Cotswold Driving Experience Gloucestershire

Down Ampney, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 5QF

Located between Swindon and Cirencester, Cotswold Driving Experiences offers some of the most authentic Rally Driving Experiences in the UK through the use of real rally cars, instructors with National and International rally competition experience and a 100% gravel rally track which lends itself to stacks of sideways driving fun!

With courses starting from just £25 and accommodating petrol heads aged just 10 years and above, the rally school delivers fantastic value for money, exhilarating experiences, a friendly, relaxed atmosphere and the opportunity to really push your driving limits and put your PlayStation dreams into reality!

We offer 18 month Gift Vouchers for all of our courses which make superb Birthday or Christmas presents for loved ones and our group bookings offer the ultimate Stag/Hen party or company day out!

Established in 1994, we set the bench mark in the industry and have enjoyed continued, repeated business through recommendation, demonstrating our commitment to customer satisfaction and delivering what consumers want and expect.

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Adult Full Day Rally Experience with Gloucestershire Rally School

£305 per person (inc. VAT).  Discounts available for groups of 6 or more drivers.

Using our competition prepared rally cars and our purpose built gravel rally track, you will enjoy several practice/recce sessions with a rally instructor/co-driver by your side to guide you around the track and give you some pointers as to how best to tackle the standing starts, hairpin bend, the fast “s” bends and the flying finish!

Once the practice sessions are complete, we’ll get the stop watches out and all focus turns to competition.  We’ll change the stage layout so that you’ll be competing blind and on tracks that you’ve not had previous practice on so you’ll be relying on your co-driver’s pacenotes and encouragement to guide you!

We will use up to 8 stages with differing layouts and then after all stages are complete, the live leaderboard will reveal our winner.  There will be an awards presentation with a trophy for the winner for just £305 per driver.  This course will operate at least once per month from March to November.

Adult Half Day Rally Experience with Gloucestershire Rally School

£179 per person (inc. VAT).  Discounts available for groups of 6 or more drivers.

The ultimate adrenaline rush!  This course is 2.5-3 hours in duration and delivers an exhilarating introduction into the most demanding form of motorsport.  Your course will begin with a safety briefing covering the basics of the techniques which will be taught and then it’s straight into the DRIVER’S seat – no demo lap in order to maximise your driving time.  Your first 2 sessions are practice and tuition sessions where your highly experienced instructors will be encouraging you to do things that you never thought were possible such as chucking the car into a corner sideways and then nailing the throttle! 

Yes, that’s right, the THROTTLE!  Once your tuition sessions are complete, you will have the chance to put your newly found rally skills into practice and compete against the stop watch as we do on real rallies.  You will pull up to the start line of our 100% gravel rally track.  5, 4, 3, 2, 1, GO! 

You will have 2 individual timed stages which will really get the adrenaline pumping as you brake later and accelerate harder to try and become the driver of the day.  Once all of your driving is complete, your instructor has his chance to get his own back – if you’ve scared him during the course, he’ll certainly return the favour with an infamous White Knuckle Rally Passenger Ride! 

You will be amazed at the angles the car is travelling at as you hurtle towards the hairpin bend and then hold on tight as he takes the S bends flat out....  At the very end the stage times are compiled and the Driver of the Day announced.  All driver receive a copy of their stage times and assessment sheet.  Participants on this course must hold a full UK driving licence, be over 5’0”,  be under 6’4” and under 20 stone.

Junior Rally Experience with Gloucestershire Rally School

£139 per person (inc. VAT).  Discounts available for groups of 6 or more drivers.

The ideal experience for bored kids in the school holiday or 16 year olds who are itching to get behind the wheel of a car.  The junior rally experience is 2.5 hours and presents the ultimate opportunity for kids to either learn the basics of driving in a safe, controlled environment if they have never driven before or to learn more advanced car control skills in a suitable setting if they already know the basics of how to drive a car.  The junior rally experience starts with an assessment of each driver individually and then based on their level of driving experience, their tuition is tailor made accordingly. 

Kids with no previous driving experience are taught clutch control, steering and braking on a loose surface and general car balance.  Kids who have done some driving before are encouraged to gather some speed and attempt some basic rally techniques such as handbrake turns and power slides!  It never fails to amaze us that even kids who have never driven a car before, are driving very competently by the end of this course! 

After several driving sessions on our 100% gravel track, the kids have the opportunity to go out for an exhilarating passenger ride with their instructor who will push the car to the limits and bring the PlayStation games to reality.  All drivers receive a copy of their assessment sheet at the end of the course.  For safety reasons, all Junior Rally cars are fitted with dual controls and an engine cut out switch operated by the instructor.  Participants on this course must be 10 years or above, be over 4’10”, be under 6’4” and under 20 stone.

Rally / 4x4 Driving Combo

We welcome group and individual bookings on this course with the following group discounts: 1-3 drivers is £304 per person, 4-7 drivers is £269 per person, 8+ drivers is £255 per person.

The 4×4 Off Road Driving in the morning will test your nerves to the limit as you climb vertical ascents, control vertical drops, power through water troughs and fight the vehicle as it tilts up almost onto 2 wheels! The course is split into 2 elements with the training carried out on the elementary obstacles and then the intensity and difficulty of the obstacles and techniques increases throughout the morning! All of this is done in our Land Rover Discovery with a fully trained instructor alongside to guide you and encourage you! Good luck!

And then, after lunch, you forget everything you’ve just learnt in order to tackle our Rally Driving experience! This form of motorsport is all about controlling a car at speed whilst travelling sideways on a marble-like surface! You’ll enjoy several practice and tuition session where you’ll be taught how to slide the car around, handbrake turns and a very counter intuitive way to use the throttle pedal! Once all of your practice and tuition is complete, the red mist will descend as the stop watches come out for the competitive session to determine our “Driver of the Day”. And then your instructor will jump in the Driver’s seat to take you out for an infamous White Knuckle Passenger ride to show you how the pro’s do it! Hold on tight …..

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Cotswold Driving Experience
Down Ampney, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 5QF

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