This year’s Motorcycle Off-Road Experience (MORE) will take place over four days – between Tuesday 7th July to Friday 10th July. It’s a national event, which has been staged in various parts of the UK since it started three years ago. This year it will take place in Upavon in Wiltshire.
The price, which is heavily subsidised, is just £30. This includes hire of all kit, bikes and top class instruction for either a morning or afternoon session. Places are highly sought after, the majority of which usually go within the first few hours of booking going ‘live’.
The group behind MORE includes Honda, Kawasaki, KTM, Suzuki and Yamaha, who will all be bringing their latest models, including KTM’s electric FREERIDE. Off-road sporting body AMCA run the practical side of the day and it is project managed by the Motorcycle Industry Association to encourage new people to off-road riding and sport. Instruction is by the UK’s top trainers, who have all competed nationally and internationally, including three times world champion Dave Thorpe.
Here’s the critical bit. Booking is via the website www.rideoffroad.co.uk and goes ‘live’ on Saturday May 16th at 10am. Places go quickly, so if you want one, you need to be on the website with your credit or debit card ready.
Sandra Cole, event manager for the Motorcycle Industry Association says:
“You don’t necessarily need to be an experienced road rider or have a license. You just need to be interested in having a go off-road. Whether your long term goal is some gentle green laning, becoming the next motocross star, or you have a David Beckham style off-road adventure in your sights – you have to start somewhere and MORE gives you that first opportunity”.