Quad Bike Racing & Trekking in the Midlands centrally located for Birmingham, Leicester, Coventry & Nottingham
At Garlands, we’ve got 150 beautiful acres of land on the Warwickshire/ Leicestershire border with all the tracks, lumps, bumps and slopes you could ever want for quad biking, so this is your chance to explore this exciting terrain under the guidance of our experienced instructors.
Our quad biking activities are fun filled and energetic, perfect for treating your staff or impressing your key clients. Give them an experience they won’t forget in a hurry!
Whether you’re Quad Bike Racing or Quad Bike Trekking, you’ll have to wear outdoor clothing, including walking boots, wellies or old trainers. Full body coveralls and quad biking safety kit are provided; including gloves and helmets. But chances are, you’re going to get wet and muddy in a Quad Biking activity (come on, that’s half the fun), so you should definitely bring a change of footwear.
All of our quad biking sessions include a detailed safety brief and each participant will be assessed in a smaller area before they are allowed to take part in the main event.
When you arrive at Garlands, your group will be briefed on safety and rules of the race, and shown how to ride our Yamaha ‘Grizzly’ 125cc Quad Bikes properly. Once everyone is kitted up, you’ll do a practice lap under the guidance of your instructor before beginning the race. This activity is run on a time trial basis and setting off at 10-second intervals. Up to 4 participants will be on the track at one time.
Once the dust has settled and everyone’s got their breath back; gold, silver and bronze medals are presented on the winners’ podium.
We can run Quad Bike races in all sorts of ways – group activities, private parties, corporate events, team building activity days, multi-activity competition events… Just tell us what you want and we’ll see you at the starting line!
As with all Quad Biking activities, you will kick off with a safety briefing from your instructor and one-to-one tuition. Once everyone has got to grips with our 330cc Polaris Sportsman ETX quad bike, it’s time for action. Each member of your group will have their very own ‘ETX’ to tame throughout their adventure.
At Garlands, we want to make sure everyone has as much fun as possible but also be as safe as possible, so all of our sessions are fully instructed and the safety of our customers is our main priority. All rules will be explained during the briefing and these will need to be followed by all participants.
So whether you’re feeling ‘Indiana Jones’ or a bit more ‘Driving Miss Daisy’, we’ll take you on the quad biking route that suits you best.
All the sessions are fully instructed and the safety of our customers is our main priority. All rules will be explained during the briefing and these will need to be followed by all participants.
You’ll find us tucked away in the beautiful Warwickshire / Leicestershire countryside, right in the heart of the Midlands between Birmingham, Coventry, Leicester, Nottingham and Burton Upon Trent. Alternatively, we can even bring the quad bikes to a venue of your choice anywhere in the UK, provided there is enough space and it meets our health and safety standards.
Quad Bike Racing
Minimum of 6 people
Including detailed safety briefing and assessment.
Quad Bike Trekking
4 – 10 people
Including detailed safety briefing and assessment.
Minimum age 16 years.
Available 7 days per week.
9.00am – 7.30pm, subject to availability.
Off-Site / Mobile Hire
Quad Biking can be taken off site, subject to health & safety and minimum space requirements.
Available 7 days a week, subject to availability.
Please call the office at 01827 722 123.
Each member of the group will need to demonstrate their ability to ride a quad bike during the one-to-one tuition prior to being able to participate in the racing or trekking.
The minimum age for Quad Biking is 16 years – please bring ID to prove your age if you look under 18. If you are unable to provide ID and our staff believe you to be under the age of 16 you will not be able to participate in the activity.
The maximum weight is 18 stones / 114kg (although slightly higher for our Quad Bike Treks). Please bear in mind that this is a weight guideline and participants must be able to fit into the safety equipment, and compliance with this is the attendee’s responsibility. If you are unsure, you are welcome to call the office for further information.
For all Quad Bike activities, Garlands provides coveralls and safety equipment including gloves and helmets.
What you will need
- Outdoor clothing
- During heavy rain expect to get muddy! So bring a change of clothes
- Walking boots, wellies or old trainers
- A change of clothes
- ID if you look under 18
- Your game face!
Our Quad Bikes are suitable for anyone from beginners to experts. We use 125cc Yamaha ‘Grizzlies’ for our Quad Bike Racing and our 330cc Polaris Sportsman ETX’s for our famous Quad Bike Treks. Both have 4-stroke engines and fully automatic transmissions for dependable power, no shifting and no hassle. Their full-size, stainless steel floorboards and low riding seats make them comfortable and effortless to ride.
Quad Bike Specifications (Racing):
- 125cc 4-stroke engine
- Fully automatic V-belt transmission
- Button operated electric start
- Rugged muffler with USFS-approved spark arrestor, ensures quiet, environmentally safe operation
- Full-size frame for adults up to 18 stones (114kg)
- Independent A-arm front suspension delivers smooth, responsive steering
- Large 20 x 7-8 front and 22 x 10-8 rear knobbly tyres for traction on uneven surfaces
- Easy to use handlebar brake and throttle lever
- YZ-style grips for extra comfort
- Wet Sump lubrication
- Mikuni VM 18 SH Carburettor
- 145mm minimum ground clearance.