Top 10 UK Motorcycle Experiences

Whether you’re looking for your next adventure or finding the perfect gift for a loved one, this Top 10 should give you bags of inspiration and ideas. From trials riding to spectating at motorcycle racing’s biggest and best events, this guide has something for everyone. You don’t have to be an experienced rider to enjoy these great days out, they’re perfect for beginners to. Check them out!

Harley-Davidson Experience

If you’ve always liked the look of a Harley but aren’t sure if they’re for you, or if you own one already but fancy a long ride on another model, you can take a half or full-day tour around the South Downs or Peak District.

It is not every day you get the chance to partake in a group ride out on a genuine ex-US Police Road King, imported from downtown Houston in Texas.

A half-day experience will see you ride 60 miles on the guided tour, with the full-day consisting of 120 miles. You will ride on a variety of roads, fast and slower, in order to get the complete Harley experience.

A ride will also see you stop of for lunch or a cup of tea while taking in some breath-taking views.

You don’t have to do it alone either, a pillion rider add-on is available. Check out the IntoTheBlue website to find out more.

Electric Motocross Dirt Bike Riding at iMoto X

Looking for something a bit different? At the iMoto X track in Glasgow you can ride an electric motocross dirt bike around the challenging track with a friend!

Your handling and agility will be put to the test by the powerful electric bikes as well as the twisty, hilly indoor circuit.

If you’re looking to show off your motocross skills or learn new ones, this is a great place to do so. It is also the ideal place to feel what riding a bike without the need for fuel and loud noises like that of your normal motocross bike. Think of it as a taste motocross’ future.

Check out the RedLetterDays website for more information.

British Grand Prix MotoGP

Marquez - SilverstoneUK twitter

Image credit @SilverstoneUK Twitter account

Head to Silverstone to see the likes of Marc Marquez and Valentino Rossi compete on the biggest stage of them all, the MotoGP Championships.

General admission weekend tickets start from £75 with day tickets at £20, great prices to see the world’s best race on such a legendary circuit. Though if you’re looking for a bit more, Silver, Gold and Platinum tickets are available at a higher price.

MotoGP heads to the UK on the weekend of Friday 28th August 2020, will Marquez be dominating the leader board again or will he face more of a challenge?

Hopefully the sun will be shining and you will enjoy a great summers weekend in Northamptonshire. We advise booking early to avoid missing out as this event only happens once a year!

To find out more and book your tickets head to the Silverstone website.

The Yamaha Off-Road Experience

Experience the ultimate off-road adventure in the Cambrian Mountains where Yamaha will kit you out with a WR 250, WR 450F, TT-R 230 or TT-R 125, as well as the required riding gear. You can ride your own motorcycle on the day, although it must be suitable and adequately silenced.

Once you’ve been shown and taught the basics of off-road riding, you will be riding through the stunning Llanidloes countryside, tackling everything that comes your way in the thousands of acres in front of you, whether that is mud, rivers, forests, hills and more.

This Experience is targeted more at rookie dirt bike riders, although those of any skill level and experience are welcomed.

There are a variety of courses for you to choose from including the off-road experience course, the tenere experience, enduro training, 1-2-1 training, as well as tailor made courses. Find out more on their website!

Motorcycle Live

Carl Fogarty and Steve Parrish at Motorcycle Live 2019

Carl Fogarty and Steve Parrish at Motorcycle Live 2019

Once a year the motorcycle world heads to the NEC in Birmingham for all things bike, from new releases to racing legends, you’ll see it all. The amazing event lasts nine days in mid-November and will fulfil all your biker needs.

Watch your favourite racers compete in small track events, have interviews, and even get a selfie and an autograph, what’s not to love?

There are plenty of amazing bikes of all kinds on show. If you’re looking for a new motorcycle this is the perfect place to check out what the top manufacturers are offering, you can ask experts any questions you may have and even have a sit on the bike to see if it’s for you.

With over 100,000 bikers through the doors a year and some great stands on show (including our own of course!) it’s a brilliant day out; to top it all off there’s plenty of freebies on offer to!

Its £25 a ticket for an adult, £1 for 6-16 year olds and kids aged 5 and under go free, sounds like a day-out for the whole family! Find out more on the Motorcycle Live website.

Kawasaki SevenSeven2 MX Experience

In June 2019 SevenSeven2, based in the West Midlands, joined forces with Kawasaki UK to offer an epic motocross experience to riders of all ages and riding backgrounds.

Run by Craig Chamberlain, a former Motocross competitor at European level, and helped out by a highly qualified team, the Kawasaki experience is helpful and great fun for all, from those that have never ridden before, to the more experienced rider.

Experience days run from 9.30am to 4pm, with a break at 12pm for lunch. You will be kitted out in Kawasaki gear, taught the basics of riding, and then ride around the tracks and hit the jumps.

If it’s a team building or a group experience you’re looking for, a corporate/stag/hen do’s package is available.

There’s also the opportunity for 1 to 1 coaching with Craig Chamberlain himself, which will certainly help improve your motocross riding skills. Find out more on the Kawasaki Experiences website.

British Superbike Weekend

Bennetts British Superbike Championship

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Get up close to the BSB action with a British Superbike weekend package! Choose the circuit you want to go to, turn up and watch the qualifying heats as well as the championship race from the edge of your seat.

Soak in the amazing atmosphere and embrace the noise of some of the world’s best racers push their bikes to the max in order to top the podium.

Witness the likes of Josh Brookes, Scott Redding and Tommy Bridewell lock horns and go head-to-head to cross the line first.

Simply select your location from Oulton Park in Cheshire, Brands Hatch in Kent, Cadwell Park in Lincolnshire and the Norfolk circuit Snetterton and you will receive your tickets and the racing calendar. Sorted!

Find out more on the TrackDays website.

UK Trackday

Oulton Park - Image credit Mark Walker Flickr account

Oulton Park – Image credit Mark Walker Flickr account

After witnessing the professionals tear up Britain’s best racing circuits on two-wheels, it’s only going to make you want to do one thing – get out there yourself!

Whether you’re a novice, intermediate or advanced rider there will be a session for you. Prices depend on the date, circuit and amount of groups out on the track. There are opportunities to ride all of your favourite BSB circuits, from Snetterton to Donington Park, and Oulton Park to Cadwell Park.

What’s more, you can get out on the circuit on your own bike, meaning you’ll feel right at home and be able to get the most out of such a unique and exciting experience. Professional photographers are on hand to get some amazing snaps of you which will ensure the special day will never be forgotten.

Check out the TrackDays website to find out more.

Full Day Motorcycle Trials Course

Ever wanted to try out trials riding? Now’s your chance! With tuition from top trials riders that have competed in national tournaments, you’re in safe hands.

A hundred acres of the stunning Ribble Valley countryside is your classroom and playground, with lessons coming before you are let loose to tackle obstacles and explore the amazing scenery.

The courses run from 10am until 3pm, with lunch included. Sessions are made up of groups of 5 riders, with all the gear including the bike, helmet, boots and gloves provided.

Check out the TrackDays website for more information, note a Trials Course experience costs £150 per voucher and an extra £15 if you’ve never ridden a bike before.

Find out more on the TrackDays website.

Isle of Man TT

Senior TT podium (DR)

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This Top 10 was never going to be complete without the ultimate road racing event which takes place on the Isle of Man each year. Watch the world’s greatest road racers face the renowned Mountain Course, riding at unbelievable speeds and risking it all to top the podium.

It really is a you have to see it to believe it event, and even when you’re sat on the roadside it defies belief. Seeing racers such as Peter Hickman and Michael Dunlop whizz past at speeds of 130mph is something that will be sure to take your breath away.

Find the perfect spot for race days, take a radio to listen to the action and watch it unfold in front of your eyes. You don’t need a race ticket to watch the action, unless you’re looking to take a seat in one of the stands. Head to the Isle of Man TT website to find out more.

It is not just the racing to enjoy on race week, there’s plenty to see and do around the island, check out our guide of things to do in the Isle of Man here.

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