What does a track day involve?
A track day involves liberating your bike from the rules of the road and having some fun while doing it. You can choose to ride either your own bike, or sometimes arrange and book a bike to hire in advance.
As you’d expect, safety at track days is the most important consideration. Riders are grouped according to ability and those groups usually ride on the track at the same time. It is of paramount importance that you don’t exaggerate your experience, riding on a track at speed is quite different from riding on a road if you’ve not tried it before.
As tempting as it may be to just go for it, ease yourself in gently. Build your speed with each lap as your tyres warm and always drive within your limitations. If you feel you’re tiring or your bike is straining, it’s time to take a break.
For sheer exhilaration and camaraderie, track days are hard to beat. Bikers are almost a community as it is and this is magnified when they come together for days like these. Everyone supports each other and the sense of team spirit is truly palpable.