Whether you’re heading off the beaten track for a quad trek, quad safari, ramble or race, you’re guaranteed some muddy good fun. However, it’s important you’re prepared for your off-road adventure, and with that in mind we’ve created our top tips for first time riders!
1. Dress for the weather
Quad biking is an outdoor activity that usually goes ahead whatever the weather, so it’s important that you dress appropriately. Some venues may provide overalls, but we recommend wearing old clothes that you don’t mind getting a bit muddy or wet in. Don’t let the weather put you off, it’s all part of the fun!
2. Make the most of the briefing
Before heading out on the quad bikes you’ll be given a full briefing, which gives you the perfect opportunity to ask our expert instructors any questions you may have. You’ll also be given some time to get used to driving the quad bikes, so make the most of the chance to build your confidence at the controls.
3. Sit correctly
Sitting on the quad bike correctly will not only guarantee you a comfortable ride, it also helps when it comes to negotiating off-road obstacles such as bumps and hills. Try to sit up straight, look ahead and grip the quad bike with your knees. A relaxed riding position will help you no end.
4. Keep your eyes open
Keep your eyes on the trail at all times, as even the slightest lapse in concentration can lead to a costly mistake. Branches, stumps and rocks are all obstacles you should keep your eyes peeled for.
5. Try to be rider active
Being ‘rider active’ means using your bodyweight to help the quad with obstacles such as hills, corners and ditches. Shifting your body weight at the right time will help you overcome almost any obstacle.