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KIELDER FOREST DRIVE

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Available as afull day experience (6+ hours)

Skirt along the Scottish borders on this exhilarating sidecar experience! Breath in the smells of the spruce trees as we drift along the UK's longest unpaved road through England's largest forest.

 

Don't bother packing your phone as there's no signal where we're heading, the Kielder Forest Drive is one of England's most remote locations and you can explore it on all it's quiet beauty on this experience.

THE KIELDER FOREST DRIVE

£245pp / 6 hours 

This full day experience will start with a ride through the beautiful Nothumberland Countryside. We'll twist and turn through scenic villages as we head for Northumberland National Park and the Scottish borders. Stopping to look at little pieces of history en-route we'll drive past the last hotel in England before turning left, just before Scotland, on to the amazing Kielder Forest Drive. Breathe in. The fumes of the main roads are now replaced by the smells of England's largest forest.

We'll skid and slide along 15km's of unpaved track before emerging at Kielder Castle. A short stop for coffee will be followed up with a lake side drive. Look to your left to see the reflections of the forest popping off the mirror-like water before marvelling at the enormity of the damn that holds back enough water to give everyone on planet earth a shower!

After stopping for lunch at a lovely country café, we'll take another scenic route back to base. Splashing through fords and dodging sheep as we go!

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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