Don’t try this at home – the wacky world of quad bike record breaking

Filed under: ATVs History — Mat on October 26, 2010

Quad bikes are fascinating and inspiring vehicles: they capture the imagination because they stubbornly resist pigeonholing. They are neither motorbikes, cars nor buggies, but something quirky yet useful in-between. Perhaps it’s this very element of the indefinable that has inspired record breakers, young and old, to have a crack at one remarkable feat or the other involving their four-wheeled friend.  Perhaps the most remarkable achievement was that of Graham “G-force” Hicks, in May 2001, who on a two-mile airstrip in Leicestershire, set the first (more…)

Farmer shortlisted for novel quad bike accessory

Filed under: Quad Bikes News — Diane on October 19, 2010

A farmer based in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, has been shortlisted for the Shell Live Wire young entrepreneur of the year award. William Allingham, from Garrison, has devised a remarkable product called the Quadcrate. The Quadcrate provides a means for Mr. Allingham to carry his lambs around the farm in a crate attached to his quad bike.

The invention, which also has the support of the Invest NI and the Prince’s Trust, fits on to the back of any (more…)

What to expect from a Quad Bike training session

Filed under: Quad Bikes Advice — Rick on October 13, 2010

With its outlandish size, ‘moon buggy’ looks and the ability to conquer handle difficult terrain, the quad bike has all the qualities of a dream boys’ toy. What’s more, for off-road use, you need the landowner’s permission, and precious little else in terms of qualifications or certification to set off on your first quad bike adventure.  This all sounds most enticing, but quad bikes have a serious side too. For instance, they are used widely on (more…)

Quad Bikes helping guard X-Factor finalists

Filed under: Quad Bikes News — Mat on October 8, 2010

This year’s 12 X-factor finalists are being put up in a sumptuous seven-bedroom house in an exclusive part of North London. However, following a leak of recent results, Simon Cowell has ordered increased security, to prevent further news getting out to rapacious fans and viewers. Roughly a dozen security guards are now (more…)