12:00PM, Saturday 21 July 2018
A go-kart centre in Maidenhead has developed a new kart for special needs and disabled children.
Absolutely Karting Maidenhead has built a new dual-seated kart, thanks to a £6,000 grant from the Openwork Foundation, which helps children develop coordination and spatial awareness skills.
David Brind of Absolutely Leisure said: “We believe that go-karting is an experience for everyone so we want to make it more accessible.
“Due to the adaptability of the additional kart we will be able to let them have a go at driving or control the pedals or steering wheel, allowing them to feel the thrill and enjoy a safe racing experience.”
Free monthly sessions will run on Saturday mornings at the site in Howarth Road.
Children from the age of eight will be driven by a trained member of staff at the sessions,
The future aim is to allow parents and carers to take to the wheel and drive their own children around the tracks.
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