Leicester has loads of great venues to visit if you fancy having a go at go karting! It’s a fun and thrilling way to spend an afternoon, whizzing around a track at speeds of up to 55 miles per hour. Go Karting is a fantastic activity for all the family – even kids as young as eight can join in the fun. If you’ve never tried it before, all it takes is a few minutes of instruction, pop on some safety gear and off you go!
Go Karting is a really popular activity for birthdays, corporate days out and hen and stag dos. You can be as competitive as you like or split into teams to see who can get the best time. If you find that you’re really enjoying go karting, races and events are organised throughout the year and you can become part of a fun and close-knit community. And with both in and outdoor venues available, it really is a year-round activity that you can do whatever the weather. Here’s our pick of top Go Karting in Leicester
Outdoor Go Karting Leicester
Stretton Circuit is famous in the go karting community for having one of the fastest circuits in the Midlands, with thrillingly speedy bends and long sweeping straights. The 950m outdoor circuit is floodlit so you can race throughout the year in one of their 55mph senior Pro Karts. For the kids they have a specially designed fleet of cadet (8 - 10-year-old) and Junior (11-15-year-old) karts. Stretton Circuit is accredited by the National Karting Association, ensuring the highest standards of safety.
Nestled in the Leicestershire countryside just 10 minutes from M1 Junction 21 you’ll find Sutton Circuit. It’s known for being a tight, technical and modern karting circuit with a fleet of impeccable single engined Sodi Karts. Whether you’re into sprint racing or team endurance racing, you’ll have a great time at this outdoor go karting venue with friends or colleagues.
Nottingham Raceway Karting
Nottingham Raceway Karting is an action-packed race circuit conveniently located within easy reach of Nottingham and Leicester. The 750m go karting circuit is ideal for both beginners and seasoned karters and they offer loads of events and races throughout the year. Enjoy a thrilling drive around the track and see if you can beat the record of 30.37 seconds in one of their Biz Lemans 270cc go karts.
Indoor Go Karting Leicester
East Midlands thrillseekers are in for a treat – there’s a brand new £1.1 million go karting circuit located just minutes from the city centre! TeamSport’s new multi-level track was designed by racing professionals and runs for 500m over 2 levels. The track is suitable for everyone from 8 year olds to adults, and you can even capture your best race with headcams for hire onsite. Can you beat the average lap time of 43 seconds?
Go Karting FAQ?
- What do I need to wear for Go Karting?
For your go karting experience, make sure you’re wearing clothes that are comfortable to sit in and that you’re not too bothered if they get dirty – jeans and trainers are ideal. Most venues will give you overalls to put over your clothes, so you don’t want to get too hot!
- Can I wear jewellery for Go Karting?
You’ll be wearing a helmet so don’t have your hair tied up in a way that will be uncomfortable, and leave the jewellery at home.
- What to expect when you arrive?
Before you start go karting, you’ll be given a safety briefing which is important to listen to even if you’ve been before, as every track and kart is different. After a few laps to warm up you’ll be ready to really put the pedal to the metal!
- Is Go Karting physically demanding?
Go karting can be quite physically demanding so don’t be surprised if you’re feeling a bit sore the next day – it’s just the sign of a good race!
We hope that you have enjoyed reading our article about Go Karting in Leicester, and that you have found the information helpful in planning your next race to find out who is the Lewis Hamilton in your group
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