By BigDaveK Sunday 1 July 2018

Go-Karting is an exhilarating sport for people of all ages to enjoy. However, many are missing out from the action due to the stigma that surrounds racing and safety. The truth is that go-karting is not only an enjoyable sport, but one that is also extremely safe for kids and adults alike. Every aspect of safety is taken into consideration, and today’s karts and tracks are safer than ever, meaning kids can have the absolute best time around the track without any worry.


There are different karts available for kids and adults, ensuring kids are in a kart appropriate for their size. The karts at TeamKarting for children have several safety features, including seatbelts, a roll bar and 360-degree impact protection system. The engines are also smaller than adult ones, going at a slower speed. Children will also never race at the same time as adults.

In addition to a suitable kart, all racers must have a helmet, race suit and gloves, all provided by us at TeamKarting.


The karts are built with safety at the forefront of design, but like all sports, there are still other elements to be observed on the track. Before setting off, there is a mandatory safety briefing conducted by one of our Track Officials, who will always be on hand to answer any questions or address any concerns. Track Officials are observant and know exactly what to watch for out on the track with a trained eye for racing safety.

How one performs on the track is still important and is key to climbing the racing career ladder. Many competitions offer cash prizes and even sponsorships which can see a quicker progression. Ultimately, it’s skill and dedication that brings success. This is why it is so important for young racers not to become too disillusioned with the expenditure of participating in this exciting sport, and Team Karting want to help.


Then it’s time for the action! Kids will love zooming around in their go-karts while parents look on. Track Officials will always be watching to ensure things are running smoothly and that everyone is having a blast.

The fun that’s to be had is inclusive too, and something for everyone to enjoy. Sandro, one of our track regulars who is living with autism, first started coming to our track when he was eight when his dad brought him to try something new. Now 11, he has progressed into a superstar at TeamKarting, even becoming an ambassador to help show others that anyone can enjoy karting.

Sandro said of his first time karting: “The staff are friendly and put you at ease. They are there to make sure that you have some fun and enjoy the experience of speed!”

Sandro’s dad said that he knew his son was interested in the sport but wanted to make sure that it was done in an appropriate, protective environment. He said: “Following on from Sandro’s love of all things wheels and the small electric ride-ons which he had now grown out of, we thought it would be best to let him have his first taste of the thrills of a real engine in the right environment, on purpose made equipment and wearing the right safety gear. Despite the excitement of go-karting, we noticed how at ease and calm Sandro was, and that was reassuring. Out on the track they quickly learn to control the power, and respect the speed, each other as well.”


No detail of safety is spared, giving both kids and parents reassurance that this is a great sport to take up that not only has a lot of protection involved, but is also beneficial to children as it helps improve hand-eye coordination and self-esteem. No prior experience is necessary either. Just show up, adhere to the rules and get ready for one amazing experience that will be talked about again and again.

TeamKarting are proud to offer an exciting sport that is also very safe for kids to get involved with. Go-karting for kids in Rochdale has never been more thrilling, and with several different options just for kids, it’s never been easier to get involved. Check out our page on Kids Karting (https://teamkarting.co.uk/kids-karting) for more information on racing, parties and events just for kids and to book a session.

If you’ve got kids, make their next birthday party a karting party. Give us a call today and we can talk you through the options and availability.

You should also check out our dedicated party page, here.

See you at the finish line guys!