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£145pp / 3 hours / Saturdays and Tuesdays

The half day experience is a great taster of what it's like to ride a Ural Gear Up sidecar outfit. Assuming you're new to sidecars, this experience will include the following: 


  • An introduction to sidecar riding. Including some top tips on how to stop and steer this new type of vehicle. 

  • A practice run and mini assessment of your riding skills on our test track. 

  • A ride out in the great British countryside!  

It's a small group experience so if you're new to sidecar riding this one is for you. If you've already got experience riding sidecars and don't see yourself as someone who is starting from scratch please let us know when booking so we can make sure there are enough guides on hand for you to push on ahead of the group.


This experience requires a minimum of two people to take part. If you would like to do it on your own you can do, just click the single supplement fee when booking (£125). To take part as a rider in this experience, you must: 

  • Have a full motorcycle license with less than 6 penalty points on it. 

  • Be over the age of 25.  


To take part as a passenger in this experience, you must: 

  • Be taking part with a rider who qualifies under the above criteria - if you don't you can join a passenger experience.

  • Be over the age of 12. 


This experience includes: 

  • 3 hours hire of a Ural Motorcycle and Sidecar (2022/2023 models)

  • An OGA qualified guide

  • Refreshments

  • Insurance

  • Fuel

  • A £250 accessories voucher if you ever choose to buy a Ural Motorcycle and Sidecar from us.



Just click the below button. You can pay a £100pp deposit to secure your dates and then move your dates up to 4 weeks in advance if you need to. You'll be given the chance to rearrange your dates if there's severe bad weather. 



  • 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. 

  • This is a small group experience with a maximum group size of eight people (four sidecars). We always have plenty of guides on hand to split the group based on ability and interests. 

  • 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.

"Had a great day, battling across beautiful countryside and learning a great deal from Reece. We wouldn’t have missed it for the world and strongly recommend the Guys to anyone interested in bikes, outfits, countryside and learning new skills!"


Rider Experience Customer


"We were considering adding a sidecar to our bike but wanted to try it out first. Reece of the Sidecar guys gave us a day to remember, first class instruction followed by a memorable ride through the Northumbrian countryside. Reece was the perfect host, patient friendly and good humoured whilst taking great care of a couple of, shall we say, more mature bikers.
It was a great day out and we would recommend the experience to any biker as instructive and above all fun."


Rider Experience Customer

As well as our set experience days we can offer bespoke experiences to meet your needs. 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. 


  • 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
  • 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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