Our Askham Bryan 4×4 course has been purpose-built and offers a challenging experience for those wishing to improve their driving skills and knowledge. If you’re a total novice, it’s a great way to learn and achieve a basic level of competency for effective 4×4 driving.
Your session will start with introductions, an inspection of and a talk about your vehicle to ensure you understand its capabilities and driving aids, followed by a tour of the course in one of our vehicles with an instructor driving and explaining the different obstacles and how best to approach them. You will then be asked to drive the course under supervision while being given turn-by-turn guidance.
It’s now time to give it a go in your own vehicle. You will learn throttle control, how to use your vehicle’s driving aids and when to use them, and, most importantly, how to use them safely. You will likely get things a little wrong to start with but that’s expected, so don’t be anxious, because, after a while, you will notice an improvement and any anxiety will be replaced with a sense of achievement and enjoyment. Once confident, you will be given the opportunity to recover from a failed hill climb and negotiate side slopes. You will also be given the opportunity to drive the course under your own initiative without any guidance, so you can put to test what you have learned and ask any questions you may have.
We love doing what we do, and we know you want to be able to venture out onto our ancient byways with confidence, and that’s what our 4×4 driving experience is all about.
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Contact [email protected] or call him on 07974 356 516. It’s not a matter of one fits all, Russ will tailor your session to your specific needs and your vehicle’s capabilities.
Leave the A64 at the junction with the A1237 and at the roundabout follow the signs for Askham Bryan College, which will take you onto Askham Fields Lane. Drive past the entrance to the college on the left and watch for the BT depot sign on the right. Immediately after the BT depot is a gated lane, which is the entrance to our 4×4 experience site. Follow the lane to the end (it may be very muddy in places) where we will be waiting for you.