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Articulated Lorry Driving Experience

Drive an articulated lorry on a coned circuit and attempt to master the mad driving techniques out on a track. Pump the gears, feel the hydraulics and give it some as you control the heaviest vehicle!

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This fantastic HGV driving experience is your chance to get behind the wheel of one of these 480bhp monsters and master a whole new form of driving! Pump the controls and feel the hydraulics as they hiss with your every command. With expert advice sat right next to you, you will be learning to control a giant of the road and be able to finally understand the mystery of articulated lorry driving! They are big, they are brash and they encompass a whole different type of driving skill, and this is your chance to drive one of the biggest and craziest contraptions on the road! Realise a dream with this exhilarating articulated lorry driving experience.

Once you have arrived and been welcomed to the centre your Lorry Driving Special will begin with a safety briefing covering the basic aspects of the lorry and the coned track upon which you will be mastering the 55ft beast! Then, after the theory you will be free to drive the 450bhp DAF XF, complete with the trailer attached! You will pumping all of the controls and switches - attempting to successfully traverse a challenging circuit laid out by cones, including general control, slaloms and reversing! Your day will come to a halt with the presentation of your personalised driving certificate.

Full manual driving license is required by all drivers, although the HGV itself will be an automatic vehicle.
International driving licences are acceptable as long as you are eligable to drive on British roads.

Minimum Age: 17
Minimum Height: 5'4"
Maximum Height: 6'6"
Maximum Weight: 18 stone
These restrictions are guidelines, if you are slightly outside of them please contact us for more details and to check viability. 

Drivers under the influence will not be permitted onto the site.
Approximate Experience time including registration, demo lap, briefing, driving: 1.5hrs
Approximate time at the centre: 2hrs
Approximate drive time: 8-10 minutes
Maximum of 3 spectators permitted on site, children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a non-participating adult at all times.

Spectators must sit in the cabin of the lorry throughout the duration of the experience.

Photography services provided by the track are very limited for the Lorry Experience - so please bring a camera if you are hoping to capture images of your articulated experience.

Strictly no dogs allowed on site.
All experiences run from March to November over selected weekdays and weekends.

2016/17 Dates:

Chertsey - Surrey:
February Saturday 25th.
March Saturday 25th, Sunday 26th.
April Friday 21st, Saturday 22nd

Rockingham - Northamptonshire:
February - Saturday 4th April

Bruntingthorpe - Leicestershire:
April Saturday 1st.

Elvington Airfield - York:
January Saturday 14th.
April Saturday 29th, Sunday 30th.

Blyton Park - Lincolnshire:
March Saturday 18th

You should wear comfortable clothing with thin-soled shoes for driving. All safety equipment is provided by the centre. Photos are available at all venues provided by professional photographers and come at an extra charge. Hot/Cold drinks and food are available on site and aimed to be available on all event days.
This experience will only be affected by extreme weather conditions, Events still run in the rain, if in doubt please check with the centre before setting off. Being an outdoor event please dress for the weather conditions. Airfields/circuits are exposed and can be inclement.
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Question: I have a full clean drivers licence but I do have diabetes. Would that exclude me from taking the Articulated Lorry Driving Experience?
Answer: As long as you make us or the supplier aware when booking the Articulated Lorry Driving Experience, that should be OK as you have a full UK licence already too.

Question: Can you book the Articulated Lorry Driving Experience for any date?
Answer: The Articulated Lorry Driving Experience runs on selected weekdays and weekends. You can always call us on 0845 862 9911 if you wanted to check a specific date.

Question: Is the articulated lorry an automatic or manual vehicle?
Answer: The 450bhp DAF XF Truck used in this driving experience can be either manual or automatic drive. If you have a preference, it is best to request this when making a booking.

Question: What is the minimum height restriction for the lorry driving experience?
Answer: The minimum height for this experience is 5ft 4".

Question: How can I check the availability for the Articulated Lorry Driving Experience?
Answer: As this Lorry Driving experience is held at numerous centres, please contact us to check the availability for specific dates and locations. A limited number of dates are added throughout the driving season (March-November).

Question: Is the lorry used in the Articulated Lorry Driving Experience automatic or manual transmission?
Answer: The gear box used for the Articulated Lorry Driving Experience is manual. You would need a full driving licence too in order to take part.

Question: Is the lorry an automatic or manual vehicle?
Answer: This Articulated Lorry Driving can be taken in either a manual or automatic HGV.

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It exceeded my expectations and was delighted to find my wife could accompany on the drive. The instructor was exceptional, fully engaged in my experience.

- Barry, 02/07/2016

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Once found the place the day was excellent . Need more toilet facilities . Loved my experience. Will recommend it :)

- Carol, 03/07/2012

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This was a fantastic experience and I loved every minute of it. It was very well organised on the day at the track, and the instructor was lovely.

- Elaine, 24/06/2012

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I had a great experience but would have loved it to be a little longer it was over with far to quickly. Thanks for a good time.

- Suzanne, 19/11/2012

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I really enjoyed my truck drive experience, the 6th gear team were all very friendly and efficient. The instructor soon put me at ease and was clear and positive throughout the whole experience. I would definitely recommend this to anyone it also gives you a whole new perspective as to what professional truck drivers have to do on a daily basis.

- John, 14/08/2015

Articulated Lorry Driving Experience in Chertsy

This was a birthday present for my mum who is 80; she LOVED the experience and was made to feel very confident by Simon her instructor. Great to be able to go in the cab with her too. A fabulous present for any age!!

- Polly, 27/10/2014

Articulated Lorry Driving Experience in Chertsey

Great fun. It was a present for my wife. She did the driving and really enjoyed it. I was surprised that my two granddaughters and I were allowed in the cab while she drove. Paul, the instructor, was first class and overall, we all had a terrific day. Thanks.

- Roger, 23/09/2013
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