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Experience a high-speed adrenaline buzz like no other with this exciting Bobsleigh experience.
The purpose of bobsleighing is very simple, you race the sleigh down a steep hill as quickly as possible.
A team of people begin at the top of a hill, where, from a standing start they push the bobsleigh along, gaining momentum as they go and then jumping on board the sleigh as it hurtles down the track at break-neck speeds, twisting and turning before then crossing the finishing line.
The beauty of this experience is you don’t need to head to an Olympic luge track to try this adrenaline-fuelled winter sport. In fact, you don’t even need any ice. Instead, a purpose built track has been designed with a wheeled sleigh which is affixed to a track (similar to an athletics track) with grooves, ensuring you stay safely on course.
On the day, a high performance coach will guide you through all the essential skills and strategies required to get you started and to ensure your safety. You'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. 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 before being put to the test on the timed runs.
This bobsleigh experience is the perfect gift for any extreme sports enthusiast who has a love for speed.
This experience is available on selected, limited, weekend dates, throughout the year, subject to a minimum group size being met.
Please allow 2 hours at the site.
There will be up 19 other people on the day.
You are welcome to bring family and friends to watch you take part in this activity.
The minimum age for this expereince is 15 years old.
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.
This is for a voucher entitling the holder to any of the activities supplied by Activity Superstore up to the value stated.
This was a fantastic opportunity to have a go at a sport that I've always wanted to have a go at. We were very well looked after by the very professional staff and had a lot of fun
When did your experience take place? 22nd January 2017
What was the name of the venue where your experience took place? Sports village, university of Bath
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
No I do not recommend this product.
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
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
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
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.