Why Train?

If the video above isn’t a good enough reason for why to train please read below.

Sidecars are invariably, and often mistakenly considered to be purely motorcycles with a third wheel. However, as anyone who has ridden one of these machines will immediately tell you, a sidecar is a vehicle that for riding safety purposes should be in a category of its own.

It is true that a special sidecar driving licence is not required – the motorcyle licence being the only pre­requisite. However, at Classic Bike Esprit we feel it is important that every person intending to ride a sidecar outfit should not enter onto public roads without first having had some form of training in the basic principals of riding these machines.

Controlling a sidecar is not difficult but it is different – different from any other type of machine. This control will come much more rapidly to the rider if he/she has understood the basic principals of sidecars and side­car riding . A side­car has an asymmetry that gives it diferent characteristics to other vehicles and it is largely because of this that the manner of driving is unlike that of a solo motorbike or a car.

For this reason we offer sidecar training to all potential purchasers, people wishing to rent our sidecars, or merely the curious motorcyclist who wants to experience the different world of three wheel travel.

For those wishing to rent one of our sidecar outfits we offer an obligatory day’s training . For the curious , or the potential sidecar purchaser there is no obligation to undergo any training, it is simply prudent to do so.

A sidecar is not a substitute for a solo motorbike, it is another dimension within the world of motorcycling.

Our sidecar school aims to help you brush off your solo riding habits whilst riding a sidecar and instill good sidecar riding reflexes. We dare you – MAKE THE CHANGE