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Activities in quad biking

Updated: Apr 12, 2022

Quads and quad biking can offer you the complete adrenaline, free as a bird experience.

This and also a lot of mud and dirt as you tackle some of the bumpiest terrains.

For those wanting something a little different, something to satisfy those adrenaline needs, then quad biking could be the experience for you.

In this post, we look at how quad biking activities not only help you mentally but also provide you with an experience that you won’t forget in a hurry.

Reasons to book a quad biking activity

Quad biking has increased over the years as an activity that offers something different. A little bit of an edge and allows you to let loose (within reason) of some pent-up speed!

Whether it be crossing over muddy and uneven terrains to see some spectacular views or race around a designated track in the fastest time, quad activities are ideal for:

  • Stag and hen dos

  • Team building

  • Releasing some built-up tension and stress!

Taking a ride on a quad can offer you everything and more, adding to your thrill-seeking adventure.

Easy Riding

The good news is that quads are so incredibly easy to use and manoeuvre, you don’t need to be highly skilled to have a great experience.

With most ATV quad bikes for sale fitted with feet or handlebar acceleration and brake controls, quads can be fun and adaptable to suit a range of age groups.

Please Note: It’s important to ensure that all quad bike activities are booked with a professional activity company. With tutors and riding instructors who know their quads and who can provide full training and demonstrations before any activity takes place.

Your Quad Bike Experience

Quads are the ideal off-roading vehicle. Also, known as ATV (all-terrain vehicles), these four-wheeled contraptions provide the ultimate bouncing experience.

Moving effortlessly on low-pressure tyres, quads are robust, powerful, stable, and safe (if handled correctly).

Making your way seamlessly through off-road courses, mud, water, dirt, and more, what more could you ask for in a vehicle?!

Quad Activities for everyone

Most quad activities are suitable for all age groups and both men and women with varying skill levels.

Perfect for any outing, corporate groups, family events, and friendly get-togethers — quad biking is great if you’re looking for something different to do and something that everyone can take part in.

Quad biking is both fun and challenging, manoeuvring the vehicle around obstacles, across uneven terrain and finding out just what you can achieve.

It has also been reported that quad biking can also help to relieve stress, as your mind wanders and you focus only on the experience. Taking time to enjoy the countryside and take in some of the spectacular views.

A reputable activity team will be able to provide you with the ultimate trekking or challenge experience.

Low risk, high adrenaline, make now the time to explore your adventurous side.

What to wear

A very important question, and to kick things off we have to start by saying, `something you don’t mind getting dirty`!

In a nutshell, we’d advise:

  • Loose-fitting and comfortable clothing

  • Ideally long sleeves and trousers

  • Trainers or boots etc. are perfect as they allow you to grip the ATV much better and manage the pedals with ease

  • Nothing new! Bear in mind that on most quad experiences you will more than likely get wet and dirty, do you really want to ruin your new clothes on day 1?

Rules and Regulations

As most quad activities take place on private land, a driving licence is not required (however, a full Category B driving licence is required if you drive a quad on roads).

You don’t need any prior experience of driving a quad, as skilled activity leaders will provide full training and guidance.

Some activities will, and do, have weight limits. This is usually between 16 and 20 stone, so it is always best to check with your activity provider at the time of booking.

Some age restrictions will also apply, and an adult must accompany those who are younger than 16.

Quad biking activities can be done in all weathers and sometimes the rainier, the better! However, in extreme conditions, cancellations will be made, but all riders will be notified prior.

Quad biking activities designed for you

Quad biking is all about an action-packed adventure. The thrill of the ride, the speed, the sharp turns, travelling over rugged terrain, and, most of all, getting dirty while you do it.

Quad bikes are very straightforward to operate and control, making them fun and versatile to all age groups and a whole host of activities.

We feel some great activities are just perfect for quad biking, offering you the chance to do something completely different for an occasion that you’re sure never to forget.

For example, what about a stag do for the best man with a twist? Letting the stag and their friends and family let loose and get rid of some of that adrenaline before the big day?

Team building is another great activity for quad biking, where your team has to follow each other around courses or race each other to the finish line – trust is, there is no hierarchy in quad biking, it’s all down to let the best person win!

Or why not make it a birthday to remember? For stacks of fun and something unique, quad biking could be just the answer you’re looking for.

Types of Quad Activities

Set Tracks

Why not take on set tracks with obstacles and potentially challenging terrain to add zest and a thrill to your ride? This type of set activity is a great way to test your motor skills, with tracks including uneven terrain, muddy ditches, overhead bridges, and more – this quad biking activity can offer it all.

These obstacle courses are a chance to show off your skills and finesse as you attempt to complete the designated courses without penalties. Often riders start off at a slow speed as they gather their bearings and build confidence, trying harder obstacle courses as confidence begins to grow.

Quad biking safaris

Quad biking safaris are typically tailored to your group and any specific requests you might have. They are a great opportunity to see some spectacular sights and have a fantastic time driving with your friends and family.

This type of activity does involve a little more off-roading, as safaris tend to involve going on designated tracks through woods, forests, and even across farmlands.

Quad Racing

Typically takes place on large circular tracks to test your speed, where speed and control are your two best friends!

Race around set tracks and try to beat not only your teammates but also the circuits best ever lap time!

Quad Rambling

An activity that allows you to go off into the wild (well sort of), taking on the wide range of natural and manmade obstacles through forests and woodland. Taking in the stunning landscapes of your surroundings, you’ll weave your way through mother nature, squeezing through woodland on covered tracks.

Fun-filled, very quirky, but also extremely safe!

Quad Trekking

Quad trekking through the woods, you’ll be challenged to a series of set obstacles, with time and plenty of opportunities to go off track and see how you fare driving over really rugged terrain.

This activity is great for those aged 11 and over, making quad trekking a great family adventure activity.

Quad biking is an experience like no other

For all quad biking activities, you must wear protective headgear, and we would also recommend wearing suitable outdoor clothing with appropriate footwear, that you don’t mind getting muddy!

Goggles and gloves should also be provided by your event organisers and worn at all times to offer you additional protection.

From your instructors you should receive:

  • Full training and a safety brief

  • A quad that is suitable for the activity which you have chosen

  • A fully trained and capable instructor

  • A chance to test your skill and ability

  • An opportunity to fuel your adrenaline junkie side!

Are you ready for your quad experience?

If you’re looking for quads for sale or parts and services for your quads, look no further than Beckside Machinery in Lincolnshire.

On hand to answer all of your ATV queries.

Call us on 01673 828 965

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