Karting: The Perfect Stag Do Activity?

September 20, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
The days of Stag Do’s being a day down the boozer getting three sheets to the wind are increasingly becoming a thing of the past as the emphasis shifts towards going on an activity day and taking part in some adrenaline soaked action. The most popular Stag activity is undoubtedly Go Karting and the popularity of this rip-roaring pursuit has skyrocketed in the last few years, with new venues popping up all across the UK. Stag Parties are definitely benefitting from the calibre and vast number of circuits available and karting is often seen as the perfect activity for a Stag group as it combines exhilarating action with a memorable day full of banter.

When it comes to organising a Stag Do, things are never easy and when Thomas Barstow was given the dubious honour of being best man at his friends wedding, he feared the worst in terms of the Stag Do falling flat, “Everybody was really keen on Go Karting and I knew it was up to me to book the event but I dreaded the thought because my organisational skills are non-existant!” explains Thomas with regard to the predicament that he faced, “I ended up trawling the internet and was immensely relieved when I came across a website called Karting Nation which had over 75 Karting tracks across the UK, which was ideal because our Stag Group was travelling from all over and this allowed us to pick a more centralised location. So, I gave them a ring and they explained how they deal with Stag Groups all the time and booked me on to one of their Team Challenge Packages which, I have to say, was absolutely awesome” recalls Thomas with a palpable sense of relief.

Karting is understandably a popular Stag Party pursuit due to the sheer thrills, spills and exhilaration that it represents. Robert Goodliffe who is the Marketing Director for the UK’s leading supplier of Karting events, Karting Nation, explains why he believes this to be the case, “Karting is increasingly mainstream for Stag Groups because it really is obscenely exhilarating! Some of the karts are capable of 70mph and when you are just a few inches from the floor, this feels twice as fast!” states Goodliffe, “Not only that though, the standard of circuits has gone through the the roof. For example, we have a venue in Sunderland that has a 1200m track which is simply stunning and wouldn’t look out of place holding F1 events! Here at Karting Nation, we are delighted to be the UK’s premier provider of Karting events whether it is for Stag Do’s, Birthdays, Corporate Events or just a rip-roaring day out. As we have over 75 circuits across the UK, our level of service and choice is simply unparalleled in the industry and we are adding affiliate venues to our list at an exponential rate,” concludes Goodliffe.

Karting will no doubt tighten its grasp on the Stag Party market as the number and standard of venues improves. With Karting Nation offering unprecedented choice both in terms of venues and types of race, Stag Do’s party goers have never had it so good!