This summer thousands of bikers will burn some rubber and make a beeline for a 2017 motorcycle track day.
There are dozens of them up and down the country and it doesn’t matter if you are a novice taking to the track for the first time or a seasoned rider wanting to improve on your personal best lap time, they cater for all levels of experience.
And they provide an opportunity to test the limits of drivers and their bikes without the usual constraints of the public highway.
Deciding which track day to go for can be a little confusing but fortunately the team at Bikesure have put in the hard miles to recommend some of the top track days around the UK.
Bikesure’s 2017 motorcycle track day guide
- Silverstone in Northamptonshire is one of the most famous circuits in the UK as it hosts the British Grand Prix. You can test out your bike with the knowledge that some of the greatest names in motorsport have raced along the same stretch of Tarmac.
- Oulton Park in Tarporley, Cheshire, is set in what were once the grounds of Oulton Hall. The track is built into the natural contours of the Cheshire countryside, making it one of the most picturesque circuits you’ll come across.
- Knockhill in Fife is famous for hosting many top motorsport events including the British Superbike Championship. It is also Scotland’s National Centre for Motorsport. To get an experience beyond the track day there is also a superbike school, available to all levels of riders, run by top instructors and racing professionals.
- Another fantastic track day circuit is Castle Combe in Chippenham, Wiltshire. The track is 1.85 miles and all that’s required from you is a bike over 250cc, a helmet and leathers.
- The Goodwood circuit is a historic venue dating back to 1948. The 2.4 mile track is near Chichester, West Sussex, and is home of the annual Festival of Speed. It offers track day action to riders of all levels.
- For the truly adventurous rider there is Cadwell Park motor racing circuit in Lincolnshire. The circuit features sharp changes in gradient including one section called “the mountain”, where bikers will inevitably take off and feel some air beneath their tread. This is not a track for the faint-hearted!
Make the most of your 2017 motorcycle track day
And, if you are still not sure, there are some great tips on pistonheads.com to make sure you make the most out of your day.
If you don’t fancy taking your own bike to any of the track day events you can hire a bike from Easy track instead.
Whichever track day experience you opt for, Bikesure can provide you with the perfect insurance cover.