Castle Combe Novice Trackday - Club Exclusive

Track days
Tue 4th May 2021


Please call the office on 01873 777303 or email [email protected](link sends e-mail)to be added to the reserve list for this event.



Tuesday 4th May 2021

What:           Exclusive Lotus 7 Club “Novices Day” – with extended novice-friendly briefing session and extensive (free of charge) one-to-one instruction on the open Castle Coombe Circuit.

Where:         Castle Combe is located close to the M4 motorway, some five miles west of Chippenham in Wiltshire.  Further details can be found at 

As a result of the coronavirus we will continue to implement safety precautions at our trackdays for your protection including the following;

Signing on and registration will be online and via email before the event.

Briefing will be conducted outside and/or in small groups.

Check in and checking drivers’ licences will be carried out safely on the day.

Social distancing guidelines will apply throughout the event.

Helmet hire will probably not be available.

Passengers should be in the same bubble as the driver.

If you book an additional driver you must bring sanitiser and sanitise your car between driver changes.

We ask that you do not bring spectators to minimise the number of people at the circuit.

We will amend these precautions as the situation with the virus changes and confirm in the events final instructions that are emailed to participants.

Following the success of the last two “Novice Trackdays’” we are delighted to offer the chance to participate, early in the 2021 trackday season, in a similar event at Castle Combe - a very popular Lotus 7 Club venue.

This Club-exclusive event is aimed specifically at members who class themselves as a novice or newcomer, or those who may be in need of a comprehensive refresh after a substantial period away from any track activity.  It will be ideal for those who want to get on track with the Club in a friendly, supportive and structured environment, at a safe and well-equipped venue and on a circuit that offers lots of space, has an easy-to-learn layout and sufficient technical challenge to match growing levels of confidence as the day goes on.

As a result of the success of novice events in recent years we have provided for a significant number of participants this year – up to 27 cars – whilst maintaining a superb ‘instructor to driver’ ratio.  Following the extended briefing session, track activity will start with members divided into groups, with no more than nine cars on track at any one time and with pre-allocated instructor slots.  Later in the day we will move to a controlled Open Pit Lane approach – though still with a limit to the number of cars on track and plenty of one-to-one instruction being available throughout. The day is subject to a 100dB(A) noise limit measured statically prior to starting track activities. 

The cost to participate is set at £199 for a car and main driver; an additional driver (who must be a Club member) will cost £65 and passengers will be welcome at £5 per head.

This will be a fantastic day that will take you through the formal steps, allow you to gain experience, build confidence and set you up for more trackday events. 

Places are limited so early booking is recommended!

Links to Trackday Safety Requirements and Recommendations (TSSR) and Third Party Insurance are here

All drivers must be members of the Lotus Seven Club.