Last week 'Jo on the Road' went clay pigeon shooting in Surrey, and this week I'm going to tell you about my mini adventure... on a quad bike. Again, I'm joined by Evie, who will be taking my place in the ‘experience-goer’ role when I go back to University, so get ready to join her adventures on the road come June. We both had an awesome time quad biking; I never knew I was such a petrol head!
To kick start our quad biking experience in Surrey we had a quick practice around a coned course, weaving between the orange flags and dipping under a limbo-bar. Not only is this a great chance for the instructor to check out your biking skills, but it gives you plenty of time to get used to the bikes and really tear up some mud as you race around the course. The guide also thought it would be funny to lower the bar on my final race round… fortunately, I enjoy a good challenge and successfully bent under the bar.
Once warmed up and ready to hit the trails we made a chain, following one behind the other, and headed up the hill and over to a field to roam the muddy grass. One instructor sat at the front and one was following behind to ensure we all kept together and I felt in very safe hands. It wasn’t long before we were rolling through muddy waters and over obstacles. I don’t know about anyone else, but I loved it! Spraying mud, splashing water, roaring up hills and flying around the fields… fantastic.
Before I knew it, it was time to head back to camp to wipe the mud from our faces and attempt to remove all items of muddy clothing and our Wellington boots. Don’t worry, the centre provides a helmet, goggles, gloves and waterproof overalls – just as well, as I was covered in mud! What a fantastic time, and it wouldn’t have been nearly as amazing though if it wasn’t for such brilliant staff – thank you guys!
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