The 15th Gravity Grand Prix will be held in Cookham Dean on Sunday 11th September 2022. 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.
Spirit of the Event - This top prize will be awarded by the organisers to the team which in their opinion best reflects the fun and sporting nature of the event.
The Peter Bartlett Memorial Award - Founders Trophy
Fastest single time on the day 1st 2nd 3rd
Best engineered kart 1st 2nd 3rd
Best novelty kart 1st 2nd 3rd
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.
HOW TO ENTER
Read the Information provided on this website
Complete the Entry Form on this website
The entry fee is £50 *
For an additional £50 (a 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 space on your kart or helmet.
Please Note: Numbers are limited to 30, on a first come first served basis.
Enjoy the day!
HOW TO RAISE MONEY
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:
- Get sponsors for your kart
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.
- Corporate Entry
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.
- Sell or buy advertisement space in our Event Guide
Different positions are available (please check with us for the rates). Thousands will see it!