We were lucky enough to be invited to Coast 2 Coast Karting for a group race on their track. We were so excited for an action-packed afternoon and to take part in some friendly rivalry! Located on Chenhalls Road, just outside of Hayle, they offer go-karting for adults and children over eight on their outdoor track. There is plenty of parking so you will find it easy to access wherever you’re staying. Luckily the weather was on our side, we had a beautiful sunny spring day, however they are open on rainy days too if you fancy braving a wet lap!
Firstly, we were given an important safety briefing, we were ensured all COVID-19 safety measures were adhered to such as all kits being thoroughly washed in between each person. The helpful marshals explained the do’s and don’ts, and then gave everyone overalls, a balaclava, helmet and pair of gloves to wear- you really look the part as you can see!
We opted for a group race session on the Single Engine Pro-Karts which cost £22 per driver, and there was a group of nine of us. We were led out into our karts, all bursting with excitement, and told how to use the controls, a simple brake pedal and accelerator pedal. We had a 5 minute warm up to get used to the kart, and then it was time to race! We were allowed eight laps and each lap was timed so you could see your lap times afterwards on a printout, which was something nice to take home. There is also an option for an arrive and drive session which is a 10 minute session around the track. This costs £14 per driver for over 12s, Junior Kart (ages 8-12) is £12 per driver, and for the speed lovers, they also offer Twin Engine Pro-Karts for £17 per driver.
There is a café on site so you can enjoy a nice cup of tea afterwards and watch the other racers. We had a great afternoon and are thankful for the staff for welcoming us and ensuring everyone had a good time, and a big well done to Ben from Customer Services who came 1st!
Coast 2 Coast Karting has also kindly given all our guests a discount code- Asp2022 which offers every driver booking with this code a free hot drink or water. Click here to find out more.