Recreation : Guidelines : Quad Biking : Characteristics

Characteristics and management issues

Although originally used for agricultural purposes, over the last five years these vehicles have increasingly been used for recreational activities.

The activity is male orientated and focused on a young market.

They are less likely to be associated with local clubs and/or the national representative organisation of the activity, the Auto-Cycle Union.

Voluntary management measures and education programmes developed in conjunction with equipment suppliers and hire companies may be effective in targeting participants.

Information contained in operating manuals may also be a good method of targeting.

Tuition is often not required as users can be self-taught.


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