Riding with the green lane crew

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Sherco 2.5i 4T Enduro

I am not going to cover non-licence in too much detail as the only options for you is either taking in an off-road school on private or by joining an Enduro or MX club. guide is intended to give motorcycle licence holders and of how they can get in to this awesome

We will start with of you who are simply ‘thinking about and do not have a road legal motorcycle. There is quite a lot of involved when getting in to riding such as the bike helmet, body armour, gloves, goggles, jerseys, etc. The minimum budget be somewhere around the Ј2500 which is quite a sum of money if you are not that you will actually it!

For these people, taking in either an off-road experience day or an guided off-road motorcycle tour is a very good Companies like TrailWorld and Trail Tours come recommended and you can start from as as Ј150 for a days riding all the gear included! This is an excellent option for people who don’t have enough to ride week in week out and only want to ride every 6 weeks or so — it is more cost effective buying all of your own gear, and you have to clean the clothes or the bikes!

For those of you who want to go out and get yourself all up for off-road and have some burning a hole in your then read on. Depending on how you have budgeted for your you need to ask yourself a few questions

1) What do I want to use my bike for enduro racing, MX, trail etc

If you are looking to ride only in then most people for a 250/300cc 2 …. but now that the 4T is getting faster and lighter people are going over to such as the Sherco 2.5i or the Some people prefer a 4T. b igger than this becomes a liability as the extra rotation of the engine makes harder to turn in tight It really is personal choice on type of bike to go for so I would trying a few out if possible before you

If you are looking at trail riding and laning then a 200cc 4 … is what you will Some people prefer 2 but I would not go for it as they don’t very much ‘engine and the powerband can become a liability at the moment you don’t want it! If you relatively little off road then it is totally pointless out and buying the latest 500cc or monster — that is why you see so on ebay — too much for a lot of

2) What am I looking for in a trail

If you are short in the leg then a trall would not be a bad choice. There are a few starter bikes out there a low seat height such as the CRF230F or even a TTR250, of these bikes will about cope with that you can throw at them, an bonus is that they are low-maintenance air-cooled bikes. The price for something like is around Ј1800 for something decent.

If you are average height or you have a much wider The Yamaha WR250 is a great point (as are most 250cc 4 and have plenty of power for people and can be picked up for around in good condition.

If you won’t for anything but the biggest and the best there a a few bikes out there are superb but please be aware they are fairly high and, if you are inexperienced, they probably be too much for you. The is very popular amongst riders but there are others are as good if not better such as the 4.5 and 5.1i, or the Beta 450 and 525 RR. Again, if you the opportunity to have a ride you buy then I would recommend it.

Second hand prices for decent would be Ј2500 up to

Have a look at our GLC guide to who what bike in the features

Ok, you have a bike, now you need the gear. I would like to say I list everything that you need, you only get what you pay for so skimp on safety! The first you will need is a good of boots — budget at Ј150. Next is the body an all-in-one type is the best as include all of the upper body as well as spine and kidney Don’t spend less Ј100 on this — if are cheap, they are rubbish.

you need a helmet. There is a choice and so long as they are ACU you should not go wrong. Ј50 is the cheapest I pay, but ones around the mark are recommended. Next is knee guards at around If you have dodgy knees buy knee braces, they are expensive (Ј500+) but they may prevent twist injuries.

Goggles will set you back Ј40+ and gloves start at Ј20 but again, the more expensive are better.

That is the protection care of, next up is some You will need a minimum of a of race jeans, a jersey and an jacket — expect to pay Ј200 for the set. You can also buy (or similar) pants and jacket claim to be waterproof but in most after a few washes, they are really shower proof.

to pay around Ј150+. For winter I would also budget for a pair of socks, some Skin socks (waterproof), thermal underwear like johns etc and some padded Another Ј150 should see you

Sherco 2.5i 4T Enduro
Sherco 2.5i 4T Enduro

As you can see, it is not the cheapest of sports to get in to!

the GLC of course!

Seriously though, are quite a few choices. For those who to ride on closed circuits there are many enduro and MX that you can join — search the web. If you are brand new to racing and that is what you to get in to then I would highly WOR Events as they hold Experience Days (RED) you can go and ride a circuit for around 3 to practice and then take in a mini enduro of around an

I have done this and loved it!

For those who like an guided tour and have own bike, simply search the web for in the area you are interested in. If you don’t a bike and all the riding gear but want to have a go the you can with in both the UK and Spain

If you want to the Green Lanes (trail and live too far away from the GLC ride outs then first port of call be the Trail Riders Fellowship. have many groups all the country, although there is a Ј40 fee and they can be seen as a bit ‘old

Best of all is The Green Lane There is no joining fee, we rides mainly around and Cambs but also do organise to Wales, Peaks, Spain Just join the forum and you get the lowdown.

If you are determined to ‘go it alone’ you will need to learn how to OS maps and also do some in your area to find out you can ride legally. You can visit local council office to their Definitive Maps should have all rights of marked and up to date.

The GLC in general is a of 30/40 somethings riding for a bit of a laugh and sociability.

What we do not is idiots who think that can use the lanes like an enduro and people who act like twats and at slower riders. If you are up for a bit of a laugh, good banter, good and the odd beer evening, then you fit in very well with the

Sherco 2.5i 4T Enduro
Sherco 2.5i 4T Enduro

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