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Quad Biking

Quad Biking

One of the best things about being Action Man is the awesome gifts I get for Birthdays and Christmas, one of the most recent was a voucher for quad biking with East Anglian activities at either of their locations in Cambridge or Bury St Edmunds.

So I took my father-in-law Mick to their Suffolk sight just off the A134 for the 1 hour long course.

Having never been on a quad before I was relieved to find that they were very easy to handle, a thumb control throttle with an automatic gearbox made acceleration simple whilst grip lever brakes made the equally important deceleration also straight forward.

The group started with a few guided laps of an easier flatter course giving us an opportunity to master the controls, it wasn’t long before you discovered that sharp turns were possible with a swift flick of the handle bars and some clever weight distribution (Action Man don’t need brakes!).

We then headed for the more challenging, undulating and damp wooded area still following the lead of our tutor we twisted and turned through a series of channels and paths with a number of hills and mud filled trenches, there was also an open straight which allowed you to put the pedal to the metal! (or your thumb as far as it can) Such fun was had that the hour passed in no time and I’m sure it won’t be long before I’m back on a quad again.

So if you’re still in need of Christmas presents for the Action Man in your life then check out for a full range of outdoor pursuits.

What a year of Action Manning we’ve had! A massive thanks to all of my new friends at…

  1. Men’s Health Survival of the Fittest
  2. Urban Ateles Parkour & FreeRunning in Stowmarket
  3. Worldy (bubble) Football in Ipswich
  4. Film Productions at University Campus Suffolk
  5. AirHop, Guildford
  6. Ipswich Mavericks Dodgeball Club
  7. International Bognor Birdman
  8. Halesworth Kuk Sool Won
  9. Arnold ‘Almighty’ Allen and the MMA team at BKK Fighters in Colchester
  10. Ben Nevis, Scaffel Pike & Snowden!
  11. Taipan Combat
  12. East Anglian Activities.

Here’s to an Action filled 2016! Already in the pipeline we have aikido, tank driving, fitness bootcamp, a prison break & land yachting plus so much more, keep an eye on the Facebook page for additional feature photos, latest events and how you can get involved for more info.