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The Lorry Experience

Nationwide Venues   
REF: UDTRK1

• Fab lorry drives - no HGV licence needed!
• Drive the circuit, try reversing & the slalom
• Available at tracks around the UK
• Supercar 3 and 6-mile add-ons available
 


What's Included

Lorry Experiences
• Drive a 45ft truck with trailer or a supercar transporter 
• The lorry has automatic transmission
• Complete a lap of the lorry driving course with obstacles and reversing challenge
• Briefing and tuition from a professional lorry driver
• Approximately 15-20 minutes at the controls including a short in cab briefing
• Opt for the extended drive and you will receive 30-40 minutes at the wheel!
• You may form part of a small group of 3 and will ride in the lorry as a passenger when not driving
• Please allow approximately one hour on site for this experience

Lorry & Supercar Combos
• Approximately 15-20 minutes at the controls including a short in cab briefing
• You will also drive one supercar of your choice for a three mile blast (6 miles if opting for the thrill option)
• Please allow between 3-5 hours on site for this experience

The Cars
• Ferrari 360
• Aston Martin DB9
• Lamborghini Gallardo
• Audi R8
• Porsche 911
• Nissan GTR
• Caterham 7

What Can I Expect

Get your hands on a highway heavyweight when you go on a lorry experience! Big lorries are commonplace on our motorways, but what are they like to drive on a special track? This is your chance to find out with lorry drives at circuits around the UK.

You will usually be driving a 45ft lorry with a trailer or a supercar transporter rig. And yes, before you ask, the operators make sure those precious cars are all off-loaded before you start your drive…

The lorries are just as you'd expect. Chunky and reliable, with comfy cabs for the drivers. It's a climb to get up there, but once you're at the wheel, you'll be sitting around 10ft above the ground, giving you a really good view of the road ahead. This helps lorry drivers to anticipate what's happening, which is handy as it takes a while to stop an 18-tonne lorry!

And setting off is a fairly slow affair in a lorry. You build up speed slowly and it becomes all about momentum. But these modern rucks make driving easy with fully automatic transmission. Simply put the transmission into drive and you're rolling.

As you negotiate the specially laid-out course, you'll get a proper feel of what it's like to be a lorry driver. Things will start getting tricky when you take on the slalom challenge. When do you turn in? Too late and you cut wide, too early and you make mincemeat of the cone. And when it comes to reversing, you'll instinctively be looking for the (non-existent) rear view mirror...but no, it's all done with the side mirrors!

For these lorry experiences you get to drive for around 15-20 minutes. You can double the time with an Extended Lorry Drive voucher and you can even chuck a supercar drive into the mix for a three or six-mile add-on. If you've always wanted to be a trucker, these great value sessions are the ones for you!

Availability

• Lorry Experience: Selected weekday and weekend dates throughout the year
• Lorry & Supercar Combo: Selected weekdays only
• You can upgrade your Lorry & Supercar Combo to a weekend for £25 payable direct to the operator
• All dates and session times are subject to availability
• Sessions operate between 08:30 and 15:30
• This is a popular experience which may need to be be booked well in advance

Location

  • Cornwall  Perranporth Airfield (annual event)
  • Ipswich   Wattisham Airfield
  • Lincolnshire  Blyton Park
  • Northampton  Sywell Aerodrome
  • Norwich  Tibenham Circuit
  • Oxfordshire  Abingdon Airfield
  • Oxfordshire  Bicester Circuit
  • Oxfordshire  Bicester Heritage (limited dates)
  • Staffordshire  Lichfield Race Track
  • Sunderland  Warden Law Motorsports Centre
  • Warwickshire  NAEC Stoneleigh
  • Wigan  Three Sisters Circuit
  • York  Elvington
  • York  Tockwith Circuit 


Premium circuit upgrade available for a supplement (payable directly when booking)

  • Wiltshire  Castle Combe - £25 (full driving licence required)
  • Surrey  Dunsfold Airfield - £35 
  • Most venues are airfield style circuits with large run off areas
  • All locations are subject to change and are updated regularly

Suitable For

• Minimum age 16
• Under 18's must be accompanied by an adult
• Minimum height 4ft 5ins
• No driving licence is required

Spectators

• Spectators are welcome to come and watch from the trackside

Anything Else

• The vehicle used for this experience cannot be guaranteed. You will either be in a 45ft truck  with trailer or a car transporter added
•  All drivers on the day will have the option to pay a non-refundable £25 damage waiver which will cover them against any damage that may be caused to the vehicle(s) in the event of an incident
• Drivers who do not wish to take this waiver will need to sign a disclaimer and will need to be able to cover the cost on the day for any damage to the vehicle up to a maximum amount of £5000. Credit card details will need to be provided with £5000 limit or above for this reason. Debit cards are accepted however please be aware a pre-authorisation applies to debit cards to check funds are available
• Drive times are approximate and will vary depending on the drivers ability

Reviews

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Well organised friendly staff and enjoyed driving a large truck
Kevin ayres
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