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Truck Driving Experience

(10 Reviews)
£159.00
  • Includes briefing from a qualified HGV instructor.
  • 45ft long vehicle, 480 brake horse-power and 16 gears to accelerate through.
  • Weekday availability throughout the year.
In Stock - eVoucher emailed within 15 mins or voucher pack posted by 15th July

Overview

A Lorry State Of Affairs.

If you're lovestruck for trucks or looking for a gift for the driving devotee, it's your trucky day! Our truck driving experience is going to shift you into top gear!

If you've ever suffered from HGV envy, it's time to buckle up Buttercup, because this is your opportunity to experience what it feels like to be king of the road. You'll be driving the absolute Haulage Hulk that is 45 feet long - a mechanic monster with serious clout. With guidance from a qualified HGV instructor, you'll get the chance to take the enormous truck around a purpose-built course; weaving through cones, accelerating through all 16 gears and learning how to reverse the leviathan lorry.

An exciting gift experience for anyone who's ever fantasised about running amok with a truck, or a test of skill for someone who loves to toot their own horn when it comes to bragging about their superior driving skills. It's sure to drive them wild!

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How it works

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1) Purchase an experience
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2) Receive the voucher by post/email
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3) Give the voucher as a gift
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4) Recipient books the experience!

About this product

  • A truck-tastic day that will be sure to drive the recipient round the bend!
  • Perfect for monster truck-lovers and driving enthusiasts alike. 
  • Available Monday to Friday, subject to availability, throughout the year.
  • You will spend 2-3 hours at the venue.
  • Experience is valid for 1 person.
  • Spectators are welcome to watch.
  • Minimum age is 17 years old.
  • A Full UK or European manual driving licence which must have been held for at least one year with no serious offences is required.
  • The person driving the truck will be required to sign a disclaimer accepting liability in the event of damage to the vehicle.
  • The driver will be given an option to purchase damage waiver cover when booking to minimise their financial exposure should there be an accident. Drivers are under no obligation to purchase this optional waiver. Full details are available at the time of booking.
  • This activity is dependent on appropriate weather conditions.

The gift vouchers you use for your experience gifts typically have a 18 month validity.

If you have not used your voucher in this time, please contact us and we may be able to help extend the deadline by up to a further six months.

There is an administration fee to extend the validity of a voucher.

Item code: ass548

Delivery

Standard Delivery
Estimated arrival 2-5 working days
£2.99
Next Working Day
Next working day (Order before 2pm Monday to Friday)
Orders after this time will be dispatched the next working day
£7.99
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Arrives in your email inbox within 15 minutes
Free

Tested by us

To make sure each and every experience creates the most memorable moments at the highest quality, we have our own team test them as often as we can.

Jacki from Sales

Car Chase Heroes. Abingdon

Jacki from Sales
As a daughter of a commercial fitter I've been around trucks since childhood however never actually driven one. I'd had my eye on this experience for a while and when asked to do it as a 'Tried and Tested by Us' I was so excited.

Booking my experience was simple and Car Chase Heroes confirmed my booking via email, providing all the information I needed for the day.

Friday morning I made the journey to Abingdon in Oxfordshire, taking more notice than usual of the HGVs around me on the M25. Arriving at the army barracks location I could see the truck out on the track along with Optimus Prime and the other supercars and movie cars in the distance. The event was a hive of activity, music playing over the PA system, the sound of engines roaring and names being announced to make their way to the pit areas for briefing.

I queued up to sign in and provide my proof of ID, the female team member was really friendly and was genuinely excited for me to be doing the Truck Driving Experience. I stood and watched for about 20 minutes as the supercars left the pits, while waiting for my name to be announced for my 1.30 slot.

My briefing started as we approached the vehicle and once I'd climbed up the three steps into the cab Paul my instructor talked me through the gears, mirrors and other features before it was seatbelt on and time to turn the rig around and head out onto the track.

Passing Optimus Prime we had time for a quick trucker's sault on the air horns before turning right and taking on the slalom cones. Paul was great at explaining the sight lines and it was surprising how maneuverable the 45ft long trailer was. Amazingly all cones standing we headed further down the track to a cone roundabout, Paul again telling me where to focus my sight to ensure that I pull out far enough so that the trailer followed without clipping the cones (English layout, clockwise and European, anticlockwise!)

Next was the skill I'd been dreading, 'Reversing around a Corner' coordination don't fail me now! Paul told me to line up the back of the trailer with a point in the distance and to keep an eye on the verge. If I wanted the trailer to go left, turn the steering wheel to the right and vice versa. On my second attempt I did it, with perfect distance from the verge. Apparently the best attempt for the day! (I think he was being generous).

Then it was back through the slalom and finishing off an amazing experience back at the pits. I've done driving days where you're whizzing around at speed but in my opinion this was more fun and tested my driving skills, a great alternative for someone who has tried the rest.
Top Tip
Take a friend - there is a small fee (£5pp) but up to 2 people can ride in the cab with you. They can enjoy the experience with you and take pictures/video.

Product reviews

5 5 Star Reviews
1 4 Star Reviews
0 3 Star Reviews
1 2 Star Reviews
3 1 Star Reviews
10 All Reviews

Truck driving
Whilst well organised and Callum was great instructor, only got to drive one of the Car Chase Heroes car transporters not the publicised articulated outfit. Good experience but disappointed not delivered in the publicised outfit

G | 21/04/23 | Collected by Activity Superstore

Truck drive experience!
Shocking No chance to feel the "raw power of the 16 gears" barely get above 10-15 miles per hour slowly manoeuvring through half a dozen cones on some pot hole ridden piece of tarmac and mud well away from the main track, the way the experience is worded I'd have at least expected to be able to actual have taken the truck on the track to feel the power going through the gears. Doing 10 miles an hour in an ancient truck that's done 450,000 miles was a complete anti-climax and not worth the money, also being charged an additional £29 for a damage waiver, what a joke, what could I have damaged at that speed with nothing around but mud and a few cones

Craig | 09/04/23 | Collected by Activity Superstore

Fabulous
Really had a brilliant time even though the queue was very long it was worth the wait. All the staff was great, wish it was longer but the person was patient and very nice, I would really recommend it.

Ruth | 27/03/23 | Collected by Activity Superstore

Definatelydisappointing
Based on the photographs for the Truck experience I was expecting a large modern truck to drive but the reality was a very modest old lorry with a trailer to make it look long. The 'driving' consisted entirely of turning around in a relatively small space to back up the 'truck' between cones. At no point did I get out of 2nd gear or even be allowed to make my own steering decisions. The instructor just controlled every move and it was all over in 15 minutes. The admin was largely dominated by the numerous attempts to up sell the completely unnecessary extra insurance. Definitely not what I was expecting

Robert | 27/03/23 | Collected by Activity Superstore

Absolutely dreadful service
There was nothing about this experience that made me feel like I was having a fun experience: I felt like I was on a conveyer belt trying to extract money from me. I was gifted a voucher to drive a lorry by a group of people that wanted to thank me for something significant that I did for them. The booking was a pain and I had to pay extra for a weekend drive (I work Monday - Friday) They wanted more money for me to pick the location most convenient to me. I got to the location on time and had to queue for an hour to get in. In the queue there was a real hard sell to get the extra insurance: telling me that if another car hit me while I am standstill, I would be fully liable. I was up sold to pay for taking a passenger in with me. They tried to sell many other add on's such as a fast lap as a passenger etc etc. Then went in and was told it would be 20 mins until my drive... I waited 2 hours, kept getting told it would not be long, other cus

Sculley | 05/02/23 | Collected by Activity Superstore

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