Racing Starts At 1.00pm.
Crowd Starts Arriving Around Midday
The Gravity Grand Prix is an annual fun and fund raising event that has taken place in the Village of Cookham Dean in Berkshire since 2007. It's a downhill race driven just by gravity and it has proved to be very, very popular amongst the 2,000 or so spectators who come to see it and experience the thrill and spectacle of the day.
So far we've had 16 fantastically successful years, during which we have been very proud to have raised over £200,000 for our designated charity, the Thames Valley Air Ambulance and other local causes. It's become a really fun afternoon that can be watched, free, by all the family whilst we do all sorts of things to raise money and create enjoyment. The amazing bonus is the ingenuity of the karts that have been built. They are something to behold, as you will see from the above slideshow and the video on the next page of this website.
This year's event will took place in Cookham Dean on Sunday 10th September 2023, and was our 16th annual running , with only a gap in 2020 because of Covid-19. If you are thinking of entering a kart in 2024, put your thoughts into action now by checking how you can do this on the Information Pack page of this website. We are certain that you will have a really fun time in building your kart and the thrill in taking part will lift your spirits. The atmosphere alone will make your skin tingle and being cheered on by more than 2,000 spectators will make all your efforts so worthwhile!
In 2023 a bumper crowd crowd turned out on what was a very pleasant September afternoon to see the 16th annual race and the spectacle of all the novelty karts taking part in The Gravity Grand Prix. Many facilities were also there to be enjoyed. These included the food stalls, our famous beer and wine tent, as well as the fare available from the local pubs along the Course. There was also the funfair attraction for the children.
Now check the pages of this website to see what you can do this year to share in the action!
The Spirit of the Event (Main Prize)
The Teakie Tea Pot - Cookham Dean School
The Peter Bartlett Memorial Award -Founders Trophy
Super Trinity Kart - Holy Trinity School, Cookham
Best Engineered Kart
1st Wow It's a Camel - Jon Savage
2nd One 4 the Road - Matt Buy
3rf Chariot of Ozymandies - Peter Kittoe
Best Novelty Kart
1st Minions - Cameron Makie-Smith
2nd Wow It's a Camel - Jon Savage
3rd Pirate - The Thames Valley Adventure Playground
1st Acceleramous - Richard Burton - 1:07
2nd One 4 the Road - Matt Buy - 1:08