Where is it?

    • Hermits Hill
    • Burghfield Common
    • Reading
    • RG7 3YG

Burghfield Boxkart Bash takes place on the Reading Road (also known as Hermits Hill) between Burghfield Common and Burghfield. The  start point is at the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association  Headquarters and the end point at The Hatch.

By Car

Parking is located in the field at the corner of Sulhamstead Road and Clay Hill Road. Approximate postcode for Sat Nav RG30 3SE.

There is a £3 parking charge which, of course, goes to charity.

Disabled parking is on the corner of James Lane and Reading Road.

By Public Transport

Bus No 2/2a from Reading to Mortimer stops near the start and the end of the course.

By Bike

Bike parking is available at The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association HQ and The Hatch.  Please be aware that the road will be closed, so you will  need to dismounted and walk for Guide Dogs.

Can I bring my dog?

Yes, well behaved dogs on leads are welcome. We will have water available for 4 legged friends at the bars, but please be aware that the pavements will be very crowded with thousands of people.

I live on Hermits Hill, will I have access during the event?

The Road will be closed from 9am until 6pm. If you think you will need to leave your house during the day then please arrange to have your car parked on James Lane, Reading Road prior to the road closure, we are aware than emergencies do happen – and if you desperately need to leave your property by car during racing, please contact the number you have been provided and give the team time to stop the race, ensure the course is clear of karts, move the race obstacles and escort your vehicle through the course.

…and finally

Despite the Burghfield Santas (the Organisers) taking all reasonable precautions, box karting can be dangerous and unavoidable incidents can happen. You attend at your own risk and take full responsibility for your own safety, any and all persons attending with you under the same booking(s). The Organisers, the Sponsors and the Local Council accept no responsibility whatsoever or howsoever caused for any damage, loss, or injury to any equipment, person or persons (as an organiser, volunteer, spectator or entrant) and/or property.

  • PLEASE follow the instructions of the Marshals; they are there for your safety.
  • NEVER stand in Prohibited Areas, escape roads, or attempt to cross the course with a kart approaching or against the instruction of a Marshal.
  • PLEASE use the official car parks. Parking on roadside grass verges may result in a Parking Ticket being issued by the Police and could also prohibit emergency access.
  • CHILDREN SHOULD ALWAYS be accompanied by an adult who should be responsible for their behaviour.
  • PLEASE be aware that this is not the Mediterranean and the weather could be unpredictable. Please dress accordingly with adequate clothing & footwear on the day.
  • DO NOT block access roads or double park, they may be needed by Rescue Units in an emergency.
  • ALWAYS stand on the crowd side of barriers, DO NOT sit children on top of pedestrian fencing, or protrude limbs through the barriers.
  • DO NOT light fires or any BBQ. They can cause major fires as straw will be present.
  • SMOKING is prohibited unless in a designated smoking area.
  • DOGS are welcome, however, please keep them on the lead and under control. Please clear up after them.
  • TAKE YOUR LITTER HOME. We all want to come back again next year and the event is staffed entirely by volunteers that will need to collect your rubbish before the road can be re-opened.
  • AND FINALLY. The event takes place with the consent of West Berkshire Council and the Residents on route. Please do not do anything to damage the good relationship we have with the people concerned.