Who Can Take Part?
All trekkers must be 16 years old or over, as the quad bikes we use are designed for adults. If you are lucky enough to look younger than 16 you will need to bring along some proof of age.
During the initial stages of the trek the instructor will assess the ability of every participant. Occasionally a trekker won’t reach the minimum required level of riding ability to continue (around one person in every 50). If this does happen we will refund the participant in full.
Participants all 'sign in' before taking part. The sign in sheet is a two part form. Part one is filled before the participants get on the bike. Part two is signed after an initial training session.
Disabled participants are welcome to book in and go through the same assessment process. If you can demonstrate that you can ride a quad bike safely you can take part!
The quads are steered using handlebars (the same as a push bike), accelerated using a thumb throttle and braked using a finger operated lever (the same as a push bike) and/or a foot pedal. Gear change is controlled by an automatic clutch and a electronic button shift system (very easy to use!) Every participant must be able to confidently steer, brake, change gear and accelerate using these controls, so moderate strength is required. Body weight must also be transferred around the bike to safely ride up and across sloped ground.