It is a shame that I had one of those blonde days where I thought I had the camera taking pictures, but was in fact filming the in between races, because the Quad biking that we did was brilliant! But I did manage to salvage a little bit of footage from one camera, so just enough to give you a feel of what it was like.
We headed over to Max Events in Bristol for a session.
We were kitted up in helmets and briefed on the safety points and rules of the short course that was before us. This was a first for me as I had always seemed to miss out when friends had been out Quad biking, so I had been building up to this for quite sometime.
We jumped on the quads, geared up with a helmet, and had our first ride around the track following the instructor to familiarise ourselves with it. I was quite surprised how responsive the Quads were when accelerating and soon found myself testing the cornering, especially as the instructor pulled off the track and left us to our own devices.
The more you race around and the more confident you get, and the more you speed up. But as I soon found out, you can over-cook the bends very easily and had a few hairy moments; you will see me taking out a few cones in the video below! I now understood why the track had short straights on it, you need to build up your speed and control over a quad before you go too crazy.
The width of the wheels gives you a huge amount of grip and the whole setup feels very stable. Some of the ruts in the track were fairly meaty but the Quad sailed over them.
It was a great experience with the guys and something I would love to do again. I would love to have a Quad in the garage to take out for a spin, but that will have to wait a little while.
The next time I jump on a Quad I think I would like to head in to the woodlands, or maybe a nice mountain safari or a beach ride.