech offer a wide range of driving experiences at Castle Combe Circuit for all ages. Off Road 4×4 Driving Experiences at Castle Combe Circuit Why drive on the road when you can have so…

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Skid Pan Training at Castle Combe Circuit

Book your Skid Pan Training at Castle Combe Circuit to Prepare Yourself For This Years Forecast Big Freeze! According to leading forecasters the UK is facing the heaviest snowfalls in years this winter as the country’s first icy blast arrives in November.  They predict this will unleash four months of heavy snow and sub-zero temperatures. Now is…

New karts are on their way…

A new fleet of karts is on order for our outdoor kart track at Castle Combe, and the countdown has started…. Drive-Tech at Castle Combe are pleased to announce they will soon be taking delivery of a brand new fleet of karts! Manufactured by BIZ karts and based on their NG1 model, each kart is…

Olympic Team Visits Drive-Tech Skid Pan

Great Britain Olympic Team Visits Drive-Tech Skidpan for their Winter Training Olympic Athletes from the Great Britain Bobsleigh & Skeleton Association based at the University of Bath have just visited the Skid Pan here at Castle Combe before they head back out on the ice training this September. Their September excursion will take them to the Swiss…

Skid Pan Videos

Check out these skid pan videos of the experiences on offer here at Drive-Tech Ltd. We offer courses for beginners and intermediates and these experiences make fantastic gifts for a special occasion. They are also superb team building events or hen and stag do activities. Call us on 01249 783010 to find out more…

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24th July Parent and Junior Races Cancelled

Unfortunately due to insufficient numbers  the parent and junior races scheduled for 24th July has been cancelled. Round 1 of the Autumn Junior Karting Championship will  be on the 21st August and the rest of the Autumn championship dates are as follows: 21 August Round 1 4th September Round 2 18 September Round 3 2nd…

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Parent and Junior karting races – coming soon

We’re now under a month away from one the highlights in our kart racing calendar, the parent and junior karting races!! Our parent and junior races are for existing junior drivers who are already racing in our karting championship. The parent and junior event takes place on Sunday 24th July starting at 1.30pm at Drive-Tech,…

Traffic Collision Demonstration – Cancelled

We are sorry to announce that the Avon & Somerset Police Cadets Road Traffic Collision Demonstration planned for the 18 June at the Bath & West Showground  has been cancelled and postponed indefinitely, possibly until April / May next year, hopefully still at the Bath & West Showground. This is due to South Western Ambulance…

Trip Advisor Award us their Certificate of Excellence!

We’re thrilled to announce that Drive-Tech Ltd has been selected for the 2016 Certificate of Excellence, reflecting the consistently great reviews we’ve earned on TripAdvisor. “With the Certificate of Excellence, TripAdvisor honours hospitality businesses that have consistently received strong praise and ratings from travellers”, said Heather Leisman, Vice President of Industry Marketing, TripAdvisor. “This recognition…

Go Karting Championship – Round 2

Round 2 of the Castle Combe Go Karting Championship Round 2 of the Castle Combe Go Karting Championship took place on Saturday and it contained some absolutely brilliant races. Michael Seabourne returned to the championship in fine form, lining up on pole position with Reigning champion Oliver Bayani alongside. Kieran Dawson put in a fantastic…

Round 7 Report of Junior Karting Championship

Round 7 of the Junior Karting Championship at Castle Combe took place on Sunday 1st May 2016 and we had 3 stand out drivers making the final. Jack Latus lined up on pole position, making it into the final for the first time after a really impressive run in the heats. Matthew Baker lined up alongside…

Safer Driving Tips at Drive-Tech

We are pleased to announce that once again we will be joining Avon & Somerset Police who are running a Safer Driving Tips Day that includes the demonstration of a fatal Road Traffic Collision (as per last year at Bath Racecourse). But this time it is for all nine Avon & Somerset Police Cadet Units…

Bath Rugby enjoy another Chippenham Go Karting session

Bath Rugby enjoy another afternoon of Chippenham Go Karting at Drive-Tech Ltd Bath Rugby are repeat visitors to Drive Tech and they recently booked in at short notice for a fabulous afternoon of karting on our outdoor go kart track. On arriving at Drive-Tech, the 30 strong group of Bath players enjoyed a coffee whilst getting…

Round 1 Adult Go Kart Championship

Report on Round 1 Adult Go Kart Racing Championship It was reigning champion Oliver Bayani who qualified on Pole position for the final of the adult go kart racing championship, with Ben Winter joining him on the front row. Jamie Higgins had a brilliant drive to win his Semi-Final and qualified 3rd. James Paramore joined him…

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Karting Grand Prix Dates

Our Junior Karting Championship revs up again with the first round of 2016 on Sunday 7th Feb. Our first Drive Tech Public Karting Grand Prix of 2016 is scheduled for Saturday 27th Feb, cost just £47 per person (pre booking essential). This is our cheapest option for small stag/hen parties rather than exclusive use. It…

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Off Road Driving

4×4 Off Road Driving Experience for driver training or pure fun! Do you want the opportunity to understand how a 4 wheel drive system works? Would you like to experience off road driving in 4×4 vehicles, operating in true off road conditions, and have a great adventure at the same time? Whether you drive for…