Family Safety Week

Family Safety Week

This week is Family Safety Week! Family Safety Week is an annual week long campaign from family safety charity RoSPA (the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents), highlighting the simple measures families can take to help keep themselves and their loved ones safe from serious accidental injury, and heartbreak it can cause. At Drive-Tech…

2024 Castle Combe Karting

2024 Castle Combe Karting Rental Championships Season

The moment you’ve been waiting for has finally arrived – the electrifying 2024 Castle Combe Karting Rental Championships Season is officially underway! Brought to you by the esteemed Drive-Tech Ltd, this season promises nothing short of heart-pounding excitement and nail-biting competition. Prepare to witness ultra-close on-track battles as some of the finest karting talents in…

Back Soon

We will be closed for our annual shutdown between the following dates: 22nd December 2023 – 22nd January 2024 Happy Christmas and New Year to all Drive-Tech customers and suppliers.

Winter Driving Ideas

Final Winter Driving Thoughts

Remember, winter driving requires patience and preparedness. By following our tips, you’ll not only navigate winter roads more safely but also contribute to the overall safety of everyone on the road. Safe travels! Most of all consider whether your trip is absolutely essential.  STAY HOME if the Weather is severe. Safety should always be the…

Black Ice

Winter Driving – Tip #9

Plan for Delays: Winter weather can lead to delays. Leave early to give yourself extra time to reach your destination without feeling rushed or stressed.  Watch for Black Ice: Be especially cautious on bridges, overpasses, and shaded areas where black ice can form. Black ice is often invisible but extremely slippery.

Christmas Parties in Wiltshire

PARTY IN THE FAST LANE!

At Castle Combe Circuit Bring your Team, Friends or Family to enjoy some Adrenaline Fuelled Fun. Whether you want the track for yourselves or you want to join in with others this is the event for you! Grand Prix Format, Trophy presentation to finish take part in an event to remember! ENQUIRE TODAY 01249 783010…

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Winter is on it’s way! Prepare & Be Skid Ready

Picture this… You’re behind the wheel, rain lashing against the glass, tires navigating a dance floor of ice. The road is a slippery riddle, and your car, a potential puppet to its whims. What if I told you there’s a surprising way to not only conquer such chaos but also turn it into your secret…

Females in Motorsport

Motorsport is one of the few sporting activities in which boys & girls can compete alongside each other on equal terms, and in recent years, the number of females involved across all sectors of motorsport has increased. The Castle Combe Junior Karting Championship is a rental Championship for drivers aged 10 to 16, It’s aimed…

2023 Spring Castle Combe Junior Barnaby’s Trophy

Alex Smith was recently crowned as winner of the 2023 Spring Castle Combe Junior Barnaby’s Trophy! It was a very eventful final! (Video to follow soon) that saw Alex Smith crowned as the Barnaby’s Trophy winner. Charlie Deeming took 2nd and Bradley Stewart 3rd. Here are the standings from the top 10 from Barnaby’s Trophy.…

Jamie Chadwick

Jamie Chadwick Returns to Castle Combe

We were honoured to welcome 3 time W Series Champion @Jamie Chadwick and her brother Ollie Chadwick back to Castle Combe on Sunday. Jamie started her racing career here at Castle Combe and returned to hand out trophies to our drivers in the morning event.  Jamie’s brother Ollie was our Junior Karting Champion in 2009!…

Valentine’s Couples Driving Experience

Valentine’s Activity Gift Ideas Forget the flowers and chocolates this year! Give your loved one an experience to remember and begin a journey of memorable moments! Skid Pan Adventure for 2 Have Exclusive use of our Skid Pan Course and learn exactly how to control a car in adverse weather conditions. Lots of laughs guaranteed!…

Barnaby’s Trophy Decided

The morning of Sunday 22nd January saw the Barnaby’s Trophy decided! Alex Keedwell took the honours winning a pair of Rayban sunglasses from @barnabysop Charlie Roper was 2nd and Sam Drewett 3rd. Here are the standings for the top 10 drivers.

Kart Track

Junior Karting Championship Round 10 –

Junior karting championship Round 10 – Rescheduled to 22 Jan 23 – details will follow in due course The final round of the Castle Combe Karting championship had to be rescheduled due to adverse weather conditions. We would like to wish all drivers and their families a very Happy Christmas and New Year. Thank you…

2022 Castle Combe Karting Championship

2022 Castle Combe Karting Championship

We had an incredible 154 drivers race in the 2022 Castle Combe Karting Championship! The overall winners of the 2022 Castle Combe Karting Championship! 1st Ryan Taylor 2nd Neil Durrant 3rd Jamie Watson 4th Seb Miller 5th Ben Chick The top 3 in the 2022 Castle Combe Masters Championship. 1st Neil Durrant 2nd Mark O’Grady…

Brake the Road Safety Charity

Brake the Road Safety Charity

Brake runs the National Road Victim Service, providing emotional and practical support for bereaved families and those who have suffered horrendous injuries such as paralysis and brain injury due to road crashes. Every year, Brake needs to raise more than £1m to keep the National Road Victim Service running. The service cares for around 1,000…

22 in 22

22 in 22 – Road Safety Week

This post is to raise awareness that someone is killed or seriously injured on a UK road every 22 minutes! #roadsafetyweek #skidcontrolexperiences #skidpandriving @brakecharity @drivetechltd See our selection of skid experiences here https://drivetechltd.co.uk/skid-pan/

Perfect Presents for Kids Aged 10 -15

Perfect Presents for Kids Aged 10-15

Fun filled action, on our outdoor track, try it as a once off or come along on a regular basis and complete a course to learn top class racing skills in a safe environment. Gift vouchers available here https://drivetechltd.co.uk/product/junior-karting/ Complete Course here https://castlecombekarting.co.uk/product/junior-kart-racing-school-complete-course/ If you have questions and would like to learn more then contact…

Christmas Driving Gifts

Awesome Christmas Driving Gifts

You can’t go wrong with these Awesome driving gifts…. Our Muddy Marvellous 4×4 adventure is a must, its excellent fun and is the ultimate challenge…when you pit yourself against unforgiving terrain with mud and water in the mix this adventure will certainly see what you are made of! You can make everyone happy this year,…

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Christmas is Coming!

This year give a Fantastic Gift at Christmas! Our super selection of skid courses are just perfect for adults of all ages, giving you plenty of thrills and skills! Vouchers are valid for 18 months. See our selection here https://drivetechltd.co.uk/skid-pan/

group karting

Lovely Karting Feedback

  We’ve just received some lovely feedback via TripAdvisor from some recent guests who enjoyed a fantastic group karting day with us. Fantastic fun and excellent organisation “Fantastic action-packed activity for a hen party! Excellent communication when making the booking, really well thought-out and organised on the day, with super staff who were friendly, fun…

Her Majesty the Queen

Her Majesty the Queen

Her Majesty the Queen 1926-2022 All of us at Drive-Tech are deeply saddened by the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. We recognise a lifetime of service, duty and devotion to our nation and the Commonwealth. We join the world in mourning. All our thoughts and condolences are with The Royal family at this…

Christmas Karting Parties

Christmas Karting Parties!

Bring your Team, Friends or Family to one of our Christmas Karting Parties this December. Grand Prix Format, Trophies for top 3 drivers. Join in with others for some adrenaline fuelled fun. For anyone aged 15 and over, no experience necessary. Party dates December 10th, 11th or 17th. Just £49pp. Places are limited. Don’t miss…

Fabulous Feedback from the Norland Nannies

Following a week of training for the Norland nannies here are just some of the lovely comments received. “The students very much enjoyed and appreciated the skid pan course, we thought it might be nice to share some positive feedback and so I have included this below.” “We just wanted to email to thank you…

Team Building Experience Days

We Are Recruiting! Have You Got What it Takes?

Drive-Tech is looking for outgoing, hardworking individuals for the following positions Outgoing, hardworking and enthusiastic people are required to work at our activity centre in Castle Combe.  The successful candidates must enjoy working outdoors in all weather and have experience in delivering high levels of customer service. They will be part of a team responsible…

Junior karting spring championship

Junior Karting Spring Championship Conclusion

Our Junior karting spring championship came to its conclusion on the 19th June. Massive congratulations to all of our Junior winners! Best Novice: Henry Barrington 6th: Maxim Smith 5th: Sam Skellett 4th: Jacob Haynes 2nd: Luke Cridland 1st: Thomas Hughes As a prize for winning the championship Thomas Hughes wins a test with Attaq Motorsport!

Stag Do parties

More Happy Karting Stags

We recently received more great feedback from one of our Stag Do parties who enjoyed a fantastic karting day experience at Drive Tech Ltd. “Thank you so much. We all had a great time and a lot of us were saying it was our best karting experience considering the amount of time we spent in…

Castle Combe Karting Championship

Round 5 of the Castle Combe Karting Championship

Here are the podiums from Round 5 of the Castle Combe Karting Championship. The morning event saw a rain shower just before the finals which made for some very interesting conditions. Seb Miller lined up on pole position for the grand final and defended his lead brilliantly throughout the race. There was a 5 kart…

Stag Do Karting

Stag Do Karting Review

We’ve just received some lovely review from a recent party who enjoyed a great day with us on our Stag Do Karting group activity: “Can honestly say we all had a great time and were not only really pleased with how much track time we got – but also with the attitude and personality of…

Family Karting

Lovely Family Karting Feedback

We’ve just had some lovely feedback left for us on Tripadvisor by some recent guests who bought one of our family karting experiences, so we’d thought we’d share it with you here as well. Luke and the family karting experience were fantastic! “We booked the family karting experience with Luke Cooper during our visit to…

Skid Pan Reviews

Great Skid Pan Feedback

Our team of instructors are doing a great job on the skid pan, teaching drivers how to control, contain and avoid skids in adverse conditions, they work in all weathers so you can drive safe in all weathers.  Check out our  latest skid pan reviews from our happy customers here: https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attraction_Review-g190801-d7074955-Reviews-Drive_Tech_Ltd-Chippenham_Wiltshire_England.html Think you know how…

Karting News – 1st Public Grand Prix of the Year

1st Public Grand Prix of the year winners. 1st Place Neil Durrant,  2nd Place Morgan Durrant, 3rd Place William Hewson. Our Public Grand Prix runs once a month on select dates see our website for dates here https://drivetechltd.co.uk/2022-karting-dates/  Priced at just £49 come and have a go , outdoor karting at its best.  It’s a…

Activity Days for Companies

Youngs Brewery visit Drive-Tech Ltd Karting

Youngs Brewery came to visit us at Drive-Tech Ltd last week. The team enjoyed one of our outdoor karting events and everyone had a lovely day! Here’s a great shot of the drivers that made our podium. If you would like more information about our karting activity days for companies and corporate clients, please get…

Kart Track

2022 Castle Combe Karting Championships

The 2022 Castle Combe Karting Championships for both adults and Juniors (aged 10 -15) will soon be underway in what will be a hugely-anticipated, coming together of some of the south west’s finest arrive & drive karters! Make sure  you save the dates in your diaries and don’t miss out on the chance to come and see…

karting in chippenham

Spaces Available on our Public Grand Prix

Due to some last minute cancellations we now have some spaces available on our public Grand Prix this Saturday 20th November @ 1pm. £49 per person.  You can buy here: https://castlecombekarting.co.uk/product/publicgrandprix/ Outdoor Go Karting is perfect, with a thrill a minute as you race round the track, fighting for the best racing line and battling…

Congratulations Keith

Huge congratulations to Keith Nokes who completed his 100 laps of the Drive Tech skid pan on the 26th October raising a fantastic amount of the money for The Royal Marsden cancer centre. Here are some photos of Keith: You can still donate to Keith’s charity and read more about his story here: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/keith-nokes To…

cycle kart

Cycle Kart Video – 21st July 2021

Something a little different happened on our kart track last week! Check out this video of cycle karts. Great to see Chris & Graham and the other guys having fun. For more information about Cycle Karts, checkout their website here. If you’d like to know more about our Kart track at Castle Combe Racing Circuit,…

public karting grand prix

Sharon Hutchings wins at Combe!

At Drivetech, Castle Combe our public karting grand prix is a cost effective way to try out the sport and compete against other likeminded people, it’s a sport where both men & women can be on equal karts and put their driving skills to the test, compete for fun and hopefully enjoy the experience. Since…

improving driving knowledge

Richard Sumner recommends Drive-Tech Ltd

Richard Sumner recommends Drive-Tech Ltd: “What a day, Massive thank you to the instructors Richard and Dave. Very professional and approachable people with a clear passion for helping and improving driving knowledge and skills. Found the advise to be really easy to take onboard and put straight into practice on the skid Pan. Thank Lads…

days out with the kids

Make up for all that lost time!

Make some new memories and get out in the great outdoors. Our skid courses are now open and we have spaces available on Sunday 25th April @ 1.30pm and Sun 9th May @ 1.30pm. Learn how to control a car like the Stig! We will teach you how to get to grip with understeer and…

driving experiences in chippenham

Time Limited Road to Recovery Offer!

Get 15% off exclusive Skid Pan or 4×4 driving experiences, don’t miss out, this offer is only available next week w/c 29 March 21 and is only for dates booked in April & May 2021. It’s only available by phone so please call 01249 783010 and have a chat with us, mention this email to…

stags and hens

The Light at the end of the Tunnel!

The road map has been set and as we gradually emerge from lockdown, being outside in the fresh air is certainly better than towns and cities where the risk of infection is higher. We still have our duty of care to our visitors and we will still have our safety measures in place but we…

How do I Start Karting

Road Map to Reopening

Following the Government’s announcement on 22 February 2021 we are now evaluating what that means for us and our event schedule.  It is looking likely that our karting events can resume from 29th March if the road map goes to plan.  We will keep you informed at the earliest opportunity when we have had more…

stag do activities in bath

Looking for Stag/Hen Do Inspiration?

If you are looking for Stag/Hen Do inspiration, then we have an amazing package for you! New for 2021 we have our Stag/Hen taster package which includes skid control, 4×4 driving and go karting. The package includes one session each on the karts, demonstration run and drive on the 4×4 course and skid control practice…

Glos & Wilts Wedding Magazine

Glos & Wilts Wedding Magazine

If you are planning your future wedding, you will find the Glos & Wilts wedding magazine absolutely invaluable in providing you with both inspiration and sourcing reputable local services. Click the image below to open the latest online edition of the magazine, that is full of great articles and useful content. Here at Drive-Tech we…

Things to do near Castle Combe

Things to do near Castle Combe

WELCOME! We are based in a region that has world class attractions, great shopping, stunning nightlife, exciting festivals and a superb range of hotels it’s no surprise that we are in one of England’s most popular tourist destinations Whether it’s a weekend break, days out with the children, stag & hen party, Business or pleasure…

winter driving skills

Winter Driving Tips 2021

Although we are temporarily closed and in lockdown there are still many reasons why you might find yourself having to drive and if it snows or there is black ice, we want to be able to help you stay safe on the road. So here is some great winter driving advice! Firstly, driving in the…

4x4 experience gift

4×4 Experience Gifts

Fantastic Gifts for 4×4 enthusiasts: 1 to 1 Experience – Extra Safe just the driver and the instructor 4×4 for Two – great for same family members Family adventure – A great family day out Gift vouchers valid for 18 months  For more information on our 4×4 experiences and to see what else we offer…

Skid pan experience gift

Skid Pan Driving Experiences

Skid pan driving experiences at Drive-Tech Ltd make fantastic Christmas gifts! 1 to 1 Skid Experience – Extra Safe just the driver and the instructor- bespoke course Skid for Two – great for family members Premium Skid Course – putting you back in control Standard Skid Course – learn vital life saving skills Gift vouchers valid for…

Family Karting

Give a Gift to Thrill this Christmas

Fantastic Fun for all the Family! Kids Karting for age 10 -15 Adult Karting age 16 Family Karting Arrive & Drive Championship Karting 1 to 1 Specialist Race Training Gift vouchers valid for 18 months 🙂 Out Door Racing as Real as it Gets For more information on our Karting Experiences and to find out…

Driving Christmas Presents

Give them a memory to make this Christmas!

Give them a memory to make this Christmas! Treat them to a fabulous unforgettable experience, something to look forward to! It’s all about thrills, skills and adventures at this local family run business. A must for adrenaline junkies, off road enthusiasts and motorsport fans alike. Vouchers, from £40 and valid for 18 months, our driving…

National Lockdown Update

Due to the national lockdown we will be closed from Thursday 5th November until the end of the lockdown period.  If you have bookings with us that are affected we will be in touch with you to reschedule the booking. Please stay safe and we hope to see you soon.

Family Karting Experience

Race with an Ace!

Make the whole family happy with a Christmas gift everyone can enjoy. Kids and adults will love this unique go karting opportunity with tuition from a “real” racing driver. A safe entertaining experience during the Covid pandemic. Read more here…

one-to-one racing tuition

Double Victory Weekend for Drive Tech Racing Expert

19/20 September Double Victory Weekend for our very own racing expert Luke Cooper who clinches the Castle Combe Formula Ford 1600 Championship 2020,  Luke then went on to win the Formula Ford Carnival at Castle Combe, the day after winning the 2020 CCRC FF1600 title.  Well done Luke. Luke offers expert one-to-one racing tuition here…

skid pan review

Lovely skid pan review

We get lots of lovely feedback from our guests, both here and on TripAdvisor. Here’s a review left by some customers who enjoyed an afternoon at our skid pan: “Just wanted to say a huge thank you for arranging our time on the skid pan yesterday. We all had a fantastic time and the instruction…

Covid Measures

Covid Measures

Face masks, anti bac wipes and hand sanitiser are all part of our everyday control measures which we have in place to reduce and manage the risk of spreading coronavirus to the lowest possible level.  Nothing can 100% guarantee no risk but we are doing everything we can to protect our staff, customers, visitors and…

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 at all times whilst in vehicles and buildings 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 All our rental Racewear has been sanitised for your protection and will…

Outdoor Karting Championships

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…

fathers day

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…

How do I Start Karting

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…

Karting in Chippenham

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…