Reading Lake - We are open from June 21 -Covid-19 restrictions apply
Hi 5 are based within the complex at the Reading Lake ( Hotel currently closed for a major refurbishment) just 3 miles from junction 11 of the M4, onsite facilities include a Water Sports centre offering Water-Skiing, Wakeboarding,paddleboarding, Banana rides and open water swimming on our 40 Acre lake.
Our Segway experience takes place around our 1 mile lake perimeter, we also have a practice area with obstacles which can practice on before driving the Segway x 2 off road for the first time.
What to expect – Segways at Reading Lake
Your 40 minute session will start with a safety briefing by your instructor and demonstration of how the Segway works you will then have a period of practice in the training area.
Once you have completed your practice session you will be responsible for the safe riding of your Segway and any behaviour of under 16 year olds that you have signed for.
Once the instructor is satisfied with the group’s ability we will head out around the water sports lake which is 1.2 miles, guilded by your instructor.
We use the Segway PT x2 for our experiences, these machines are designed for the off road driving using the latest technology, these are the ultimate personal transporters and easy to master after a practice session. To move forward on the Segway PT you just push the lean steer frame in the direction you want to go and experience the feeling of gliding across the grass terrain.
To book your Segway experience please call us on 01189 394709 lines open monday to Saturday 10am - 6pm
On the Day – Meeting Point is at the Ski School reception behind the old white farm house in the Hotel complex. Please arrive 10 minutes prior, parking is free.
Participation Guildlines - Covid -19 update June 17th restrictions in place, we have no changing rooms or indoor facilities open at present
Due to the nature of Segway experience off road it is not suitable for people with bad backs, necks, or pregnant women.
Restrictions – You must be over 12 yrs old and 7.2 stone (45 kilos) and under 18.2 stone (118 kilos) for the safe operation of the vehicle.
What to Wear on your Segway Experience
Please wear suitable clothes for an outdoor experience, we suggest long trousers and sleeves with apporiate clothing for the time of year, we suggest gloves and a waterproof coat with boots or trainers for wet weather.
Session Length - You need to allow at 1 hour onsite, this includes riding time 40 mins, signing in, getting kitted up with safety equipment.
Reading Lake – Onsite Facilities
Water Sports Centre - Group Land Based Activities info - www.hi5ski.co.uk
Club House – Toilets – Changing Rooms and Showers - covid -19 restrictions apply
Directions & Contact
Tel 01189 394709
Address – Hi 5 Events – Reading Lake Hotel (Formally Copthorne Hotel) Pingewood, Reading , RG303UN
From M4 Junction 11
Leave the motorway at Junction 11 and take the A33 towards Basingstoke after approx 800yds you will pass a set of traffic lights, keep in the right hand lane and turn right at the next set of lights, mini roundabout turn right again, next left into Kirtons Farm Road signposted Reading Lake Hotel (brown signs) follow the country lane for 3 miles going over the M4 bridge with a lake on the left until you come to a bridge with traffic lights, the hotel is situated 500yds after the bridge on the left.
Please choose a session time first and available dates will show.
Please call us if you require any dates not listed below.
No you don’t need to have any license, just have to be within the age and weight restrictions and physically fit.
No you cannot wear your own, we supply the Helmets which are specific for the activity and undergo regular safety checks. Covid-19 - helmets will be sanitised and not used for 7 days after use.
Yes within reason, if we have extreme rain and groundwater flooding we may have to postpone to another date for safety reasons, in this case you will have the option of re booking at a later date or a full refund.
Yes although after a practice session we will be going off around the lake. Covid-19 restrictions- spectators will watch from a designated area.
Restrictions -You must be over 12 years old and be over 7.2 stone (45 kilos) and not weight over 18.2 (115 kilos) for the safe operation of the Segway.
Anyone between 12 years old and 16 years old must be accompanied by an adult on the Experience.
On arrival at the Meeting point you will have to sign a medical form and disclaimer prior to your briefing and get kitted up with your Helmet and safety equipment.