Hit the hard stuff
Q Redbull Hard Enduro Series Q Around £20 to watch Q Throughout the year Q Various European locations Q www.redbull.com/uk/en/motorsports/ offroad/events Take your pick of events which run across Europe as a series of off-road enduro races. Obviously we mean you can pick the event you want to go and watch because only those who are borderline certifiable would actually choose to race in these hardcore events!
The Hard Enduro events are perhaps best illustrated by either the Hare Scramble at Erzberg in Austria where a giant quarry is host to thousands of riders hoping to qualify for the main race. Even the qualification ‘prologue’ is 13km of ultra-tough terrain with the top 500 seeded through to the main race.
The other option is the Redbull Romanics event in Romania which runs through both the town of Sibiu in the Carpathian Mountains which have some incredible roads to ride on the way there and back. This race features a mix of man-made and natural terrain. It’s a fearsome mixture and the race runs over four days.
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Guzzi has a fascinating and long history and it also has a great museum in Mandello del Lario where much of the firm’s historic bikes are on display. Opening times are a little unpredictable so make sure you call ahead and check. Info 0039 034 17 09 111
Triumph isn’t officially doing factory tours right but will try to accommodate small groups. Info www.triumph.co.uk