The 17th Gravity Grand Prix will be held in Cookham Dean on Sunday 15th September 2024.  We will be inviting entries from 1st March 2024

It is a fun event run by The Cherry Pickers of Cookham Dean to raise money for charities, mainly the Thames Valley Air Ambulance. The course will be from the junction of Church Road and Spring Lane to Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Up to thirty karts will compete for a variety of prizes. 

Themed karts will be encouraged since they provide the most interest to spectators.


NOTE: No team can win more than one prize (even though they may deserve it) with the exception of any additional prize resulting from the timed runs.



The Gravity Grand Prix is intended to be a free family fun day for the benefit of local residents. It is held at the end of the summer so that it gives families and individuals a project throughout the long summer months. 

The popularity and fun of the event means that it’s a great platform to raise money for good causes. This year, once again, we have a target of £15,000 (we’ve already raised over £170,000 during the previous years)! And remember it’s all done for charity. All of us involved in running it are volunteers.  

As an entrant, you can help to reach our target in three easy ways: 

Ask your family and friends to sponsor your kart, recognising all the effort you are putting into building it and then running it on the day!  You will receive a sponsorship form from us when you apply to enter.  We ask that each team set themselves a minimum target for sponsorship,  Although this is not a condition of entry, Some teams have raised as much as £2,000.

Get a company to sponsor your kart. For an additional £50 (special discounted rate) entrants can have their own banner displayed along the Course and be mentioned by the event commentator throughout the afternoon.  It is also a fun day for your supporters.  Entering a kart can also be a good team building exercise and you can even raise money by selling advertising space on your kart or helmet.

Different positions are available (please check with us for the rates).  Thousands will see it!