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GREECE Lightning

Here at Fast Bikes, we’re always on the lookout for cool things to do on two wheels. So how does three days of spanking 600s around the only licensed track in Greece alongside star instructors sound for some time away? Pretty damn good in our books…

Now we’ve had our week of good weather this year, we thought it was only fitting to chase the sunshine – and scope out some of the best activities we can find on two wheels for you. So breaking the usual tradition of heading over to Spain for the standard trackday holiday, this time we headed out to Greece, to try out a brand new experience from an Italian company called Life Motorcycle. A little bit of background: These guys (and gals) absolutely live and breathe bikes. From riding supermotos to working with the Ducati Riding Experience, the passion felt is so typically Italian – and an incredible breath of fresh air from the typical guys you meet running track events. The basis of the company is an arrive-and-drive style experience where you have the chance to ride a selection of Yamaha R6s and Honda CBR600RRs, around the only licensed race track in Greece; Serres circuit.


Now you might think that it sounds like any normal event, but as soon as you arrive there is an air of individuality about the whole experience; and it’s not just the fact we had Alex De-Angelis flying straight over from his World Superbike race in Misano to come spank some laps around Serres with us. For starters, they arrange a pick-up and transfer from the airport to the hotel at no extra charge; and the resort is stunning.

Two pools gym spa bar and a race track under ten minutes down the road… It’s as close to heaven as you could find in 34 degree heat. And the bikes? Although they look like a bog standard 600, each has its own characteristics; I mean one is World Supersport front runner Caricasulo’s practise bike fer chrissakes! They’re actually pretty trick, being more like Supersport hybrid bikes with decent suspension and strong engines rather than road bikes with some fairings. Epic. So after a day gym-ing and swimming, copious amounts of beer and seafood, it was time to go spank some 600s… after 30 minutes of a pretty heavy PT workout. It’s not mandatory of course, but it’s a nice touch before (and after) a day’s track thrashing, just to get your limbs limber and that bod more supple than a Russian ballerina. The only problem was the Greek dude taking the class seemed to have mistaken ‘warm up’ for some sort of high intensity training, meaning the older chaps attending were feeling a little tired before we’d even hit the breakfast buffet. In all honesty it was a bit much, and having a word with the head-honchos they agreed; meaning for the next event they were going to change it. It’s all about trial and error after all!

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