Chris Birkbeck Rally School North Yorkshire

Manx Lodge, Low Farm, Brotton, Saltburn, North Yorkshire, TS12 2QX

Chris founded the rally school in 1990. It is located in it's own private grounds and incorporates a purpose built rally stage permanently available for school use and for testing the team's rally cars.

The rally stage is a combination of tight hairpins, fast straights, crests and medium corners, designed to copy the surface and pattern of a forest stage without the danger of trees and ditches, thus reducing the risk of accidents and enabling you to drive quickly and confidently throughout your course.

This isn't just a disused airfield with a few traffic cones, but the genuine thing. It is ability testing gravel, to give you the chance to improve your driving skills and learn rally driving techniques in a purpose built, front wheel drive, gravel rally car on a true, loose gravel surface using competition designed forest rally tyres.

The authenticity of the layout means that it is often used by works rally teams for pre-event testing to replicate actual rally conditions.

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Full Day Rallyschool with Chris Birkbeck Rally School

8.45 Arrive at Rallyschool and sample a warm welcome from your host. Meet the rest of the group, tea and coffee served, sign on and meet your instructor.
09.00 Briefing on the basic skills and techniques of Rally Driving and Safety Instructions.
09.30 Your chance to take the wheel, straight in the hot seat, you will have 3 seperate test sessions taking you through stages 1, 2 and 3 of the Rally craft from hand brake turns to controlled opposite-lock slides.
12.15 Lunch in the function room of the Arches Hotel.
12.45 A chance to look over our Rally Preparation Workshops, meet up with the mechanical team who build and support our Professional Rally Teams.
1.00 Back to the hot seat and take the wheel for stages 4 and 5, putting into practice what has been learned in the morning, increasing confidence and speed.
3.30 It's time to swap places and be your instructor's Co-Driver, a real finale!
With a high speed demonstration run giving you a chance to experience and appreciate the thrill of a professional Rally Driver's skill.
4.00 De-brief and presentation. It's time to assess your achievements for the day.
A signed Rallyschool certificate of achievement will also be presented.
Tea and coffee and time to discuss any topics raised from the day.
4.30 Course finishes.

Courses From £225.00

Half Day Course with Chris Birkbeck Rally School

08.45 Arrive at Rallyschool and sample a warm welcome from your host. Meet the rest of the group, tea and coffee served, sign on and meet your instructor for the day.
09.00 Briefing on the basic skills and techniques of Rally Driving and Safety Instructions.
09.30 Your chance to take the wheel, straight in the hot seat, you will have 3 seperate test sessions taking you through stages 1, 2 and 3 of the Rally craft from hand brake turns to controlled opposite-lock slides.
11.45 It's time to swap places and be your instructor's Co-Driver, a real finale!
With a high speed demonstration run giving you a chance to experience and appreciate the thrill of a professional Rally Driver's skill.
12.00 De-brief and presentation. It's time to assess your achievements for the day.
A signed Rallyschool certificate of achievement will also be presented.
Tea and coffee and time to discuss any topics raised from the day.
12.30 Course finishes.

Courses from £150.00

Junior Rallyschool with Chris Birkbeck Rally School

If you're aged between 11 and 17 and fed up with watching the adults having all the fun, then this is for you!

Find out what it's like to drive a real rally car. There's no need for any previous experience as all training will be given by our qualified rally instructors. Show the adults how it's done - only £99

Half Day Junior Rallyschool £99.
Start  Safety briefing and refreshments
Session 1  Learn car clutch control, steering and braking in our Ford Ka rally car
Session 2  Develop your skills, ready to drive on the rally stage
Session 3  Your instructor calls out the corners and gives you tips on how to drive on the tarmac and gravel surfaced rally stage
Session 4  You're the co-driver on a high speed demonstration drive with your instructor - a great finale!
Finish  Certificate presentation of your achievements and a tour of the rally team workshops

Full Day at the Junior Rallyschool £190.
Start  Safety briefing and refreshments
Session 1  Learn car clutch control, steering and braking in our Ford Ka rally car
Session 2  Develop your skills, ready to drive on the rally stage
Session 3  Your instructor calls out the corners and gives you tips on how to drive on the tarmac and gravel surfaced rally stage
Lunch Break  Time to have a break and ask your instructor any questions from the morning. Tuck shop available for snacks and refreshments.
Session 4  Two more great sessions driving a real rally car as you put into practise more of the things you learned in the morning including slides and hand brake turns.
Session 5  You're the co-driver on a high speed demonstration drive with your instructor - a great finale!
Finish  Certificate presentation of your achievements and a tour of the rally team workshops

Two Day Advanced School with Chris Birkbeck Rally School

Have you ever done something you really enjoyed and next morning wished you could go and do it all over again? That's the two day package!

Aimed at those who either want an intense course of instruction to become competitive as soon as possible, or even those who fancy having a great time and can have the time to take a couple of days.

Day One
8.45 Arrive at Rallyschool and sample a warm welcome from your host. Meet the rest of the group, tea and coffee served, sign on and meet your instructor.
9.00 Briefing on the basic skills and techniques of Rally Driving and Safety Instructions.
9.30 Your chance to take the wheel, straight in the hot seat, you will have 3 seperate test sessions taking you through stages 1, 2 and 3 of the Rally craft from hand brake turns to controlled opposite-lock slides.
12.15 Lunch in the function room of the Arches Hotel.
12.45 A chance to look over our Rally Preparation Workshops, meet up with the mechanical team who build and support our 5 Professional Rally Teams.
1.30 Back to the hot seat and take the wheel for stages 4 and 5, putting into practice what has been learned in the morning, increasing confidence and speed.
4.00 De-brief. It's time to assess your achievements for the day.
Tea and coffee and time to discuss any topics raised from the day.
4.30 Day one finishes.

Day Two
8.45 Arrive at Rallyschool and grab a coffee
9.30 Brief apraisal of the skills and techniques covered on day one and a discussion of the programme for day two
9.45 Back into the hot seat, with a quick run through to get you back up to speed and another three separate test sessions building confidence, skills and ability
12.15 Lunch in the function room at the Arches Hotel
12.45 Breifing session and chat about the morning's driving and the focus of the final afternnon session.
1.30 Into the driving seat again for two more stages of instruction as by now your instructor will be talking less as you gather your concentration.
3.30 It's time to swap places and be your instructor's Co-Driver as he demonstrates the techniques with a high speed demonstration run giving you a chance to experience and appreciate the thrill of a professional Rally Driver's skill.
4.00 De-brief and presentation. It's time to assess your achievements from the overall course. A signed Rallyschool certificate of achievement will also be presented.
Tea and coffee and time to discuss any topics raised from the day.

Courses From £450.00

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