Piaggio Ape and Karting Racing
Enjoy the thrill of a Piaggio Ape, combined with high-octane karting action on this fantastic racing experience in Hertfordshire. The zippy three-wheeled motors have been an Italian icon since 1949 and they've now been upgraded to racing spec to reach up to 35mph. Get started with an introduction to driving the Ape, then split into teams of two and enjoy a few practise laps to get a feel for the controls. Then it's race time! Like a proper Le Mans start, drivers sprint across the track, before hopping into the Ape and zooming around the circuit, pausing at the pits half way through to switch drivers. Next up is karting. Make like Lewis Hamilton and embark on a race to the finish line. Points from both races are combined to crown the winning team!
- Experience the unique thrill of Piaggio Ape racing at Rye House
- Speed around the circuit in a go-kart
- All on a brilliant 1km circuit where Lewis Hamilton started out
- Exclusive to Red Letter Days
- Availability Description
Runs on weekends and weekdays, at least one date every two months. Dates for 2019: Sunday 23rd June from 6pm, Sunday 7th July 6pm, Wednesday 24th July 7pm, Thursday 8th August 7pm, Sunday 19th August 6pm, Sunday 8th September 6pm and Wednesday 18th September 7pm.
- Participant Guidelines
Minimum age is 16. Minimum height is 4'6'' and maximum is 6'6''. Maximum weight is 18 stone. This experience isn't suitable for anyone with a back or neck complaint or for pregnant women.
Racing might be cancelled or curtailed in extreme weather conditions (e.g. snow, ice, heavy rain or high winds) which would make driving at speed dangerous.
Lasts around two and a half hours in total, with 25 minutes in the Ape and 30 minutes karting per participant.
- Numbers on the Day
Participants are split into teams of two and up to 10 teams race on the day.
- Dress Code
A racing suit and helmet are provided. Wear flat shoes. Scarves cannot be worn when driving.
- Other Info
The Ape is shared between two participants, with one driver at a time. Participants have their own kart to race for the full 30 minutes.