Absolutely Leisure, the charity organisation which provides affordable leisure and entertainment pursuits such as Go Karting, Laser Combat, and gyms, has partnered with its latest go-karting venue in Milton Keynes which will enable the company to spread its community work further across the county.
The organisation will be working in partnership with Formula Fast, a multi-award winning, family-founded go-karting company and home to one of the biggest single-level indoor circuits in the UK. Formula Fast are also sole hosts of the British Rental Kart Championship – the official UK qualifying series for the Kart World Championship.
David Brind, Group Manager at Absolutely Leisure said, “We’re really excited to be adding this venue to our portfolio of Absolutely Leisure partnerships. Formula Fast are well established as one of the UK’s top operators, and the team have a great reputation for delivering a warm and professional service. Their first-class facility in Milton Keynes is consistently ranked as one of Milton Keynes’ and Buckinghamshire’s top destinations. It is an asset to our group.”
Absolutely Leisure last year announced the launch of its foundation, Absolutely Together, a specific framework which works with youngsters who have special needs and disabilities, underprivileged youth and elderly people facing isolation. As part of the foundation, the company runs a program at its Absolutely Karting Maidenhead track, providing school children who have a disability with Go-Karting sessions in their dual seat kart.
“Absolutely Together is committed to not only providing people with memorable leisure experiences, but also supporting local communities by offering its facilities to local charities by providing subsidised or free, entertainment activities. The partnership with Formula Fast will allow us to help more people and groups by expanding our offering to Milton Keynes and the surrounding region and also building on the work that Formula Fast already do.” David added.
Formula Fast currently runs an Access Karting Scheme which will now come under the Absolutely Together umbrella, enabling those with limited mobility, learning difficulties, and other special requirements to have the opportunity to experience the thrill of karting for themselves. They can enjoy a safe experience whether that is through driving themselves, or riding with an instructor in a state-of-the-art 270cc Dual Control, two-seater kart.
Formula Fast owner Phil Stanley said, “We’re thrilled to announce our partnership with Absolutely Leisure. Having recently celebrated our fifth anniversary in Milton Keynes, our young team have accomplished a lot in a short space of time, but we always look for ways to grow the business, and in particular what we can offer for disadvantaged individuals and groups. This unique partnership with Absolutely Leisure – who share the same values and ambitions as us – will enable us to achieve even more and we’re looking forward to some exciting times ahead.”
Renowned for attention to detail and kart parity, Formula Fast MK boasts a fast and flowing circuit with a technical inner sector for great overtaking. It was recently inducted into the TripAdvisor Hall of Fame after being awarded the Certificate of Excellence for the fifth year running, and the track has been endorsed as one of the best indoor go karting circuit tracks in the country.