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Military Driving in Leicestershire

Near Market Harborough   
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• Drive armoured and light military vehicles
• Ride as passenger whilst others drive
• Entry into the on-site military vehicle museum
• Choose between a two or three vehicle drive
Military Driving Experience

Price

£160.00

What's Included

• Drive two or three military vehicles around a challenging 1.2 mile course
• Welcome, safety briefing and introduction to the vehicles
• FREE entry to the museum displaying a large military vehicle collection
• Overalls and helmets are provided as required

The following vehicles are usually available on site
• Russian BRDM2 armoured personnel carrier
• BV 206 Hagglund
• 4x4 Bedford MJ Army Truck
• 17 tonne FV432 armoured personnel carrier

Military Driving Experience
• Drive two military vehicles
• Approximately 40 minutes total individual drive time
• Experiences last around 3 hours and you will form part of a group of six people
• Opportunity to ride in vehicles whilst others drive

Ultimate Military Vehicle Driving Experience
• Drive three military vehicles
• Approximately 60 minutes total individual drive time
• Experiences last around 3 hours and you will form part of a group of three people
• Opportunity to ride in vehicles whilst others drive

What Can I Expect

Get kitted up and ready for madcap military driving experiences in Leicestershire! Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to trundle around the countryside near Husband's Bosworth, just south of Leicester, in your pick of heavyweight and medium weight military tanks and vehicles.

At this venue there's always a full fleet of armoured military vehicles ready and waiting to be driven. And one of them will catch your eye straight away, as it's only available at this Leicestershire venue. Meet the rather feisty Russian BRDM2 reconnaissance vehicle. The snappily named Boyevaya Razvedyvatelnaya Dozornaya Mashina, (to give this BRDM2 armoured scout car it's proper name), is fully amphibious and was a formidable patrol vehicle favoured by armies worldwide and not just in the Soviet Union, that was capable of some serious artillery power.

In a similar military vein (but more used to battling against the BRDMs), the FV432 armoured personnel carrier is always a customer favourite. Starting up those huge Rolls Royce engines always gets people's attention and you will love the aggressive driving style of this tank - and you can even reach speeds of up to 32mph. That's seriously rockin' for a tank!

Lots of soldiers learn to drive heavy trucks in the military and this experience gives you the chance to have a go in a Bedford MJ army truck. You used to see a lot of these trucks on the roads, with a separate cab and metal-barriered rear hold that was usually covered up in a khaki coloured tarpaulin. And whilst they may not be up to much in terms of sheer speed, they are resilient, rugged and have impressive off road capabilities as, despite the size, the are 4x4.

The BV206 Hagglund (also known as the Bandvagn 206) is an essential vehicle for the arctic conditions in snow-covered Nordic countries (and Leicestershire, of course!). Quite frankly, they look funny as there are two parts; a driver's cab with rear seats and a separate trailer attached. Both are articulated, so the Hagglund manages to keep contact over very rough terrain, yet the ground pressure is low enough it can rumble through snow without sinking. A fine piece of military engineering, we're sure you will have seen nothing like the BV206.

On the Military Driving Experience in Leicestershire, you'll get to drive two vehicles, with a total time behind the wheel of around 40 minutes. On the Ultimate Experience you will drive three vehicles for a total of around 60 minutes. No matter which heavyweight military vehicles and trucks you choose, you'll love the special 1.2 mile mud-filled course at this challenging military driving site in Leicestershire.

Availability

• Military Driving Experience: Saturdays, Sundays and selected Wednesdays from April until October
• UltimateDriving Experience: Sundays and selected Wednesdays from April until October
• (FV432 is only available April to October)

Location

• Leicestershire/ Northants border near Market Harborough

Suitable For

• You must be at least 17 years old and hold a full driving licence
• If you are taller than 6'4" or heavier than 22 stone you may find it difficult to drive some vehicles. Access to some vehicles involves climbing into tight spaces

Spectators

Visitors are welcome for a small charge payable on the day, which includes entry to the Military Vehicle Collection and gives access to the viewing area
• Up to two guests may be able to ride as passengers, if there is room in the vehicles, for an extra fee of £25 payable on site (minimum age eight years)
• Toilets and changing facilities are on site
• Hot and cold drinks and food are available to purchase on site

Anything Else

• Vehicles used are selected by the operator on the day, individuals and smaller groups may be able to pick from the selection

Reviews

Average Rating 5
Total Reviews 3
Recommend to Friend 3
about 4 years ago
Well run ,friendly staff, and a great experience. Highly recommend
B.spencer
about 5 years ago
Fantastic 60th birthday present for hubby he loved it Thanks to everybody they made it a special day
Wendy Boxall
about 6 years ago
Excellent afternoons experience would recommend to anyone interested in driving a tank, I had Shane as my instructor, really nice guy. Also there is a Military Museum on the premises, good selection of Military hardware, mainly American, but some from other countries as well. Some of their vehicles have been seen in films. Will make a return visit, would like to drive other vehicles if they do that. R Smith
Richard Smith
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Military Driving in Leicestershire
Military Driving Experience
Total Price£160.00
 
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