There’s nothing we love more than a new activity here at Activity HQ, so when we came across a couple of clips of an insane all terrain vehicle known as a shredder, we knew we had to give it a go. Now, if you’ve never seen a shredder in action, they’re part tank, part skateboard and part off-roader – so you can imagine why we were so desperate to put them through their paces! Thankfully we didn’t have to wait too long though, and when we got the chance to visit Off-Road Shredders Market Harborough we were there in a flash!
Taking on the task of taming the shredders were Mike, Kris, Karen, Marcus, Alex and Dom, but as the office daredevil we thought Kris was the perfect person to speak to about their awesome day at Off-Road Shredders Market Harborough. Here’s what went down..
“We’ve been offering shredder experiences for a couple of months now and it’s the one activity I’ve been desperate to try, so I couldn’t wait to get down to Market Harborough and finally give it a go. We had to set off pretty early to make it down to Leicestershire for our 12 o’clock start, but trust me shredders are worth sacrificing a bit of sleep for!
When we arrived at at the site we could see the shredders lined up ready to go, but before our experience started we headed over to the main building to sign in and meet some of the guys from Off-Road Shredders Market Harborough. Our instructor Rob and his team were all really friendly, and we even had time for a quick brew and tour of the grounds before our event, which gave us the chance see some of the other activities that are available at our Market Harborough venue.
You can try everything from 4×4 driving to clay pigeon shooting at our Market Harborough venue, and the facilities are some of the best around. So by the time we’d had a proper look at all the different activities we couldn’t wait to get on the shredders. After working our way back to the main building Rob took us to get kitted up, and the kit for shredder riding is basically what you’d wear for skating. Once we’d changed into a helmet, elbow pads and knee pads, we were finally ready to be unleashed on the shredders.
Rob started things off by showing us how to ride the shredders and he made it look ridiculously easy, after teaching us the basics he was even pulling off wheelies! We quickly found out it wasn’t quite as easy as it looked though, the only thing I can compare it to is snowboarding.. on a tank, and even that doesn’t do it justice. Steering the shredders is all about shifting you bodyweight and leaning in the right direction, which was tricky at first but after a cautious start I just thought I’d go for it and put the shredders power to the test.
I think we were all fairly nervous at first just because we’d never tried anything like shredder riding, but after a couple of laps of the track we were all absolutely loving it. The shredders were a lot faster than I imagined, and they’re definitely more fun the faster you go. Because the course was laid out in an open field you could be a lot braver too, and if you went of the course you didn’t have to worry about hitting anything. There were a couple of wooden bridges to cross as well which was pretty cool, but what really made the experience for me was popping a wheelie. Rob told us all just to give it a go, and after a couple of attempts I managed to smash it. I might not have been in the air for long but it felt awesome!
The shredders do take it out of you and it’s a very physical activity, but it’s so much fun and I’d definitely love to give it another go. As long as you’re prepared to throw yourself into it you’ll have a blast!”
It sounds like the guys had a brilliant day at Off-Road Shredders Market Harborough, but could you tame a shredder?
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