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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 Courtyard Restaurant

  • 13:45 Re-commence for four more individual runs without marker poles

  • 16:30 Tea and cake in the Courtyard 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 Motorsport UK specifications.

The cost is just £260 (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 £50 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 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.

Terms & Conditions

Entries cancelled 14 days or more prior to the meeting will be refunded in full less a £15 administration charge. Entries cancelled 5 - 13 days prior to the meeting will be refunded in full less a £35 charge. Entries cancelled less than 5 days prior to the meeting will be refunded 50% of the entry fee. No refund will be available for no shows. If you cannot make your chosen driving school date and tell us at least 10 days before the event, you may change your entry to another school free of charge (subject to availability). There are no transfers available within 10 days of the event date. Organisers reserve the right to cancel the meeting if minimum numbers are not achieved by offering return of fees or transfer to an alternative date. Please note that general car insurance will not cover use on track. If you require cover for your vehicle whilst attending the driving school you will need to arrange “on track” insurance through a specialist motorsport insurer.


I understand that the Midland Automobile Club (Est.1901) Ltd (MAC) will hold by electronic means personal contact details for the administration and promotion of their driving school activities and agree to my own details being recorded in this way for administration and promotion purposes. I also understand and give consent, that my personal contact details may be shared with the appointed photographer covering the driving school so that they can alert me to photographs of my participation in this event should I wish to purchase images. These images may be used by the MAC to promote the driving school or MAC activities. I further understand that from time to time the Midland Automobile Club (Est.1901) Ltd may want to contact me electronically or by post to inform me of future club events, activities, and future developments.

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