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COAST AND CASTLES

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Available as a half day (3 hours) or full day experience (6+ hours)

Northumberland's Coast is so scenic that it is protected as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Breathe in the fresh sea air as you zoom along this incredibly picturesque corner of our country in your own private sidecar!

With the option for a full day or half day you can take a quick trip to the seaside or dive-in for the full experience, including a crossing of the tidal causeway to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne!

COAST AND CASTLES HALF DAY

£145pp / 3 hours / Minimum 2 people

Join us on this cracker of a three hour experience on a ride out to the beautiful Northumberland coastline. On this half day experience we'll explore the southern most tip of the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty that is the Northumberland coastline. We'll weave our way along country lanes to the fishing village of Amble before turning North and following the river Coquet to the town of Warkworth. On a clear day you'll see the towering castle at Warkworth twice as it sits before you but also mirrors off the river beside us. After a coffee and a slice of cake on the coast we'll head back to base having had a lovely trip to the seaside.

What's Included?
A private guide, one motorbike and sidecar outfit shared between two people (one in sidecar one on the pillion seat) and refreshments. 

COAST AND CASTLES FULL DAY

£245pp / 6 hours / Minimum 2 people

Look behind us as the tidal waters flood the road and we narrowly escape the tide as it cuts off the Holy Island of Lindisfarne. Well, hopefully we wont cut it that fine but the tidal causeway at Lindisfarne is one of the highlights of this unique sidecar experience. Holy Island gets completely cut off twice a day so our itinerary for this trip depends on the tide times but it always includes a trip out to Holy Island and a brilliant ride along the Northumberland coastline.

If you're a history buff you'll love this experience. The monastery at Holy Island has been there since 653AD and it's just the start of your ride along the historic Northumberland coastline. Expect to tick Bamburgh, Dunstanburgh, Craster and Warkworth castles off your 'castles to see list'! Also expect a spin along the sand as we enjoy one of Northumberland's fantastic coastal green lanes! We'll pull in for lunch in one of the scenic fishing villages before heading back to base having explored this amazing part of the country.


What's Included?
A private guide, one motorbike and sidecar outfit shared between two people (one in sidecar one on the pillion seat) and refreshments. 

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WHAT  TO EXPECT 

  • All experiences are based on two people sharing one sidecar. One person rides the motorcycle and one person is the co-pilot in the sidecar itself. If you're both licensed riders you can swap seats throughout the day and if you don't have a license, you can just hop in the sidecar and enjoy the ride. 

  • All guides are trained in sidecar riding and are OGA qualified motorcycle guides. Our guide will lead the day from another motorcycle or motorcycle and sidecar in front of you. 

  • All experiences are private guided so we go at your pace.

  • FUN! Our experiences are exhilarating and without a doubt the best way to adventure in the North East.

  • Safety first. We take safety really seriously and only travel at safe legal speeds. Sidecars are a thrill at 30mph! Plus we can provide helmets and other safety equipment if you don't have your own.

"So much fun! I completely didn't expect it to be so fun!"

Chelsea

Night Experience Customer

DON'T JUST TAKE OUR WORD FOR IT....

"I saw 4 shooting stars! What a night!" 

Debbie

Night Experience Customer

As well as our set experience days we can offer bespoke experiences to meet your needs. All of our experiences are private guided but if you have experience of riding sidecars before and want to use the time exploring Northumberland then get in touch to plan your itinerary. We can also organise multi-day experiences around Northumberland or anywhere else in the UK, just let us know your needs and we'll get it arranged. 

BESPOKE EXPERIENCES

  • Who can join an experience day?
    We have experience options for both riders and passengers. If you wish to ride a Ural, you will need to be over 25 years of age with less than 3 points on your license. There are no specific requirements if you wish to join us for a passenger ride.
  • Do I have to have ridden a sidecar before?
    No, the experience centre is open to anyone who has a full motorcycle license. We welcome both experienced sidecar riders who are looking to test a Ural and those who are just beginners looking to try it for the first time.
  • Where?
    We have locations both near Morpeth, Northumberland. please contact us for the exact address.
  • I want to buy a motorcycle and sidecar but don't want to do an experience day can I just come and test ride a motorcycle and sidecar?
    If you are interested in buying a Ural or Watsonian Sidecar but do not want to do a full experience day, you are welcome to arrange a viewing. We are also more than happy to take you for a test ride. However, whether you are an experienced sidecar rider or novice, you will not be able to ride and will instead be a passenger in the sidecar for the test ride. Riding a motorcycle with a sidecar is very different to a solo motorcycle and unless we have been given the opportunity to assess your ability, we can only take you for a ride as a sidecar passenger. We would strongly recommend you join us for an experience day before riding and don't forget that each experience day comes with a £250 gift voucher accessories.
  • How many people will be on an experience day?
    Our Rider Experiences are for groups of up to 8 people sharing 4 sidecar outfits. If you would like a private experience you can arrange that by contacting us at contact@thesidecarguys.com
  • Can I cancel my experience day?
    Experience days are non-refundable. However, if you can no longer attend your booked day we can change the day to a date of your choosing. You can also gift the experience day to someone else.
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