Since the invention of the motorbike it has been the rebel’s mode of transport. No other vehicle can offer the sense of freedom and full control that a motorbike can. Endorsed by celebrities keen to get an edge, the motorbike proves to be a cult classic within the transport industry.
If you’re looking to experience riding a motorbike, but lack the know-how and the equipment, then consider purchasing a motorbike experience. These are specially designed experiences that give you the opportunity to learn motorbike skills, or just to experience new bikes, with the support of a professional advisor and lower upfront costs than you’d be expected to pay if you arranged it all yourself.
Which Experience Should I book?
The answer to this question has a multitude of answers and they are based solely on one thing; your personal preferences. That is unless you’re booking an experience as a gift, then you should try and tailor the day to the experience of your friend or relative in order to give them the best time possible.
Things to Consider:
Type of Experience
There are experiences ranging from the very basics of riding a motorbike to learning advanced cornering techniques on superbikes and testing out the very best new machines. By doing a little bit of research before you purchase an experience you can find the best value for money and time. The best place to begin looking for an experience is on the websites or information pages of local racing tracks. These will often host these kinds of experience and will be able to give you specific details up front rather than via a vendor.
Pricing and Timing
Once you know what experience you want you can then go online and find the cheapest price possible. Larger stores will often do discounts on experience days in the middle of year when few people are purchasing the experiences. Prices can vary from as little as £30 all the way up to £300+ depending on the experience you choose. Be wary that although you may purchase the voucher early you may not be able to book an experience as soon as you would like.
Look at the agenda for the experience you are about to buy. Some may last an entire day whereas others will only last a few hours. Also take into account the location of the experience day – how far will you have to travel and how much extra will this cost you? If you’re driving your own bike there then it is good to ensure you have enough petrol for the day. Also look at the number of students per tutor – if you want a one on one experience and there are several participants per instructor then you’re not going to get the experience you want.