YoungDrive! is the perfect Christmas gift for aspiring young drivers who can’t wait to get behind the wheel. Experienced instructors put them through their paces in a stunning Mini ONE, teaching the basics of clutch control and gear changing while reaching speeds of up to 40mph in a safe, controlled environment.
A YoungDrive! lesson lasts around two-and-a-half hours and includes:
– Introduction and classroom briefing
– In-car briefing on controls
– Moving off and stopping
– Steering through cone configurations
– Clutch Control and its purpose
– Changing gears
– Building up speed and steady driving (up to 40mph) on closed-off sections of the circuit
– Students rotate driving and watching from the rear seat
– Debrief and certificate presentation
– Photo opportunity
– Q and A for parents and students
I went along with my son for his 11th birthday present and found the entire experience extremely well put together. As an F1 fan my son was very excited to be driving on a part of the Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit and although nervous at the start he quickly relaxed and found his confidence with his instructor calmly taking him through each step. I was amazed at how quickly he mastered the slalom course and how smoothly he was able to pull away and stop. The experience certainly left him beaming from ear to ear and that is why I think this is the ultimate Christmas gift for kids!
YoungDrive! is available at Brands Hatch in Kent, Snetterton in Norfolk, Oulton Park in Cheshire and Bedford Autodrome on selected dates throughout the year. Full details are available at www.msvdrivinggifts.com/youngdrive
YoungDrive! gift vouchers are £85 and are valid for 12 months. Bookings made before the end of the year will also receive a FREE ticket to the British Superbike or British Touring Car Championship worth up to £34!
YoungDrive! Plus is also available for £109 at Brands Hatch, Oulton Park and Snetterton, offering an advanced option for those who have already completed YoungDrive! with additional manoeuvres and faster speeds.