Skid Control Driving Experience at Silverstone

Product code: 10210104

Learn a life-saving skill and have an adrenaline filled driving adventure at the same time!

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Losing control of your car, it's every driver's nightmare. People associate skidding with ice and snow but it can happen at any time of the year, on a wet road, if a lorry has spilled some diesel or for a whole host of other reasons. Wouldn't it be good if you could learn how to react should your car go into a skid? This package will teach you exactly how to do that. Not only will you discover how to regain control of a car in such an incident but you will also have a tremendous amount of adrenaline filled fun. On a purpose built skid pan a highly trained instructor will take you out in a specially modified Renault Megane and show you exactly the techniques you will need to be able to recover a vehicle from a slide. In a 2 hour session with 30 minutes of driving time you will learn what could be life-saving skills in a safe and fun environment.

What's included?
  • Introduction and safety briefing with a fully trained instructor
  • 2 hour skid pan driving session with a minimum of 30 minutes behind the wheel
  • Full assessment and debrief from a qualified instructor
Any restrictions?
  • Your voucher is valid for 10 months for one person
  • Min. age is 17 years
  • Drivers must hold a valid full UK driving licence. This will need to be presented on the day of the experience. Photocopies will not be accepted
  • Participant must have held a full UK driving license for a minimum of 1 year
  • Min. height 1.57m/5'2”
  • Max. height 2.00m/6'7”
  • Max. weight 114Kg/18st
  • If in any doubt about your suitability for the experience, please check with the supplier before booking
  • All drivers will be required to sign a disclaimer accepting liability should damage be caused to the vehicle through their negligence
  • All dates are subject to availability
What do I need to know?
  • There may be the option of purchasing a collision damage waiver for approximately £25, there is no obligation on drivers to take this option

This experience is available at Northamptonshire:

  • Northamptonshire (Midlands) - Silverstone

Your voucher is valid for 10 months. Minimum age 21; maximum age 70. All dates are subject to availability. Once made, bookings are non exchangeable and non refundable. Not suitable for those who are pregnant, suffer from epilepsy or heart conditions. If your experience is cancelled due to bad weather, it will be rebooked. Minimum height 5'2”. Maximum height 6'7”. Maximum weight 18 stone. Participants must have a full driving licence and this MUST be presented on the day (no photocopies). Participant must have held a full UK driving license for a minimum of 1 year.

You should wear flat, narrow soled shoes, long sleeved shirt and trousers. Cars are subject to change. The person driving the car will be required to sign a disclaimer accepting liability in the event of damage being caused to the car through their negligence. You will have the choice of buying a collision damage waiver for an additional charge of approximately £20 per car. Drivers are under no obligation to purchase this optional waiver. Please ask the operator when booking for further details if required.

Skid Control Driving Experience at Silverstone
5.0 out of 5 – 9 reviews
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Great experience This was a really valuable, informative and entertaining experience. I was worried that this would be a lot of classroom theory but you go straight out in the car and after a demonstration, take turns to drive. It was fun, and I learned from the experience Anybody driving, young or old, should do this experience. I wishi had years ago as I wouldn't have skidded into a wall at embarrassingly slow speed!! 20 September 2013
A Real Buzz What a wonderful surprise! I purchased this thinking that the driving experience was merely to better ones driving.. But it was in actual fact an amazing amount of fun. The instructor most certainly could not be faulted. I would definately do this again... 01 May 2012
Good opportunity to learn a new skill - controlling a car in a skid. Competent instructors and an informative scoring sheet at the end 08 June 2014
Beware the Waiver! Tuition and experience, with one exception on the latter, is totally first class. That exception being that there's a hidden sting in the tail for the happy recipient of a lovely gift. To be greeted with "you'll be responsible for the first £1500 of any damage unless you pay our £20 waiver" leaves you wondering why it's not included in the price. I paid £20 (despite my booking form saying £10) and said I'd give appropriate comment on this forum - I was curtly told by the receptionist that "it won't change anything" - well, yes it will, I won't be going to Silverstone again! More disappointing, other attendees had been advised by another receptionist that they'd never had an incident and it wasn't worth paying for the waiver. 01 June 2014
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