Hop onboard get your balance sorted and away you go on your Segway in Milton Keynes! This experience gives you the chance to learn how to ride a personal transporter around this wonderful country estate that is deep in the Buckinghamshire countryside yet just minutes from the centre of bustling Milton Keynes.
On arrival at the family-run Hounslow Hall Estate south west of Milton Keynes you will be greeted by a member of the Segway team. First things first it’s time to sign the paperwork get kitted out with a helmet and optional protective pads before meeting your instructor and the funky little X2 transporter you’ll be riding.
You’ll spend a few minutes learning the basics of Segwaying that’s to say how to start stop and steer on a mini riding session with the machines in ‘training mode’ so you can all get used to the controls. After getting a feel for how the Segway moves and reacts to your body weight along with a few games you’re ready to move on to tackle the purpose-built tracks and paths here in Milton Keynes.
Needless to say by now you’ll have got the hang of this Segway malarky so training mode is well and truly turned off and away you go led by the Segway instructor along the challenging trails around this 800 acre Milton Keynes estate. In actual fact the trails are within a working arable farm so expect to be whizzing past ears of corn and barley waving in the breeze and don’t be surprised if you pass a combine harvester or two.
We would say that being in the middle of a farm estate means you can make as much noise as you like as no-one will hear you but seeing as these nifty personal transporters are battery powered there’s no loud engine or exhaust sound making it the perfect mode of transport to keep the indigenous flora and fauna happy. Having said that despite that ‘middle of nowhere’ feel it is still really easy to get to this Segway from Milton Keynes’s centre so it’s a perfect location for all!
It’s also worth mentioning that everyone is allocated their own machine for the duration of the experience so there’s no relay or sharing go on meaning you won’t have time to get bored waiting your turn. Jump on the Segway Milton Keynes’s finest hills and tracks are waiting to be discovered by you and your X2!