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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…

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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,…

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Causon becomes Combes latest Grand Prix Winner!

Causon from Portishead is a regular face at Castle Combe and last Saturday saw him take the top podium spot and set the fastest lap of the day. The Grand Prix was also  a chance for husband and wife duo  Paul & Adina Coombes to have a fun day out for their anniversary, whilst they…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

Christmas opening hours

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…

4x4 driving tips

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…

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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. …