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DIRTY WEEKEND

We sent Boothy along to the Brecon Beacons to get some Welsh mud on British bikes… as if he isn’t dirty enough.
Boothy doesn’t mind getting his hands dirty… or his face.

Riding bikes offroad is great fun. I absolutely love it, but like most of us, I wish I was a bit better at it. Due to my lack of skill, it was music to my ears when I heard Triumph have just opened a new Adventure Riding Experience (ARE) in the Brecon Beacons, in Wales.

The all-new facility, headed up by ex-Dakar racer Nick Plumb, offers training programmes for all levels of riding experience, as well as dedicated ‘ladies-only’ days so the girls can get stuck in without feeling quite so intimidated by a bunch of big hairy blokes.

The training programmes are all carried out over two days, with accommodation included, but if you would just rather experience the thrill offoff-road riding in the beautiful Brecon Beacons you don’t have to sign up to a two-day training programme, oh no, experience days on the Bonneville Street Scrambler, Tiger 800 XCA and Tiger 1200 XCA are also available.

Now, I’d been to the Brecon Beacons before and I knew first-hand how beautiful a part of the world it is, so it didn’t take me long to get my name down for a place on one of their Tiger Experience Days.

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