Quad bike trek
Why go round in circles when you can go quad bike trekking? After quadding through fields, woods, mud and water, we left wanting to go on a serious quad bike expedition.
Our friends Rob and his son Kobe joined Seb and me for this adventure. We had been looking forward to it for weeks. There are not many opportunities for 10-year-olds to take control of an engine and zoom through the countryside, but this is one of them. While many quad biking experiences involve going through a set number of loops on a constructed track, at Brailsford in Derbyshire you have far more freedom. After an introductory static lesson we were off. While Rob and I were on very powerful quads, the boys had less horse power, but were still fast enough that neither of them tested their top speeds until they had been on them for a good hour. The open farmland allowed us to get up some serious speed and I knew that if I lost control of the steering I could have seriously injured myself. The boys had the most fun going through the woods where there were some deep flooded trenches. The trick is to keep moving and not stop and both of them managed to get through successfully, but were very, very muddy! At the end of our trek we were all soaked and covered in mud. These machines are serious fun and would be great for a much longer adventure. We would all like to take them through some of Britain’s extended byways.