Motocross is one of the most extreme (and muddy) biking experiences.
Alasdair’s recommended motocross experience
Here’s my favourite UK motocross experience. Hours of skidding, muddy delight!
Motocross is an amazing sport for bike lovers. What it lacks in speed, it makes up for in thrills and spills and muddy skidding madness. Most of the UK’s motocross experiences take place in Shropshire, as there’s a good track there, perfect for getting to grips with motocross and off-roading.
So what happens on the day?
Most of these motocross days follow the same pattern:
Sign in and follow a short safety briefing, before you’re introduced to one of the latest Kawasaki off-road bikes. You’ll either get a 125, 250 or 450cc bike, depending on how big and how experienced you are. Most of these days accept kids above 12 years old, so they’ll obviously on the smallest bike. If you’re 20 stone and a keen biker already, you’ll be on the 450cc bike!
The teacher will begin by showing you some off road techniques and giving an introduction to the track. Then you’ll be set free on your bike to get used to the feel of the ride. The longer the day, the more time you’ll have to practise your skills and then have a bit of fun by racing the other people who are there on the day.
Here’s a rundown of the UK’s leading motocross experiences available today:
And here are similar off-road biking days:
Of course, remember to read all the terms and conditions of the experience once you click through, as each experience company will have slightly different rules about what you can and can’t do. And if you want to find out more about the sport of motocross, you can do worse than visit the Amateur Motorcycle Association.