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Go Karting

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Go Karting

Go-karting involves racing against the clock and other drivers around an indoor or outdoor circuit in small, suspensionless vehicles. The one-man, open-wheeled vehicles have just two pedals, the accelerator and the brake, making go-karting extremely easy to get the hang of. Go-karts can be either electric or petrol-powered, with the latter being the faster option but only suitable for outdoor tracks. Karts have four wheels, are fairly wide and sit very close to the ground. Thanks to their low centre of gravity, cornering is very safe and drivers are more likely to spin around than flip over.

Often seen as a platform from which youngsters can progress through the ranks to Formula 1, go-karting is the perfect stepping stone to getting into motorsports, but equally can be enjoyed as a fun family day out. Because the karts are open to the elements, it’s worth planning ahead to find an indoor or outdoor circuit depending on the weather and how long you’re planning to spend out on the track. Having said this, drivers will often be kitted out with a full-body jumpsuit, just like real rally drivers, and a protective helmet or set of goggles.

Before taking to the track, drivers will be given a full safety briefing, an explanation of the rules including the number of laps to complete, and shown how to use the kart. In general, you will be racing against other drivers in one of three situations – sprints, endurance or speedway. Sprint tracks are most common in the UK, racing around a short course and involving overtaking and other such tactics. Endurance races last much longer – anywhere from 30 minutes to a whole day, and speedway involves drivers racing around asphalt or clay oval tracks over a set number of laps.

Thanks to its competitive nature, go-karting is a top choice for team building days and birthday parties. Fancy giving it a go? Find a location near you below.

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blank Go Karting London
Arches 422-424 Burdette Road
Bow, London
DISTANCE: 3.82 Miles
ACTIVITIES: Go Karting...
blank Revolution Karting
Arch 422-424 Burdett Road
Bow, London
DISTANCE: 3.82 Miles
ACTIVITIES: Go Karting...
blank Daytona Sandown Park
Daytona Sandown Park More Lane
Esher, Surrey
DISTANCE: 13.96 Miles
ACTIVITIES: Go Karting...
blank Lakeside Karting
Arterial Road (A1306) Thurrock
Purfleet, Essex
DISTANCE: 15.65 Miles
ACTIVITIES: Go Karting...
blank F1K Indoor Karting Centre
Unit 2 Coln Industrial Estate Bath Road Colnbrook
Slough, Buckinghamshire
DISTANCE: 16.97 Miles
ACTIVITIES: Go Karting...
blank Rye House
Rye Road Rye House
Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire
DISTANCE: 18.62 Miles
ACTIVITIES: Go Karting, Adventure Playground, Laser Combat...
blank Brentwood Karting Raceway
Warley Gap Little Warley
Brentwood, Essex
DISTANCE: 18.95 Miles
ACTIVITIES: Go Karting...
blank Buckmore Park Karting
Buckmore Park Kart Circuit Maidstone Road
Chatham, Kent
DISTANCE: 29.10 Miles
ACTIVITIES: Argo Cats, Go Karting, Laser Quest, Powerturning, Quad Racing...
blank Holmbush Paintball
Holmbush Farm Crawley Road
Horsham, West Sussex
DISTANCE: 29.14 Miles
ACTIVITIES: Airsoft, Archery, Assault Course, Axe Throwing, Blindfold Driving, Bushcraft Course, Go Karting,...
blank Rayleigh Karting
13 Brook Rd. Industrial Estate
Rayleigh, Essex
DISTANCE: 31.50 Miles
ACTIVITIES: Go Karting...
blank Premier Karting
Hawkhurst Stadium Headley Road East Woodley
Reading, Berkshire
DISTANCE: 33.64 Miles
ACTIVITIES: Go Karting...
blank QLeisure
London Road Albourne
Hassocks, West Sussex
DISTANCE: 41.08 Miles
ACTIVITIES: Archery, Clay Pigeon Shooting, Go Karting, Off Road Driving, Quad Racing, Quad Trekking...
blank Tanks and Targets
Muntham Farm Northend Findon
Worthing, West Sussex
DISTANCE: 45.47 Miles
ACTIVITIES: Shooting Range, Clay Pigeon Shooting, Quad Racing, Quad Trekking, Go Karting...
blank Daytona Milton Keynes
H4 Dansteed Way Rooksley
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
DISTANCE: 46.51 Miles
ACTIVITIES: Go Karting...
blank Karting Oxford
Oxford Stadium Sandy Lane
Oxford, Oxfordshire
DISTANCE: 48.78 Miles
ACTIVITIES: Go Karting...

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