TRACKDAY RIDER INFO & SAFETY
IMPORTANT: DO NOT FORGET TO BRING YOUR DRIVING LICENCE!!
Riders must hold a current and full DVLA driving licence or a current ACU race licence. Note: a 33bhp restricted licence is not accepted by the circuits
Preferably one-piece leather or two-piece ZIP together leathers which must zip up all the way round. All MUST be in good condition without holes, rips, tears and definitely NO gaffer tape!
Approved full face helmet (recommended Gold Standard with British Standard kite mark)
Visor in good condition, ie: no scratches, cracks or fogging. Tinted or iridium visors are allowed when weather is sunny
Good quality motorcycle boots (preferably mid calf, not ankle boots), again no holes, (particularly in the soles) rips or tears
Good quality gloves, no holes, rips or tears
Back protectors are advisable but not compulsory
Riders must be 18 years of age or over to participate. The only exception to this rule is for experienced ACU licence holders, but any under 18s must contact us prior to booking to confirm they will be accepted.
Rider Registration & Forms
You will be required to produce your DVLA driving licence or ACU licence when you arrive at rider registration in the morning. Failure to provide your licence may result in you being refused entry to the track and you will not be entitled to a refund or credit. There may also be a charge (or requested donation!) if a licence check needs to be made to the DVLA.
All riders must register and will receive a coloured wristband and colour coded sticker for their session, which is to be clearly displayed on the front of your motorcycle.
All riders must attend a compulsory riders briefing and receive a wristband to prove they have attended the briefing
Both wristbands must be worn until the end of the day as they will be checked every time you go on track by the pit lane marshal
If you intend to use a video / bullet camera please ask if you need to complete a permission form as some venues (eg: all MotorSportVision circuits) will require this before you’re allowed on track with a camera. Note: all cameras must be securely mounted to your bike – eg: suction mounts and gaffer tape are not allowed
Your indemnity form(s) will be sent to you via email (or post if you don’t have access to email) prior to the day along with the information pack. Please print off, complete and bring with you on the day as this will save time during registration
Forms will also available on the day if you forget or are unable to print them beforehand
Riding Standards and Etiquette on the Track
Good riding standards are an important part in having a safe and enjoyable trackday.
Warm up laps are an extremely important part of the day and must be adhered to by all riders. The first session for each group at the start of the day will consist of warm up/sighting laps behind an instructor. On all subsequent sessions until lunch, riders should do at least 1-2 warm up laps to ensure tyres are at the correct temperature. After lunch there will be warm up laps behind the instructor and on subsequent sessions riders again should again do 1-2 warm up laps
During all warm up laps there is a strict no overtaking rule. If this is not adhered to then the offending rider will be warned and if they persist will have their wristbands removed
Remember that you have all day! It is recommended that build your speed up steadily in each session and throughout the day
Use the instructors present on the day – they are very experienced and there to help you. You will learn more about bike control, the bikes capabilities and your own, and finish the day a better and more knowledgeable rider
Dangerous riding will not be tolerated and is defined as follows:-
Overtaking up the inside of a bend
Overtaking too close. Please give other riders plenty of space - a full arms length - when overtaking
Weaving to warm up tyres
Slowing down too quickly for any reason
When slowing for Red or Yellow flags the throttle should be rolled off so you continue to proceed at half speed – do not brake hard as soon as you see a flag
Wheelies, stoppies, erratic riding and other dangerous manoeuvres are not allowed. You must be in full control of your motorcycle at all times with both hands on the handlebars
Ride on the tarmac and between the white lines at all times
Please remember the Paddock speed limit is 5mph