Inspiration

Motorsport

Gear up for some wild life in the Yorkshire countryside, where you'll find fast and furious motor sport is thriving amid the natural beauty. The British Automobile Racing Club's Yorkshire Centre at Harewood, on the edge of the Wharfe Valley, runs ten high speed hill climbs each year between April and September at the north's premier hill climb venue. Harewood also hosts two weekends of the British Hillclimb Championship in May and July, and a special competition for Classic and Historic cars in June.

Full throttle

York Motorsports Village (YMSV) is the UK's most exciting indoor race themed leisure facility and proud winners of The Visit York Tourism Awards - Visitor Attraction of the Year 2014. Children from the age of 4 are welcome as there are features designed for all ages!

The thrill of the race at Hull Karting! If you have always wanted to experience the thrill of real motor racing or just want to try something different, come to Hull Karting and have the time of your life. Not only are they one of the largest circuits in the country, but they're the only National Karting Association approved karting centre in Hull and the East Riding.

Harewood speed Hillclimb is a motor racing venue situated North of Leeds, just outside the village of Harewood. It is the longest speed hillclimb course in mainland UK, hosting 12 events each year including 2 rounds of the prestigious MSA British Hillclimb Championship.

Stock Car racing

For those who like a little more contact in their car racing, Yorkshire's stock car racing season runs from May to December.

Speedway

The sight, sound and even the smell of top quality speedway bikes in competitive action are unmistakable and the sport attracts an army of ardent fans. The season runs from March-October season, and Yorkshire has two teams competing in the sport's second tier Premier League for the privilege of joining the Elite.

Croft Circuit is a motor racing circuit located near Dalton-on-Tees in North Yorkshire. The circuit holds meetings of the British Touring Car Championship, British Superbike and Pickup Truck Racing race series. There's nothing quite like driving your own car on an International Racing Circuit. Getting to grips with the tough technical corners, putting your foot down and getting the most out of your car . . . legally! You can do this at one of Croft Circuit's Track Days - so what are you waiting for?

Off Road Thrills

For thrill seekers in search of challenging off-road terrain, try these adventurous experiences:

  • Camp Hill, Kirklington, Near Bedale, North Yorkshire - Visit Camp Hill for an experience to remember - try your hand at Quad Biking or Off Road Segways, among other exciting activities. All set in 300 acres of pure fun.
  • Live For Today, Harrogate, North Yorkshire - Not only have Live For Today got the best buggies and the most experienced and fun instructors, but they also have a fun filled exciting off-road course, filled with fast straights and mud filled drifting corners!
  • Moto Mania Trax Ltd, Knaresborough, North Yorkshire - Offering adult and junior quad biking experiences at three tracks based around York and Harrogate and are able to offer a wide variety of other outdoor pursuits including paint balling, shooting, climbing wall and archery.
  • North of England Activity Centre, Rufforth, York - Lots of different activities to take part in here, including an exciting off-road driving course with steep gradients, water gullies and mud swamps, designed to test both novice and experience drivers alike.
  • Yorkshire Outdoors, Felixkirk, Thirsk, North Yorkshire - From 4x4 off road driving days to bouncing over extreme terrain on a quad bike or trying an off road segway, there's a whole range of white-knuckle experiences to try. Experience the full thrill of driving an adventure buggy. Enjoy driving over hills and woodland trails, or get down and dirty racing along muddy tracks.
  • ukLANDROVERevents, North Yorkshire
    See stunning Yorkshire whilst enjoying a 4x4 day with ukLANDROVERevents. 4x4 Experience Days offer a tour of the North York Moors by 4x4 with an experienced guide/instructor alongside you. Or a 4x4 Tuition Session overlooking the sea at Robin Hood's Bay makes a great day out. Events and holidays are also available for those with their own Land Rover, and we gladly welcome overseas visitors to Yorkshire and beyond in their own 4x4."
  • For a thrill adventure head to Pole Position Indoor Karting in Leeds. The Arena in Leeds cost over £½M to develop and has taken indoor karting circuit design to another level.The 580m long high spec tarmac circuit is the longest indoor circuit in Yorkshire and incorporates tunnels, bridges, elevated pit areas and an underpass - making it a totally unique driving experience and an impressive place to be