Frequently Asked Questions
How does it work?
There are two options:
Option 1: Arrive & Drive
No minimum number of drivers, track is open to the public.
For drivers aged 4 up to adult.
Family Karting Sessions: Drivers can be accommodated from aged 4 on the Tandem karts with a driver aged 17+, and drivers aged 8+ and over 4’2″ can drive our Kadet karts. Drivers aged 13 up to adult can share the track with the tandem karts and the Kadet karts on the RT-200 cc karts. This allows for everyone in the family aged 4+ to participate together.
Adult Karting Sessions: For drivers aged 17+ we have the more powerful RT-270 cc kart. These karts do not run at the same time as the family karts, for safety reasons.
All arrive & drive customers can get lap time print outs for each of their 10 minute time trials.
Click here or call us on (01479) 812 079 to book as many 10 minute Arrive & Drive time trials as you like, subject to availability.
Option 2: Private Group Booking
For groups of 8 – 50 drivers, the track is available to be booked exclusively for an organised race, and will be closed to the public for your group.
We have a variety of different race formats and age categories for each race. Click here to see which race formats we offer.
In organised races we do not mix the kart types or age categories, for safety reasons.The age categories for each race type are:
Kadet Kart Races: ages 8-13
200 cc Kart Races: ages 13 to adult
270 cc Kart Races: age 17+
For mixed age/kart exclusive bookings, please give us a call on (01479) 812 079 or email us firstname.lastname@example.org and we will discuss your requirements.
Click here for more info or to send an enquiry, or give us a call if you want to chat in person.
How much does it cost for Arrive & Drive karting?
For Arrive and Drive karting, the prices range from £8 – £14 per 10-minute time trial depending on which type of kart/s you wish to hire.
Please refer to the info & pricing page on our website.
How much does it cost to make a Group Booking?
Exclusive races range in price from £25 to £45 per driver depending on the race format you wish to book. Click here for all the pricing info for Group Bookings.
How Do I book Arrive and Drive Karting?
Click here to book as many 10 minute Arrive & Drive time trials per driver as you like, subject to availability.
Can I book more than one ten minute arrive & drive session?
Yes. You can book as many 10 minute arrive & drive time trials per driver as you like.
How Do I make a Group Booking?
For exclusive races, does every driver get a place in the final?
Yes, all drivers pay the same fee to join the race therefore all drivers get an equal amount of track time and all drivers get a place in the final.
What is the youngest age allowed to drive the karts?
Children ages 3+ can drive our battery operated karts on a small separate track.
The youngest age for solo drivers on the main track is 8 years old to drive the Kadet karts and minimum height is 4 ‘ 2
Tandem karts are available to drive on the main track which accommodate passengers aged 4+ with a driver aged 17+.
Can parents share the track with their kids?
Yes, our 200cc karts (for ages 13 and up), kadet karts (for ages 8-13) and tandem karts (drivers aged 17+ with passenger ages 4+) can all share the track together for Arrive & Drive sessions.
Our 270 cc karts are our fastest karts for drivers aged 17+ and for safety reasons they do not share the track with the family karts, but adults can drive the 200 cc karts with their kids.
Can adults drive the 200 cc karts?
Yes. the 200 cc karts are suitable for drivers age 13- adult.
Do your 270 cc karts share the track with the family karts?
No. For safety reasons the fastest karts (270 cc’s) run separately to the family karts.
What age do you have to be to drive the fastest karts, the 270 cc’s?
Minimum age for our fastest karts, the RT-8 270 karts, is 17.
Are there any height and weight restrictions for adults?
Yes, the maximum height is 6 foot 6 inches, and 18 stone in weight. This again is for safety reasons.
Do I book one tandem kart per person, or one tandem kart per driver/passenger?
When you book a tandem kart (£14 / 10 min time trial) you pay for the kart, not the number of people in it. So It’s £14 per driver/passenger, not per person.
What happens on bad weather days? do you still operate?
Yes. We have water-proof suits to lend out and a covered pits and reception area so we can still operate when it’s raining. In icy or snow conditions we are able to operate most of the time but on very icy days or heavy snow days we may need to close the track, in which case all booking will be either re-scheduled or refunded.
What are you doing to mitigate the risk of spreading COVID at AKR?
To mitigate the risk of transmission of COVID-19 at AKR we have put the following measures in place:
The number of drivers allowed on the premises at any one time will be limited.
Drivers are allowed in the reception area and equipment room, spectators are welcome to watch the track from outside, there are loads of great spots to view the track from! Parents/carers assisting drivers to get ready are also welcome in the reception building and equipment room.
Upon entry to the reception building a staff member will take your temperature and ask you to put on a face covering – either a mask, buff, or balaclava, whatever you prefer. Your face covering only needs to be worn whilst you are in the reception area and equipment room. Kids aged 5 and under are not required to wear a face covering.
We request that all drivers use their own gloves and balaclava. You can bring your own or purchase them at the track. Gloves £1 per pair, budget balaclava £1 or Luxury balaclava £2.50.
Drivers are welcome to use their own full-faced helmets.
All drivers are asked to keep their helmet on whilst they are in the pits, in order to protect each other and our staff.
All of our driving suits and helmets are disinfected after each use in our new, specialised ozone disinfecting room.
Surfaces, handles, toilets, sinks, keyboards etc etc are disinfected at regular intervals throughout the day, karts are wiped down with disinfectant after each use. Hand washing and sanitising facilities are freely available to customers and staff.