GET ON IT!
Welcome to Fast Bikes’ trackday guide. Whether you’re a complete track virgin or seasoned circuit pro, we’re sure there’s plenty in this pocket-sized pamphlet to absorb and exploit in real time. From essential tips on preparation and nutrition, to garage must-haves and track-based tuition, there’s something beneficial for everyone among these hallowed pages.
Trackdays aren’t just a leisure activity. They’re a way of life, an addiction, a constitution and a multi-million pound business for some. The simple fact is, once you’ve started, you just can’t stop – no matter what financial implications are involved. Spanking your loved one on track not only teaches you newfound bike control, but also the limits of your steed in a safe environment, which will prove advantageous when back on the roads.
Despite recent noise issues with many circuits in the UK, trackdays have never been so accessible with numerous events every week. And when the good old UK winter strikes, the European trackday scene takes over from October to March, offering endless sunny sky (and dry, hopefully...) opportunities.
There’s no hiding from the fact that your first ever trackday can be an intimidating prospect, particularly if you’re flying solo, although this guide will undoubtedly alleviate that pre-ride trepidation. Trackdays: the best thing since Rachel Riley was born.
Enjoy the ride.
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