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Truck Driving Experience

Yorkshire, Northamptonshire, Lincolnshire, Leicestershire or Surrey
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Rated Based On 8 Reviews
    • Drive a 480bhp DAF truck and racecar trailer
    • Short in vehicle briefing explaining the controls
    • Manoeuvre a 55ft beast of a lorry
    • Available at 5 locations nationwide!
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Realise a dream with this exhilarating automatic lorry driving experience at your choice of venue in York, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire or Surrey. No need for a special LGV driving licence to drive this DAF XF lorry - just climb aboard the cab, grab that Yorkie bar and get truckin'!

If you've seen the Stig's lorry driving cousin the Rig Stig on Top Gear, you'll know just how powerful these articulated lorries are. This DAF XF was built in the UK at Leyland and offers a very large 480bhp and amazing torque worthy of the International Lorry of the Year in 2007. The tractor (the proper lorry driver's term for the cab bit!) will be towing a trailer used for transporting cars, so you'll be manoeuvring a 55ft beast of a lorry on this off-road circuit.

Climb into the cab-over-engine flat nosed tractor unit and you'll notice how comfy it is with air-suspended driver's seat, air conditioning, a sleeper berth and that elevated lorry driver's view of the road. With an fully licenced lorry driver at your side, you'll be negotiating a course of cones and attempting a few reversing moves with your 'convoi exceptionnel' - and remember there's no rear view mirror in the cab, it all has to be done using the side mirrors on the lorry!
 
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Truck Driving Experience
4.0
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Review posted 2 months ago
I really enjoyed my experience but would have preferred a little longer driving time. The staff were very friendly and the instructor was encouragingly patient
Yes, I recommend this product.

Truck Driving Experience
4.0
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Review posted about 2 years ago
I guess that I would have liked a little longer, but I suppose most customers would say that. The truck, & the instructor did 'what it said on the tin'. I enjoyed it.
Yes, I recommend this product.

Truck Driving Experience
4.0
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Review posted about 2 years ago
This was great fun. The reception staff were friendly and cheerful, and my instructor was very good, informative, helpful and patient. I did think that the driving time was rather short, and it would have been good to get in to proper driving mode by doing a full circuit.
Yes, I recommend this product.

Hi Jenny, were' glad you enjoyed your trucking experience. In response to feedback that guests wanted more driving time in the truck we have now sourced an extended experience with more time behind the wheel.
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Truck Driving Experience
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Review posted about 2 years ago
Felt it was too short / not good value!! Twice around the short circuit would of been better.
I was shocked to be asked for £25 as an insurance contribution for the cost of this experience it should of been included!
No, I do not recommend this product.

Sorry to hear that there were elements of this experience that you were unhappy with. These experience provides 10-15 mins driving time at the wheel of the truck. The Collision Waiver Insurance is an optional extra offered by the driving centre so rather than automatically adding this to the cost of the experience we let customers choose if they want this option. We state that this extra is available in the product description and documentation.
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Truck Driving Experience
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Review posted about 2 years ago
It was great, the instructor, Celia was great, and I will do something similar again. I found the actual driving time too short though, 30mins would be better.
Yes, I recommend this product.

What's included in this experience?

• Driver welcome and Registration
• Introduction and briefing from your Truck Driving Instructor
• Short in vehicle briefing explaining the controls 
• 10-15 minute session driving a 480bhp DAF truck and racecar trailer
• A Truck Driving Experience Certificate
• Please allow 2 hours at the location

• Extended truck Driving Experiences follow the same format but provide approximately 25 minutes drive time

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When is it available?

• Operating from March to November on selected weekday and weekend dates.

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Where can I do this experience?

Four venues are available:
• Elvington, an ex-military airfield seven miles South East of York
• Rockingham Motor Speedway, Northamptonshire
• Blyton Park in Lincolnshire
• Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground, near Lutterworth
• Chobham Test Track near Chertsey in Surrey

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Who is it suitable for?

• Minimum age is 17
• Minimum height is 5' 4" and maximum 6'5"
• Maximum weight of 18 stone
• Drivers must have a full, valid driving licence which must be shown on the day
• Please wear flat soled shoes/trainers. Crash helmets are not required

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Can anyone come along to watch?

• A maximum of three spectators may accompany you to the truck circuit and sit in the cab while you do your experience
• Additional spectators are not permitted to watch from a distance for safety reasons
• Any spectators under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult (other than the participant)

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Anything else I need to know?

• Optional collision damage can be purchased on the day for £25
• There is no photography service at the truck circuit so feel free to bring your own photography equipment

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