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Racing in Santa Pod Raceway, Podington, East England United Kingdom

Race Season:
January-November
Wellingborough lies on the north side of the River Nene, at 18 km/11 mi away from the county town of Northampton. The climate here like in the rest of the British Isles, is classified as oceanic, with cool summers and mild winters.

Santa Pod Raceway that is situated in Podington, was formely an American airbase during the World War II. In 1966, it opened as the first permanent drag racing venue in Europe. Nowadays, Santa Pod Raceway is with no doubt, the fastest motorsport on earth, with impressive race action from dragsters and door slammers to beetles and bikes. Santa Pod hosts both the first and last round of the FIA and FIM/UEM European Drag Racing Championship. But that is not all, it also hosts a vast number of motorsport events during the race season, that lasts from January to November.

There is something to cover all interests! Fast Show and USC, the Jap Shows and Run What You Brung, are some of the events that take place here. Furthermore, the site provides with a number of facilities and services, including free parking, showers, camping and an area for kids. It should be mentioned that pets are not allowed on the spot, due to the loud noise of the racing. Last but not least, it is advisable to wear ear protection when you are close to the track, especially children.

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Wellingborough
11.2km/7mi, 18mins
Head northeast on Church St/A5128 to Herriotts Ln. Take the second left onto Park Rd/A5128. Take 1st right onto Alma St/A5128. Turn right onto Cannon St/A5128. Continue along Victoria Rd Go through one roundabout. Turn right onto Midland Rd. Take 1st left onto A5193. Slight left at Castle Way/A5193. Turn left into London Rd/A5193. Continue to follow the London Rd. Go through one roundabout. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit to Gipsy Ln/B570. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit in Wollaston Rd/B569. Continue to follow the B569. Turn left at Irchester Rd. Turn left into Hinwick Rd. Continue to Airfield Rd. Turn left. Road restricted
BY AIR
Birmingham International Airport,
109km/67.8miles 1h 15mins drive
BY TRAIN

It is about 16mins from the Wellingborough Railway Station to the Track.

Schools

If you are interested in trying out this amazing sport in this spot press the request button so as to give you more information and prices.

BOOKING REQUEST
Rafting & Wind Tunnel Flying, East England
/ Bedford, East England, United Kingdom

Summer/Autumn 2016-2017

Europe

River Rafting, Wind Tunnel Flying & Outdoor activities in Bedford, United Kingdom.

From June to September. 3 Days – air travel not included.

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Kitesurfing Coaching – Intermediate & Advanced, East Sussex
/ Camber Sands, East Sussex, South East England, United Kingdom

As well as beginner courses we also offer more advanced coaching sessions. Have you ever found that you come back from a session having just cruised up and down without trying out anything new? With an experienced coach by your side to push you and impart their knowledge to aid your progression you will improve quicker than expected! We run both intermediate and advanced coaching days.

Course duration: 3-4 hours

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Kiteboarding 2 Days Lessons, East Sussex
/ Camber Sands, East Sussex, South East England, United Kingdom

The two day course is aimed at complete beginners with the 1st day the same as the 1 day lesson (above). The second day of this course goes on to cover more complex bodydragging techniques, board starts and continuous riding while keeping the power in the kite.100% practical and great as a weekend break.

Course duration: 12 hours total

All included + post course handout pack.

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During weekends the cost of the activity is 240€
SUP Introductory Lessons, East Sussex
/ Camber Sands, East Sussex, South East England, United Kingdom

Brief theory & safety covering the sea / river, weather & local sites

SUP equipment

Stance and Balance

Paddling styles

Paddle strokes & techniques

Board control & steering

Paddle and board stability

Once you have learnt the SUP basics you can progress onto the river tours or wave surfing lesson:

Course Duration: 2 hours

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Wave Surfing Lessons, East Sussex
/ Camber Sands, East Sussex, South East England, United Kingdom

The huge benefit of stand up paddle surfing over regular surfing is that much smaller less steep waves are catchable before they break, and as the boards are much more stable it is easier to pick up. Additionally, as you start in a standing position, there is no popping up onto the SUP, while the paddle can be used for extra stability and drive on the wave.

Camber offers some for stand up paddle surfing with both small and big waves.

Course Duration: 2 hours

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Kitesurfing 3 Days Lessons, East Sussex
/ Camber Sands, East Sussex, South East England, United Kingdom

The first two days of this course follow the same outline as the 1 and 2 day courses (above) and it then offers another full day on the board to really master the board start and go on to controlled edging, upwind riding and turns. If you’re keen to take up the sport we recommend the three day kitesurfing lesson as it gives the time to become confident and independent.

Course duration: 18 hours total

All included + post course handout pack.

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During weekends the cost of the activity is 365€
Kitesurfing 1 Day Lessons, East Sussex
/ Camber Sands, East Sussex, South East England, United Kingdom

The one day kitesurfing course is aimed at complete beginners and a great introduction to the sport. Initially learning the fundamentals and kite control whilst covering safety, site assessments, and kite set ups, then moving into the water for body dragging and self rescue techniques.The course is 90% practical and brilliant fun!!!

Course Duration: 6 hours total.

All included + post course handout pack.

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Kitesurfing 5 Days – Zero to Hero Course, East Sussex
/ Camber Sands, East Sussex, South East England, United Kingdom

Our zero to hero course takes you from a complete beginner to a confident kitesurfer able to continue the sport independently. The first 3 days cover a similar syllabus to the 1, 2 and 3 day kitesurfing courses (above) with the following 2 days moving on to advanced equipment tuning, detailed theory, board control in various conditions & freestyle techniques including basic jumps.

Course duration: 30 hours total

All included + post course handout pack.

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Kite Landboarding Lessons, East Sussex
/ Camber Sands, East Sussex, South East England, United Kingdom

All Equipment, including safety is supplied in the kite landboarding lessons:

Bring a study pair of shoes, sunglasses, sun cream and warm clothing if it is cold.

Post lesson discount vouchers for equipment we offer are available.

Course duration: 4 hours

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Kitesurfing Lessons – Board Control, East Sussex
/ Camber Sands, East Sussex, South East England, United Kingdom

This course is aimed at kitesurfers that have already had some kitesurfing lessons such as a 2 or 3 day course and would like some more tuition to master their board starts and controlled riding. The lesson is 100% practical and the whole time is spent with the board.

Course duration: 5 hours

All included + post course handout pack.

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