Need advice?First time or just unsure of what you need? The read on...
When you book your trackday, the Trackday Organiser (TDO) will ask which group you want to be in...
The majority of TDO's run a trackday by splitting the riders into three groups. They have various 'names' depending on the TDO,
slow (novice), medium (intermediates) or fast (expert or advanced) group
It is in your own interest to place yourself where you will be comfortable. However there is always the possibility of changing groups on the day.
Slow or Novice Group
This group usually has the advantage of benefiting from extra briefing time from the TDO.
Medium or Intermediates Group
There is quite often a wide range of abilities within this group. You should put yourself here if you are confident of your riding, or have ridden at the track before
Fast or Expert or Advanced group
You will also need a bike! - You can use any type of bike. You will see anything from full on race bikes to big trailees. Whatever fits your needs will work (within reason!)
It can be your own road bike or a track prepared bike. There are various companies around that will rent you a bike or you could have a very generous trusting mate!
Whatever the bike , it must be in a worthy condition. Although the trackday organisers do not "scrutineer" the bike prior to the day, the marshals will very quickly spot and black flag any machines that appears to be unsafe for any reason
So before your day, take a good look at the usual items and remember that you may be putting the bike through its paces a bit more that you normally do.
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