Startline 3rd Gear




Instructed by:

Julie Murphy's Driving School


If you've completed the 2nd Gear Experience, or have clutch control experience - go on to complete the final course in the programme!

The ultimate experience to get ahead before you have your first on-the-road lesson. Learn just as you would when turning 17, introducing the most important routine: Mirror, Signal, Manoeuvre. Get more miles under your belt and practise those skills you have already learnt. 

LIMITED spaces available for under 14's. Please call the office to guarantee a time and space for ages 12-13. Otherwise we may need to rearrange your booking. 



  • Set up to simulate real road conditions with roundabouts, lanes, traffic lights, speed zones and stop junctions
  • Entire course lasts approximately 1 hour 30 mins
  • A 70 minute 1 to 1 driving lesson set on the race circuit
  • DVSA approved Instructors, all CRB registered
  • Dual Controlled cars
  • Controlled speeds
  • Minimum height of students; 4’8
  • Timings of courses are approximate
  • Available to book for a particular date or to buy as a gift voucher valid for 12 months from date of purchase
  • Please do not wear slip on shoes or shoes that have thick soles

Course Details

  • Safety briefing and introduction
  • Practise Mirror, Signal, Manoeuvre routine when: Moving off, Stopping, Reversing, Changing Speed
  • Improve confidence in changing up and down the gears, dealing with roundabouts and traffic lights and planning for changes of speed limits
  • Learn the correct way to emergency stop
  • Learn how to turn the car around with a turn in the road
  • Go over the basics learnt in the advance course before continuing to get more miles under your belt and practice of those driving test manoeuvres!
  • Debrief with your instructor, driving analysis sheet and certificate presentation at the Castle Combe Winners' Podium
  • Assessment sheets to take to your instructor when you start lessons


  • Driving Experiences can either be bought for a specific date or as an open voucher
  • All vouchers are valid for 12 months from the date of purchase
  • Delivered in an attractive Gift Pack

There are three levels of Startline Under 17s Courses, available from beginner to experienced (1st Gear, 2nd Gear and 3rd Gear). 

'The Three Course Bundle' is all three courses available to book together saving you 15%, for more information and to book click here.

Good news! This activity also goes towards The Duke of Edinburgh Award. Find out more:

Why book with Castle Combe Circuit?

*Subject to change



    If you are suffering from Covid please do not attend and rebook

    Face masks may be required from time to time so please bring one just in case

    Cars will be cleaned between each pupil




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