Driving School

The main aim of the Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb Driving School is to provide the highest level of instruction on the world’s oldest racetrack, in a controlled, safe manner, to give an enjoyable and exciting day.

Whatever your level of speed eventing experience, the school will give you a great day out! Our instructors are all highly experienced competitors and know how to enjoy their sport. Let us pass some of that enjoyment on to you!

We will talk you through starting in competition before a briefing on driving the Hill. Then we will take you on to the track. You won’t be confined to the classroom for long, we devote most of the time to driving and instructing.

We also offer a licence upgrade option – you attend the school for a day’s course and sit a short multiple choice examination. Successful completion of the exam and driving will gain you one signature towards upgrading a National B Licence to a National A status. Only one of your upgrade signatures may be obtained from an AHASS approved school.

Even if you are not YET committed to taking up this wonderful sport, you can come to the school, take part in the activities and have a terrific day experiencing competitive driving on Shelsley Walsh’s challenging course. We have a feeling it won’t be the last time you do so!

The day’s programme will be as follows (please note that timings are approximate):

  • 08:00 – 08.50 Arrive at Shelsley Walsh, Sign-on at the Paddock Office and have breakfast
  • 09:00 Proceedings start with introductions, presentation and briefings in the Meeting Room
  • 09:40 Walk the Course with Instructors
  • 10:30 Four observed individual runs with marker poles and debrief after each pair of runs
  • 13:00 Lunch in the Stratstone Restaurant
  • 13:45 Re-commence for four more individual runs without marker poles
  • 16:30 Tea and cake in the Stratstone Restaurant followed by presentation of certificates
  • 16:50 Exam in the Meeting Room for those requiring upgrading signatures
  • 17:00 Depart from Shelsley Walsh

All you need to do is bring your own road legal car and wear clothing that covers your arms and legs. Do use overalls and gloves if you have them, but they are not compulsory for the driving school.

Crash helmets are required but will be provided free of charge to those who do not have their own. If you choose to bring your own helmet, it must be to the current MSA specifications.

The cost is just £190 (which includes breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and refreshments throughout the day), plus an extra £50 if you require the licence upgrade option. MAC members can claim a £10 discount per driving school. Guests are welcome at a cost of £30 to cover food and refreshments throughout the day.

Those who have entered a driving school are also eligible to have a guaranteed acceptance of a Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb entry. You must nominate which event you would like to use this for. This offer is subject to minimum licence requirements being met and a completed hill climb entry form and fee received by the closing date for that meeting.

The ‘Best Pupil of the Year’ will win a drive in a Radical SR3RS Sports Car. The winner for the day at each school will win a free competitive entry to a MAC event (either at Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb, or one of our Sprint venues). The Most Improved and Best Novice at each school will win a £20 voucher for entries.

 

The dates for the 2017 driving schools are:

25th April

23rd May

20th June

1st August

5th September

 

Please click the dates above to visit the event pages and book your place, or if you would prefer to download a PDF copy of the entry form please click here