Completing my Bucket List

4×4 Off Road Driving

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Last weekend I headed along to Knockhill, Motorsports centre, to cross 4X4 Off Road Driving off my bucket list.  This was an an experience booked through Buy A Gift.

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Buyagift is the UK’s leading provider of experience days. If you’re looking for a unique birthday gift or an extra special Christmas present, or just a novel way to mark your own special occasion then Buyagift offers an exceptional choice from which to select. By purchasing a gift experience for your friend or loved one you are not just giving them a thoughtful present, but also a wealth of memories to enjoy for years to come. A unique Buyagift experience day really is the gift that keeps on giving. From helicopter flying and cookery lessons to supercar driving, Buyagift have everything that you could possibly need to make someone’s special occasion absolutely unforgettable. With over 4,500 experiences to choose from, you are sure to find the perfect gift for even the most discerning loved one, whether they’re an aspiring gourmet or a high-flying thrill-seeker.

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Get off the beaten track and negotiate some of the highest climbs and steepest drops safely and confidently in control of a luxury 4 wheel drive Jeep. Our 4×4 instructors are some of the best in the country and will help you test your precision and your bravery driving our naturally rugged and challenging terrain. Be prepared for some good clean muddy fun.Exact itineraries vary with location but as a guide your experience will include: 

When I arrived at Knockhill, myself and two others were taken first for our safety briefing, and an introduction to the principles of 4×4 driving.

Next our instruction took us round the course on a few laps to show us how it should be done.

Then it was my turn.  As it was my first time driving an automatic car, it took a little bit of time putting trust in the vehicle when going down a hill without my foot on the break.

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Even though I was driving at a very slow pace, my heart was racing the whole time as I drove up and down very steep hills, up the side of ramps, through water and over ice.

I had around 30 minutes behind the wheel before handing over to the other drivers.  I have to admit, it was scarier putting my  trust in other people, than it was myself.

Once we’d finished I was presented with my off road driving certificate.

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I’d highly recommend this experience to anyone who loves driving.

I look forward to trying many more experiences through Buy A Gift.  On the website you can filter by categories, area and budget.  Exactly what you need for finding the perfect gift experience.

 

 

 

 

 

**Buy a Gift provided me this experience in exchange for this post, but as always all opinions are my own**

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