Get on your bike at new Preston Brook bike centre

Get on your bike at new Preston Brook bike centre

Get on your bike at new Preston Brook bike centre

Get on your bike at new Preston Brook bike centre

First published in News

PETROLHEADS can now get their fix with the environment in mind thanks to the UK’s first all-electric off-road riding centre.

E-SCAPE, opened in Preston Brook earlier this month, is a seven-acre bespoke site comprised of both junior and advanced tracks to cater for all levels of ability.

The custom motorcycles are capable of reaching 0-30mph in less than three seconds, and all with no noise or emissions.

Children as young as six are welcome to enrol on a progressive training programme under the supervision of ACU approved instructors.

Stuart Rutter, founder of E-SCAPE, said: “We’ve been encouraged by the start we have made and particularly with the range of people we have had in.

“The perception that it is a male dominated, testosterone-filled thing turns a lot of people off, but we’re proving that is not necessarily the case.”

The site was built on land Stuart had grown up on, but he admits it was a struggle to get the project off the ground.

The 50-year-old, who has been involved in developing electric motorcycles in the past, now hopes his venture will encourage more people to get involved.

He added: “Electric motorcycling in the UK is way behind our European neighbours and with riding areas under threat from noise, E-SCAPE offers a blueprint for a new and more accessible direction for the sport.

“Even those who were initially against the idea have seemed to warm to it now.”

For more information, or to book, call: 03330 117233

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