About our Riding Days
To hire a motorcycle you need to hold a full motorcycle licence and be 25 or older*. We provide enduro type clothing free of charge, so all you need to bring is a drink, spare socks, and a little cash for your lunch at a cafe. Our helmets are adventure style with visors and removable liners which are washed before each riding day, but if you prefer to wear your own road helmet, that is fine.
We know that when you gather on the day, there may be a few nerves and a fair bit of anticipation and excitement. No charge is made for use of our protective clothing or accidental damage, except for a couple of exceptions. These include ignoring a direct request from a leader, not looking ahead and crashing as a consequence, and any riding behaviour which is causing danger to yourself, other riders or users of the roads or byways, i.e. farmers, walkers, cyclists and horse riders.
Please note that personal accident insurance is not provided. If you are not familiar with trail riding techniques, we will provide help and advice. Colin and Marianne have been ACU coaches in the past, but are not currently qualified. You can find hints and tips on riding techniques here.
* If you have 9 or more points or the following convictions, I am sorry but our insurance company will not provide cover: CD, DD, DR, UT, MS50 or 3 or more other driving offences. If you want to ride one of our bikes but do not meet our insurance criteria, you could investigate short term insurance yourself for a day or two. Please ask us for the registration number of a bike. If you are 22, 23 or 24 we may be able to obtain insurance for you depending on your riding history, so please enquire.
Please ask if you want a folding mirror to be fitted. If you break a mirror because you crash on a green lane and the mirror is in the "road" position, we will ask you to pay £20 to replace it.