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PostPosted: 00:29 - 07 Dec 2020    Post subject: Beginner track riding advice Reply with quote

So am in my first year of riding, have done full licence and want to build up all round riding skills, am about to do some trail riding courses for that side of it but have also read advice about doing track lessons to develop more control at speed etc which makes a lot of sense.
I live near London, what courses would everyone recommend?
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PostPosted: 20:29 - 09 Dec 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

London to Brighton and London to Box Hill. You can ride enjoy the ride the round trip.
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PostPosted: 20:37 - 09 Dec 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brands Hatch is the closest for you. I'd honestly get a couple of years of road riding in before doing a trackday. They have got a bit more serious these days. They generally have free instruction, but I'd just make sure you're happy with your machine control etc first.

Protip. Get out of london and ride some twisty roads as regularly as you can. It's good for your machine control to do that. Riding around town is like doing test type riding. Riding on twisties is where the fun is.
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PostPosted: 21:23 - 09 Dec 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brands Hatch Indy circuit is proper shit though.
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PostPosted: 23:12 - 09 Dec 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

MarJay wrote:
Brands Hatch is the closest for you. I'd honestly get a couple of years of road riding in before doing a trackday. They have got a bit more serious these days. They generally have free instruction, but I'd just make sure you're happy with your machine control etc first.

Protip. Get out of london and ride some twisty roads as regularly as you can. It's good for your machine control to do that. Riding around town is like doing test type riding. Riding on twisties is where the fun is.


Thanks, yeah I've done lots of that as I'm nearer Surrey than inner London, so have some nice roads... I read advice that doing the training to ride faster pays off for over all road skills? Is it just a free-for-all or is there actual training?
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PostPosted: 08:40 - 10 Dec 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

Milesprower wrote:

Thanks, yeah I've done lots of that as I'm nearer Surrey than inner London, so have some nice roads... I read advice that doing the training to ride faster pays off for over all road skills? Is it just a free-for-all or is there actual training?


Depends... If you ask for instruction you get it, but the rest of the time you ride around.

I'm not convinced at your level that track instruction will help you. Road based advanced riding will help more. Then, once you feel like you can wind the bike on a bit more in the twisties, then think about track tuition.

Annoyingly you now need brake lever guards to take your bike on a UK trackday for some nutty reason Rolling Eyes .
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PostPosted: 20:18 - 10 Dec 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok thanks 👍
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PostPosted: 17:22 - 15 Dec 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

Take a look on youtube for a channel called life at lean, I am watching his videos now.

They are short and to the point, and offers skills can try on the road to help track riding
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PostPosted: 21:25 - 15 Dec 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

Get some training, I have always recommended Ron haslam`s school at donington but that has closed down now, But when you do go dont be embarrassed to put your hand up when they ask if anyone hasnt done it before, go at your own pace and you will soon relax.
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