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Bobsleigh for Four
Bobsleigh for Four
Bobsleigh for Four
Bobsleigh for Four

Bobsleigh for Four

Tackle this exciting challenge!

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Valid until: 01/12/2017

3.53.5 | 4 Reviews

2 of 3 (67 %) reviewers recommend this product

You are welcome to bring family and friends to watch you take part in this activity.

Product code: MFIT

£389

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Description

What is Bobsleigh? Put simply, it's two or four members trying to get a bobsleigh down to the bottom of an icey track as quick as possible. It begins by pushing the bob off the start and everyone quickly getting in. This is the most important part of the run as a lot of time can be lost. During an Olympic run the bob can achieve speeds approaching 90mph and the passengers can pull up to 6g in the corners! The same as Formula 1 cars! Once in, the crew keep their heads down, forming a compact surface with minimum drag until they reach the end, when they can finally catch their breath.

On the day the high performance coaches will guide you through the all essential start skills and strategies required for the 'Formula One' of ice sports to make your experience exhilarating, fun, and safe. We'll focus on the most crucial aspect of the race, which is pushing the bob off the start and getting in as quickly as possible. The session starts with an introduction to the simulated bob run, then it's a thorough safety briefing. Once you are kitted out with your protective helmet, it's out to the track to learn the sport and techniques used. You will have a trial run on the 'start facility' first built for athletes to train for the Salt Lake City Olympics. And since then has been instrumental in developing the GB World Champion women's bob team and Gold, Silver and Bronze Olympic medals for the GB women bob skeleton athletes. The start facility is a true replica and although it is not on ice, you can achieve speeds of up to 30 mph (total track length is approximately 60m - this is not a full length track and there will be up to 3 other participants in the bobsleigh with you). You will have a chance to get plenty of practice on 2 and 4 man, before being put to the test on the timed runs.

Key Information

When can you go?

This experience is available on selected, limited, weekend dates, throughout the year, subject to a minimum group size being met.

How long does this activity last?

Allow 2 hours at the site.

You need to know

The minimum age is 15 years.

General fitness is required. This is not suitable if pregnant or for persons who suffer from epilepsy, fits, heart conditions, diabetics or old leg or arm injuries. You may be requested to sign a self declaration form of general fitness.

No experience or qualifications are necessary.

This is for a voucher entitling the holder to any of the activities supplied by Activity Superstore up to the value stated.

You and how many others?

There will be up 16 other people on the day.

Family and friends

You are welcome to bring family and friends to watch you take part in this activity.

Locations

  • South West - Somerset - Bath

Reviews

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Verified Purchaser

Bob sleigh

I had this bought for my birthday in september always wanted to have a go on a bob sleigh. Meet some lovely instructors and after meeting Richard i wiuld like to go to Switzerland and have a go on a real bobsleigh with ice.

When did your experience take place? 05/ 2016

What was the name of the venue where your experience took place? Bath univerity

✔ Yes. I recommend this product.

5 Enjoyment
4 Quality of Venue
5 Service

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Verified Purchaser

Bobsleigh Experience - excellent fun

Having always fancied a crack at the sport I was given this as a 50th birthday gift Expecting to be the oldest participant i was suprised that all of us both male and female were of a similar age which made the day all the more enjoyable The facility at bath although not a full run gave an insight as to the skill of the pros and i have to say whilst the group arrived as strangers we left as friends This is an excellent team building activity under the expert guidance of skilled coaches and would thoroughly reccomend it to anyone

When did your experience take place? May 2016

What was the name of the venue where your experience took place? Bath university

✘ No. I do not recommend this product.

5 Enjoyment
4 Quality of Venue
4 Service

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Verified Purchaser

Bobsleigh

The sat nav address was incorrect so we arrived on time rather than early... But other people were very late so after waiting for late comers we all walked over to the ski run them more people turned up even later so the whole thing was shorter than expected and some people had small bored children with them who ran around spoiling it for the spectators and participants who didn't listen to the instructors !! Bit of a shambles all in all

✔ Yes. I recommend this product.

3 Enjoyment
3 Quality of Venue
4 Service

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Verified Purchaser

Could have been better

It was interesting to see how training is given and how discipline has to be adhered to, but the start time was overlapped by people training there, there was too much discussion about themselves and the Olympics and there were too many people taking part in the experience therefore not giving us enough practical experience. The spectators area there was nowhere to sit down and we wasn't of this beforehand until we had walked a long way to the site and no toilet facilities

When did your experience take place? cannot remember date

What was the name of the venue where your experience took place? Bath

✘ No. I do not recommend this product.

3 Enjoyment
3 Quality of Venue
3 Service

Response from Activity Superstore

Scarlett Armstrong - Customer Support - 04/07/2016

I would like to thank you for taking the time to review your experience. I am glad to hear that you found the experience interesting by listening to the training explanation. However, I am sorry to hear that you felt you did not have enough practical experience. I have taken note of these comments and will be using them towards future product development. Your review is very much appreciated.