Articulated Lorry Driving Experience

(based on 14 reviews)

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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£ 99 £125
ALL ABOUT THIS EXPERIENCE

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!

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.

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Availability

All experiences run from generally March to November over selected weekdays and weekends.

2017 Dates


Chertsey - Surrey

February 25th 2017

March 25th & 26th 2017

May 20th & 21st 2017

June & 24th 2017

July 29th & 30th 2017

October 28th & 29th 2017

November 25th & 26th 2017

Rockingham - Northamptonshire:

March 5th 2017


Bruntingthorpe - Leicestershire:

April 1st 2017

September 10th 2017

November 4th 2017


Elvington Airfield - York:

January 14th 2017

February 11th 2017

April 29th & 30th 2017

May 13th 2017

June 17th & 18th 2017

July 15th 2017

September 29th & 30th 2017 (sold out)

November 11th 2017


Blyton Park - Lincolnshire:

March 18th 2017

August 4th 2017

October 13th 2017


2018 Dates


Bruntingthorpe - Leicestershire

February 20th


Elvington Airfield - York:

February 17th 2018

Please not these are correct upon the time of checking on 28/09/2017 and are subject to change. If you'd like to check remaining slots for a particular date, please contact us on 0845 862 9911.

Requirements

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.

Duration

Experience Duration: 01:30

Time at Venue: 02:00

Approximate Experience time including registration, demo lap, briefing, driving: 1.5hrs
Approximate time at the centre: 2hrs
Approximate drive time: 8-10 minutes

Group Size & Spectators

Participants: The Articulated Lorry Driving Experience is for 1 participant.

Max Group Size: 6

Spectators Allowed on Site: Yes

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.

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What to wear

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.

Weather

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.

Poor value for money

My wife bought this experience for her mum, and the team onsite gave her a fabulous experience, whisking the three of us to a secluded area where the big truck was waiting and setting her at ease. It did seem rather poor value for money for 15 minutes in the truck, but I guess that's the experience business for you!

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Articulated Lorry Experience

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.

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truck drive

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.

- York
Articulated truck drive

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!!

- Chertsy

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.

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enjoyed thoroughly was a really good experience.

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Mostly ok. Wasn't too impressed with the woman I spoke to on arrival. - In the check in area. Curt is the expression that comes to mind. The rest of the staff were friendly. I thought the driving instructor was particularly pleasant, considering my lack of ability. Overall, pretty good.

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My wife did the artic drive and I did a pay n drive in a Ferrari we both enjoyed the experience and would highly recommend it to anyone. The staff were professional and very helpful.

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Brilliant experience, set up and facilities. The only complain I have it the fact collision damage waiver not included in price of experience which is already quite expensive. The cost to waive the excess was extortionate and to charge £35 for a memory stick is a pure rip off. The experience itself was fabulous however and these negatives did not spoil it in any way.

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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.

- Belvedere

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

- Derby

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.

- Horley

The driving experience was a present for my wife. The instructor Celia was brilliant and we had a great time !!

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£ 99 £125
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