In the previous episodes of Extreme sports in Britain we’ve been up in the air, and below sea level. Now it’s finally time for my own favourite extreme sport, and we’ll start off with my favourite vehicle – the dirt bike.
Motocross & Enduro
Britain’s shifting terrain is perfect for those who like to get an exhilarating experience in the dirt. There are a lot of MX tracks to practice your skills on throughout the UK like the 30 year old motocross circuit in Chippenham.
If you want to see Britain’s beautiful landscape and still feel the exhilarating speed on the back of a two-wheeled monster, Ride Adventure offers great off road tours in Wales.
To find more enduro tracks in Britain, click here.
Quadbike is much like a motorcycle but with four wheels instead of two. It’s much easier to manoeuvre and you only need a normal drivers licence to drive it. Try driving through tough terrain in Scotland’s wild-back country or in South West England.
4×4 – Offroad vehicles
Another great activity for off road enthusiast in Britain is 4×4 vehicles like jeeps and land rovers. There are many places around Britain where you can rent a Land Rover or jeep to go on organized tours with guides and different difficulty levels.
Read my first two parts of this guide, by clicking on the links below
Part I – Britain by Air
Part II – Down by the Riverside
Next week, I’ll be guiding you through the British mountains in my final episode of Extreme Sports in Britain so stay tuned!
On 14 August people visiting London will be in for an amazing treat, because the biggest freestyle motocross tournament on the planet is back at London’s Battersea Power station for another go on British soil.
This is the second time Red Bull X-fighters visits the old coal station that once provided London with power. Last time was in 2009, when over 20,000 spectators got to see the American rider Nate Adams win the tournament. This year he’s back to defend his title against new hungry riders from the international FMX scene. Amongst them is Norwegian motocross rider André Villa from Lillehammer that is actually leading the tournament for the moment. But everything can change in a split second when the best motocross riders in the world battle for the coveted title of X-Fighter World Tour 2010 Champion.
The arena has been relocated to the south side of the power station this year and the course has been made bigger and more challenging than last year to guarantee even more wicked stunts from the riders and to wow the spectators even further.
And while the top riders compete for the crown in London, local riders tour around the country to provide local regions with some Red Bull X-Fighter Jams. Here the world’s best freestyle riders meet the shooting stars of the region for an insane show in front of thousands of people. Next jam in Britain will be in Newcastle on the 24th of July.
Get inspired! Click here to see a vid of last years headlights from Battersea.
For the latest information about the tour and how to buy tickets, visit the Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour website. Check out our Britain map to find the location of the event.