Available as a half day (3 hours) or full day experience (6+ hours)
It's time to take the road less travelled, leave the tarmac and take on the sidecar safari! Expect to race down forest tracks, splash through fords, fizz across farmers fields and even cross rivers on this completely unique experience.
We'll make use of Northumberland's amazing network of 'green lanes' which are essentially legal roads that never got paved! You'll trundle down ancient byways and we'll have to stick the bike in two-wheel drive to drag us up steep muddy banks on this fun, off-road experience.
This one is a bit more expensive per person because it is based on one person to one sidecar. Pillion passengers wouldn't manage to cling on to their seat on this thrill seeking adventure.
SIDECAR SAFARI HALF DAY
£245pp / 3 hours
This three hour adventure will include a mixture of on and off-road riding. We'll zoom down some country lanes to before we pass the advisory 'unsuitable for motor vehicles' sign, engage two wheel drive and begin our off-road experience. You'll need to be happy going for a bumpy ride on this experience as we'll be bouncing up and down rutted tracks for the duration. Make sure you pack your waterproofs whatever the weather as crossing rivers gets you wet even on a sunny day!
A private guide, one motorbike and sidecar outfit shared between two people (one in sidecar one on the pillion seat) and refreshments.
SIDECAR SAFARI FULL DAY
£445pp / 6 hours
The full day Sidecar Safari has it all! Expect to enjoy the same bumpy ruts, water splashing and muddy banks on a half day but add into the mix drifting forest tracks and more opportunities to stop and enjoy the quiet remote locations these green lanes take us to. We'll pull in for a lovely Northumberland lunch and have plenty of opportunity to stop and admire the view with a coffee out of the sidecar boot during the day. Again, make sure you pack your waterproofs for this one as you will get wet (unless you really don't want to and we can go another way... but come on it's SO much fun!)
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.
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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.
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 Ural but don't want to do an experience day can I just come and test ride a Ural sidecar?If you are interested in buying a Ural but do not want to do a full experience day, you are welcome to arrange a viewing at one of our dealerships. 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 drive the Ural and will instead be a passenger in the sidecar for the test ride. Riding a Ural 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 email@example.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.